Earlier known as Cloud Drive, amazon drive cloud is a cloud storage, owned and managed by Amazon. The main purpose of the drive is to provide file transfer services between multiple devices web browsers, desktop applications, mobiles, and tablets.
All the files stored in the Drive, will be stored in the Amazon servers, which will remain accessible for the users through various clients, remotely.
File backup, File sharing, Photo printing, Cloud storage, Multi-language support, Amazon prints, Digital media player are the services provided by Amazon Drive. Since its Cloud storage, these services make the users’ day to day life easier and comfortable in many ways.
Amazon Prime Drive
As mentioned, Amazon Drive is accessible through various clients including Desktop Application, Mobile Application and directly through the Web Application. Amazon Drive currently has 13 storage plans available, making it the most flexible subscription cloud storage option available in the market.
The biggest drawback with using Amazon Drive is that the company doesn’t encrypt files stored on its servers. Given Amazon’s popularity, it’s hard not to imagine that it’s a big target for would-be hackers, and that makes us doubly nervous.
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- The first storage plan was announced by Amazon on March 9, 2011 wherein customers were following pay-as-you-need plans, where they only paid for the memory they used, maximum up to 1 TB plan.
- In March 2015, Amazon introduced unlimited storage plans, in its Drive.
- In June 2017, Amazon Drive Kills Unlimited Cloud Storage Plan, Now Offers 1 TB Space for $60 per year.
The newest buzz: Amazon kills its unlimited data storage deal
As per the latest development, Amazon has terminated its unlimited cloud storage for Amazon Drive. Earlier, the deal was that customers could store as much data as they liked on Amazon’s servers for just $60 a year but now, the company just gives you two options: store up to 100 GB for $11.99 a year, or up to 1 TB for $60. It costs an additional $60 a year for each terabyte on top of this, with a top limit of 30 terabytes.
Current Amazon Drive customers who own the old unlimited storage plan will sustain it through its departure day of the month. After which, the users with auto-renew turned on — and less than 1TB of data stored — will be automatically renewed into the 1TB plan/$60 per annum.
Amazon says its clients who still want to utilize the unlimited storage deal and don’t desire to start compensating for one of the new plans will even get 180 days to download or edit their data. After that grace period, Amazon will start editing content for them (starting with most recent uploads) until the report falls within the new boundaries.
Amazon prime members still don’t have to fret about their photo storage functions as it is still unlimited but non-photo data is over the permitted value, so it needs to be saved before it gets erased.
Amazon further says that Drive users can modify their plan at any time.While files from Drive can be downloaded to a computer utilizing the Amazon Drive Desktop Application.