Difference between MediaFire and Mega


MediaFire is an online backup service that provides users services such as file hosting, file synchronization, and cloud storage. The company is based in Texas, United states.

  • MediaFire was founded by Derek Labian and Tom Langridge in June 2006 and has around 43 million registered users.

  • It is compatible with almost all platforms such as Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android and Web Browser.

  • MediaFire offers users 10 GB of free storage and up to 100 TB of paid storage with a maximum file size limit of 20 GB.

  • MediaFire supports single use links, file sharing both private and public, screen capture, selective syncing, notifications and also audio and video streaming.

Although MediaFire has been in the market for a long time, it has never been a common choice because of its poor privacy measures. The skeletal design and incompetence with other companies that offer much more security and features has affected the company and its reputation. They do not even have a desktop client that can sync your files to a computer and does not offer any type of encryption whatsoever. However, if one is looking for a basic storage space to dump their files that offers quite a good amount of free storage and a fairly good file size upload limit, then MediaFire is where one should go.


MEGA is a cloud-based service that can be accessed from any device or platform with Internet access. It is mainly designed for browser-based applications. Also, it prepares the mobile applications for Windows, Android mobile phones, and Apple phones. MEGA was created on January 20, 2013, exactly one year after the US government infamously destroyed Megaupload. It was formed by Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, and Bram van der Kolk, the same guys who founded Megaupload. Dotcom excelled at marketing and fundraising despite not being engaged in MEGA's design or technical execution. He sold most of his shares and stood down as a Director within a year to pursue new interests.

  • MEGA is one of the safest clouds available since it uses 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) key derived from your password to encrypt and decrypt your files and folders. This means that when a user uploads a file, only the user, not Mega's servers, may decrypt the data. It also contains a security feature that requires twofactor verification, making it safer to use.

  • MEGA offers 15 GB of permanent free storage and up to 50 GB of storage space including 35 GB of temporary storage to its users. They also provide users with features such as file sharing, file versioning, and secured shared links that open with a key.

  • MEGA also offers their applications across all platforms and has a maximum storage space of 16 TB.

  • Clients are also provided with annual transparency reports.

Difference between MediaFire and Mega

The following table highlights the major differences between MediaFire and MEGA −

Offer users 10 GB of free storageFree 15 GB + 35 GB of temporary storage
Supported on all platformsSupported almost on all platforms
Maximum file size is 20 GBNo max file size
Provides limited storage up to 100 TBLimited storage capacity of 16 TB
No encryption128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) key
Cheaper storage availableSlightly expensive

Updated on: 07-Sep-2021


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