What unlimited options do I have now that's Amazon is removing unlimited?


#1

Hating Amazon right now I know not what to do.


What cloud service has unlimited storage to use with odrive
#2

There are certainly plenty of options, though the day(s) of unlimited free storage seem to be at an end.

odrive supports a laundry list of cloud storage providers including Amazon s3, as well as other options such as SFTP/FTP etc…

You can see a full list of supported storage options here to help you decide what may be the best solution for your use case: https://www.odrive.com/links


#3

anyone can chime in on backblaze experience? With Amazon pulling the plug on unlimited storage, I’m curious if BackBlaze will do the same.


#4

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#5

Same here.

Normally i only used their service to backup photos. Can odrive support the prime photos only option?


#6

Hi @muitommy,
odrive can upload your photos to Amazon, but it will also try to upload anything else you add to it, like videos or documents. On a Prime Photos-only account this will end up with the files sitting around, not syncing, and listed in “not allowed” in the odrive menu.


#7

OpenDrive has an unlimited tier, but odrive support for OpenDrive is still AWOL. Any chance you’ll bump that up the list of priorities now that ACD has removed unlimited storage?


#8

Hi @mustgroove,
We are actually waiting for a fix from OpenDrive on this one. The reason we disabled it is because there was a high chance of data loss on files larger than 10MB.


#9

Amazon Cloud dropping its Unlimited plan is news to me. I kind of felt like this was eventually going to happen because of 2 big reasons.

  1. all good things come to an end eventually

  2. bait and switch is a good business tactic

This is very disappointing. I looked at Amazon Cloud Drive with such pride and laughed at when Microsoft dropped Unlimited from OneDrive awhile back… now I’m feeling the pain.

I don’t want to be locked and restricted by a particular amount of data when it comes to my cloud storage. I just took a quick look at “OpenDrive” and would happily switch over to them and drop Amazon Cloud Drive.

@Tony, is OpenDrive supported? @mustgroove’s comment makes me think that it’s not supported.

I’m also interested if anyone else has other service suggestions for Unlimited. I want to get my data moved ASAP before I get anywhere near the deadline.


#10

Hi @christianorpinell,
Here was our announcement concerning OpenDrive:

As of now the status is still unchanged.


#11

So opendrive works with odrive reading files?


#12

Hi @aliessadk88,
We have disabled linking OpenDrive. If you already had it linked then you could still download from it.


#13

:weary: oh that sucks I just bought a month hoping it could be my long term replacement. Will this not be fixed


#14

For our current integration to OpenDrive, the fix needs to come from them and I have not been told to expect one. We may explore alternatives, down the road, but nothing is planned at the moment.


#15

is there no unlimited option with odrive support then?


#16

You could consider Google Cloud Storage or Amazon S3 as “unlimited”, but it won’t come at a flat fee.

Another possibility: Microsoft offers a 365 Home subscription, for $100/year, which gives 5 user licenses and each user gets 1TB of storage. Using odrive to link the 5 accounts can yield 5TB of total storage. Not unlimited, but not too shabby.


#17

People are using G Suite Business accounts at $10/mo. and many reports online are that they’re able to upload what seems like unlimited / past the limit.

Is there support for G Suite cloud integration? It should be really simple to implement since it is held by Google?


#18

Hi @christianorpinell,
Yes. GSuite accounts can be linked as Google Drive accounts for individual GSuite users (not to be confused with Team Drive, which is separate, team-based storage)


#19

G Suite Business is unlimited if you have at least 5 persons in your company, this meaning you should to pay every month around $50.
If you pay just for 1 person you only have 1TB of cloud storage.


#20

Hi @videoandesign, what I said in my previous comment is that people online have been reporting that they are getting unlimited storage, more storage than 1TB for their one account.

I’ve seen a number of people saying this: https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/6ilgox/started_today_the_migration_process_from_acd_to/