Alternative to Mega

Alternative to Mega
Internxt cloud storage logo and Mega logo

MEGA is a cloud storage service offered by Mega Limited, a New Zealand-based company. For a very long time, MEGA has been praised to be the single most secure alternative to all these traditional cloud storage services. It features zero-knowledge encryption, and it is indeed extremely secure. It features mobile, web, and desktop apps, and its prices and usability are very reasonable.

MEGA follows a similar philosophy to that of Tresorit, pCloud, Sync, and Internxt Drive, which was developed by Internxt, with the vision of creating the first cloud storage service which presented the user with total control, security, and privacy of their files.

Unlike traditional cloud storage providers (eg Google Drive, Apple iCloud, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon Drive), Mega and Internxt Drive encrypt your files not only in transit but also at rest, and only you have the decryption key of these. That means that your files are encrypted when stored and that only you can access your files. On the other hand, however, MEGA is highly controlled by the New Zealand government, and, as stated in their TOS, they keep a copy of your files after being removed from your account. Mega is a polarizing service. Some people will claim it’s fine because it’s open-source (front-end clients) and has client-side encryption. Others will claim they’re basically a honeypot and should be avoided at all costs. In a Q&A, Dotcom has said that no one should trust Mega for various reasons:

I’m not involved in Mega anymore. Neither in a managing nor in a shareholder capacity. The company has suffered from a hostile takeover by a Chinese investor who is wanted in China for fraud. He used a number of straw men and businesses to accumulate more and more Mega shares. Recently his shares have been seized by the NZ government. Which means the NZ government is in control. In addition, Hollywood has seized all the Megashares in the family trust that was set up for my children. As a result of this and a number of other confidential issues, I don’t trust Mega anymore. I don’t think your data is safe on Mega anymore.” -Kim Dotcom

Comparison table of cloud storages: Google Drive, Box, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive

Unlike MEGA, however, Internxt Drive makes use of file distribution, meaning that files are fragmented, shards are encrypted, and no machine ever holds a whole file. This is a huge differentiator between Internxt Drive and Sync, pCloud, MEGA, etc.

Internxt’s drive web intuitive interface and features.

Thanks to this unique architectural design, Internxt Drive praises to be the single most secure cloud storage service out there.

Illustration of Internxt’s mobile intuitive interface and features. Version 1.3

Additionally, unlike MEGA, Internxt Drive comes with 24/7 support, a seamless user experience, and many other perks. Internxt also includes in its pricing access to all its additional services that are part of Internxt’s privacy hub; Internxt Drive, Internxt Mail, Internxt Send, Internxt Photos, and more.

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