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Offline fgzhu88

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File hosting site comparisons
« on: October 19, 2008, 07:23:55 PM »
Megaupload
 Advantages:
  • good for posting full matches split by set, rar or hjsplit parts.
  • I recommend getting a free account as you will be able to see all your uploaded files and their links.
  • Also you can do multi file batch uploading w/ free acount
  • can handle large file sizes, each up to 1 GB
Disadvantages
  • they will occasionally throttle your bandwidth, giving you only 20 kbps at times
  • each time your download limit is reached (~1 GB) you have to wait about 120 mins until you can download again
  • many non-US countries have very limited if any access
  • 90 days of inactivity will get file deleated

Rapidshare
 Advantages:
  • I'd say most popular file hosting site, every country can download
  • they only make you wait ~15 min after you've reached limit
  • you rarely see them remove a file due to copy-right BS
Disadvantages:
  • limit of 100 mb per file, 200mb at a time batch for free users
  • relatively slow download speeds, but at least they're consistent.  For me the fastest time is during evening
  • 90 days of inactivity will get file deleated

Mediafire  **my favorite for uploading highlights
 Advantages:
  • file will never get deleted despite inactivity as long as (a)you get a free account, (b)you log in every 30 days
  • very fast upload speeds (800 kbps for me!)
  • pretty sure no download limit, waiting time, or speed throttles
Disadvantages:
  • 100mb per file limit

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Re: File hosting site comparisons
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008, 07:29:00 PM »
mediafire owns!!

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Re: File hosting site comparisons
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 01:05:37 AM »
I am not a fan of Rapidshare. But more people do like it. The only reason I'd vote for Megaupload as best is due to the increased upload/download size. A lot of files like you said are between 200-500 mb like sets, long highlights etc etc. Imagine making two files for a 130mb highlight reel  :mad1:

But I like Mediafire a lot too!


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Re: File hosting site comparisons
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 10:17:37 AM »
I dunno, mediafire's pretty fast downloading (at least I think, haven't downloaded from mediafire in quite a while) so even if it was 2 rars for a 130 mb file, it wouldn't take too long.

The only drawback of mediafire is commmitment, i.e. getting an account and logging in (or else file will get deleted in 30 days!).  Megaupload or Rapidshare is the best for users who just want to upload one file and walk away.

I guess for highlights each site has its pros and cons.  But for full matches, definitely go with megaupload.  And then someone else w/ a premium rapidshare account can upload to RS.  Technically, mediafire can do the same thing as rapidshare (i.e. 100 mb per file), I dunno if they have any limits or bandwidth throttling though.

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Re: File hosting site comparisons
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 10:40:48 AM »
I vote for Megaupload simply because I have an account, and I don't what to get an account with all of them.

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Re: File hosting site comparisons
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 11:41:18 AM »
I envy you....:)

honestly though if I had to choose which site to get a free account, definitely RS hands down.  Just because RS is a total rape to download for free users.  And the huge amount of stuff available on rapidshare!!

But I can imagine you must get a whole bunch of matches easily w/ ceric's site and gueil.wordpress.com

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Re: File hosting site comparisons
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 07:38:59 PM »
I find megaupload the fastest, but it's a pain in terms of download limit, especially for someone who has to compete for the internet at home   :(


In that sense I guess I like rapidshare and mediafire more, even if the files have to be split into tiny fragments. I tried downloading a match from Ziddu the other day, and that was okay too.

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Re: File hosting site comparisons
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 07:57:24 PM »
I envy you....:)

honestly though if I had to choose which site to get a free account, definitely RS hands down.  Just because RS is a total rape to download for free users.  And the huge amount of stuff available on rapidshare!!

But I can imagine you must get a whole bunch of matches easily w/ ceric's site and gueil.wordpress.com


Don't know what those are... :dunno:

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