CES 2017: Trends For the Tech Savvy To Watch

By | January 12th, 2017

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just wrapped up in Las Vegas. The usual parade of cool tech toys created a lot of headlines this year, but there were some genuine trends to keep an eye on too. If you’re like us, you’re probably one of the first people around to adopt promising new technologies….

Data Storage Disasters SMBs Should Avoid

By | December 27th, 2016
Avoid Data Disasters

No one wants to get caught off guard when disaster strikes. And disasters are kind of inevitable, typically when you least expect them. Forewarned is forearmed. Here are five data storage disasters just waiting to happen to small to medium-sized businesses. We also offer some practical advice for how to avoid them. Not Knowing Where….

Backblaze 2016 Year in Review

By | December 22nd, 2016

It is hard to believe that 2016 is nearly over. It has been a busy year as Backblaze continued to grow. We have 30% more employees, 30% more hard drives, and 45% more data than this time last year. Here are a few of our highlights from 2016. 20 Billion Files Restored. There are many….

SSD 101: How to Upgrade Your Computer With An SSD

By | December 20th, 2016
SSD 101

Is your computer performing slowly, or are you looking for a way to boost performance? If your computer is more than a couple of years old, replacing the hard drive with an SSD (Solid-State Drive) is one of the most cost-effective changes you can make. It’ll totally change your computing experience. That said there are….

Release 4.3.0 – The Rollover Release

By | December 15th, 2016

The current version of the Backblaze Personal Backup and Backblaze Business Backup applications is being updated to on the PC and on the Mac. The list of fixes, changes, and updates is as follows: Update the version number to 4.3.0. Roll the build number back to start at 1. End of list. If….

Tips To Survive Family Tech Support

By | December 13th, 2016
Family Tech Support

This is the time of year when a lot of us travel home for the holidays. If you’re the most technical person in the room – heck, even if you’re just the only one who knows how to turn on a computer – some of your less technically-minded relatives might depend on you for help….

How To Reclaim Lost Hard Disk Space

By | December 7th, 2016

Running out of disk space? You’re not the only one. We’ve all been there. You try to save a file or install a new app and get a message telling you there isn’t enough space. Here are five common mistakes that cost us extra hard drive space we don’t need to waste – and what….