It’s no secret to most people who know me that I’m not a huge fan of online cloud backup services. But I know many of my fellow UK photographers are. Amazon’s unlimited cloud storage launched in the USA in the middle of 2015. Now, Amazon have introduced the service to the UK, with prices starting at only £55/yr (£4.50/mo).
Even as somebody who doesn’t like cloud storage, that’s a hell of a deal. £55/yr to store everything. DropBox and Google Drive cost £6/mo for a mere 1TB of space. Dropbox does offer a small discount if you pay a year up front, though.
I have what I feel is a fairly decent backup solution in place already, but many do not. Unlimited cloud storage for such a low price means you can have everything backed up easily. All your pictures on your phones, tablets, everything on your computer, the lot. When a device inevitably dies and you lose everything, you don’t actually have to lose everything.
It might even sway me to finally start using “the cloud” for archiving old material. Now that I’m shooting more and more video, I’m picking up a couple of hundred gigabytes for every 5 minute YouTube upload. This sure would be a good way to free up some hard drive space.
So, for those in the UK, you can find out more information and sign up on the Amazon UK website.
What do you think? Will you use it? Or will you stick with DropBox, Google Drive, BitTorrent Sync or some other backup solution? Let us know in the comments.