Earlier this week, Amazon rolled out an interesting new service: Cloud Drive. It’s like an online hard drive, a place where you can store music, photos, documents, and other files. That not only gives you a Web-based backup for important stuff, but also lets you access your data on the go (like from a mobile phone or friend’s PC).
If you already have an Amazon account, you get five free gigabytes (GB) of Cloud Drive storage just for showing up (i.e. signing in). That’s a good start, though if you have a large photo or music library you want to archive, it may not be enough.
How does 20GB sound? You can get that four-fold increase in storage simply by buying an album–any album–from the Amazon MP3 Store. Seriously, no joke.