Difference between CloudMe and Mega

File Hosting Service

File hosting is also defined as cloud storage to store and share the user data that are hosted on the server. Users can share files like photos, documents, music, videos, or any type of media files and can perform uploading, downloading, and sharing options in an online platform’s services are available for individual users to share their files with other users and in organizations to share files to its employees or other organizations.

Additional installation of hardware, software, and extension of memory storage spaces are not required as files are stored in the online cloud platform. Files uploaded into the cloud server can be accessed by any device like a laptop, tablet, iPhone, Android phone, or any of the devices that are connected to the internet with a proper authentication process. Apart from file sharing other services like virtual storage space and backup support are also provided by the file hosting servers.

A few popular file hosting services are −

  • Google Drive

  • Dropbox

  • iCloud

  • Amazon Drive

  • MediaFire

  • Oracle Cloud

  • Microsoft OneDrive

  • Mega

  • SugarSync


It is cloud storage introduced by Daniel Arthusoon in April 2011 and operated by a company called CloudMe AB located in Sweden with the former name “iCloud” and has been changed to “CloudMe” as Apple Company has acquired it for 4.5 million dollars. After this name change services were split into two for CloudMe and Cloud Top for file synchronization, storage, and virtual desktop systems.

This cloud platform performs data storage and synchronization so the users can store and share the file contents within other devices or with outside users. Files that are stored in the folder are synchronized among the connected devices and can be accessed from any network device with an authenticated user account. Text messages apps, Google, and Facebook are the platforms that support sharing of the user files. It offers 150MB of maximum file size and 3GB of free storage, which can be extended from 500MB to 2GB on paid subscriptions.

CloudMe platform offers team plans, business plans, and enterprise plans for users based on payment options.


Mega, cloud storage launched by Kim Dotcom in the year 2013 provides file-sharing services for the web application and supports mobile applications for Android and iOS devices which allows users to store and share data.

Users can communicate with other Mega users and outside users for file sharing, chat features, and online meetings throughout the platform securely. Private keys are shared only between sender and receiver with end-to-end encryption techniques to access the data stored in the Mega server.

It provides free storage space for 20GB+5GB as a free trial pack and is extendable up to 16TB for paid accounts. Plans are available for individual and team users with monthly paid packages. This storage platform is built using Java, C++, JavaScript, and Objective C.

The table below defines the major differences between CloudMe and Mega

Basis of difference



Year of Invention and Ownership

Developed in April 2011 by Daniel Arthusoon, but acquired by Apple company recently.

Developed by the company MEGA Limited in January 2013.

Storage space

It provides 3GB of free storage, which can be extended up to 5TB for paid subscriptions.

It has free storage space for 20GB+5GB as a free trial pack and is extendable up to 16TB for subscribers.

File size

It offers a maximum of 150MB for free and supports from 2TB to unlimited for business plans.

For paid users offers from 400GB to 16TB based on the bandwidth per month.

Business plans

Has Team plan with 1TB and supports 5 users with 100GB of storage.

Business plan with 2TB and 15 users with 100GB.

Enterprise plan with 5GB and 50 users to utilize 100GB. All these business plans differ in cost per month.

Individual (1 user) and team plans (3 users) are provided.

Pro-lite plan which offers 400GB storage +1TB data transfer.

Pro I with 2TB of storage + transfer.

Pro II with 8TB of storage + transfer.

Pro III with 16TB of storage + transfer.

Each plan has varying costs as subscribed by the user for each month.


Client-side encryption is done with the AES algorithm (128 bits).

End-to-end encryption is given to the users. Zero-knowledge privacy is enabled for the users so passwords will not be saved in the server for accessing

Supported OS

Mac, iOS, and Windows systems.

MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows, Web browsers.


Two-factor authentication is provided for the users.

Two-factor authentication is provided if enabled by the user which authenticates by sending a six-digit code to the application.

File versioning support

It supports up to a certain level or in partial.

It provides full support in file versioning.


From the comparisons made above, one could observe that CloudMe supports less storage and file size, functions only with a limited operating system but provides more security with the AES algorithm than Mega. But when the user needs to store and access business or personal files on multiple devices then Mega cloud storage will be the better option as it supports applications on all operating systems.

In Mega storage, file storage, and access can be done from web applications to mobile devices or any network devices in an efficient way when devices are synchronized to each other with a valid user account.

Updated on: 26-Apr-2023


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