Last year, Amazon launched free unlimited photo storage for Prime members on Cloud Drive. Now, non-Prime consumers can access the storage as well in one of two plans: the Unlimited Photos Plan for $11.99 per year or the Unlimited Everything Plan for $59.99 per year.
The Unlimited Everything Plan includes photos, videos, movies, music, and documents. The Unlimited Photos Plan also gives consumers 5 GB of additional storage for files that aren't photos. Amazon is offering a free three-month trial of either plan for new customers.
Amazon's Cloud Drive faces competition from Google (GOOG - Get Report) Drive, Box (BOX - Get Report), and DropBox, among others. But it is unique in offering unlimited storage plans to the general public.The notion of unlimited storage should prove appealing to consumers who don't want to have to deal with the headache of tracking how much space they have left on DropBox or similar sites, but the question will be whether that peace of mind is worth the hassle of shifting all of your files to a new site.
"Most people have a lifetime of birthdays, vacations, holidays, and everyday moments stored across numerous devices. And, they don't know how many gigabytes of storage they need to back all of them up," Josh Petersen, director of Amazon Cloud Drive, said in a press release. "With the two new plans we are introducing today, customers don't need to worry about storage space -- they now have an affordable, secure solution to store unlimited amounts of photos, videos, movies, music, and files in one convenient place."