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Amazon is today adding a couple of new storage tiers for its Cloud Drive customers with a heck of a lot of files and photos.
The Unlimited Photos Plan is… what it sounds like. Prime members and Fire device owners already have unlimited photo storage included with their accounts, but everyone else can now upload an ‘infinite’ amount of photos for $11.99 per year. For files, you get 5 GB, which means this plan is only really useful if you primarily use the cloud to save your old pictures.
Still, it could be nifty for serious photographers, as Prime Photos also supports many RAW files, which tend to be somewhere around 5 times larger than a JPEG of similar resolution.
For the greatest file hoarders, there’s the Unlimited Everything Plan, which is also just what it sounds like – store anything you can upload for $59.99 per year. It’s a lot more out of your wallet, but still reasonable. For comparison, Dropbox’s 1TB Pro plan costs $99 per year.
If you want to try it out, Amazon is offering a free 3-month trial to either plan at amazon.com/clouddrive. If you’re already using Cloud Drive, you can upgrade from your settings page.
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