MediaFire takes the fight to OneDrive, offers 1TB of cloud storage for $5 a month

Competition is a good thing – it allows for companies to fight with each other and offering price drops in an attempt to woo consumers. Ultimately, we all win. MediaFire, an online storage and collaboration company, is taking the fight to Microsoft’s OneDrive and Google’s Drive cloud storage services with a new offer, hoping you jump ship.

“Today, MediaFire is looking to provide a better, safer, and more affordable alternative to these companies, with the launch of our new consumer cloud storage plan, which gives users one terabyte of cloud storage for only five dollars a month. As an added bonus, for a limited time, MediaFire is offering half off all storage plans, enabling new users to sign up for just two dollars and fifty cents per month!” a company spokesperson told WinBeta today.

MediaFire is looking to capitalize with a new deal on cloud storage after privacy concerns have come to an all time high and consumer trust has become a bit shaky. MediaFire has overhauled their consumer cloud storage plans, giving users 1TB of cloud storage for only five dollars a month. “Now users can safely store and share all of their photos, videos, and files in the cloud, without having to worry about file size limits,” MediaFire stated. The company is also working on native apps for iOS and Android, but no word was given about a Windows Phone app. MediaFire’s desktop app for Windows was also taken out of Beta earlier today.

“Available for Windows, OSX, iPhone, Android and Web, MediaFire is the only online storage solution to offer unlimited downloads, download resuming, zero wait times and more, all for free. Every month, more than 30 million people use MediaFire to quickly and securely store, organize and share all their personal and work data,” the company description reads.

MediaFire is offering 10GB of cloud storage for free, and an option to purchase 1TB of storage for $5 a month. Microsoft’s OneDrive, on the other hand, allows you to snag 7GB of storage for free, with the option to add 50GB for $25 annually. You can add 100GB and 200GB of storage for $50 and $100 annually, respectively. OneDrive for Business runs for $2.50 a month for 25GB, with $0.20 per additional GB of storage.

Head over to to check out the offer, if you find it interesting.

  • StarEy3

    Holy S***!

  • Andres Rivera

    What’s the point? Who needs this much storage? If you’re a large company, the target base most likely to purchase this sort of package, you’re probably going to be more concerned about additional user pricing anyways. This offer is based solely on the idea that no one is going to use up all this space. If they did, MediaFire might run into a bit of trouble.

    • Josh Peterson

      Great points Andres. They use the massive storage to appear so much superior, when their technologies and features are sorely lacking in comparison to more advanced solutions. When it comes to management capabilities and best deals on user license price, DriveHQ is second to none. The user license price is only $6/user/year (yes, year, not month). If you want users with MediaFire, you have to go with their $24.99/month business plan — I guess it pays to read the fine print.

  • arrow2010

    The appeal of OneDrive is the integration with all things Microsoft.

    • Aaditya Menon

      cant believe tht ur comment was featured………LOL….

  • MrGenius1

    The 100TB is not 24.99 a month.

    • BogenDorpher

      woopsies, fixed.

  • TrentSki

    Never even heard of mediafire, the benefit of onedrive is, its there whatever windows 8 device you logon to
    And I really don’t need more than the free 10 GB’s of storage anyway

  • Abster

    I’d much rather trust MS or DropBox with my data.

  • Joe kok

    1TB for $5/mo is really very attractive. But are Mediafire serious in taking the fight with Microsoft or Google? Otherwise it just another drop off company after a while.

  • Don Rocko

    There is no way I would take the bait from Mediafire. I have had a paid account for a little over a year, and they throttle upload and download speeds. Onedrive does not, meaning I can upload a gig in about 5 minutes, while with mediafire it can take an hour on some days, I can also DL my files in about the same amount of time with Onedrive, and (again) Mediafire can take forever. They need to look at their infrastructure before offering deals that look shiny on the surface, until you drive them off the lot

  • Aaditya Menon

    By not providing it on Win 8.1…….

  • Filipe Ribeiro