Doubling Down on USB Flash Drive Restores

By | January 1st, 2014

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2014 is upon us and in keeping with our January tradition of giving little New Year’s gifts to our customers, we’re increasing the maximum size of our USB flash drive restores from 64GB to 128GB! That means that for the same $99, we’ll overnight you up to a 128GB restore flash drive containing your data, and you get to keep the flash drive.

Here are a couple of things you should know. First, once the USB flash drive is formatted, you can store up to 110 Gigabytes of data on a drive. Second, if the amount of data you select to restore will fit on a 64GB drive (53GB of data) that’s what we’ll send you. In any case, the USB flash drive restore is a great option if you need to restore up to 110GB of data and you don’t want to use your bandwidth downloading the files.

Of course, you can always download your data for free using a web browser. Here’s a quick reminder of your options to restore the data you backed up with Backblaze:

  • Web Browser — For free, you select the files/folders you want to restore using your web browser to download the files. This is good for small amounts of data, typically 1GB or less as the web browser itself is prone to timeouts and errors.
  • Backblaze Downloader — For free, you select the files/folders you want to restore using your web browser and then download and use the Backblaze Downloader to stream and checkpoint the data download. This is similar to apps like iTunes and Netflix in how data is downloaded. Be aware that larger amounts of data will consume lots of network bandwidth and will take time.
  • USB Flash Drive — For $99, you select up to 110GB of files/folders you want to restore and get your files on a 64GB or 128GB USB flash drive. We send it to you next day express so you get your data fast and you get to keep the drive.
  • USB External Hard Drive — For $189, you select up to 3TB of files/folders you want to restore and get your files on an external USB hard drive large enough to hold your data, up to a 3TB drive. We send it to you next day express so you get your data fast and you get to keep the drive.

Thank you for a great 2013 and here’s to an even better 2014.

Yev

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