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Old 09-18-2011, 01:32 AM   #1
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What do you think is the best online file sharing website?


I prefer Mediafire overall , File Dropper for something big (5GB max) , and Megaupload is awesome too ..

But now it seems RapidShare dont want anymore WAITING time for the free download and no captchas so i would like Rapidshare too , but im not sure if its just happy hour or something.

Please download this from rapidshare and tell me if you needed to introduce some captcha or wait or you just clicked download file and it started downloading?

https://www.rapidshare.com/files/3016760555/deporte.bmp
It's just a bmp file

So which one do you prefer?
 
Old 09-18-2011, 02:12 AM   #2
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Rapidshare dropped the 'waiting period' a few months ago (both the 'before the you d/l' wait and the 'you need to wait 1 minute for ever MB you d/l to start a new d/l' waiting periods) I think they might have been feeling the pressure of other file sharing sites.

Overall I prefer megaupload- it seems to be the most reliable and fastest for me. Rapidshare is good provided they dont have the 'you need to wait 1 minute for ever MB you d/l to start a new d/l' waiting period. Hotfile is OK, but you are far more likely to get 'file removed' from hotfile than the others in my experience.

The worst I've used is fileserve. Its not uncommon to have to enter the captcha and wait 2-3 times before you actually have the 'download now' button work...
 
Old 09-18-2011, 04:42 AM   #3
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I prefer megaupload as well. I have a premium account, so that may bias my decision.
 
Old 09-19-2011, 12:26 AM   #4
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I'm not a big expert but I can tell you I'm starting to use 4shared.com.

It gives you 10Gb of storage for free.

It was a nice surprise to me to find out the MP3 and WAV files I uploaded -only with the intention of store- are indeed streamed if I browse. The time spent waiting for the availability of the stream from the time you finish uploading is not as fast as in YouTube but it is good enough.

As I said I'm new to this file sharing biz so I don't know if all of the other services offer streaming of your files; maybe they do and I'm all excited for nothing much.
 
Old 09-19-2011, 08:43 PM   #5
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I'm not a big expert but I can tell you I'm starting to use 4shared.com.

It gives you 10Gb of storage for free.

It was a nice surprise to me to find out the MP3 and WAV files I uploaded -only with the intention of store- are indeed streamed if I browse. The time spent waiting for the availability of the stream from the time you finish uploading is not as fast as in YouTube but it is good enough.

As I said I'm new to this file sharing biz so I don't know if all of the other services offer streaming of your files; maybe they do and I'm all excited for nothing much.
VicRic , for storing purposes i recommend you ADrive.com it gives you 50GB free storage online, the maximum file size to upload is 2GB. Yeah for storing that is the best place i can tell you about
About mp3 files im pretty sure it plays them too.

4shared is a good place, but ADrive is way better

So.. on topic i see most people prefer megaupload.

And HotFile, Filesonic and Wupload are the worst places to look for...

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Old 09-20-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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It would be convenient if everyone could put a hyperlink to their favorite file sharing website so we can visit them.

I've used Dropbox before. I am currently looking for other options. I'm glad I saw this thread to get some places to try.

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Old 09-20-2011, 10:41 PM   #7
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I use drivehq.com usually! I like that it gives me ftp access!
(note: for file sharing you must use a "true" account linked with an email address from your work or from a paid service. File sharing is disabled if you register with gmail or other free email)
 
  


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