Backblaze Cloud Backup for Windows

Backblaze Cloud Backup for Windows

Backblaze is a pioneer in robust, scalable low cost cloud backup and storage services. Computer backup to enterprise scale data storage solutions are our primary products. Backblaze is cheap, simple, fast and easy to use. But you might want to shop around if you have multiple machines to back up. With over 10 years of experience, ~500 PB of data under management, Backblaze is the industry leader for business backup needs. Another striking benefit of Backblaze for users is that you can back up all the data you want and don't have to worry about storage. All account types can back up unlimited amounts of data. You can set the backup process to be a continuous operation or schedule a certain time for the system to back up data.

Backblaze Features
FeatureBackblaze Support
File Size LimitsNo

No, but only after removing the default exclusions
Fair Use LimitsNo
Bandwidth ThrottlingNo
Operating System SupportWindows 10, 8/8.1, 7, Vista, & XP; macOS 10.8+
Native 64-bit SoftwareYes
Mobile AppsiOS and Android
File AccessWeb app and mobile apps
Transfer Encryption256-bit
Storage Encryption128-bit AES (key stored with 2048-bit RSA)
Private Encryption KeyYes, optional
File VersioningLimited, 30 days
Mirror Image BackupNo
Backup LevelsExclusion based; exclude by drive, folder, and file type
Backup From Mapped DriveNo
Backup From External DriveYes
Backup FrequencyContinuous, once per day, and manual

Bandwidth ControlAdvanced
Offline Backup Option(s)No

Yes, hard drive or flash drive via FedEx1
Local Backup Option(s) >No
Locked/Open File SupportNo
Backup Set Option(s)No
Integrated Player/ViewerNo
File SharingYes, via Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage
Multi-Device SyncingNo
Backup Status Alerts /td>Email

United States (Oakland, CA & Sacramento, CA)
Inactive Account Retention6 months
Support OptionsEmail and self-support


  • Inexpensive
  • Unlimited storage
  • Simple setup process
  • Rapid upload speeds
  • Very easy to use
  • Generous drive-shipping policy
  • Lost-computer tracker


  •  No multiple-computer plans
  • No support for network-attached storage drives
  • Weak mobile apps
  • Few extra features

Backblaze offers just one online backup plan. Most online backup services offer at least two plans, some offer dozens, but Backblaze's strategy keeps the decision process really easy. Backblaze lets you backup an unlimited amount of data from a single computerwith no restriction on individual file type or size. Here's how their pricing works out: Month to Month: $5.00 /month; 1 Year: $50.00 ($4.17 /month); 2 Years: $95.00 ($3.96 /month).