Backblaze’s mission is to make cloud storage that’s affordable and astonishingly easy to use. Backblaze B2 embodies that mission for those looking for an object storage solution.
Another Backblaze core value is being transparent, from releasing our Storage Pod designs to detailing our cloud storage cost of goods sold. We are an open book in the Cloud Storage industry. So it makes sense that opaque pricing policies that require mind numbing calculations are a no-no for us. Our approach to pricing is to be transparent, straight-forward, and predictable.
For Backblaze B2, this means that no matter how much data you have, the cost for B2 is $0.005/GB per month for data storage and $0.02/GB to download data. There are no costs to upload. We also throw in your first 10GB of storage for free when you open your account and 1GB of free downloads every day.
Cloud Storage Price Comparison
The storage industry does not share our view of making pricing transparent, or affordable. In an effort to help everyone, we’ve made a Cloud Storage Pricing Calculator, where anyone can enter in their specific use case and get pricing back for B2, S3, Azure, and GCS. We’ve also included the calculator below for those interested in trying it out.
B2 Cost Calculator
Backblaze provides this calculator as an estimate.
Data over time
Period of Time:
Storage Cost for Initial Month:
Data Added Each Month:
Data Deleted Each Month:
Monthly Download Cost:
Total Cost for x Months
* Figures are not exact and do not include the following: Free first 10 GB of storage, free 1 GB of daily downloads, or $.004/10,000 class B Transactions and $.004/1,000 Class C Transactions.
Sample storage scenarios:
You have data you wish to archive, and will be adding more each month, but you don’t expect that you will be downloading or deleting any data.
For twelve months, your costs would be:
You wish to store data, and will be actively changing that data with uploads, downloads, and deletions.
Your costs for 12 months would be:
We invite you to compare our cost estimates against the competition. Here are the links to our competitors’ pricing calculators.
How much data you have stored with Backblaze. This is calculated once a day based on the average storage of the previous 24 hours. The first 10 GB of storage is free.
Charged when you download files and charged when you create a Snapshot. Charged for any portion of a GB. The first 1 GB of data downloaded each day is free.
Class “A” transactions – Free
Class “B” transactions – $0.004 per 10,000 with 2,500 free per day.
Class “C” transactions – $0.004 per 1,000 with 2,500 free per day. View Transactions by API Call
DATA BY MAIL
Mail us your data on a B2 Fireball – $550
Backblaze will mail your data to you by FedEx:
• USB Flash Drive – up to 110 GB – $89
• USB Hard Drive – up to 3.5TB of data – $189
All B2 active account owners can contact Backblaze support at help.backblaze.com where they will also find a free-to- use knowledge base of B2 advice, guides, and more. In addition, a B2 user can pay to upgrade their support plan to include phone service, 24×7 support and more.
Unlike other services, you won’t be nickeled and dimed with upload fees, file deletion charges, minimum files size requirements, and more. Everything you can possibly pay Backblaze is listed above.