Broadband speeds – lies and statistics

By | August 18th, 2010

We love fast broadband speeds: faster upload speeds mean faster backups of your data to Backblaze. Often we salivate over claims of 10Mbps+ blistering connections. However, periodically customers email us saying “I can’t seem to backup as fast as my Internet connection implies.” Looking at the the customer’s Internet connection, we see it’s slower than….

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….