With the continual drop in costs of storage and bandwidth, Amazon has introduced unlimited storage for their Cloud Drive product. This new offering comes in at a very affordable $60 a year.
I have been a user of Box and Dropbox for years and have never ventured into Amazon’s cloud offering but this new pricing may convince me to make the jump. Like other industries this major shift in pricing should force the hands of companies like Dropbox to lower their prices to make themselves more competitive.
“Most people have a lifetime of birthdays, vacations, holidays, and everyday moments stored across numerous devices. And, they don’t know how many gigabytes of storage they need to back all of them up,” said Josh Petersen, Director of Amazon Cloud Drive. “With the two new plans we are introducing today, customers don’t 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.”
- Unlimited Photos Plan (free 3-month trial, then $11.99 per year—equivalent of less than $1 per month): Store an infinite number of photos in Cloud Drive without worrying about taking up space on phones, cameras, or other devices. Customers can upload existing collections and store all future photos taken. This plan also includes 5 GB of additional storage for videos or other documents and files.
- Unlimited Everything Plan (free 3-month trial, then $59.99 per year—equivalent of less than $5 per month): Store an infinite number of new and existing photos, videos, files, documents, movies, and music in Cloud Drive.
You can signup for a three month free trial via this link: https://www.amazon.com/clouddrive/