MEGA vs. OneDrive

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MEGA
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Launched in 2013, MEGA is a zero-knowledge cloud storage provider that delivers user-controlled end-to-end encryption, with an emphasis on easy accessibility.N/A
OneDrive
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
OneDrive from Microsoft is a cloud storage and file syncing service.
$5
per month
Pricing
MEGAOneDrive
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
OneDrive for Business Plan 1
$5.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
$5.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
OneDrive for Business Plan 2
$10.00
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
$12.50
Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
MEGAOneDrive
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOneDrive can be purchased as a standalone tool, or as part of a Microsoft 365's business suite.
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Features
MEGAOneDrive
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
MEGA
-
Ratings
OneDrive
7.4
113 Ratings
13% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.089 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings6.2100 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings6.894 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.7107 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.7108 Ratings
File search00 Ratings7.8113 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings7.8111 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
MEGA
-
Ratings
OneDrive
7.2
108 Ratings
18% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings7.196 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings7.5108 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings7.091 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
MEGA
-
Ratings
OneDrive
7.2
112 Ratings
16% below category average
Performance00 Ratings7.8111 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings7.0112 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings6.786 Ratings
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MEGAOneDrive
Small Businesses
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
SugarSync
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
MEGAOneDrive
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
7.5
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(12 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(36 ratings)
User Testimonials
MEGAOneDrive
Likelihood to Recommend
MEGA - The Privacy Company
MEGA is great for storing and syncing files across devices. It has a great web interface, as well as a sync tool for desktop and a mobile app that works very well on iPhone. (I have not used the Android version of the app.) I like the overall usability, as well as some of the features like the QR code and contact list functionality. I like the file versioning and file management features as well. What works less well for me is collaboration with other users, and file sharing among users. I have not been able to find a way to view all files shared with me from other users in the same view as my own files. In fact, when files are shared with me, the only way I have been able to locate them is through Notifications, which is sub-par. I would much prefer to see all shared folders alongside my files, without having to make a copy of the shared folder, thus losing the ability to sync with another user's changes, as well as using up my storage space.
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Microsoft
I'll start with what I would not use OneDrive for! I would not use it as a primary source for code repository, there are other more robust tools out there that can help you with storing and making available code repos. Where I would use OneDrive is in a platform for managing files, and with that I mean any file that can be saved offline and access a OneDrive access point, share, or mount. This could be personal, business, or data from a system that is saved in a standard file format. The OneDrive platform is great for documents collaboration as well, with the ability to allow for share and links to be provided to for easy access and collaboration. I would also recommend if you are someone who likes to use cloud services and rely less and less on offline storage. OneDrive excels in this area!
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Pros
MEGA - The Privacy Company
  • Mega is very easy to use
  • Mega has a solid referral program unlike others
  • Mega is very secure
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Microsoft
  • Sync functions allow to access work virtually anywhere
  • Collaboration options make working with others easier, increasing productivity
  • It works seamlessly in different devices
  • The one drive online functions allows to use office programs like work and excel without having them installed in a device
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Cons
MEGA - The Privacy Company
  • Sometimes the download rate drops by a lot, so the downloads take much longer.
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Microsoft
  • I wish OneDrive would allow you to sync multiple personal/individual accounts to your computer. At this time, you can only sync one account at a time. That means that my personal OneDrive and individual corporate OneDrive can't be synced to my computer at the same time.
  • OneDrive has a file size limitation of 15 GB. I know that that is a very large amount, but I have several files that are larger than 15 GB that I wish I could get to sync. I'm hoping that file size limitation changes in the future.
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Likelihood to Renew
MEGA - The Privacy Company
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Due to its tight integration into the Microsoft ecosystem and its bundling into the Office 365 service, continued use of the product is all but guaranteed. Unless there's a shift away from Microsoft, I can see no competing product offering the same ease of use and integrations taking the place of OneDrive
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Usability
MEGA - The Privacy Company
Clean, contemporary UI that is heavily polished and works great. You can tell they did a lot of user testing with this, and have a top notch UI design team that really cares about the customer. A highly user-friendly service across platforms and form factors, I found their web, desktop and mobile apps to all be impeccably designed and consistent.
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Microsoft
Using OneDrive is very intuitive and has been improved over the years. It's just like using native file management on either your Mac or PC. It's drag and drop functionality is easy and it clearly shows when files are uploaded to the cloud or if there are errors
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Performance
MEGA - The Privacy Company
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
It has a good performance, the pages load normally, access to the files, management, reports, everything is working well. With regard to integration with other systems, we have not done so yet.
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Support Rating
MEGA - The Privacy Company
While I have never contacted customer support, there is a large user community that has posted solutions on third party websites to a number of common questions like how to share files, and how to access files that have been shared with you. When I received a 40 GB shared file, I was not able to find how to access it until I searched on Google to find a solution, which was easy to find. The large user community helps with support tremendously.
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Microsoft
It's a Microsoft product so there is a wealth of information online both from Microsoft directly and from millions of users but as a corporate user we also have access to direct Microsoft support through a variety of avenues (phone, email, etc.). This makes finding answers to issues more accessible, however, it does also mean that any new feature requests will get buried.
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Alternatives Considered
MEGA - The Privacy Company
Mega is a must go to first when expanding cloud storage capabilities and security. Mega can store any file types beyond that of Google Drive and iCloud. Mega is competitively priced to be a suitable option to replace or augment other cloud storage options depending on your business needs. Mega is a must download addition for cloud storage
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Microsoft
Box is another file-sharing application that is very similar to OneDrive. Box falls short of OneDrive in its syncing capabilities. OneDrive is very quick with syncing so you never have to be concerned that you are not using the most up-to-date materials. Box was always a bit delayed and did not always accurately sync across systems. OneDrive benefits from being backed by Microsoft, so you expect the connection across applications that it allows. OneDrive also provides consistency for use and intuitive understanding because of that Microsoft consistency. I'd prefer OneDrive over Box.
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Return on Investment
MEGA - The Privacy Company
  • You can create backups without needing to occupy the cloud you share with other workers.
  • You can share large files quite quickly. Also, those who receive the link can access the file in just a few minutes.
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Microsoft
  • OneDrive allows us to save much time on creating and archiving backup copies of our data. Microsoft gives a guarantee on the possibility of recovery of files or folders even from 30 days ago. It provides a great comfort of work.
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