MediaFire announces new storage plans starting at $2.49 for 1TB of data

Martin Brinkmann
Apr 8, 2014
Updated • Apr 9, 2014

Storage pricing is dropping like stones in water. Google announced sharp price cuts for Google Drive last month for example. A Terabyte (TB) of data is now available for $9.99 per month, while 10 TB are available for $99.99.

Amazon too announced a price drop, and now it is MediaFire that joins the party. The file hosting company, one of the few that survived the Megaupload fallout in 2012, launched desktop clients in August of 2012 to become more than just another web-based file hosting service and distinguish itself.

Then in mid-2013, it introduced music and video streaming, and a bit later an updated desktop client that allowed you to sync files with the cloud on Mac and Windows systems.

Today, MediaFire announced the final release of the desktop client for Windows and Mac, and along with it new storage plans and other news of interest.

Free users get 10 Gigabytes of storage when they sign up. Users who need more space can sign up for a pro or business account, both of which are discounted by 50% currently as part of the launch celebration.

You get 1 TB of storage on MediaFire servers for $2.49 per month currently. The business accounts on the other hand start at $64.99 per quarter for 1 TB of storage data.

mediafire storage pricing

Here are the differences between all three account types

  • Basic gets you 10 GB of storage initially with options to increase that limit to 50 GB, for instance by referring friends. The maximum file upload limit is 200 Megabyte, long term storage is limited, and you will get ads on the site.
  • The Pro accounts offers 1 TB of space and a file size limit of 20 GB. There are no ads or captcha codes, you can link directly to files, and download entire folders. The account is set up for long-term storage, and you get priority support.
  • The Business account supports all features of the pro account plus user management, customizable branding options, download statistics, and a security log.

Existing Pro users may upgrade to the new Pro account, but they will have to pay the full monthly price ($4.99) to do so.

The MediaFire desktop applications have received updates as well. The software is out of beta now and supports new features such as following files or tracking files shared by other users. Speed upgrades and stability fixes are also part of the final version.

Please note that the desktop client may still display the old plans to you on first installation. It is likely that this will be resolved soon though.

MediaFire plans to launch applications for Apple's iPad and Android in the coming weeks. These apps will support features such as automatic photo synching which you may already know from other mobile clients such as the Dropbox client.

Closing Words

One Terabyte of storage for $2.49 is hard to top. While MediaFire does not offer all features and options yet that Google offers, the editing of spreadsheets comes to mind for example, it may become  a prime choice for users who require lots of storage space.


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Ghacks comments have been broken for too long. What article did you see this comment on? Reply below. If we get to 20 different articles we should all stop using the site in protest.

    I posted this on [] so please reply if you see it on a different article.

    1. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

      Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  12. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  13. Mystique said on September 28, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Article Title: Reddit enforces user activity tracking on site to push advertising revenue
    Article URL:

    No surprises here. This is just the beginning really. I cannot see a valid reason as to why anyone would continue to use the platform anymore when there are enough alternatives fill that void.

  14. justputthispostanywhere said on September 29, 2023 at 3:59 am

    I’m not sure if there is a point in commenting given that comments seem to appear under random posts now, but I’ll try… this comment is for

    My temporary “solution”, if you can call it that, is to use a VPN (Mullvad in my case) to sign up for and access Reddit via a European connection. I’m doing that with pretty much everything now, at least until the rest of the world catches up with GDPR. I don’t think GDPR is a magical privacy solution but it’s at least a first step.

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