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FileWhopper Business VS Cloud Storage
Features FileWhopper Business Typical Cloud Storage
(Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.)
Payment model Pay-as-you-go: the user purchases a transfer package, which gets reduced with use, without any time limits or subscriptions Subscription: you pay monthly/yearly for file storage and transfers, even if you don't send anything
What is the cost tied to? Size of files sent / GB Storage space / GB
How long is the file stored for after upload? 14 days by default / You can always purchase additional time (up to 90 days) for storing your data During the paid subscription period
Number of downloads for each transfer 1 by default / You can always purchase additional downloads Unlimited
File storage time after download 3 days During the paid subscription period
Maximum transfer size Unlimited 200GB - 250GB
File syncing between computer drive and cloud drive Not implemented Users often have problems with Internet traffic bandwidth, which is spent on constant data synchronization. The more files to sync, the more problems there will be.
Option to pause upload or download, and switch to other tasks that require internet traffic Yes No
Ability to download a file while it is still uploading Yes No
Data access security Zero knowledge encryption

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Often, there is a situation when the user gives access to the entire folder while wanting to share a single file from it

What conclusions can be drawn?

Let's take a look at your case and see how much you can benefit by moving most of your data to a computer drive/external drive and purchasing our transfer package.

Cloud storage is best for those:

  • Who frequently or regularly share the same files that are stored on the cloud drive
  • Who want the data constantly synchronized between the cloud and their computer drives
  • Who prefer to store data on the cloud instead of using a computer drive for it

FileWhopper is best for those:

  • Who only want to pay for the gigabytes they send and save money
  • Who don’t mind storing most of the data on their computer drive or external drive
  • Who mostly send different files and folders
  • Who want to send data to a specific recipient or recipients
  • Who don’t want their data to be constantly synchronized, slowing down their computer
  • Who are concerned that they might lose sensitive data or access to accounts on the cloud server. As one of our users said, “Trusting cloud storage with your data is like trusting your Bitcoins to the FTX exchange.”

In any case, it is ultimately up to you to decide what to use for storing or sending files. The above "Best for..." lists are just our suggestions.

How to Transfer Any Large File or Folder Without Compressing It

When it comes to transferring large files, the first thing that comes to one’s mind is compressing them. Read on to find out how to transfer large files without compression.

When we need to transfer a large number of heavyweight files, the first thing we think about is compressing them. It does the two things that are necessary for a successful file transfer: it reduces the final size and collects all the files into one archive folder that is treated by a file transfer service as a single file.

However, there are several things about file compression that make it problematic:

  • The larger the total number of files (and the more heavyweight they are), the more resources your computer will need to perform the compression operation. It also takes a lot of time and a bit of your patience as if your computer is not that powerful, its performance will be slowed down significantly during the process.
  • Second, everything that gets compressed will need to get decompressed — or, extracted. While there is a lot of software that simplifies the process of file extraction, not every user is familiar with how it works or will want to go through the trouble.
  • Third, errors may and do occur during file extraction. An extraction error may not lead to anything serious — but there are substantial risks. Files may become unencrypted as they are unpacked, which may lead to the leak of personal data or other sensitive information. A coding flaw may also lead to the loss of data or result in damaged files and folders that are unreadable to the recipient.

So, the good news is that there is a way to transfer large files and folders without compression at all. FileWhopper lets users just select a huge file or folder and transfer it without any kind of compression. The downloaded file or folder will not be compressed either. Let’s have a quick look at how to use FileWhopper:

  • Go to and choose the file/folder you need to transfer. Don’t worry, it’s not going to start the actual transfer right now. The system will only analyze the size of your file or folder and give you a price quote.
FileWhopper, transfer large files and folders easily.
  • The next step will require a couple of minutes as you’ll need to register to proceed with your transfer. The procedure goes quickly as the only thing you need to do is retrieve the confirmation code from your inbox.
How to complete the order of a folder transfer. You have an order summary in your personal account.

You can make the payment either by card or via PayPal.

  • Right after the payment, you will be automatically redirected to your personal account. You’ll need to download the FileWhopper App first to proceed with your transfer.  It is also possible to make an upload directly using a browser. Well, there are several facts you should consider:
  • The FileWhopper App is pretty straightforward. Just choose the same file or folder you've chosen on the website to get your price quote. It’s extremely important that you choose exactly the same thing, otherwise the app will not allow you to proceed.
The FileWhopper App: selecting the folder’s location to start the upload process.
  • That's it. As the process starts, you can just minimize the app and relax while the job is being done for you. If the connection gets lost, the upload will be paused and the app will automatically resume your transfer when the connection is back.
The FileWhopper App: a warning that the Internet connection was lost during the upload process.

If your computer restarts, the app will also resume its work when the system turns on.

  • As soon as the upload is completed successfully, you’ll see the download link. Actually, this link is available from the very beginning of the upload process. So your recipient can start downloading your file or folder as soon as you start uploading it. Don’t forget to provide your recipient with the password for decrypting your file or folder as well and be careful not to lose it because the FileWhopper support will not help you restore it as the password is stored on your side.
The FileWhopper App: the folder has been successfully uploaded and the download link and password can be shared.

My laptop is not a new one and obviously can’t perform a large number of tasks smoothly. With the help of FileWhopper, I saved a lot of time for productive work while the transfer job was being done automatically. I didn’t have to wait for a few hours to get my 205GB folder compressed, and it is definitely a good idea to use this service when it comes to transferring large files and folders.

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