Amazon Offering Unlimited Storage
Amazon Offering Unlimited Storage

 

Amazon has made news with their Unlimited Photos option for Prime subscribers and they have now upped their offering and $59.99 a year (after free three month trial) gets you unlimited storage of ALL FILES.  This is extremely competitive offering that moves Amazon ahead of Mozy, Backblaze, CrashPlan and other popular backup/online storage services.

The downside – Amazon’s desktop app used for file transfer is extremely limited- with drag and drop of folder(s) and a single option- Cancel- once upload has begun.  Mozy, Backblaze, CrashPlan provide controls for limiting the amount of bandwidth used,  pause/resume capabilities and automatic syncing of designated folders or drives.

Amazon Cloud Drive App
Amazon Cloud Drive App is extremely basic

Professional Photographers, proceed with caution,  Amazon’s TOS states the following: 

You may use the Service only to store, retrieve, manage, and access Your Files for personal, non-commercial purposes using the features and functionality we make available. You may not use the Service to store, transfer or distribute content of or on behalf of third parties, to operate your own file storage application or service, to operate a photography business or other commercial service

 

I’d still like to use this as a backup solution for my personal files but with the current simplistic upload system it isn’t feasible.

 

Will it work for you? Who/where do you backup your files?  Let me know in the comments.

 




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