Seagate ships 3 TB drives

By | July 1st, 2010

Wow. Seagate just announced the world’s first 3 TB drive. Called the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk, it’s big enough to hold about 1,000 full-length HD movies or 1 million digital photos or songs. It is also twice the size of the Seagate drives we used in the Backblaze Storage Pod when we published the design….

Free iPhone 4 Wallpapers

By | June 24th, 2010

Did you get your new iPhone 4 (or upgrade to iOS 4)? I created some iPhone 4 Wallpapers (640×960) you may enjoy. They’re free to use. How to Switch the Wallpaper: * Open this blog post on your iPhone. * Click on the one image you like (including the one with the flame) to open….

Backblaze release 1.0.7

By | June 21st, 2010

Backblaze has made a new release available and all users are scheduled to be automatically upgraded over the next two weeks. Below are the enhancements in this release: Release Date: 6/21/10 Version: 1.0.7 Auto-Update: All Users * Protocol changes to add efficiency and reliability. * Minor security enhancements. * Rolls up changes from previous versions….

Backblaze is giving away 2 Apple iPads

By | June 11th, 2010

Losing all of your photos forever. Paying iTunes a second time to buy all your music again. Pulling your hair out when your computer won’t boot. …if these reasons aren’t enough to backup your computer, we’re giving you one more: A free Apple iPad. Every computer that starts backing up in June will be entered….

Backup Awareness Month – June 2010

By | June 11th, 2010

Has it been a year already? It feels like just yesterday I was writing about our last survey with Harris Interactive where we ask how often people backup their computers. Well, it’s June again and we re-ran the survey. * Good news: Fewer people are not doing regular backups (92% now vs. 94% last year)…..

Backblaze release 1.0.6 (minor)

By | June 10th, 2010

Backblaze has made a new release available. Release is very minor, thus users will not be automatically upgraded. A future release will include these items and automatically upgrade all users. Release Date: 6/10/10 Windows Version: Mac Version: Auto-Update: None Usability * Slightly updated icons in Backblaze Preference Pane/Control Panel Exclusions * Added exclusions….

Backblaze saves a marriage

By | April 26th, 2010

Ok, maybe not quite the marriage…but at least the sanity leading up to it. My friend Vlad was planning his wedding recently and posted this on Facebook a couple days before the actual event: Vlad is grateful for Backblaze.. phew I asked him what happened and wanted to share his reply: we’ve been going *nuts*….

Don’t push that button

By | April 23rd, 2010

As some of you noticed, Backblaze experienced an outage. I want to provide some detail on what happened and the current status. The Cause Backblaze stores your backed up data in a top-tier data center facility. Last night at 7:35 p.m., a security guard entered the facility. The door slammed, causing the protective covering to….