MiMedia Review (Free 10 GB Online Storage)

MiMedia (pronounced “my media”) is an online backup and cloud storage service that gives users 10 gigabytes of free storage.  It works on Windows and Mac, and has apps for Android and iOS to sync files from your computer to your phone.

MiMedia backup settings

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  • Free 10 GB of online storage space
  • Back up, sync, and share files
  • Fantastic mobile apps


  • Slow cloud access
  • 3 GB file size limit
  • No file versioning

The Bottom Line

MiMedia offers 10 GB of free cloud storage, combined with great apps and sharing features.

10 GB Online Storage, 100% Free

MiMedia offers a large, 10 gigabyte online drive to store your files.  This is larger than other cloud storage services (Dropbox only offers 2 GB, for instance).

Premium Plans

MiMedia has a couple premium plans, for those who need more than 10 GB:

  • 500 GB for $9 per month
  • 1 TB for $15 per month

Update May 2015: New MiMedia plans have been added, and they bumped free space from 7 GB to 10 GB.

Backing Up

The MiMedia setup wizard will help you create a backup or sync to the cloud.

MiMedia setup wizard

The MiMedia setup wizard helps you create your first backup.

Creating an automatic backup is easy.  Just choose which files and folders you want to backup, and MiMedia does the rest.  All your files will be copied to the cloud.

MiMedia backup settings

The MiMedia backup settings screen.

You can also backup files stored on a USB hard drive by connecting it, then clicking Setup next to the drive.

When copying my files to the cloud, MiMedia was unable to backup 14 files in my AppData folder.  So it doesn’t handle locked/open files very well, but it will still get your important (non system) files backed up.

MiMedia: The Drive that Follows You Everywhere

The software creates a local M: drive on your computer.  MiMedia calls this “the drive that follows you everywhere” because it lets you access your files on any device.

MiMedia drive in Windows Explorer

The M: drive in Windows Explorer.

Although I found this M: drive handy, access was slow.  It also doesn’t sync your files in the background, so every time you copy files to it, a file transfer window pops up.  This is in contract to Dropbox, which syncs your files more discreetly.

Shuttle Drive: Backup Fast, for Free

Shuttle Drive is a free service for MiMedia premium plans.

With Shuttle Drive, MiMedia will ship you a hard drive you can put your files on, then ship it back to them.  This will save you the time of initially uploading a large backup (great for those with slow connections).

Shuttle Drives are encrypted for security, so even if your drive is lost in the mail your data is safe.

Photo viewer on Android app

Viewing photos in Android.

Home screen on Android

The Android home screen.

Mobile Apps

MiMedia has apps to access your files on iOS and Android devices.  You can listen to music, view your photos, or watch movies – all without leaving the app.

I thought the Android app was beautifully designed, with large buttons and great layouts to display photos.

To watch videos from the MiMedia app, you’ll need another app: Vitamio.  Video playback was hit or miss; some videos played fine, while others would stop during playback or wouldn’t play at all.  Regardless, this is a great feature that you don’t normally find in an online backup service.


When I first tested the upload speed, it was a tepid 80 kiloybtes per second.  However, I soon realized MiMedia was limiting my speed due to bandwidth controls.

After turning off the speed limits, it tested around 1.1 megabits per second (Mbps) – not fast by any means, but not so slow that it’s unusable.  At this speed MiMedia would upload about 11 gigabytes per day.

Downloading my files proved to be a quick 7.2 Mbps – about 3 gigabytes per hour.


MiMedia uses SSL encryption to transfer files to their servers.

Files are said to be stored in highly redundant, guarded, Tier 1 storage facilities.  I also confirmed with tech support that files are stored encrypted. As of 2016, files are not stored encrypted.

Bandwidth Controls

MiMedia can throttle your bandwidth when you’re using your computer, to not overwhelm your connection.

MiMedia bandwidth throttling options

The MiMedia options screen.


Users can get support through live chat, email, or by searching an online knowledgebase.

Live support is offered 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. EST on weekdays, and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Product Name MiMedia
Operating Systems WindowMac
Storage 1 TB
Monthly Price $9.99
Average Upload Speed 1.1 Mbps (1.5 Mbps connection)
Average Download Speed 7.2 Mbps (15 Mbps connection)

General Features

Free Trial yes
Free Online Storage 10 GB
Mobile Apps Android, iOS
Bandwidth Controls yes
NAS Support null

Backup Features

File Versioning no
Keep Deleted Files Never
Back Up to Local Drive no

Sync and Share Features

File Sync
Selective Sync null
Public File Sharing yes
Collaborative Invites


Encrypted Storage no
Encrypted Transfer yes
Personal Encryption no
Zero-knowledge Encryption no
Two-factor Authentication no


Phone Support no
Email Support yes
24/7 Support no
Live Chat yes


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Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund

Geoff Akerlund is the founder and editor-in-chief of BackupReview.com. He enjoys attending music festivals, whitewater kayaking on the American River, and board game nights in his free time.

Geoff Akerlund