UNLIMITED?! // Amazon Cloud Drive Review // July 2016

UPDATE: AMAZON IS NO LONGER OFFERING UNLIMITED STORAGE: See my new video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQEPaNr41SA

Amazon now offers UNLIMITED storage via their Amazon Cloud Drive service, and free unlimited photo storage for all Prime customers. But is it worth it?

This is my review as of July 2016 – the app and front-end is constantly being updated, so things may get better as time moves on.

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sjbuck says:

Raw NEF photos count as photos. This is in the uk, dunno if that makes a difference.

JP Plays says:

Nice shirt ha-ha. Great video!

Mystic City Productions says:

wow great review, so now its been a year with Amazon, how is the service treating you? you should make a 1 year update review on this !! keep up the good reviews man!!1

Adrian Mak says:

For family share a same amazon cloud drive. Is there any settings did amazon offer, such that each of user could access their own uploaded files

The 414 says:

I’ve been thinking of getting this. I like my 3tb external right there, but I might have to pony up the money for it.

Elvys Pena says:

I was thinking of joining Amazon Drive and your review sold it. Thank you!!

Kash F says:

Its because of people like you that amazon is canceling their unlimited storage

Pete Coventry says:

I found this really odd. I uploaded 23GB and when it got to 100% it carried on and I finally stopped it at 33GB where it was still at 100%. It did fully upload throughly and this was using the app on windows 7

kght222 says:

4:13 shit the reason is obvious, they are snooping the data as it is uploaded and their snoop algorithm takes a dump on bigger files. they can choose to just pass it on or to say fuck you and they opt to say fuck you. i’m looking for a storage bin that acts more like old school ftp, i don’t mind if they snoop, but do it after the transfer is over.

twig2123 says:

Hey bro… you may want to blur out that Windows 7 Home Premium key 😉

LAHegarty says:

Is that green screen? The voice sounds like it’s in a room but the picture says outside, must be green screen, good job on that.

james LULZ says:

I’m a noob you should make a video on how to download an operating system on a USB

Gregory Watkins says:

Really amazing review. I hope that Amazon works on the ability to quickly and easily move files around and identify where files area. This is more of a problem with the Prime Photo then Amazon Drive, but still, sucks for both!

Jody Ellis says:

Oh, learned something new.  I’m an Amazon Prime member so I thought, perfect, I can send all my photos to Amazon for backup.  Errrr, whoops, not my dear RAW files only jpgs….too bad.

Mark Cotner says:

They now support raw for Nikon, Canon, or Sony . . . but still no support for Panasonic, Olympus, or Pentax. I’m hoping they add at least Panasonic soon as a GX85 user.

THEG12EG says:

are you sure the 2 files that didn’t upload were duplicate

Wister Afrest Brows says:

Never unlimited. Third programs say 100TB on Amazon cloud.

Joe Moya says:

Raw files are not recognized by Amazon Drive (re: free service)?

Not true according to Amazon site (as of 9/18/2016)…Assuming I read this correctly:

Supported Photo and Video Formats
You can view the photos and videos stored in your Amazon Drive account from the website, Fire devices, and the Amazon Photos app for iOS and Android, as long as your photos and videos are one of the common file types listed below. You can upload photo and video formats not listed below, but previews of those files may not be available in Amazon Drive.

For photos: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF, and most TIFF and RAW format files. For more information about supported RAW formats, go to About RAW Photo Files (see below).*
For videos: MP4, Quicktime, AVI, MTS, MPG, ASF, WMV, Flash, and OGG. Videos less than 20 minutes in length and smaller than 2 GB in size can be streamed through the Amazon Drive website and mobile applications. Amazon Drive streaming is not available for videos longer than 20 minutes or larger than 2 GB, but these can be stored in Amazon Drive for you to download and watch offline.
*About RAW Photo Files

RAW photo files are proprietary file formats developed by each camera manufacturer. Many RAW photo files are identified by Amazon Drive as photos and will not count against your storage limit if you’re a Prime member.

Some RAW photo files may not be recognizable to Amazon Drive as photo files; if they are not recognized as photos, they will not be included in the Prime photos benefit. However, all files that you upload to Amazon Drive are available for download even if they are not recognized as a photo.

