Rapidshare, the popular file hosting service, has announced a drastic cut of Premium Account download volumes from 10Gb/day to 2.66Gb/day (80Gb/month). The premium account subscription price, however, remains the same as before.

Note that these limit cut applies only to new subscriptions and extensions, so you get the same limits (10Gb/day) till your next renewal.

Another important change is that anonymous files, which are directly uploaded via the web interface without any login, can now only be downloaded 10 times.   There is no such limit if you upload files via a free Collector’s account.