What are the differences between Mega and RapidShare?

Let us understand the concepts of Mega and Rapidshare before learning the differences between them.


Mega is a cloud storage and file hosting service developed by MEGA Ltd in the year 2013. It was written by using the languages C++, java script, java and C. The Mega services offered by using web based apps.

It was the largest free cloud storage across the world with 20 GB storage allocation for free accounts. Mega supports Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Browser extension operating systems. It provides Cloud storage, File hosting service and Remote backup service.


The features of Mega are as follows −

  • MEGA provides large cloud storage space

  • Download files using links without sign up

  • File management, even on mobile devices

  • It was designed with user-controlled end-to-end encryption

  • Backup your Recovery Key

  • Two-Factor Authentication

  • Share your files anytime, anywhere

  • Easy communications with the team

  • Keep Your Chat Private and Safe

  • History Retention Control

  • Photo, file and location sharing instantly


The advantages of Mega are as follows −

  • Zero-knowledge encryption

  • Encrypted sharing links

  • Plenty of free storage

  • Previews for media & documents


The disadvantages of Mega are as follows −

  • High prices for paid plans

  • Not good for collaboration

  • Poor customer support

  • User experience could be better


RapidShare is an online file hosting service started in the year 2002 by Christian Schmid and dissolved in the year 2015.


The features of RapidShare are as follows −

  • It is an online file storage service that helps to upload multiple files and generate a private download links

  • With the help of the link we can share the content to anyone

  • Uploading files to Rapidshare is easy just select the file and click the “Upload” button

  • We can also use the Flash-based upload manager that allows us to upload up to three files at a time.

  • The size limit for RapidShare files is 500 MB, but we can split up larger archives if necessary.

  • The free account has some limitations like files can only be downloaded 10 times and the RapidShare links are erased after 60 days of inactivity.

  • The RapidShare Premium account is much faster.

  • The sign up for RapidShare is free and helps us to manage files in an organized way.


The advantages of RapidShare are as follows −

  • Easy to use

  • It is fast and efficient file storage.

  • It has a Flash uploader.

The disadvantage is that there are certain limitations in free accounts.


The major differences between Mega and RapidShare are as follows −

The Mega is owned by Mega limited in the year 2013.
RapidShare was launched in the year 2001 by Christian Schmid.
Mega is offering 15 GB of free storage with additional 35GB for free trial.
RapidShare offers limited storage for free.
Mega provides 100 TB maximum storage space for paid version
RapidShare offers limited storage space for paid accounts.
In mega the files can be downloaded multiple times.
For free accounts the RapidShare is offering that files can be downloaded only 10 times.
Mega offers file hosting, cloud storage and file synchronization service
RapidShare provides file hosting service and online backup service.
Mega is still in use.
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.
Mega is supported by Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Browser extension operating systems.
RapidShare supports all operating systems.
Mega is providing maximum file size which is equal to cloud drive space.
RapidShare allow maximum size per file is 500 MB
Mega links are not expired.
If RapidShare is inactive till 60 days then the link will expire.
Mega band-width limit is 10 GB free and 96TB per month.
RapidShare band-width limit is based on paid plans.