Have you been thinking about trying out Amazon Cloud Drive? If so, now is a great time.
The company is giving away unlimited online storage on its cloud for only $5. Yes, just $5.
Usually, you can get unlimited cloud storage for $60 per year. That means this deal is giving customers 92 percent off, a significant amount of savings.
With the deal, Amazon is hoping to promote its Cloud Drive service–an online storage site that is in competition with services like Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive, Dropbox and more.
Cloud Drive is a space for users to store music, photos, videos, documents and other files in the cloud. And you can access it from any device connected to the web via mobile applications, including tablets and smartphones.
Amazon has two mobile apps–Amazon Cloud Drive and Amazon Photos–that you can sync files to and manage those files from your smartphone, according to Mashable. However, if you are planning on using the service for photo backups, you might already have that option. Amazon Prime already offers free, unlimited photo backup as a benefit, so you may not have to sign up for Cloud Drive.
Also, with offers like these, you need to read the fine print. Do not expect to pay $5 for the service every year. The offer is only for one year, so those who choose to take it will pay full price after the first year.
Nevertheless, it’s a good deal and it’s competitive. Few services even offer unlimited cloud storage. 1 TB of storage on Dropbox Pro and Apple’s iCloud both cost $9.99 per month.
Up until recently, Microsoft offered unlimited OneDrive storage to Office 365 subscribers, which started at $6.99 per month. Microsoft changed their plans earlier this month after subscribers were using as much as 75 TB each. As of now, Office 365 subscribers can only use 1 TB of storage.