Companies including Dropbox, Box, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have been offering users anywhere from 2GB to 25GB of free cloud storage for the past few years. You can use that space to store your music, movies, documents, or other files and access them on any PC or mobile device — and if you happen to need more storage space, most of those companies are happy to offer it… for a price.
But a group of Chinese companies are taking things to a new level, offering from 1TB to 10TB of free space. That’s not a typo — we’re talking about terabytes, not gigabytes.
Users only get 1TB when they sign up for Tencent, but as you start to approach the limit, the company promises to incrementally increase your storage space until you go all the way up to 10TB… if you ever get all the way up to 10TB.
I don’t know about you, but all the hard drives in my house don’t even come close to adding up to 10TB, so it’d take me a while to find that many files I’d want to store online.
While Tencent isn’t exactly a household name in the West, the company offers a range of internet services including an internet portal site, web games, social networking, and chat software. It’s kind of a big deal in China.
Whether you want to trust your data to the site… or if you can even navigate the company’s website or mobile apps without speaking Chinese is another question.