This week, Cult of Mac is giving five lucky winners one year of cloud backups from Backblaze. Your data is invaluable, and Backblaze is one of the most trusted providers of online backups for Mac. Run by ex-Apple employees, Backblaze has been around for 14 years and is reliable, easy to use and highly rated.
If you want peace of mind knowing all of your Mac files are safely backed up in the cloud, make sure to enter this week’s giveaway.
Win a year of backup
Backblaze offers unlimited cloud backups of your computer. Unlike Apple’s Time Machine, which performs local backups, Backblaze is offsite and in the cloud. That way, a local disaster — like a fire or a flood — won’t destroy your computer and your backups.
The company makes it super-easy to back up all your files. You don’t need to choose which files you want to save, either — Backblaze backs up all your files automatically. Backblaze offers unthrottled backups as fast as your internet connection permits. (You can check your home bandwidth here.)
Plus, Backblaze makes sure your data is safe. All the data is stored in secure data centers with 24-hour staffing, biometric security and redundant power. And you can access your files anywhere you go with the Backblaze app or on the web.
If your computer dies, or you can’t find a specific file, Backblaze can help you get your files back with its rapid restore option. You can download files for free from the web, or have your data shipped to you on a flash drive ($99) or external drive ($189), with full refunds upon return of the hardware.
Backblaze’s $70 yearly backup price breaks down to roughly $6 a month (the price of a fancy coffee drink). That’s a total bargain considering the peace of mind Backblaze brings.
Of course, the winners of this giveaway won’t be charged. Each winner gets one year of backups for one computer, but there are no data caps. Backblaze offers unlimited files and sizes of all documents, photos, movies, music and data.
In 2007, seven co-founders created Backblaze out of a one-bedroom apartment in Palo Alto, California. The co-founders had worked together for 20 years and built two companies between them. They understood the value of data and set out to create an easy and inexpensive way to protect it.
The vision was to make storing and using data astonishingly easy. Their hard work and experience clearly paid off, because Backblaze currently serves nearly 500,000 customers in 175 countries. If you are interested in learning more about the Backblaze story, it is broken down into several blog posts.
If you want product news or useful backup tips, check out the Backblaze Blog, which serves up interesting info and great advice. A recent back-to-school post outlines Backblaze’s recommended 3-2-1 backup approach. This means keeping three copies of your data: Two copies on-site but on different devices, and one copy off-site.
Enter to win
Use the entry widget below to sign up for our free Cult of Mac Today newsletter and enter the giveaway. Plus, connect with Cult of Mac and Backblaze in a variety of other ways to get additional entries.
Note: This giveaway does not include any Apple devices. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on September 19, 2021. See Terms and Conditions for more information about the giveaway.