External Hard
Drive Backup

How do you recover your data if your external drive fails? Backblaze makes it easy.

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Why Backing Up to an External Hard Drive Isn’t Enough

Any backup is better than no backup. And backing up to an external hard drive is a good start. However, there are several problems with only backing up to an external hard drive:

  • Your computer and external hard drive are in the same place - which means they are both susceptible to the same fire, flood, theft, and similar risks.

  • You have to remember to connect and backup new data to your external hard drive.

  • If you are away from your external hard drive, you cannot backup new files and you cannot access files that need to be recovered.
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With Backblaze Online Backup Your Data is Safe

Whether your data is on your computer or on an external hard drive, with Backblaze you can:

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Restore a file, folder, or all your backed up files from any web browser for free.
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Access your files through the Backblaze iPhone or Android apps.
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Recover your files by having a hard drive or flash drive sent to you via FedEx.

Put your mind at ease and start backing up
your external hard drive today.

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How to Backup an External Hard Drive

Backblaze automatically backs up all external hard drives that are directly connected when Backblaze is installed on your computer. To install Backblaze simply:

  1. Sign Up for Free
  2. Download the Backblaze Backup App
  3. Install
Backblaze will automatically backup your files and any external drives that are attached to your computer. There is no need to pick folders or files.

What Kind of Drives Can Be Backed Up?

All external hard drives can be backed up as long as they are connected directly to the computer. Specifically:

  • USB hard drives
  • Firewire hard drives
  • Thunderbolt hard drives
Note: Backblaze does not support network-attached (NAS) hard drives.

Can I really backup an unlimited amount of data?

Yes. Whether you have 10 GB, 100 GB, 1000 GB, or 10,000 GB...it still costs just $x per month per computer.

Can I backup more than one external hard drive?

Yes. You can backup multiple external hard drives, attached to a single computer. There is no additional cost.  

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