What are the differences between Mega and Wuala?

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

Mega

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.

Features

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

Advantages

The advantages of Mega are as follows −

  • Zero-knowledge encryption

  • Encrypted sharing links

  • Plenty of free storage

  • Previews for media & documents

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Mega are as follows −

  • High prices for paid plans

  • Not good for collaboration

  • Poor customer support

  • User experience could be better

Wuala

It is a secure online file storage, file synchronization, versioning and backup service provided by Caleido Inc and developed by Dominik Grolimund and Luzius Meisserin.

It was developed using Java, offered 5 GB free storage space and was launched in 2008. But in the year 2015, Wuala announced that they are discontinuing its service and all stored data would be deleted on 15 November 2015.

Wuala is a secure cloud storage service that enables users to store, encrypt, sync, backup, and access their files online.

Features

The features of Wuala are as follows −

  • Keep files private

  • Share files with other registered and unregistered users

  • Publish files

  • Backup

  • File synchronization

  • File versioning

Advantages

The advantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • More space is available in Wuala

  • The uploads automatically encrypted

  • Bandwidth can adjust

  • Supports mobile devices

Disadvantages

The disadvantages of Wuala are as follows −

  • It will be slow at any time

  • It is an operating system dependent

  • It requires a separate program to work with files.

Differences

The major differences between Mega and Wuala are as follows −

MegaWuala
Mega is owned by Mega Limited in the year 2013.Wuala is owned by Caleido Incorporation later by Seagate Technology in the year 2008.
Mega offers 15 GB free storage space.Wuala offers 5 GB free storage space.
Mega has a maximum storage size of 16TB.The Maximum storage capacity is 2TB.
The maximum file size in Mega is equal to cloud drive space.Wuala Maximum file size is 10
Mega provides file hosting service, file synchronization service, and cloud storage service.Wuala provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
Mega is still in use.Wuala was suspended in the year 2015.
Mega supports file versioning.Wuala also supports file versioning.
Mega supports client-side encryption.Wuala did not support client side encryption.
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Updated on 24-Mar-2022 05:14:24

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