Amazon Cloud Drive – 5GB of Free Data Backup Space

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Today Amazon announced Amazon Cloud Drive which is giving away 5GB of free data storage to those with an Amazon.com account (which is free). They seek to compete with several other data storage companies offering data storage on the “freemium” concept. More details can be found here.

Better yet, right now Amazon has this additional offer: purchase an album from the Amazon MP3 Store and they’ll give you 20GB more of storage space for a year! Click here for details.

Now I am off to update my Backing Up Your Genealogy Data materials to include Amazon Cloud Drive as another method of backing up your data.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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4 thoughts on “Amazon Cloud Drive – 5GB of Free Data Backup Space

  1. Thomas, does this work like dropbox? Does it sync and does it place a folder on your computer? Or is it strictly for storage of things you don’t plan to be changing?

  2. Yes…I believe you are right Thomas. Which is great because I have a ton of documents that I have not stored in dropbox because I use that mostly for those things which I work on and are ever-changing. I just uploaded one large folder, to my Amazon Cloud, of genealogy odds n ends that I keep for reference and have probably a dozen or more to go. Those will be nice to have where I can access them easily without cluttering up my dropbox. Very cool. Thanks for alerting us to another storage place!

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