Why Online Backup?
It's not a question of will you lose your data—it's when. Whether it's a
catastrophic event, such as an earthquake, fire, flood, or a mad panda that destroys your computer, or the more common virus, hard-drive crash,
laptop left in a taxi, or coffee spill, your PC will eventually lose your
photos, music, and documents.
Can't I Recover Data From a Dead Hard Drive?
Not if your computer has been stolen—and rarely even if you have it.
Companies charge approximately $3,000 to attempt to recover your data with
no guarantee that you'll glean anything from it. For the price of one attempted $3,000 recovery, Backblaze can backup your computer for 50 years at $5 per month.
OK, But I Bought an External USB Hard Drive. Am I Safe?
It's a good start, but as our vice president of design says, "better safe
than sorta safe." Do you back up your data every day? Or do you sometimes
forget? Are you sure you're backing up the right files? Are your computer
and USB drive stored in the same place, making both susceptible to the same
risks? What if you go on a trip and leave the drive at home? You can't
backup or restore files while you're gone. And if you take it with you? Then
you're more likely to lose both your laptop and USB drive at the same time!
So, How Am I Backed Up with Backblaze?
You download a tiny application that installs in three clicks and doesn't
require a credit card or any information to start using it. This internet backup application
automatically finds all your photos, music, documents, and other
irreplaceable files—no matter where they are on your hard drive—and
compresses and securely encrypts them. When you're not using your computer,
it sends them over the Internet to the remote Backblaze datacenters. Learn more about how we built Backblaze online backup for your Mac
. We also built a great online PC backup service
How Can You Backup Everything Online For Just $5 per Month?
We have developed a highly efficient cloud backup storage system
that enables us to optimize how we store data. And we’re counting on some people having a lot of data and others not very much, but that it will work out on average.
Look, I'm an Advanced User, and I Already Have a Set of RAID Drives with
Perl Scripts to Copy My Files Back and Forth Between My 18 Home Machines
that are in a Datacenter I've Built in My Closet. Why Do I Need Backblaze?
Congratulations! It sounds like you're passionate about backup—and so are
we. In fact, you may even want to send us a note on the jobs page. But we
still think you should try Backblaze's online backup because it's automatic,
will save your data remotely, and is really inexpensive.