That’s it. Ready to make sure your data is safe? Try Backblaze for free — it’ll take you less than a minute and you don’t need a credit card to start protecting your data.
Our customers don’t have to choose between competing feature sets or hard to understand fine print. There are no extra charges and no limits on the size of your files — no matter how many videos you want to back up. And when we say unlimited, we mean unlimited; there are no restrictions on files, gigabytes, or restores. Customers also love the choices they have for getting their data back — web, mobile apps, and our free Restore by Mail option. We’re also the fastest to back up your data. While other services throttle your upload speeds, we want to get you protected as quickly as possible.
Backblaze vs. Carbonite
We know that CrashPlan is encouraging customers to look at Carbonite as an alternative. We would like to offer you another option: Backblaze. We cost less, we offer more, we store over 500 Petabytes of data, we have restored over 25 billion files, and customers in over 120 countries around the world trust us with their data.
|Backblaze||Carbonite Basic||Carbonite Prime|
|Price per Computer||$50/year||$59.99/year
|Back Up All User Data By Default – No Picking And Choosing||Yes||No||No|
|Automatically Back Up Files Of Any Size, Including Videos||Yes||No||Yes1|
|Back Up Multiple USB External Hard Drives||Yes||No||No|
|Restore by Mail for Free||Yes||No||No|
|Restore Older Versions of Files for Mac or PC||Yes||No2||No2|
|Manage Families & Teams||Yes||No||No|
|Protect Accounts Via Two Factor Verification, SMS & Authenticator Apps||Yes||No||No|
|Protect Data Via Private Encryption Key||Yes||No||No2|
|(1) All videos and files over 4GB require manual selection. (2) Available on Windows Only|
To get just some of the features offered by Backblaze for $50/year, you would need to purchase Carbonite Prime at $149.99/year.
NOTE: Carbonite raised their prices on 2/6/18. Carbonite Basic is now $71.99 per year, raised from $59.99. You can view a current pricing comparison table on our website.
Reminder: Sync is Not Backup
Of course, there are plenty of options in the marketplace. We encourage you to choose one to make sure you stay backed up. One thing we tell our own friends and family: sync is not backup.
If you’re considering using a sync service — Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud, etc. — you should know that these services are not designed to back up all your data. Typically, they only sync data from a specific directory or folder. If the service detects a file was deleted from your sync folder, it also will delete it from their server, and you’re out of luck. In addition, most don’t support external drives and have tiered pricing that gets quite expensive.
Backblaze is the Simple, Reliable, and Affordable Choice for Unlimited Backup of All Your Data
People have trusted Backblaze to protect their digital photos, music, movies, and documents for the past 10 years. We look forward to doing the same for your valuable data.
Your CrashPlan service may not be getting shut off today. But there’s no reason to wait until your data is at risk. Try Backblaze for FREE today — all you need to do is pick an email/password and click download.
We’ve created a FAQ with answers to these questions and more at Top Questions from CrashPlan Users.
We added a blog post that current CrashPlan users might find useful entitled, How to Migrate All of Your Data from CrashPlan.
We’ve been asked by CrashPlan customers if we could remind them before their subscription ends so they will not be vulnerable to data loss when their backup plan with CrashPlan terminates. Enter your email and the date you’d like to be reminded in the form below and you’ll get a friendly reminder email from Backblaze to start a new backup plan.