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Likelihood to Recommend

Backblaze

Backblaze's "set it and forget it' interface is ideal for home users. In addition, the $50/year pricing is very competitive. Most business should find Backblaze as a very good backup solution, but in cases where a backup archive needs to be kept indefinitely, alternative solutions should be looked at (specifically CrashPlan - though it is significantly more expensive at $10/month).
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OneDrive

I strongly encourage others to use OneDrive internally for cloud storage. It reduces the need for expensive internal server management, and I trust Microsoft's abilities to manage and support a massive cloud infrastructure securely. OneDrive is current, easy to use, and can help drive employees off of other less secure or unapproved tools like Google Drive, DropBox, or Basecamp. As part of the O365 package, I know that improvements will always be made to the tool as time goes on. OneDrive does have public link capabilities, but my organization has not enabled this yet. This is something that would help us eliminate a few other tools as well
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Backblaze
OneDrive
8.2
Versioning
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.3
Video files
Backblaze
OneDrive
7.9
Audio files
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.3
Document collaboration
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.5
Access control
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.5
File search
Backblaze
OneDrive
7.9
Device sync
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Backblaze
OneDrive
8.2
User and role management
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.1
File organization
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.3
Device management
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.2

Cloud Storage Platform

Backblaze
OneDrive
8.0
Performance
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.3
Reliability
Backblaze
OneDrive
8.1
Storage Reports
Backblaze
OneDrive
7.6

Pros

Backblaze

  • Backblaze utilizes a native app across platforms vs. a javascript app you find with other backup services (CrashPlan being one of them). Native apps function better and have a better user interface than comparable javascript apps.
  • Backblaze has an intuitive interface that automatically backs everything up from your computer but allows you to easily exclude items you don't want or need to backup (applications, system files, etc.).
  • Backblaze has a built-in bandwidth cap and monitor allowing you to limit how much data is backed up on a daily basis to prevent going over ISP data caps or utilizing all of your upload bandwidth.
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OneDrive

  • OneDrive integrates with my MacBook fairly well, allowing me to share documents and move fairly seamlessly between local and web versions of a file.
  • OneDrive keeps things in sync fairly quickly and without consuming a lot of system resources.
  • OneDrive (along with Sharepoint's) permissions capabilities are much more fine-grained than Dropbox.
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Cons

Backblaze

  • The main downside of Backblaze is that it only keeps deleted items for 30 days. In other words, if you delete an item off of your computer, it will stay in your Backblaze archive for 30 days before it is removed from the archive. In general practice, this isn't an issue, but there are times being able to go back further in time can be very useful - a feature that CrashPlan has (keeps ALL backed up files indefinitely).
  • While the user interface is easy to use, it is limited in comparison to other solutions. In particular, CrashPlan provides more control over how many resources the computer should use to back up - both while a user is present and while a user is away. Backblaze only allows for bandwidth throttling.
  • Backblaze does not offer a seeded backup - wherein if you have a large number of files to backup, you can send Backblaze a hard drive with those files to initially seed the backup so not all files will have to be uploaded prior to being backed up.
  • Backblaze cannot back up network shares - though this is by design. Network devices such as Synology NAS servers must utilize Backblaze's B2 service which can end up being very expensive.
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OneDrive

  • OneDrive's visual feedback in Finder as to whether a file is syncing or already synced isn't always up-to-date with the actual status of these files.
  • OneDrive (on Mac) will occasionally fail to sync for errors that aren't accurate, requiring a restart.
  • OneDrive (on Mac) will occasionally fail for file name issues, where filenames allowed on Mac are not allowed on SharePoint, without providing an easy mechanism for fixing them.
  • The real-time collaborative editing user experience is not as good as Google Drive.
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Likelihood to Renew

Backblaze

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneDrive

OneDrive 9.0
Based on 5 answers
We will be keeping our usage going and expect to expand usage to additional employees in the near future as we expand our sales side.
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Usability

Backblaze

Backblaze 6.0
Based on 2 answers
As stated in my review, Backblaze simply works and works simply. You install it. It runs silently in the background storing and safeguarding all your computer data remotely. You seldom notice it until you've lost something you need - then you can quickly find it online using their interface and restore it - which is what's really important.
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OneDrive

OneDrive 9.2
Based on 10 answers
Using OneDrive is very intuitive and has been improved over the years. It's just like using native file management on either your Mac or PC. It's drag and drop functionality is easy and it clearly shows when files are uploaded to the cloud or if there are errors
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Performance

Backblaze

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneDrive

OneDrive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It has a good performance, the pages load normally, access to the files, management, reports, everything is working well. With regard to integration with other systems, we have not done so yet.
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Support

Backblaze

Backblaze 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time I have reached out for tech support from Backblaze it has been slim to none response on getting help. They also take a while to reach back out over email. That is one thing that could really improve for BackBlaze. But for the price, can you really expect them to have a ton of support options?
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OneDrive

OneDrive 8.2
Based on 5 answers
Support is handled internally through our global information technology team, but our internal support team has not complained about the support they receive from Microsoft. They have actually praised the support they receive from Microsoft for encouraging employee adoption and for rolling out new tools
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Alternatives Considered

Backblaze

In general, Backblaze stacks up quite well when compared to CrashPlan. The native desktop app, easier to use interface, and lower yearly costs make Backblaze a far more ideal cloud backup system for home users vs. CrashPlan (which has eliminated their consumer backup option). For businesses, CrashPlan offers some compelling features (keeping backup archive indefinitely, ability to backup network shares) that make it a more viable option, even though it is significantly more expensive.
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OneDrive

As previously mentioned, Google Drive is better for real-time collaboration, but not as intuitive when it comes to staying organized within a folder structure. Permissions model is easy to use but fairly unsophisticated.Dropbox doesn't offer real-time collaboration at all (to my knowledge), and doesn't offer the same fine-grained permissions that OneDrive does. It is a decent document store and not much else.
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Return on Investment

Backblaze

  • So far I haven't needed to use the backup to restore any data but if I do it will be an invaluable resource for my business.
  • Their affordable pricing has saved me money compared to other solutions.
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OneDrive

  • One Drive has made it possible to have mobile offices, while keeping files synced.
  • One Drive has saved the need for external document backups as the could is used.
  • One Drive has made it possible to move forward with presentations even if a flash drive was left behind.
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Pricing Details

Backblaze

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OneDrive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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