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Amazon Cloud Drive now offers unlimited storage for $60/year

By Shawn Knight
Mar 26, 2015
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    Throwing all caution to the wind, Amazon has launched a new cloud storage plan in which users can store an unlimited number of files using its Cloud Drive service for just $59.99 per year. If you’re after the absolute cheapest unlimited cloud storage plan around, look no further.

    With Amazon’s Unlimited Everything plan, you can store just that – an unlimited number of photos, videos, movies, documents and music using Cloud Drive.

    Those whose storage needs mainly center around pictures may optionally be interested in the Unlimited Photos plan at just $11.99 annually. As the name suggests, you get unlimited photo storage with this plan in addition to 5GB of extra space for any other file types. This sounds like an excellent option for photographers and general camera enthusiasts. Both plans include a free three-month trial period.

    It’s worth mentioning that the Unlimited Photos plan is identical to the Prime Photos plan that comes standard with every Prime membership. If you already have Prime then you already have the $11.99 plan for free.

    The standard benchmark for cloud storage providers today is 1TB which in reality, is a massive amount of storage for the average user. To put it into perspective, I’ve been accumulating files for over 15 years and have just 1.15TB of content.

    Microsoft announced unlimited OneDrive cloud storage for Office 365 subscribers late last year with plans to roll the offering out to users over the coming months. A quick check of the Office 365 reveals the rollout is still a work in progress.

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  2. Deltree

    Deltree TS Enthusiast Posts: 27

    I love the idea of cloud storage for some things. Here in Maine it is useless. The time it takes to upload anything is abysmal at best. (180k up 50k down) With such a useless connection, cloud storage is not a useful option.
     
  3. fyrfaktry

    fyrfaktry TS Member Posts: 18

    Amazon being vague about streaming and no proper method to map it as a network drive are deal-breakers for me.
     
  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,518   +506

    Microsoft's solution is still cheaper, considering you get Office and whatnot for $10 more.
     
  5. DaveBG

    DaveBG TS Addict Posts: 231   +75

    but be careful with MS as some users report that they got their accounts closed and all their data burnt after MS decided that some content does not follow they policies and banned the user and closed his e-mail, storage and even xbox accounts .
     

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