Oosah Offers 1TB of Free Online Storage

To be honest, I was skeptical at this claim but still proceeded to try out this service. I signed up for an account and played around only to be pleasantly surprised at the intuitive interfaces ad features in it.

What is Oosah?

If you have seen Bad Boys movie, you’d know this term from Martin Lawrence. I wonder if the creators of this service is fans of this movie! πŸ˜‰

Oosah is an online file storage service that offers 1TB of online file storage. In fact, Oosah is not just an online storage service but in fact a feature rich Web 2.0 content hosting site. Oosah wants to

give you one spot on the Web where you can manage all of your digital media content – photos, videos, and music/audio files. It is designed to be easy enough for novice users to use, while at the same time providing features that even the advanced user can appreciate.

How is Oosah Different?

Oosah has some features that I didn’t see elsewhere

  • Web-based file management system – create folders & sub folders
  • Desktop feel -with folders and file drag & drop, keyboard shortcuts
  • Upload content in any digital format – raw, uncompressedΒ  image formats & video formats
  • Mobile device support lets you upload to Oosah from your phone instead of transferring to your computer first
  • Supports batch file uploading with file size limits: 200MB per video, 50MB per image & 9MB per MP3 file.
  • Create Playlists, Slideshows or Gallery’s from your media collection.- they are called an Oosah.
  • Lots of sharing options for your Oosahs – Email, RSS, linking/embedding, SMS, podcasting, downloading-burning to CD/DVD and local high resolution photo printing.
  • You can save media as public or private or even share it with a password.

Do You Really Get 1TB?

From the Oosah FAQ,

Basic Oosah membership is free. A basic account provides a user with a predefined amount of storage space for their content. Currently this amount is 1 terabyte.

Here is a Oosah slideshow I created with some pictures I uploaded:

Atleast, Oosah is offering 1TB at the moment with the free account which might drop down for the free account as they gain traction. The FAQ does hint at the paid membership for the higher storage needs.

Connect & Browse Flickr, YouTube, etc

Another great feature of Oosah is that you are able to connect to your social media profiles such as Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, Picasa, etc. After connecting it to your Oosah account, you can browse in the familiar folder interface, download, print or share it.

All in all, Oosah might replace Box.net usage for me atleast for my media files that I want to share. In fact, I wonder if my wife would be interested in a slideshow feature such as these in her Indian Recipes blog.

What do you think of this storage service? What do you use right now?

[via Mark of MeAndMyDrum]

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28 Responses to “Oosah Offers 1TB of Free Online Storage”

  1. charles bell September 17, 2008 at 10:34 am #

    Please advise how I can sign up for your free storage

    Thank you

  2. Pavan Kumar @ free sms group chat September 17, 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    That’s great, I will recommend the same to my friend who blog by sharing seminars and he don’t want to host all his files on the same server….

  3. Mayur September 18, 2008 at 5:19 am #

    sounds gr8 dude πŸ˜€

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  4. JudyV September 18, 2008 at 9:36 am #

    This sounds too good to be true. Besides media storage, can I use it for computer backups?

  5. Andrew@Estate Planning Lawyer September 19, 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    This just seems too good to be true. 1TB is a butt load of space. I’m sure you’re right that they will eventually lower the free space and make 1TB a premium feature. That’s a pretty common model for new web services these days.

  6. Wongsk September 19, 2008 at 11:47 pm #

    Now i am using mediafire with unlimited storage and bandwidth,as long as login in account every 60days.

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  7. Syahid A. September 20, 2008 at 4:00 am #

    Wow they are really a generous bunch! πŸ˜€

  8. Mark Sierra at MeAndMyDrum.com September 20, 2008 at 9:30 pm #

    Thanks for the link! πŸ™‚

  9. Jon@Beauty Salon Marketing September 21, 2008 at 7:44 am #

    Cool, thanks for the pointer. It does seem too good to be true, which would make me hesitant to sign-up. Wouldn’t want to become reliant on it, then they switch it to a paid-for service

    Cheers, Jon

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  10. Olivier @ mindfulness exercises September 21, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    I also signed up. It is a really great service. I indeed connected my picassa album in just 30seconds. I did not upload anything yet, as I have some bandwidth issues.

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  11. kermit@minneapolis real estate September 21, 2008 at 2:30 pm #

    I have toyed with the idea of online storage, but I am nervous about storing all of my data somewhere else. How can you tell if your data is private or secure?

