Chinese Company Tencent Offers 10TB Of Free Cloud Storage

Chinese Company Tencent Offers 10TB Of Free Cloud Storage

Cloud storage hotshots will give you a few gigabytes to get started, but a Chinese tech company called Tencent is offering an insane 10TB. For free.

To get your free space, you just have to sign up for an account with Tencent’s QQ instant messaging service, download its mobile app (Android or iOS), and activate your free storage on the promo site. But! There are two little catches.

First, you won't get it all at once. Instead, Tencent will start you out with a (still hefty) 1TB to start, and then as you fill it up it will apparently pump up your limit until it hits 10TB. No word on whether or not it goes back down if you delete stuff, but there's only one way to find out.

Second, where the hell are these guys getting so much free server space, and why would you ever trust them with that much of your data? Are they using looping hard drives? What is going on?

Tencent's app is also entirely in Chinese, so good luck trying to use it. But maybe this can put some pressure on other cloud players to up the free storage ante? That's sort like asking someone with a water gun to step up its game against a nuclear threat, but it's worth a shot.

Really though, 10TB might actually be too much free stuff. [Tencent Cloud (Weiyun) via The Next Web]