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Amazon Abandons Unlimited Data Storage

PaulRubens - June 9, 2017 - 08:53 AM
 Amazon Abandons Unlimited Data Storage
Amazon's unlimited data storage option has now been replaced by a 1 TB data storage plan.

(CCM) — Amazon is scrapping its unlimited cloud storage plan for Amazon Drive just two years after it introduced the unlimited storage option, the company has announced. The $59.99 per year unlimited storage option is no longer available to sign up to, and existing unlimited storage customers will not be able to renew the service after their current subscription expires. Amazon Prime member will still get unlimited storage for their photos.


The company is now offering customers just 1 TB of storage for $59.99 per year, or 100 GB for $11.99 per year. The company also offers 5 GB of storage at no cost. When current unlimited subscriptions expire, customers who have activated auto-renew and who have less than 1 TB of stored data will be automatically moved to the 1 TB plan. Those with more than 1 TB, or who have not activated auto-renew, will have to select one of the new limited storage plans.

Amazon says that once unlimited data storage subscriptions expire, customers will not be able to upload any additional files if they are storing more data than is included in their new storage plan. They will then have 180 days to delete data to bring the total data stored to within their new storage plan limits. After this period, data will be automatically deleted (starting with most recent uploads first) until the account is no longer over-quota.

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