Amazon Prime users have enjoyed unlimited photo storage since November, and Amazon has just announced two new unlimited cloud storage plans for anyone at an extremely low price.
The two plans Amazon is offering come with a three month trial, and then subscribers can pay just $60/year for the Unlimited Everything Plan, or an extremely low $12/yr for the Unlimited Photos Plan. While both plans are an extremely great deal for anyone wanting to back up all their data in the cloud, the $12/year Unlimited Photos plan is a great deal especially for photographers who wish to back up all their original photo files. Not only does the plan allow users to store photos in jpg formats, but allows for uploading of popular RAW formats including Canon CR2, Nikon NEF, Sony ARW, and Adobe DNG files.
“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.”
Not only is that a great deal for photographers, but users who use Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or Dropbox might be tempted to move over as well. Not only is the Amazon Unlimited Everything Plan cheaper, but it also offers unlimited storage. Currently a 1TB plan with Google runs $9.99/month, Microsoft charges $6.99/month, and Dropbox costs $99/year. It will be interesting to see what these services do in response to Amazon’s new prices and unlimited storage space.
Amazon has definitely just shaken up the cloud storage space with this announcement, will you be taking advantage of it? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Amazon Cloud Drive