Are you an Amazon Prime member? We have had Amazon Prime for years. The benefits are amazing from two-day shipping to free television. I had no idea that Amazon Cloud Drive was included in my Prime membership. Did you?
If you are an Amazon Prime member, you already have access to Amazon Cloud Drive with Prime Photos, which provides unlimited photo storage as part of your Prime membership. In addition, Prime members get 5 GB of additional storage space for videos, movies, music, and files.
Now Amazon recently announced two unlimited storage plans, both start with a free 3-month trial:
- Unlimited Everything Plan ($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.
- Unlimited Photos Plan ($11.99 per year—equivalent of less than $1 per month): Similar to the Prime member benefit – non Prime members can also store an infinite number of photos in Cloud Drive without worrying about taking up space on phones, cameras, or other devices. This plan also includes 5 GB of additional storage for videos or other documents and files.
As a blogger I take TONS of photos, and I mean tons. I back up a lot, but there’s always fear that something will happen to my computer or an external hard drive, and those pictures I need will be lost. This happened to me recently. Earlier this year, my computer died. I knew it was on it’s way out, so I had set up an external hard drive to automatically save everything. Unfortunately, it didn’t save about 2 days worth of photos.
Then, I got an email about four months later that a huge food company wanted the original photos to a recipe I had made. They were putting it in a recipe booklet that will be in thousands of stores next year. I was thrilled….until I went looking for the photos. They were in that two days of photos that didn’t make it to the hard drive. Let’s just say I had a heart attack.
My dad ended up saving the day. He is a computer engineer and was able to get the photos off my old computer’s hard drive. Since we live about an hour away, he was able to send them to me through my Amazon Cloud Drive within a couple hours. So, I was able to get those photos to the company quickly. Disaster averted!
Amazon Cloud Drive lets you securely back up and store existing content and you can set it up to automatically upload endless amounts of new content, including photos, videos, movies, music, and files.
You can access it via the web on Mac, PC, and tablets. To get started, click HERE.
I found the easiest way to get started is with the Amazon Photo app, available on both Android and iOS devices. You can set it to automatically back up your camera roll, and you can set it to do this via WiFi only (to save data) or WiFi and cellular. In addition, the Amazon Photo app allows you to access your photos and personal videos across devices, so if your husband took a great photo and you need to Instagram it, you can easily grab it from the cloud!
No worries as your photos and files can be shared via private links from within the Amazon Photo app or by selecting a folder or file to be shared using Amazon Cloud Drive on your computer. It’s that easy!
If you’re looking for an affordable cloud drive to keep all your photos, videos, and files safe, make sure to check out Amazon Cloud Drive! It’s such an easy way to keep it all!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.