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Free - 5GB Online Storage for Every Amazon Customer @ Amazon AU

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It's not a huge amount of storage but it may come in handy.

Amazon Photos can be found in the main menu under "Amazon Fire TV".

All Amazon customers get 5 GB of free storage. The storage can be used to store photos, video or files, using Amazon Photos or Amazon Drive.

Various annual storage plans are available for all customers. You can see all storage plans and prices by going to the Manage Storage page.

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  • +20 votes

    Nothing to do with Prime. Would love to see unlimited for Prime customers.

    • +23 votes

      US Amazon Prime gets unlimited photo storage, annoying that Australia doesn't

    • +3 votes

      Yeah the deals are pretty lame as of late too. Amazon day was disappointing. And ebay plus has better deals lately.

      Will not be renewing my amazon prime..

      • +3 votes

        There are some great tv shows. That alone makes me pick Prime over Plus.

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        Does that mean you don't use Prime tv and Prime music?

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          Have youtube premium and netflix family plan so nope.
          Did give prime tv a shot, but selection is still fairly limited compared to netflix.
          The Boys is pretty cool but it's only 8 episodes. Can easily watch it with 1 month prime.

          Picked 1 year membership because of FOMO but it's really not worth it. 1 month every now and then is prolly better value

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        There's also Twitch Prime and free Twitch games every month. There's some free games that I was going to buy on Steam, so that saved me some $.

    • +3 votes

      So wish i could store my photos on Amazon photos and would happily pay more for prime. Unlimited RAW file storage would be great.

  • +18 votes

    Mega.nz gives you 50Gb free if anyone is looking for something that is actually usable.

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      There is a catch-
      *Subject to your participation in our achievements program - whatever that is

      • +1 vote

        Interesting…

        I made an account last week and dumped 32 GB in there in one go. Didn't get any messages, let's see what happens.

      • +1 vote

        They used to give out 50gb without the clauses. They only change to this last year or the year before. I still have two accounts with 50gb.

    • +2 votes

      50GB for 30 days only, then reverts to 15GB.

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      Megaupload used to offer the similar storage and now it disappeared. I lost all the files although I didn’t uploaded any porn or illegal files.

      • +4 votes

        And that's why I pay google.
        It's cheap anyway and 100% reliable.

        It's the best option out there for me by far.

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          Is that google drive?

          • +3 votes

            @T-man: They call it "Google One" now. Microsoft must be pissed.

            Google One is the paid subscription service that gives you 100 GB of Google Drive space for $25 per year. Or 2 TB for $125 per year.

            One thing not widely known is that Google lets you store unlimited photos and videos if you choose to store them in "high quality". Photos can be max 16 MP which is still very good quality. And videos can be 1080p. When stored at this quality, it doesn't count towards your storage quota. Only when you want to upload original quality photos and videos do they use up your available Drive space.

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              @cerealJay: They also give you 200GB for $44 per year, thats what im using.
              I will easily jump to 2TB for 125$ yearly when 200Gb becomes full, that's way too cheap and will probably suffice for life

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              @cerealJay: Does the unlimited photos/videos apply to customers on the free plan?

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                @sav11:

                Does the unlimited photos/videos apply to customers on the free plan?

                My understanding is that it does still apply on the free plan. Photos must be backed up using Google Photos or one of their other products like Backup, with the quality set to high instead of original.

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                  @cerealJay: Thanks. Yeah looking at the app settings seems it does apply with high quality as u said, good deal. Need to replace Dropbox camera upload since they introduced the ridiculous 3 device limit.

                  I'll probably upgrade to paid Google One (or MS OneDrive) when my free Box 50Gb fills up.

            • +1 vote

              @cerealJay: Oh Thanks for the info. I may move my files and photos from OneDrive to Google One because my Hotmail account is now full at 50gb but I cannot use OneDrive storage for the email. Google use the storage limit for both email account and google drive. Also, we can use iTunes to pay for the subscription at 20% discount, that is great.

            • +1 vote

              @cerealJay: Or unlimited anything for $201.60/year with G-Suite Business. The 5 user limit doesn't exist in practice. That includes original quality photos and videos, raw files, anything else you can dream of.

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                @Haulien:

                Or unlimited anything for $201.60/year with G-Suite Business

                Unlimited* anything… Linus Tech Tips tried to use them to back up their petabyte server and got throttled at around 150TB. So it's still unlimited, but it might take a looooong time to get there, if ever.

