Amazon’s Unlimited Cloud Storage is now available in the UK for only £55 a year

Aug 24, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

Amazon’s Unlimited Cloud Storage is now available in the UK for only £55 a year

Aug 24, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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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.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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4 responses to “Amazon’s Unlimited Cloud Storage is now available in the UK for only £55 a year”

  1. Steve Durbin Avatar
    Steve Durbin

    It’s pretty clear in the T&Cs that it’s for non-commercial use: You may use the Service only to store, retrieve, manage, and access Your Files for personal, non-commercial purposes using the features and functionality we make available. You may not use the Service to store, transfer or distribute content of or on behalf of third parties, to operate your own file storage application or service, to ***operate a photography business*** or other commercial service, or to resell any part of the Service.

  2. Margaritas Ante Porcos Avatar
    Margaritas Ante Porcos

    also it’s a lie. it’s not an unlimited storage. many blogs have already reported that amazon offers one of the worst deal out there.

  3. Mike Lambert Avatar
    Mike Lambert

    Crashplan offers unlimited storage and automated back up (including IOS app etc) all for $59.99 a year thats dollars not pounds, so is significantly cheaper than Amazon. I’ve been using them for 3 years and its a seamless professional service. 10 times better than Dropbox and the like.

  4. Arnold Avatar
    Arnold

    and amazon is indexing all of your personal data if you don´t encrypt and password protect it yourself.

    only morons upload unencrypted data into the cloud.