Mozy Closes Unlimited Data Buffet, Serves Up Tiered Storage

Paul Lilly

MozyHome subscribers woke up to a rather disappointing email this week in which they were informed that their unlimited data backup cap is changing to a tiered service that could potentially cost them much more.

"Thanks for being a valued Mozy subscriber," the letter begins . "For the first time since 2006, we're adjusting the price of our MozyHome service and wanted to give you a heads-up. As part of this change, we're replacing our MozyHome Unlimited backup plan and introducing the following tiered storage plans:

50GB for $5.99 per month (includes backup for one computer) and 125GB for $9.99 per month (includes backup for up to three computers). You may add additional computers (up to five in total) or 20GB increments of storage to either of the plans, each for a monthly cost of $2.00."

Mozy says it was forced to make the change because of a "growing shift in people's storage behavior," particularly higher resolution photos and videos courtesy of inexpensive video capture devices.

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