Are you wondering if Amazon Drive and Amazon Cloud Drive are the same service? If so, you're not alone. Many people are confused by the similarities between these two services. In this article, we'll explain the differences between Amazon Photos and Amazon Drive, and how they can help you store your photos and videos securely. Amazon Photos and Amazon Drive are both cloud storage services, but they offer different functions.
Amazon Photos is a secure cloud storage service for photos and videos. It allows you to upload, download, view, edit and create albums or share photos and videos. On the other hand, Amazon Drive is a secure cloud storage service for the most common file types. The truth is that Amazon Drive and Amazon Cloud Drive are exactly the same service.
When you download the desktop application on MacOS, the application is downloaded as Amazon Photos, not as Amazon Drive. This is because Amazon Photos has several different functions, one of which is the ability to request copies of your photos through Amazon. Amazon's list of digital services is huge, but if you're just looking for a personal or family cloud service, Amazon Drive is the place to start. It's a cheap and reliable service, but it seems to be an afterthought for Amazon Photos and lacks real support from the company.
As a result, any file that isn't compatible with Amazon Photos will have to find a new place on another cloud storage service. Fortunately, photos and videos will be transferred to Amazon Photos automatically. However, other types of files will need to be downloaded manually from the Amazon Drive web panel. It's important to note that Amazon Photos is a service similar to Amazon Drive, but (as the name clearly suggests) it only stores images.
Amazon Photos will not be affected by the closure of Amazon Drive and Amazon will focus more on its dedicated photos and videos in the future. This means that you can still use Amazon Photos to store your photos and videos securely without worrying about anyone accessing your files without your permission. If you're looking for an alternative to Amazon Drive, you may want to consider Odrive. Odrive is a free sync client that interacts with Amazon Drive and eliminates all of its negative aspects.
It's also worth noting that if you just need a little extra storage and you frequently use other Amazon services, you can check out Amazon Drive (at least for the next year).