The cloud storage wars are ongoing, and Amazon is the latest to fire a salvo into the fray. The company announced today that it is launching two new storage plans to satiate your need to store every bit of your digital life in the clouds
The first option costs just $11.99 per year, and gives you unlimited Cloud Drive storage for your photos and 5GB for anything else that you may want to store. The second option is a bit pricier at $59.99 per year, but that gives you unlimited storage for any file that you want to upload to Cloud Drive.
Both plans come with a 3-month trial, so you plenty of time to take a test drive to see if Cloud Drive meshes well with your storage needs.
“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.”
For comparison, Microsoft offers unlimited storage to users that subscribe to Office 365. At $6.99 per month, or $69.99 per year. This is just $10 more per year than Amazon’s unlimited Cloud Drive service and also gives you access to Microsoft’s superb productivity suite on a wide range of computing platforms.