Saving More Than Files With Backblaze

By | August 31st, 2012

While most people buy an online backup service to backup and restore their files, Backblaze provides a little more — our “Locate my Computer” feature. One customer shared an incredible story about what happened when the police recovered his laptop and in the process discovered $1 million in counterfeit cash. Then there was the story of Bridgette and how she used the “Locate my Computer” feature to not only get her iMac back, but also her stolen Camera. This made Bridgette very happy.

And today we read how Backblaze was part of this story; “How Tracking Down My Stolen Computer Triggered a Drug Bust”. Which begins with the opening line,

“This is a true story. The names have been changed because, well, a guy ended up getting charged with a felony, something he’s probably not thrilled about. Call me cautious.”

I won’t give away the story, it’s a great read, but let me just say that our unnamed hero simply would not give up! We’re glad Backblaze could help. Here’s to our unnamed hero!

The “Locate my Computer” feature is included as part of the Backblaze online backup service starting with version 1.5.3.

Andy Klein

Andy Klein

Director of Product Marketing at Backblaze
Andy has 20+ years experience in technology marketing. He has shared his expertise in computer security and data backup at the Federal Trade Commission, Rootstech, RSA and over 100 other events. His current passion is to get everyone to back up their data before it's too late.