A small tribute to Steve Jobs

By | October 5th, 2011
A small tribute to Steve Jobs

One of our support guys sent an email to the company a few minutes ago saying Steve Jobs died. After a moment of disbelief there was some shock, then sadness. Steve Jobs wasn’t one in a million. He was one in a billion. And while we had never met him, he had a profound impact….

Sean has a new friend. His name is Guido.

By | September 28th, 2011

A single Backblaze Storage Pod weighs nearly 150 lbs and takes two people to rack it. Each time Sean has gone to the data center to rack new pods (which happens every two weeks) he needed to bring another person for assistance. In the interest of giving Sean a hand, we bought him a friend…..

$399.99 for a 3.1 GB hard drive

By | September 20th, 2011

No, not 3 TB…3 GB. We stumbled across this scan of a Best Buy news ad from 1996. “30-Message Pagers”, “Motorola Cellular Flip Phone”, “28.8 kbps modem”…what a trip down memory lane. One of my favorite ads, for obvious reasons, is for for hard drives: At those prices, a Backblaze Storage Pod today would cost….

GINA builds some Backblaze pods

By | August 29th, 2011
Chloe Edgar

Ok, actually it was Chloe that built the first pod. And Greg that built the second. But those pods were built to store the geospatial information data for GINA – the Geographic Information Network of Alaska. When searching for pics of Backblaze Storage Pods, I stumbled across Chloe’s Picasa album, and asked her why she….

Petabytes on a Budget v2.0:Revealing More Secrets

By | July 20th, 2011

To get the latest updates and informationon ALL of the Storage Pod versions. Click Here. It’s been over a year since Backblaze revealed the designs of our first generation (67 terabyte) storage pod. During that time, we’ve remained focused on our mission to provide an unlimited online backup service for $5 per month. To maintain….

Backblaze fully supports OS X Lion (10.7)

By | July 20th, 2011

While Apple just recently announced their newest operating system, OS X Lion (10.7), Backblaze has been working with developers and beta testers for a while to ensure our online backup service is fully compatible. When you rush out to upgrade to Lion, know that your Backblaze online backup service will work seamlessly. The new OS….

94% of computer users still risk data loss

By | July 12th, 2011

Each of the last four years during June’s Backup Awareness Month, Backblaze has conducted a data backup survey using Harris Interactive. We always ask the same question: are you backing up your computer data and, if so, how often? The results of this fourth annual survey and the three previous ones are: Percent of Respondents….

Backblaze finds $1 million counterfeit cash

By | July 7th, 2011

No, I am not kidding. Just over a month ago we launched Locate My Computer, a free feature of our online backup service, to find your computer if it is lost or stolen. Since then a number of people have recovered their computers. However, one of our customers (let’s call him “Joe” as he requested….