Backblaze for Mac - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

Backblaze for Mac

CNET 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.

Publisher's Description

More Products to Consider

  • YTD Video Downloade...
    Download, convert and play videos from streaming sites.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • FileZilla Client
    Open-source FTP client.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • uTorrent
    A (very) tiny BitTorrent client.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    LEGAL NOTICE: This link will take you to a third-party website. Downloading copyrighted materials without authorization or providing others with copyrighted materials for them to download without authorization may put you at risk for legal action under copyright law in the United States and other countries. CNET discourages the use of software for any unlawful purpose

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • JDownloader
    Download-manager that makes downloading as easy and automated a...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • BitTorrent
    Official BitTorrent client for OS X.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    LEGAL NOTICE: This link will take you to a third-party website. Downloading copyrighted materials without authorization or providing others with copyrighted materials for them to download without authorization may put you at risk for legal action under copyright law in the United States and other countries. CNET discourages the use of software for any unlawful purpose

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Vuze BitTorrent Cli...
    Find, download and discover torrents quickly and easily.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    LEGAL NOTICE: This link will take you to a third-party website. Downloading copyrighted materials without authorization or providing others with copyrighted materials for them to download without authorization may put you at risk for legal action under copyright law in the United States and other countries. CNET discourages the use of software for any unlawful purpose

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • FrostWire
    Play, stream, and share files on P2P, the cloud and your local ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    LEGAL NOTICE: This link will take you to a third-party website. Downloading copyrighted materials without authorization or providing others with copyrighted materials for them to download without authorization may put you at risk for legal action under copyright law in the United States and other countries. CNET discourages the use of software for any unlawful purpose

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Wondershare Free Yo...
    The Fast and Free Way to Download and Manage YouTube Videos.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Cyberduck
    FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Cloud Files and Amazon S3 browser.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • MovieSherlock
    Download HD video from YouTube, Vevo, DailyMotion, save as MP3,...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Transmission
    Simple, tweakable, and Mac-like BitTorrent client.

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    LEGAL NOTICE: This link will take you to a third-party website. Downloading copyrighted materials without authorization or providing others with copyrighted materials for them to download without authorization may put you at risk for legal action under copyright law in the United States and other countries. CNET discourages the use of software for any unlawful purpose

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • My IP Hide
    Unblock all websites and hide your IP.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Airy YouTube Downlo...
    Download YouTube videos on Mac with Airy.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • iGetter
    Powerful, full featured download manager and accelerator.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Wondershare AllMyTu...
    Download and convert online videos into regular video formats.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Dmailer Backup
    Backup all of your important files in a few simple steps with D...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • WhatsApp Pocket
    Extract, recover, and backup WhatsApp chat messages on your iPh...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Carbon Copy Cloner
    Clone, synchronize, back up files.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • MozyHome
    Back up your data online at a secure, remote location.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • Wuala
    Cloud-based file storage.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • MediaGet
    Search and download media-torrents with a simple interface and ...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    LEGAL NOTICE: This link will take you to a third-party website. Downloading copyrighted materials without authorization or providing others with copyrighted materials for them to download without authorization may put you at risk for legal action under copyright law in the United States and other countries. CNET discourages the use of software for any unlawful purpose

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • SuperDuper
    Backup, clone, and restore your information.
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
  • CrashPlan PRO
    Cloud backup designed especially for small and medium businesse...

    This download is served from an external site

    close

    NOTICE: This link will open a connection to a third-party site. CNET cannot ensure the security of software that is hosted on external sites.

    Continue to download

    Sponsored Products

    Visit Site
  • Card Data Recovery
    Recover data from hard drives, cameras, memory cards, fire wire...
    Download

    Installed

    Smart Install
All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current version:

    5.0 stars

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
  • My rating:

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1-1 of 1

  • 5.0 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

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Add Your Review

Log in or create an account to post a review.
You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Backblaze 2.3.1.676
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Submit your reply

Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

cancel

E-mail this review

Submit cancel

Report offensive content

If you believe this comment is offensive or violates the CNET's Site Terms of Use, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the comment). Once reported, our staff will be notified and the comment will be reviewed.

Select type of offense:

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language
Spam: Advertisements or commercial links
Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users
Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content
Submit cancel

Previous Versions:

Error

close

ERROR MESSAGE

If you think this is an error, please contact CNET TechTracker Support for further assistance.

Ok

Running Request

close

loading

Smart Install Software

close

CNET TechTracker will now automatically install software without requiring further action by you. (Note: This feature automatically accepts associated EULAs and third party applications on your behalf.)

You have selected the following software to Smart Install:

CNET TechTracker will attempt to install this software without interrupting you again. If an application requires manual installation, CNET TechTracker will download the installer and prompt you to take further action.

Proceed with Smart Install?

Confirm Standard Install Cancel

Submit a problem report for Backblaze

close

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The CNET Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The software contains malware

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Problem Report submitted

close

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK

Installed

Smart Install

About CNET Installer

The CNET Download.com Installer is a tiny ad-supported stub installer or "download manager" that helps securely deliver your downloads from Download.com's servers. We also include offers for carefully screened software that complies with Download.com Software Policies as part of our Installer process. Learn more

Backblaze for Mac