Restoring a three megabyte file takes seconds. Restoring 400 GB might be best done by ordering a USB drive FedEx’ed to you. However, a restore between 1 GB and 100 GB you may choose to download, but that can be painful with most web browsers: some simply cannot support downloads over 4 GB, and most neither check to make sure the file downloaded correctly nor auto-restart where they left off if interrupted.
Thus, Backblaze has developed Restore Downloader apps for Windows and Mac. (The Mac one has been available for a little while; the Windows one becomes available now.)
You still select your restore the way you always did through the website. However, if a restore is over 1 GB, you will automatically be offered a tiny application with which you can download that restore.
Using it is simple: sign-in and click start download.
The Backblaze Restore Downloader will automatically start downloading the most recent restore you have selected. If you stop the restore or there is ever a hiccup in your network, the app will restart from where it left off.