Backblaze and Carbonite are two of the easiest online backup services you can use at the moment and are two of our more popular services that we have reviewed. In many ways the services are similar but they are very different in how they perform their backups.
Backblaze takes the approach to backup everything on your computer with the exception of your operating system, applications, and temporary files. Unless otherwise excluded Backblaze will back it up. A default Backblaze install will protect the majority or peoples files on their computer.
Carbonite offers a more traditional folder and selection process but it will not backup your computer system files such as .EXE and .DLL files, temporary files ,operating system files, files in hidden system folders, files over 4gb in size and video files. You can however manually select files over 4gb and video files. This can take a little longer to setup and configure but with a little tweaking will protect the majority of peoples files.
|$5.00 / Month
$50.00 / Year
$95.00 / Two Years
$59.99 / Year
$109.99 / Two Years
$149.99 / Three Years
|Supported Platforms||Windows & Mac||Windows & Mac|
|Lock File Support||No||Yes|
HomePlus and HomePremier plans support local backup.
|External Hard Drive||Yes||Yes
HomePlus and HomePremier plans support external hard drives.
|Web Access / Restore||Yes||Yes|
|Locate Computer Feature||Yes||No|
|Internet Transmission with SSL||Yes||Yes|
|Private Encryption keys||Yes||Yes (Windows Only)|
|Support||Email, Chat, Phone|
|Restore||Client, Web, USB Flash Drive, USB HD||Client, Web, USB HD (HomePremier account only)|
|Mobile Access||No||Yes (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry)|
|File Size Limit||Unlimited||4GB (By default, larger files can be manually selected)|
|File Versioning||30 Days of Revisions||12 Versions|
|File Archiving||30 Days||30 Days|
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Whether your choose Backblaze or Carbonite to backup your files both services do a good job of keeping your files safe in the event your computer hard drive dies, your computer is stolen or some other disaster happens.