Backblaze for Mac

Backblaze for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.3.1.676
File Size:
7.49MB
Date Added:
November 07, 2013
Price:
Free to try (15-day free trial)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
294
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

BackBlaze for Mac is designed to back up every file on your computer actively while you work. With a fairly streamlined setup process, straightforward lists of options, and a decent free account size, BackBlaze works as a solid alternative to backup cloud solutions, though it does lack some of the flexibility you'll find in those other services.

After installing BackBlaze, it will run a quick scan of your computer. The speed will depend on the size of your hard drive and how full it is. We tested this on a 500GB MacBook Pro drive with about 240GB of data stored on it and it took 15 minutes to scan, so the process is relatively fast. The first backup, however, is much slower, as you'd expect. While the app doesn't give you an ETA on the upload, you can expect between 24-48 hours of uploading depending on the number of files and your connection speed, so it will take a few days for the first backup. After that, it will only back up new files or changed files at intervals you can set. Running from your taskbar, BackBlaze is out of the way and doesn't seem to bog down the system much, if at all. The interface is almost a non-issue here as the tool only backs up your data and there is no cloud access like you'd get from a Dropbox or box.net account.

If you need a straight backup tool that costs less than a cloud storage method, BackBlaze is a good option. It costs as little as $4/month for unlimited backup and it runs smoothly on most newer Mac computers. If you're not sure, though, you get 15 days to test the service, which is more than adequate to see if this is the right backup tool for you.

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    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "An excellent Low cost unlimited Backup Storage"

    February 19, 2014   |   By lawrenh

    Version: Backblaze 2.3.1.676

    Pros

    Seamless, invisible, fast. After the initial upload of your computer's contents (files, docs, pix, music, not programs or operating system) you never know it is working on a daily, and sometimes if I am really busy on the computer, hourly up date of files I have just worked on. There is an IOS app that allows you to pull up anything you have backed up...which is everything on your computer (now if they would get a Android app...). Their help desk is fast and manned by real Techs that can help...and not from a script. Oh yes...their service includes all drives attached to your computer, and all the portable disks attached as well. If you unplug one, it must be reattached within a set time limit, or you lose the data,but not before they notify you and give you time to plug back in.

    Cons

    None.. unless you count the fact they are new, and small compared to the big players in the field

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