larger than average free cloud storage

Since the default seems to be X-low XX GB provided for free (e.g. Dropbox: 2GB, Mediafire: 10GB, Google Drive: 15GB), these might be of interest in case you're cheap like yours truly, but are nonetheless willing to get MOAR STORAGE!11111oneone

https://keybase.io/ - 250GB of storage on steroids, i.e., among others:

  • git support
  • encrypted chat rooms
  • static website hosting

Backed by Zoom - they should have plenty of money to burn, so I'm willing to trust them not to deadpool anytime soon

https://degoo.com/ - 100GB of (basic) storage, some things to be aware of:

  • there's no desktop app
  • inactive accounts get deleted after 90 days

Somewhat unsure about their long-term sustainability though, contrary to Keybase, they do not seem to have a wealthy parent company able to fund them indefinitely...
Perhaps, at the very least, they might end up cutting it after a while, similarly to how Mega.nz did (AFAIR it was 50GB no strings attached after they launched, and now it's 50GB just for a little bit, then it gets reduced to a mere 15GB)

https://www.storj.io/pricing

  • up to 150 GB (50GBx3) of distributed storage
  • up to 150 GB (50GBx3) of bandwidth
  • optional S3-compatible access layer available (rclone supported)

https://www.scaleway.com/en/object-storage/ -

  • up to 75 GB of storage
  • up to 75 GB of bandwidth)
  • credit card required
  • S3-compatible (works with rclone)

(I was able to edit the original post after all)

Since as mentioned at the beginning of the post, smaller options are aplenty, but In case you know any other large (let's say 50GB+?) free options, please share them as well!

Comments

  • edited April 10

    Great post, OP! Just signed up for keybase. Despite having a gsuite, I am always on the lookout for free cloud storage. There used to be chinese cloud services, baidu, which had around 1TB cloud storage for free. Yandex also had more than the average storage. Not sure about current status, but there is less and less free storage on offer by the major players

  • Sadly, Yandex seems to be only 10GB nowadays.

    Also, having tried to upload something bigger to Degoo, I just noticed there's a hidden limit - the max file size for free accounts is 512MB...

  • Back in the day I had access to several computers so I just installed Dropbox and added myself as a referral and now I have like 18GB.

    Thanks for the post I'll give Keybase a try and see what's hip.

  • @CyberneticTitan said:
    Back in the day I had access to several computers so I just installed Dropbox and added myself as a referral and now I have like 18GB.

    Thanks for the post I'll give Keybase a try and see what's hip.

    Thats still available and if someone doesn't want to do the effort of new accounts and referrals , can buy this referral service on ebay for $3/4

  • @chimichurri said:
    ...
    https://keybase.io/ - 250GB of storage on steroids, i.e., among others:

    • git support
    • encrypted chat rooms
    • static website hosting

    I already have a Keybase account. Does it automatically have 250 GB of space?

    Backed by Zoom - they should have plenty of money to burn, so I'm willing to trust them not to deadpool anytime soon

    Zoom doesn't really come across as thrustworthy in regards to security and privacy, given historic incidents, hope it's not as bad as one might fear ...

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  • @flips said:
    I already have a Keybase account. Does it automatically have 250 GB of space?

    https://book.keybase.io/files
    You can easily store and share files from any device you use Keybase on. Individuals can store up to 250 GB and teams can store up to 100 GB. Anything you add to Keybase Files is automatically end-to-end encrypted and signed by you.

    Zoom doesn't really come across as thrustworthy in regards to security and privacy, given historic incidents, hope it's not as bad as one might fear ...

    Since it's encrypted by default as per the above snippet, I am not that worried (then again, I won't be keeping there anything close to state secrets:P) More details on security: https://book.keybase.io/security

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  • On Mega those of us that kept accounts current still have 50GB of free storage. The Android app is pretty good.

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  • @chimichurri said:

    https://degoo.com/ - 100GB of (basic) storage, some things to be aware of:

    • there's no desktop app
    • inactive accounts get deleted after 90 days

    For your reading pleasure: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/degoo.com

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  • Yeah, I don't know, for free big storage, there will always be a significant catch (or more than one significant catch) somewhere, and so I personally just prefer to pay for a low-end storage VPS so that I can remain independent.

    I have no serious qualms about using Google's free 15GB or Yandex's free 10GB because these seem to be reliable storage options of a modest size that are backed by big well-known players (and with minimal catches), but for >15GB, I just prefer to get a low-end storage VPS.

    (Just my two cents)

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  • edited April 17

    @poisson said:
    For your reading pleasure: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/degoo.com

    This one killed me B)

    I don't give them 5 stars for the 512mb file limit on the free accounts, but they do give great hosting space and don't even bother to check if your email address is valid or verify your real name. As a backup company they are scammers, but as a warez hosting they are highly recommended. If it weren't for the 512mb limit, they would be the ideal alternative to MEGA.

    Other than that, judging by a sample of negative comments I went through, the catch here seems to be

    • it's safer to use encrypted containers (due to some kind of copyright bot scanning files, esp. mp3 files seem to be a no-no)
    • the paid lifetime account is something to avoid (but then again, this thread is about free storage, so at least for me, a non-issue;)
  • Can't edit the original post anymore, but I'd like to add 2 new services to the list:

    https://www.storj.io/pricing - up to 150 GB (50GBx3) of distributed storage (incl. up to 150 GB of free bandwidth); optional S3-compatible access layer available (rclone supported)

    https://www.scaleway.com/en/object-storage/ - half of the above (i.e. up to 75 GB of free storage + 75GB of free bandwidth); credit card required; S3-compatible (works with rclone)

  • Does Storj still delete your files after 90 days no matter what? I read this Reddit.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/storj/comments/7mnm5r/how_would_the_average_customer_of_storj_know/

  • @chimichurri said: https://www.storj.io/pricing

    up to 150 GB (50GBx3) of distributed storage

    up to 150 GB (50GBx3) of bandwidth
    optional S3-compatible access layer available (rclone supported)

    I have a node there and helping creating this.

  • @let2les said:
    Does Storj still delete your files after 90 days no matter what? I read this Reddit.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/storj/comments/7mnm5r/how_would_the_average_customer_of_storj_know/

    Um, no

    1. "Files will be stored through 2019". How do I store a file through 2030?

    src: https://www.storj.io/blog/town-hall-questions-q1-2020

  • Scaleway S3 free tier is actually 75G STANDARD plus 75G GLACIER, so effectively 150G

  • @allnetstore said:
    Scaleway S3 free tier is actually 75G STANDARD plus 75G GLACIER, so effectively 150G

    Are you sure? I haven't uploaded that much data yet, but I asked about this and unless I misunderstood, support told me it's a total of 75G for both...

  • @chimichurri said:

    @allnetstore said:
    Scaleway S3 free tier is actually 75G STANDARD plus 75G GLACIER, so effectively 150G

    Are you sure? I haven't uploaded that much data yet, but I asked about this and unless I misunderstood, support told me it's a total of 75G for both...

    They told me it's 75GB+75GB few months ago. Also it's what I understand from their pricing page.

  • How should I go about using the scaleway S3 as an alternate to Google Photos? Any seamless android integration that just works?

  • @Hakim said:
    They told me it's 75GB+75GB few months ago. Also it's what I understand from their pricing page.

    Hmmmmm...
    That's what I thought too at first, but this is my support case from a month ago, FWIW (Maybe they changed it just recently?)

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