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Amazon Cloud Drive drops the limit

by Volker Weber

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Three months free trial, after that $1 a month for unlimited photo storage and 5 GB worth of other files. $5 a month for unlimited everything.

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Amazon Cloud Drive Terms of Use
1.4 Third Party Services. The Service may allow you to give third party websites, apps, and services (“Third Party Services”) access to Your Files, including the ability to make copies of Your Files, modify or delete Your Files, or create new files on your behalf. The use and storage of Your Files by Third Party Services will be governed by their privacy policies and terms. Amazon has no responsibility or liability with respect to your use of Third Party Services or the content, functionality, or acts of Third Party Services you use.


the ability to modify or delete Your Files ?
Hum Hum..

Dominique Perarnaud, 2015-03-27

@Dominique surely that's like any other cloud service which has an API to allow integration with 3rd party applications (Dropbox, OneDrive etc.)

I think the key word is allow "you" to give third party access.

Mark Barton, 2015-03-27

Does Amazon create intel from the data? Or "just" services around it? I'm wondering where the business case is for offering unlimited storage for a dollar - whilst I can imagine various ones - does anyone know what the driving factors are? Surely it's not paying for unused storage, or is it?

Florian Vogler, 2015-03-27

Nobody stores an 'unlimited' amount of data. Pricing is probably based on average usage.

Max Nierbauer, 2015-03-27

To me this looks like an invitation for bit of fun.

Sooner or later someone will write a script generating fantastizilion bytes of data just in order to check the limits of Amazon's unlimited offer :)

Lucius Bobikiewicz, 2015-03-27

I'm not really sure what kind of data i would upload to test the "unlimited" aspect of such a service.
Physical and therefore also virtual disk space is so cheap these days, it has become a commodity and (i guess) a low margin business for service providers. It's not the storage but the services layer on top where the fun begins as you can see in this example:
https://filethis.com/how-it-works/file/amazon-cloud-drive/
Yep, the app really solves a "problem" (or provides some convenience by saving time) but would you really store any kind of sensitive data (i.e. personal documents and photos/videos) on a US cloud datacenter? You decide...

Erik Schwalb, 2015-03-27

Five hours and twentytwo minutes.

Volker Weber, 2015-03-27

Och komm, ich hätte auf unter eine Stunde gewettet.

Hubert Stettner, 2015-03-27

Signed up with my german store account - no sign of the new plans.

Biggest option is still limited to 1TB - at 400€/year...

Timo Stamm, 2015-03-29

strictly for private use though (as in "no commercial use") ... just sayin'

Stefan Heinz, 2015-04-01

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