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Ask TUAW Live is on the air at 5 PM ET today!

‚Äč Yesterday was World Backup Day. Just in case you missed it, today Ask TUAW will be dedicated to getting your data in a safe place so you can be confident when and if your storage malfunctions you'll be able to get it back. "Ask TUAW Live" happens today, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 5:00:00 PM...

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World Backup Day: Let's be careful out there

On the old 1980s cop drama "Hill Street Blues", Sergeant Phil Esterhaus started off each episode with a briefing ending with the line "Let's be careful out there." While he was showing concern for his team of police officers, the same line is very applicable to anyone who is using a Mac, iPad or...

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TUAW at Macworld/iWorld 2014 - Backblaze

In this short video interview, we visit the Backblaze booth at Macworld/iWorld 2014 and chat with Backblaze CEO Gleb Budman about their backup service and storage service. You'll see the insides (drive-free) of one of their 180 terabyte storage pods in which the company stores 100 petabytes of...

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Backblaze now storing 100 petabytes of data, announces Storage Pod 4.0

When it comes to storing large amounts of data inexpensively, Backblaze is a leader. The online backup company just announced that they're now storing 100 petabytes -- that's one hundred million gigabytes -- of data from both Mac and Windows users around the globe. To put the number in...

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Backblaze stats on 27,000 hard drives show which ones keep on ticking

When your business value proposition is delivering inexpensive, reliable cloud backup for thousands of customers, you're going to learn a thing or two about drive reliability. The Backblaze team has been sharing that HDD savvy (gleaned from several years' experience and more than 75 petabytes of...

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Backblaze stats show most/least reliable hard drives: Hitachi leads the pack with lowest annual failure rate

Online backup firm Backblaze has a lot of consumer-grade hard disk drives spinning away in their open-source Backblaze Storage Pods -- 27,134 at the end of 2013, to be exact. Over the past several months they've been providing us with statistics generated by keeping an eye on all of those drives....

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Do enterprise-rated drives really hold up better? Backblaze finds the truth

Last month we covered a study by online backup provider Backblaze in which the company looked at statistics for all of the hard drives used in their storage facilities and determined -- among other things -- that the median lifetime of a hard drive is about six years. There were a number of other...

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Daily Update for November 12, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires...

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Backblaze answers the question 'How long do hard drives last?'

Backblaze knows storage. The online backup company uses more than 25,000 spinning hard drives at any one time, stuffed into the proprietary Storage Pods it developed and made an open-source design. Well, with that many hard drives working away, the company has been able to keep track of failure...

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Backblaze Mobile for iPhone provides on-the-go access to file backups

Backblaze, the online backup company that has made TUAW headlines with its innovative open-source 180 TB Storage Pods and drop-dead simple Mac backups, today announced a way to get mobile access to your backed-up data. Backblaze Mobile for iPhone (free) works for any current or future Backblaze...

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Transporter: Network attached storage with flair

The Transporter from Connected Data offers a new generation of network-attached storage (NAS). This technology allows you to connect a hard drive to your router, access it from anywhere and share its stored files. It is a bring-your-own drive alternative to the cloud. Units cost US$199 for a...

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Backblaze announces 180 TB Storage Pod 3.0 open source design

So, you take a few hundred thousand RAW photos and capture a couple thousand hours of HD video, and before you know it you're out of storage space. Wouldn't it be nice to have 180 TB available to store all of those bits? Never fear, online backup company Backblaze has just announced the third...

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Backblaze supports Lion, updates Storage Pod project

A couple of years ago, the folks at cloud backup provider Backblaze made their Backblaze Storage Pod design an open source project. For around US$7900, you could make your own 67 TB RAID 6 array, and combining 15 of the arrays would give you about a petabyte of storage at a cost of around...

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Backblaze adds free Locate My Computer service to backups

Backblaze is adding a new feature to its US$5/month online backup service that adds another level of protection to your Mac or PC -- locating the computer in case of loss or theft. This morning at 6 AM PDT, Backblaze launched Locate My Computer, a free addition to the company's backup service...

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World Backup Day: Mozy app puts backed-up files at your fingertips

Here's another product for World Backup Day. Mozy, a well-respected and veteran cloud backup solution for Mac and PC, has delivered Mozy to the App Store. This app, which is a free download that works with any iOS device, gives you access to all of those files from your computer that have been...

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