Google Drive vs. Mega , which is better?

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service developed by Google. Launched on April 24, 2012, Google Drive allows users to store files on their servers, synchronize files across devices, and share files.

Mega

Mega is a cloud storage and file hosting service offered by Mega Limited, a New Zealand-based company. The service is offered primarily through web-based apps. Mega mobile apps are also available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS.

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Difference and similar

Price

Google Drive

  • $1.99 / mo / 100GB
  • $9.99 / mo / 1T
  • $99.99 / mo / 10T+

Mega

  • €4.99 / mo / 200 GB
  • €9.99 / mo / 500 GB
  • €19.99 / mo / 2 TB
  • €29.99 / mo / 4 TB
File Sharing YesYes
Price
  • $1.99 / mo / 100GB
  • $9.99 / mo / 1T
  • $99.99 / mo / 10T+
  • €4.99 / mo / 200 GB
  • €9.99 / mo / 500 GB
  • €19.99 / mo / 2 TB
  • €29.99 / mo / 4 TB
Operating system
  • Windows
  • macOS
  • Chrome OS
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Microsoft Windows
  • macOS
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Windows Phone
  • Browser extension
Initial Release April 24, 2012January 19, 2013
Owner Google LLCMega Ltd.

Google Drive vs Mega reviews

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Hung Nguyen

@hungnguyen
Google Drive

Google Drive makes it incredibly easy to share files among employees and clients. The sharing features make it easy to securely distribute and collaborate on files. The user interface is simple and intuitive and the search features make it easy to find the files I need quickly. I find that the service has also been extremely reliable and has never once been down, in my experience.

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anh kim

@kimanh
Mega

Pros

  • 50GB free cloud storage
  • Synchronize folders on your PC
  • Great mobile apps
  • Completely private encryption
  • Attractive, useful web interface
  • File versioning
  • Deleted file recovery

Cons

  • Windows only sync client
  • Security features aren’t as newbie friendly as other cloud storage services
  • Doesn’t transcode shared videos

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Alena

@Alena
Google Drive

This is a pretty much seamless, mindless way to back up files and documents. I don't rely on it exclusively, but I use it as the "back-up to my back-up" (external drive) so I can feel extra secure. Everytime I think something didn't get backed up, it is always right there and the quality is pretty good for photos.

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Lady Marina

@Lovely2jo
Mega

MEGA has mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Blackberry.

I felt the Android app was polished and easy to use. With it, I could access my cloud files, upload files, move files, and create share links. It does everything the web interface does.

There’s a photo sync feature to automatically backup photos on your phone. A PIN unlock setting adds an additional layer of security, by requiring a passcode before opening the app.

MEGA also has apps for Chrome and Firefox, which are supposed to be faster than using the default web interface. I tested the Chrome app and it was definitely better than using the default web interface. Using the app resolved an issue where large files (many gigabytes in size) failed to download. So I highly recommend you use it, especially if you’re working with large files.

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Hoang Lam

@comficker
Google Drive

what I like most about google Drive is that I can store any file like music, photos, pdf, videos and access them from anywhere, it allows me to upload and download files and information on the net and what attracts me the most is that it offers 15 GB free for storage.

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Thor

@Thor
Mega

When you’re storing data in the cloud, security is extremely important. After all, you don’t want hackers or government agencies to have access to your data. Only you should have access to your files.

MEGA uses above-average security measures to protect your data. They’re as paranoid about the NSA as you are.

All data stored on MEGA is encrypted end to end. Data is only decrypted once it’s on the receiving device (i.e. your computer). MEGA stores your data encrypted at all times, and never has access to your decrypted data.

Your password unlocks your master encryption key. Without it, you can’t view your data. You can reset your password, but this requires a copy of your encryption key (which you can download as a backup).

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compargram

@comparman
Google Drive

What I do not like very much is that to access the documents uploaded there must be a connection to the internet.

If the user is not safe if a good password is not created to protect it.

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compargram

@comparman
Mega

MEGA is very, very fast when uploading and downloading files.

My upload speeds to MEGA averaged 7.8 megabits per second (Mbps), which maxed out my bandwidth. So potential speeds could be even higher.

As far as restore speeds, I downloaded a 10GB test file at 27.3 Mbps, which was just short of my 31 Mbps maximum.

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Francesca

@Francesca
Google Drive

Google drive could be quite a bit faster, especially as you start using more of your allotted storage GB. However, it is free, so I do keep my expectations reasonable. I also don't think the way the documents are organized is very user-friendly to re-arrange, and the drop-down of different folders is tedious (windows 98) and not modern. But again, its free and I use it as a tertiary back up.

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Mr.Compare

@compargram
Google Drive

While Google Drive itself is very reliable, I find that on occasion, Google Slides in particular can be sluggish and unresponsive across various browsers. Occasionally, file sync between the cloud and my computer can get hung up, but is fairly easy to restart. I would also like to see further improvements in the variety of file types that can be previewed in the Google Drive interface without having to download the file.