Set-it-and-forget-it backups to the seemed like a great idea at one point. With several providers offering good annual rates on unlimited storage, a silent, overnight upload was a good way to make sure your was protected and stored offsite. Now, however, Mozy has dropped its unlimited plan and its prices are jumping to a level where cloud just doesn’t make sense for users with a ton of — and it says its competitors will soon follow suit. CNET’s Stephen Shankland says that the 600GB of he has backed up with Mozy will now cost him around $60 per month to store. That’s a huge chunk of change over the course of a year — especially when you can pick up 1TB hard drives for around $75.

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Mozy kills unlimited backup, time to take matters into your own hands