Posted by Donny Torrefranca
On Tuesday March 29th, Amazon released their ‘Cloud Drive’ service to the general public. To those of you that aren’t familiar with this technology, in a nutshell, it is a web-based virtual hard drive enabling you to store your media files and documents. And since it is web-based, you are able to access these files wherever you have internet access.
This is an excellent alternative for those who have MP3 libraries or even videos that are overflowing from their personal computer’s storage device. Another perk is that you will no longer need to worry about losing data should your computer crash or get infected. They are all safely stored in Amazon’s secure hard drive. This is also beneficial to those who aren’t able to overload their mobile units with mp3s or video files especially if you have a small storage built in. Let’s face it, nowadays 16GB of data storage just isn’t enough. Signing up automatically gets you 5GB of storage for free.
Amazon has it’s own app available for MP3 uploading which you can use with your Mac or Windows machine. Once you download and launch this application on your computer, it will automatically scan your hard drive for media files that you can use to upload to the Cloud Drive. Once complete, you can either choose to upload all, or select specific files to be uploaded. Should you opt to not load all these files, you can sort them in a number of ways (such as artist, albums, genre) so you can easily pick and choose the ones you want to upload.
Once you’ve uploaded to the Cloud drive, accessing these files is a breeze. From your computer, you can use Amazon’s web-based music player. If you have an Android device, you can download the Amazon App from the Android Market and access your files through there. For iOS owners, sorry you’re not supported (yet?).
And if you’re interested in using this new service from Amazon, below is the pricing as listed on the Amazon website. (Current pricing at the time of writing this article)
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