Sadly, Amazon unlimited cloud storage for Amazon Drive has come to an end. However, the ones who have opted for its Premium subscription plan can still save n number of photos in its cloud storage.
Amazon unlimited cloud storage
From today, the users who will register on Amazon Drive won’t see any Amazon Unlimited cloud storage option. However, they can get a 100GB storage option by paying $11.99 only for one year. The ones who want to store data up to 1TB can subscribe for its $59.99 plan, and can get an additional storage up to 30TB.
Every user will receive 5GB free of cost as a token of gratitude from Amazon. If we talk about price cuts in Cloud storage plans, a few tech giants such as Microsoft and Apple initiated this move back in 2014. We hope that Amazon also joins this list of slashing its prices soon.
The existing Amazon Drive users who are already using the old storage plan can retain it until it expires. The ones who have turned on the auto-renew mode, and stored data within 1TB will be supposed to pay $60 per year for 1TB plan. On the flip side, the users who have stored more than 1TB data should check its ‘Manage Storage’ page, and choose any of their preferred storage plans.
The users who resist switching to the exclusive plan besides crossing free storage limit provided will be enlisted under ‘over-quota status’ after the subscription period ends. So, they will be able to delete, view or download files, but won’t have the authority to upload them. The subscribers will have 180 days to either erase content to avail free space, or switch to a paid plan. Else, the authorities will delete data on their own to make the account fit in the free quota limit.
For Prime users, storage of photos won’t be an issue as it will remain unlimited. But videos and GIFs will be counted over-quota for the prime subscribers. The users of Amazon Drive can opt for a new data plan at their will, and they can transfer files to their computers with its Amazon Drive Desktop Application. The closure of Amazon unlimited cloud storage may leave some of its users shattered, but Amazon has given its customers viable options to select other convincing storage plans.