What to expect from Kim Dotcom’s new ‘Mega’

With less than a week to go before Mega is launched, Kim Dotom’s successor to Megaupload, the flamboyant entrepreneur has released an image of the new service via Twitter.

Megaupload was shut down dramatically in January 2012 by the U.S. Department of Justice for alleged copyright infringement, prompting a wave of other download sites to either shut down or restrict their services.

From this we now know some important features of Mega. Free Mega accounts will get 50 GB of storage, putting it way ahead of Dropbox‘s free 2GB, Google Drive‘s 5GB and Skydrive‘s 7GB.

Also new for Mega is the ability to upload and download up to six files at the same time. This should make the service much more practical as a way to manage your files in the cloud.

One of Megaupload’s big problems was only being able to download one file at a time.

Another very interesting feature is the option to skip identical files uploaded by other users, which could save you lots of time, and of course space in your account. You can also deactivate the SSL protocols, which according to Mega should increase transfer speeds without affecting your security.

Are you excited about Kim Dotcom’s Mega? Do you think it can equal Megaupload’s popularity?

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