Sharing a business file or any massive storage space-eating folders can feel like an enormous task. The problem increases with the size and number of folders you want to share. Even if you try to transfer the files via Gmail, it will allow you to transfer data up to the limit of 25MB only. Moreover, these files consume additional space in the sent folder.
Fortunately, there are some great ways through which we can share files online without running into storage issues. Below we have mentioned some of the most useful tricks that will let you share data easily.
Use an external hard drive
An external drive offers you the fastest lane to share and transfer your files and folders without using the internet. Cloud service providers like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon allow you to move massive files using a Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Using the Microsoft Azure services will cost you $75 per storage device connected to it. Despite the benefits, you should always keep a personal drive handy. The similar thing goes with Amazon’s web services. Google users can sit back as it uses third-party.
Your ideal storage space choice of an external drive should be about 20TB. It will cost you around $700 to $800, as it depends on the brand you choose. Despite being high priced, the services you’ll get in exchange will be equivalent to the price. Before saving any important file to it, make sure you keep a copy to yourself and encrypt the HDD for a secure transfer.
Set Google Drive at work
We mentioned earlier that Google also brings you excellent services for file storage and transfer. One such place to share your files would be to use Google Drive that offers you multiple options, like creating a link to share the data on any platform you want. Google Drive users get a 15GB of storage space by default, using which you can repeatedly share a chunk of files or folders, images, videos, etc. without paying a penny. However, if you run out of space, you can purchase extra storage for up to 100GB. The prices may vary on your location.
Use VPN services
Virtual Private Network (VPN) will help you share your files, but most of it depends on your service provider. Some internet service providers use a broadband traffic management tool to manage the uploading bandwidth. Some of the best VPN services fail to determine the type of file you’re uploading to share, which leads it to not applying traffic shaping to your account, resulting in making the procedure easy. You can also use the peer-to-peer (P2P) method for sharing a massive file or folder. It will move your folders in a single type of content which, further, boils down the priority list. But your experience will vary based on the VPN and services you have chosen.
This one will be a lifesaver as it’s the easiest method of all. The best way would be to use a cross-platform like the 7-Zip. 7-Zip will compress all your massive files and folders in one folder at once. But remember that a single large file will transfer more than a folder containing multiple small files. Windows, Mac, and Linux users can effortlessly use it to compress many files into regular ZIP format or to various other formats offered by 7-Zip. The procedure is so hassle-free that you don’t even have to install any additional software. For a more secure experience, you can password protect your files.
Register to MediaFire
Lately, MediaFire has earned popularity due to the benefits it offers. You get 10GB of free storage as soon as you register yourself to their services. To obtain additional space of up to 40GB, you have to connect your social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter), install MediaFire’s mobile app, and share referral code with your friends and family. It will let you generate a link to your files (like Google Drive), or you can directly upload the files from your mobile or computer. The link generation method will direct others to the MediaFire page from where they can download your files.
If you require more space, then you can subscribe to their paid plans that can get you the storage of up to 1TB, and it will remove ads and captchas. Also, the procedure will become more secure as the people (with whom you shared the file link) won’t be able to download the file with the same link twice. The link will expire after one use. Use either of these methods to get the best and hassle-free services. Apart from these ways, you can use platforms like Dropbox, Send Anywhere, WeTransfer, etc. to get your job done. They offer limited storage space, but there’s nothing that you can’t customize.