Amazon Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage, Cheap

In a move aimed directly at the crowded cloud storage market, Amazon announced on Thursday that it is now offering all consumers two plans for unlimited storage on its Amazon Cloud Drive. The new products will put pressure on existing cloud storage companies such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and the dozens of other storage competitors.

EUMost people have a lifetime of birthdays, vacations, holidays, and everyday moments stored across numerous devices. And, they donEUt know how many gigabytes of storage they need to back all of them up,EU said Josh Petersen, director of Amazon Cloud Drive. EUWith the two new plans we are introducing today, customers donEUt need to worry about storage space -- they now have an affordable, secure solution to store unlimited amounts of photos, videos, movies, music and files in one convenient place.EU

While not technically the first storage service to offer "unlimited" space (Dropbox, for instance, has an "unlimited" option for business clients), Amazon does appear to be the first company to make such an offer to the public.

Store Just Photos or Everything

If you are a member of Amazon Prime or own an Amazon Fire device, then you already have access to the company's unlimited photo storage option. But now Amazon is opening up its storage services to other consumers as well.

According to the company's press release, the unlimited photo storage option will cost non-Prime members $11.99 per year. The plan also includes up to 5 GB of storage for other types of digital content: videos, documents, etc.

The "Unlimited Everything Plan" will cost $59.99 per year and does exactly what the name advertises: it allows you to "store an infinite number of new and existing photos, videos, files, documents, movies and music in Cloud Drive."

Both plans come with a three-month free trial before the annual fee...

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