Backblaze vs Carbonite


Which is the best cloud backup service?

Backing up videos, external hard drives, and files over 4GB by default are just some of the reasons that Backblaze stands out as a leader in Online Backup. It's less expensive too. The table below gives a side-by-side comparison of Backblaze to each of the Carbonite versions.
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Price
Backblaze
$50/YEAR

Carbonite Basic
$59.99/YEAR

Carbonite Prime
$149.99/YEAR
Backup
All Data Backed Up By Default
Backblaze Yes
All user data gets backed up by default, you can exclude unwanted filetypes and directories.
Carbonite Basic No
External hard drives and videos are not backed up by default.
Carbonite Prime No
Only User directories get selected by default.
Large File Backup by Default
Backblaze Yes
File size limits are turned "Off" by default.
Carbonite Basic No
Files over 4GB in size are not backed up by default and require manual selection.
Carbonite Prime No
Files over 1TB in size are not backed up by default and require manual selection.
External Hard Drive Backup
Backblaze Yes
All attached external hard drives are selected for backup by default.
Carbonite Basic No
External hard drive backup is not included.
Carbonite Prime Yes
A single external hard drive can be manually selected for backup.
Automated Upload Threading
Backblaze Yes
Automated threading and throttling are turned on by default to maximize upload speeds based on users network capacity. Maximum threads can be changed to 20, and throttling can be removed.
Carbonite Basic No
3 threads are turned on by default and can be manually changed to a maxmium of 10.
Carbonite Prime No
3 threads are turned on by default and can be manually changed to a maxmium of 10.
Restore
Data Recovery by Mail
Backblaze Yes
Restore By Mail available worldwide for both USB Flash and External Hard Drive methods, return the drive within 30 days for a full refund.
Carbonite Basic No
Courier Recovery is not available with Carbonite Standard.
Carbonite Prime Yes
Courier Recovery available in the United States only.
Security
Account Security via 2FV - SMS & Authenticator Apps
Backblaze Yes
Two-Factor Verification available via both SMS and Authenticator Apps, with backup codes available.
Carbonite Basic No
SMS Only two-factor verification.
Carbonite Prime No
SMS Only two-factor verification.
Locate Computer
Backblaze Yes
Locate My Computer allows users or account administrators to approximate a computer's last known connection location and IP address.
Carbonite Basic No
Not available.
Carbonite Prime No
Not available.
Private Encryption Keys for All Mac and PC Users
Backblaze Yes
Private encryption keys are supported for both Mac and PC users.
Carbonite Basic No
Private encryption keys are only supported for PC users.
Carbonite Prime No
Private encryption keys are only supported for PC users.