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  12. Bonnie@Data Entry September 21, 2008 at 3:06 pm #

    I’m just wondering – if you get all your important files and stuff stored there and they change the terms and you don’t want to accept the terms, what do you do? Move everything off? I think I would feel better with some type of written agreement that could be counted on.

  13. Martin September 21, 2008 at 8:43 pm #


    I would be nervous as hell about this offer. If I can’t figure out how the company could possibly stay in business, I don’t trust them with my files. I use a different service (for pay, though it is pretty inexpensive) and I spoke with a customer service person before paying.

  14. Dana September 22, 2008 at 1:07 am #

    I use the standard external hard drive for my storage. Scared to go online, just doesnt seem safe. Thanks for the post

  15. Jim@110 CC bike September 22, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    I love online storage. If you travel much, this gives you so much peace of mind. You never have to worry about your hard drive being lost, stolen, or damaged. I wouldn’t recommend doing it only. I still have a back up hard drive that I carry with me, but it is very handy at times (usually when I didn’t think I would need it).

  16. rich@gps, gps tracking, gps tracker September 23, 2008 at 4:22 am #

    That’s an awesome offer and I’m going to try it. I’m thinking download movies or whatever media, and watch it over my 3G network instead of fumbling with the SD card.


  17. David September 23, 2008 at 6:09 am #

    Obviously, if you want it to be private, you don’t upload it. Online storage is more about being a convenient alternative than a replacement for local file storage.

    But if you think about it, the primary reason to use it is _not_ for the storage space, but rather the convenience of moving things around between local, oosah, flickr, picasa, and youtube (for me anyway).

  18. Paul @ ISA savings September 23, 2008 at 8:04 am #

    Thanks for the link and for sharing. It all boils down to online security , encryption analysis proves that most data stored online are more than likely to be assessed by a third party, especially sensitive data.

  19. Chelle@Lose Weight for Free September 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm #

    I must be slipping behind with technology – what the heck is a terabyte? Bigger than a gig? I am always looking for file storage too – I may have to check this one out, you really wrote a convincing review, even if i don’t know how big a TB is!

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  20. Martina@namibia reise September 24, 2008 at 5:00 am #

    Thanks for this great tip!

    We would love to use this storage as a backup for our company files.
    It seems to be a bargain, but we’ll have to check them out thoroughly though.
    Even at $10 a month it would be worth it.

  21. Martin September 24, 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    @ #13 Chelle: A terabyte is 1,024 gigabytes.

    @ #14 Martina: Agreed that a good service would be worth paying for (it actually makes me more comfortable). I use ElephantDrive which has been very effective, mostly because it comes with automatic online backup built in so I don’t have to actually remember to do anything. It fits your price range so you may want to check it out: http://www.elephantdrive.com.

  22. willemijns September 24, 2008 at 7:04 pm #

    http://www.willemijns.com/backup.htm lists a lot of others services πŸ˜‰

  23. Fahad@Technodorm September 30, 2008 at 4:41 am #

    I recently signed up with filesavr. They were giving away free premium accounts of their service. But their service has been terrible so far. Everything is broken. I guess they cant handle all the extra users…..

    This oosah service looks promising. I will definitely sign up and use it for backups….

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  24. Mattie October 3, 2008 at 1:27 am #

    I also signed up. It is a really great service. I indeed connected my picassa album in just 30seconds. I did not upload anything yet, as I have some bandwidth issues.

  25. Martin October 6, 2008 at 12:08 pm #


    How on earth can you call this a “great service” and then note that you haven’t uploaded anything yet? You haven’t even used the service!!! How can you recommend something that you haven’t used at all? This is like buying a car, making sure it is comfortable to sit in, and then recommending it to people without ever having driven it.

    I am ready, willing, and able to believe that oosah is great, but comments like yours are preposterous. Don’t appluad (or condemn) an online storage service until after you’ve uploaded AND downloaded.

  26. Kaiser@Obama Speech January 9, 2009 at 2:33 am #

    Wow, this is exactly what i was looking for. I have alot of political pictures and i was trying to find a place where i could upload them and have them embedded on my site so i could save bandwidth. I wouldn’t have even known Oosah existed if it wasn’t for your post. Thanks!

  27. kaynix February 2, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    Its not working no more. It had a very short life πŸ˜€

    “Uploading has been disabled to Oosah.”

    i think they run out of Disk Space πŸ˜€

    it was a nice idea, but only that πŸ˜€

  28. Gypsy505 February 11, 2009 at 12:15 am #

    I don’t know, I can’t figure out how to do it.