The website and apps are chinese only, but they are fairly simple to figure out. I took the liberty of decompiling the android apk and using Google Translate to roughly translate the android app to english (Link at the bottom of the post).
When you first sign up it gives you 5G to begin with, then if you install the software on your PC and log in you can claim 10TB, then if you install the app on your mobile (iOS or Android) and log in you can claim another 20TB. So basically you get 36TB permanent storage to begin with – that’s massive! Now for the unlimited storage, when you first sign up, you’re Level 3 user. Every time you use or just login to your account (PC software, mobile, web browsers, etc.) you earn points and you will advance a level. For each level you advance AFTER Level 25, you’re awarded another 10TB and it goes on. I think it will take a while to go from Level 3 to Level 26 but even with 36TB, it’s massive.
So if you’re interested, here’s how to get it: Max file upload size: 5GB
1. Go toand click on the orange button in the center 46.54KB 85 downloads
2. On the little popup window, click on the text on the bottom right corner to Register a new account.
3. Enter your email address, your password twice, and the captcha to register.
4. Once you’re in, Part one is to download the PC software to claim your 10TB. Click on the white square box with blue border in the middle to download. Once you download, install and login on your PC software, go back toand click the orange button to claim.
Part two is to install the phone app and login. Go back to the website and click on the orange button to claim 26TB.
I tried on the Android version and I didn’t have to come back to click on the orange button. So you may or may not have to.55.82KB 89 downloads
5. And you’re done. The last image just shows you once you get to Level 26 and above, you get additional 10TB for each level and so on…
Here’s the summary of the “Cloud Storage War in China”:
· Before all this, free storage services in China are mainly focused on capacity under 15GB.
· But on 8/13/2013, Kingsoft (03888.HK)announced that it has received $20 million investment. With this financing, Kingsoft Kuaipan, a service under Kingsoft offers 100GB free storage service to personal users.
· Then Qihoo 360 said they offer users 360GB
· Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the largest search engine in China, said: pay 1 RMB, you’ll get 1TB permanent space (1USD=6.1RMB)
· Then Qihoo said they’ll offer users extra 666GB on top of the 360GB, that’s more than 1TB
· Then Baidu said it offers 1TB free, and users who pays 1 RMB gets an extra 1TB
· Then Tencent joined the war and offers 10T. See my thread here.
· Then Qihoo calls itself the terminator to this war and said it offers users unlimited storage, free and permanent!
· Then Baidu changed it service to offer users the 2TB for free and will refund the 1RMB to users who paid.
Other competitors in the war include:
· Sina (NDSDAQ: SINA), famous for its Twitter like service called “Weibo”, said it offers 100GB and if you share one file to the public, you’ll get the same size of free permanent space (They called it “unlimited”)
· 115.com (just an ordinary cloud storage company) offers 15GB to new users and all users get 1TB every year, increasing to unlimited size.
For those concerned with security:
Qihoo is a reputable chinese company that makes very popular anti-virus software which you can find in the Android market by searching "Qihu 360". All uploaded files are encrypted using your accounts password, and not even the employees of Qihoo have access to your files.
Qihoo wikipedia page:
Link for the webapp:
Link to file manager app:
Link to drop box style app:
(Updated with the best and most translations I could do)
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