For Amazon Prime members, Amazon has provided a photo storage service through its Amazon Cloud Drive for some time now. Looking to expand this and compete with other cloud services, Amazon (opens in new tab) has added unlimited storage for any content with the new Unlimited Everything service.
Prime members will continue to have the option of unlimited photo storage, as well as 5 GB of storage for videos, documents or other files. This service is free with the Amazon Prime account. Non-prime members can have this same service for $11.99 per year.
The Unlimited Everything storage option will cost $59.99 per year regardless if you have Amazon Prime or not. To give users a taste, Amazon is offering free 3-month trials.
The rates Amazon will charge for its Unlimited Everything storage plan may be attractive to many users who use large amounts of cloud-based storage. Both Dropbox and Google Drive (link only works when signed into Gmail) offer users 1 TB of storage for $9.99 per month, but Amazon's deal will cost half as much in a year while letting users store more data. (Technically speaking, infinitely more.)
The $15 per month unlimited plan from Dropbox that would cost you $180 over the course of a year only makes Amazon's rate of $59.99 a year look even better. Google Drive doesn't offer an unlimited plan, but its 10 TB for $99.99 a month, 20 TB for $199.99 a month, and 30 TB for $299.99 a month make Amazon's rate look better, too.
Dropbox and Google Drive start to make sense again if you are a business however, as Amazon limits its cloud storage service to personal use. It also makes more sense for users who don't require large amounts of storage, as both Dropbox and Google drive offer some storage free of charge to all users.