                150TB would be as good as unlimited for us mortals though. :)

    • +1 vote

      Another catch not advertised for mega is there's a variable bandwidth limit of ~1GB every 6 hours. Which means you won't be able to upload files larger than 1GB (but cannot confirm myself). https://www.cloudstorageoptions.com/mega/

  • +5 votes

    5GB is basically useless and Amazon syncing is rubbish. OneDrive or Dropbox is much better for this on all devices.

    • +7 votes

      No harm in keeping your encrypted data in multiple places. Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, Amazon. Now you're covered no matter which company is chosen to be spared by our alien overlords.

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    Thanks OP

  • +7 votes

    Amazon has twice offered online storage then changed their mind overnight and completely changed the offering, screwing over everyone.

    So no thanks.

    • +1 vote

      Not quite. They've always offered online storage, it was more that they once offered unlimited for real cheap (an extra AU$70 a year IIRC) but then changed their mind after the service was abused.

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        Yes, but they also just completely cut off external software from accessing it not too long ago which has nothing to do with that.

  • +1 vote

    Dropbox? Been using since uni days no issue what soever

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    No extras for prime membership? Ah wells

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    How is it different from Google drive

    • +2 votes

      It's Amazon (?)

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        <Claps> cat

        When Google Drive gives 15GB for free. What is all the fuss about Amazon? Do they have any advantage over Google?

        • +2 votes

          I guess one benefit is not having all of your eggs in one basket with the services of one company. Subjective.

          I’ve used it to upload some photos that’ll be displayed on my Echo Show as a photo album. So that’s a benefit for me.

        • +1 vote

          Google also gives you totally free unlimited photo backup at "high quality" which seems pretty much identical to the original quality file I have on my phone. Probably only a difference if you are shooting with a DSLR.

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    Microsoft Office 365 1TB with yearly subscription

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    Gerry Harvey is on the phone to Scott Morrison right now, trying to work out how to make Australians pay to use this because someone joked he can make a few more cents per day by selling an extra couple of HDDs.

    • -2 votes

      The fools that voted Laberal are continuing to blame Gerry Harvey when they voted for politicians that are controlled by Gerry Harvey through lobbying.

      The fools have only themselves to blame but they continue fruitlessly blaming Gerry Harvey meaning nothing will change and they will continue losing money to GST, superannuation and privatisation.

      • -1 vote

        I can't see it changing. Too many sheep baa'ing away that there's only one of two choices - and the rest who could make a difference, our votes are scattered among multiple parties with idiotic pet agendas (shooters, pot, etc.).

        Maybe we should have let John Howard make himself Australia's first PM. Maybe then we would have eventually wound up with our own Trump - for a few years anyway.

  • +1 vote

    If you want to upgrade to 100 GB storage, it is at USD 11.99 per year, which is cheaper than Google drive price of AUD 24.99

    • -1 vote

      ohh wow thanks Apple… it's way cheaper

      • +1 vote

        Is it? Here's iCloud pricing

        Australia (AUD)
        50GB: $17.88/yr
        200GB: $53.88/yr
        2TB: $179.88/yr

        That makes it $26.94 AUD a year per 100gb on the 200gb plan but they don't actually offer a 100gb plan. Doesn't sound cheaper than either to me.

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          ohhh my bad I read it as USD11.99 per month and was like gee that's expensive

          You're right

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            @barozgain: Paying $11.99 USD a month can get a single account on their gsuite plan which includes 1tb, if you make a team drive from there it's technically unlimited.

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              @Arcticviper:

              A shared drive can contain a maximum of 400,000 files and folders.

              Seems bad for a directory tree style backup but if you have a system image backup it could be okay since it says you can upload max 5TB in a single file. Interesting way to do a system level backup.

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    Will give this a try and compare it against my many other cloud services.
    Thanks OP!

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    I currently use this and Photos app is rubbish. You can even browse the contents of the drive other than view the folders. I need to log into the web gui to do that. It's made to backup and thats about it.

    It's not like dropbox where you can view it in a windows explorer folder.

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    If you are a customer its not free.

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    From my understanding you can upload unlimited photos to Google for free, but they resize them.

    Either way I'm on Onedrive, 200GB for $1.

    I started by getting this $1 subscription that offered maybe 20 or 50GB, and then over the years signing up over and over for free 2 year 200GB promotions.

    My last promotion ran out and they kept sending me warnings they were going to delete my data, so I started shopped for an alternative.

    A couple of weeks later I got an email from Microsoft saying HEY YOU WANT 200GB for FREE?? Here you go!!! No idea how I was targeted but here we are. Thanks Microsoft.