Tip: If your RAW photo file is not being recognized as a photo, you may want to try converting the file into a DNG (Adobe Digital Negative). Amazon Drive recognizes Adobe Digital Negative (DNG) files as photos, so this may resolve your issue.
Supported RAW File Types
The following RAW photo files from the following camera models are recognized by Amazon Drive as a photo file; however, file preview is not possible at this time. This is not a definitive list:

Nikon (NEF files) – Nikon D1, Nikon D1X, Nikon D4, Nikon Coolpix A, Nikon E5700, Nikon AW1, Nikon D800, Nikon D50, Nikon D610
Canon (CR2 Files**) – Canon 5D, Canon 1D, Canon 1D MarkIIN, Canon Rebel SL1, Canon 60D, Canon 5D MarkIII, Canon 1D MarkIV
**While Amazon Drive recognizes these files as photos, some of the information associated the file (like the time and date the photo was taken) may not be recognized.

Sony (ARW files) – Sony A7, Sony A7R, Sony A6000, Sony NEX-5T, Sony NEX-3N, Sony NEX-6

korukinym says:

Did you use a different mic? It doesn’t sound very good compared to your other vids.

spexpl says:

As a client to sync my files to ACD I use oDrive servis. The downside of the application (in the free plan) is the fact that it is unable to encrypt data. While the advantage is that I can “undo” some data from my hard disk, so as not to occupy space, but at the same time to see their “spirit” of the tip * .cloud.

In addition oDrive seen too many other alternative clients that can connect to the ACD (as well as with other clouds), and to be able to encrypt data or to mount a resource as a virtual disk. The only downside is the fact that they are paid at a price of about $ 60.

technicalman says:

Thumbs up just for pointing me to arq drive. I can’t believe I have never found this software myself. I looked so hard.

Sulfen says:

I upload my photos to Amazon Prime and my video to Google Photos. Better on the wallet that way.

Poe Lemic says:

Very good video. I am thinking about switching to storing / backing-up my stuff on the Cloud with Amazon. This price is fair, and I hope they will allow a moderate use of “unlimited”. I will be fair with them and only use it judiciously, not fragrantly.

Callum Barton says:

Adam I’d have a look at http://rclone.org/downloads/ as an alternative to the normal desktop app for uploading things and management.

PranaGirl AmericanHoney says:

Where can I go to learn more about how my photos are organized on Amazon’s cloud drive? The reason I ask is that my photos today are organized with each event/trip in its own folder, and the folder is named by date, such as 2017 07 04 Backpacking Steamboat (as the folder name). I’d love for Amazon app to upload my photos and keep the original folder structure/names (as found in Windows Explorer on a PC) intact. Is that possible? If so, how? Thanks!

Felix Imadeafilm says:

You still don´t recommend it for larger filmprojects?
Did Amazon change some?There are no informations on the page at all..besides the fact its unlimited…
I am having +8Tb projects as well and some of my clipy are >50GB
Thanks for a reply.

pogue972 says:

I bought Amazon Unlimited Storage for my dad’s business which was a lot of photos, PDFs, Doc files, and etc. However, after about a month it told me my storage was full. Full?! How could an “unlimited” storage service be full?

Well, there is fine print that you can’t use Amazon Cloud Storage for business, and it explicitly says for photography businesses, so that might interest you EposVox. Check out this article for more information:


Brad Bushue says:

Surprised you did not discuss lack of auto-sync. Unless i’m missing something, you can’t have amazon cloud monitor your HD for new files or modifications and automatically update to amazon cloud. I’m trying out odrive, but am a little disappointed that a function offered by competitors “out of the box” comes at an additional cost here. Interested in your thoughts on this.

Tech-Know Scope says:

I’m using a service recommended by Tim Schmoyer on Video Creators called Back Blaze. Like you, I tried Amazon first, but the limitations turned me off. You should check them out. It’s also cheaper and has built in encryption.

Akash Gupta says:

love ur channel

Philafxs says:

RIP Unlimited Amazon Cloud Drive :'(

Ride Out Life says:

Amazon Drive isn’t for business purposes. It’s for personal.. let them find out and they’ll give you 48 hours to download all your stuff 🙁

Tom Whitchurch says:

So it’s best to get this as apposed to a PRO account on something such as mega?

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