Our users have written 2 comments and reviews about Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage, and it has gotten 5 likes
Great prices and great service.
For storing data they're pretty not bad.https://www.backblaze.com/b2/cloud-storage-pricing.html
1TB = 5$ / mo.But you can use smaller amounts of data.For example for regular backups whole WordPress database and site, I need around 40GB (by last 3 years of using the service) and my price tag is 1.2$ yearly.
Is it cheaper for me to store data somewhere else?No, I do not think so. 120 cents for 40GB of data per YEAR, I do not think, that I can find something cheaper.
But here is a big BUT!If I wanna to download all of my data or restore frequently from my b2 storage, my bills will be next:
As you see, a price for downloading backups 3x more then a price for storing data.I realized it, when I tried to take all my backups from them (which is not easy to do, if you wanna download whole bucket). And I realized that I must to pay them some money ( I have backups of several terrabytes also there too).
Here is example:
As you see on the image above, if I willing to download all my data, I will forced to pay them 51$Instead of 17$. Imagine that you have not 3TB but for example 10TB of data.
Summary:I have NOTHING against this service, I just wish to warn people about this service, that there are not really hidden costs, but what to expect. If you back up a lot of your data and store it online, it's great. But if you need access to your files and download them - it's not really cost effective.
Much cheaper will be to use any cloud storage.
For example something like sync, or any other alternative.