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 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.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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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