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How to save and share ridiculously large files Upload2We all been there, where there is not many places that won't allow you to upload your big files to a site and allow you to send them to family, friends or even your people at work.
There is now some websites that is free and paid services that make it easy to host these gigantic files and send them to a friend, family member, or business associate.

Below are some websites that all you to share up to 10 GB's or even no limits.

ADrive (2GB): ADrive is more of a personal file storage service, but files can be shared via a direct link, or via e-mail. The service gives users 50GB of total storage and uploads at up to 2GB a pop. It has both a Web-based uploader and a desktop software version.
Something to be wary of is that files that have been uploaded to ADrive's free service tier eventually expire, something that doesn't happen for users who shell out for the signature and premium plans.

File Xpressit (2GB): File Xpressit actually tops out at 300MB a file but will go up to 2GB if you register with the service. It is free, it just requires clicking an activation link in an e-mail. The uploader does not require Flash or Java, which is nice if you're trying to use it on a computer without it installed. The service can also give you an e-mail notification when the file has been downloaded by your recipient.

Worth noting is that to use FileXpressit, you'll need to have an e-mail address for the person you wish to send the file to. This won't actually send the gigantic file to their in-box, but it means you can't start the upload without typing it in first.

Humyo (10GB): Humyo has a free and a paid plan, but the free plan is very generous at 10GB of free storage. There are basically no set-in-stone file size limits, just a cautionary message that encourages files that are over 10GB to be split into smaller segments. We didn't actually test this with a 10GB file (and we doubt you will either), but it's nice to know you could if you wanted to.

Dropbox (2GB): Dropbox is a file storage and synchronization service. Free users get 2GB, which can be upgraded to 50GB and 100GB for $10 or $20 a month respectively. Still, if you have a file that's at exactly 2GB, or just a little bit less, you can store it on Dropbox free of charge. The only caveat here is that you need to use the software file transfer tool, as the Web-based uploader tops out at 300MB. You, and whomever you're sending the file to can also score an extra 250MB of storage if you refer them to use the service.

File Dropper (5GB): File Dropper allows file shares of up to 5GB. That's not as much as Humyo's service, but it's still more space than you're able to fit on a single-layer DVD (not that you're sharing those, right?). Files are kept \"forever,\" and best of all, there's no registration required. Instead, when your file is done you get a URL that links directly to the file, as well as embed code to stick a download link on a blog or personal Web site.
Along with the free service, File Dropper also has three paid plans which run anywhere from $1 to $10 a month. These can up the file size up to 50GB and 250GB in the two upper tiers.

Sizable Send (2GB): Sizable Send is another one of those services aimed at people who are trying to get around the attachment size limits put in place by most e-mail providers. Using the service, you cannot share a file with someone else without first filling out your e-mail address and that of the person you intend to share the file with.

On the plus side, the tool lets you add password protection to the file, as well as set it to be automatically deleted as soon as the person you're sending it to has downloaded it. There are also quick links to share your file on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, along with blogging tools like Blogger and WordPress.

WeTransfer (2GB): WeTransfer is one of the standouts on this list. It's a very slick and stylish site that keeps the number of things you have to fill out to an absolute minimum. You just pick the file (or files) you want to send and drop in an e-mail address for both you and the person you're sending it to. It then starts the transfer and gives you a simple status meter with an estimate of how long it has left to go. All the while you get pretty background photos to look at, which change every minute or so, along with a link to the artist who made them. This is also where the service slips in its ads.

Glide's gDrive ("no limit"): Glide is unlike many of the other services on this list in that it's not just a storage provider, it's an operating system of its own that can be accessed from any browser. Glide's \"gDrive\" gives users 50GB of free storage space, and users can upload files of any size when using the company's Glide One Sync software. Web uploads, however, are capped at 200MB.

Send This File ("no limit"): Send This File does not have any hard restrictions in place on how big your files can be, though it notes that some browsers cap things at 2GB. That works for us, though.

Send This File has both free and paid plans, and worth noting about the free version is that the file will only be hosted on the service for three days before being deleted. It can also be downloaded a mere three times. Other downsides include the service throttling download speeds, meaning that it could take whomever you're sending it to the greater part of a day to actually get the file unless you pony up for the paid plans. Still, if your recipient is patient, it's simple and software-free.


Post on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:35 am by kewlkreator

Screw MediaFire. Glide looks awesome!

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