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05/15/2011 12:39:15 PM · #51
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by yanko:

Thanks. Any experience with Backblaze?


Yes, been using them a couple of months. Unlimited storage (including the external hard drives) for about $50 per annum per computer. It's not "blazing" fast, but anyway that's a little dependent on your own internet speed and mine is slow. But it's very easy to use and I've found it to be cost effective too. Should you want to restore everything you have backed up they will copy it all to an external hard drive and mail it to you (ok, that's not cheap), but in a worst case scenario, I think it's quite convenient.

This about sums up my thoughts and experience with BackBlaze. I don't fool around with zip files or external drives, so I can't speak to those. The initial backup was painfully slow, and I acutally unchecked whole drives for backup so the impotant stuff would get backed up first. My photos and documents are fully backed up, and now it's backing up my music.

For me I liked that it works quietly in the background. There when I need it, and invisible any other time. Carbonite was clunky and obtrusive. Mozy was a dream until they jacked their prices up. What I liked about Mozy was the Windows Explorer-like console (actually mapped as a drive) that allowed quick and easy access to your files. Backblaze requires you to log in and deal with their web interface. Check the files or folders you want, wait for an e-mail, and then download a zip file. A lot more work, but again, this isn't something I usually need. As Sarah said, in a worse case scenario, I'd probably just buy an external drive from them that has all my stuff.
05/15/2011 02:21:14 PM · #52
Originally posted by Spork99:

.....As far as I'm concerned, those MF'ers at Carbonite are no better than the A$$hats writing viruses.


I'd say this also applies to those Co's that offer to check you for viruses and tell you that you have all kinds of problems that you need them to fix. Hard as hell to get rid of their junk. They should all be shot.
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