Four Tips To Help Photographers and Videographers Get The Most From B2

B2 for Photographers and Videographers

Photographers and videographers regularly push the limit of data storage and archiving solutions, especially as camera makers constantly increase megapixel sensor density. Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems are indispensable to help store these large amounts of data, whether it’s 20-50 megapixel stills or 1080p, 4K or 8K video footage. Data creep is inevitable. What can….


Four Ways Groups Makes Business Backups Easy

We recently introduced the new Backblaze for Business featuring Groups. If backup management for your business is part of your job description, Groups can make your work a lot easier. What is a Group? Groups centrally manage billing by an administrator. Admins can also (optionally) keep track of the Group member’s backup statuses, B2 Cloud….


What Rogue One Teaches About Data Backup

I finally got a chance to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story recently (I know, I’m late to the game, but I was off my feet for a few weeks around the holidays). It got me thinking about data backups and data security. Whether you’re in a small business, an enterprise, the Imperial Forces,….


How To Back Up Your NAS with B2 and CloudBerry

NAS Backup with CloudBerry and B2

Using a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device on your home or work network? B2 Cloud Storage makes it affordable and easy to backup your NAS to the cloud. CloudBerry backs up your NAS and integrates easily with B2. The CloudBerry folks have posted some helpful info to help you along. We’re also providing step by….


B2 for Beginners: Inside the B2 Web interface

B2 for Beginners

B2 for Beginners: Inside the B2 Web interface B2 Cloud Storage enables you to store data in the cloud at a fraction of what you’ll pay other services. For instance, we’re one-fourth of the price of Amazon’s S3. We’ve made it easy to access thanks to a web interface, API and command line interface. Let’s….


Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2016

Backblaze has recorded and saved daily hard drive statistics from the drives in our data centers since April 2013. At the end of 2016 we had 73,653 spinning hard drives. Of that number, there were 1,553 boot drives and 72,100 data drives. This post looks at the hard drive statistics of the data drives we….


Troubleshooting Tips for SSDs

Need help troubleshooting a problematic SSD (Solid State Drive)? Here’s a list of problems SSD users commonly run into, along with some suggestions on how to fix them. SSD Failure Let’s go over some of the warning signs of a potential SSD failure. Any of these could be indications that an SSD is on its….


Groups Helps You Manage Family Backup

Being responsible for your family’s IT needs can feel burdensome. We’ve made it easier for you to manage all of your family’s backups in one place. Presenting Groups, a new feature that works with two computers or 200 (or 1,000…what you’re doing with 1,000 computers is an issue for a different post). Groups helps you….