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Backblaze Announces Computer Backup v8.0

Backblaze announced Backblaze Computer Backup 8.0, bringing enhanced speed and optimizations as well as a new and improved look for a seamless user experience.

Here's what's new:

  • Performance Boost: Maximum threading increased to 100 (from 30), allowing for significantly increased parallel processing.
  • Optimizations: Smart throttling reduces strain on users' systems and bandwidth.
  • Lighter touch: New version reduces the client's load on users' HDD or SSD by up to 80% by reconfiguring how reads and writes happen before encryption and upload.
  • New Look: Updated branding to keep up with all the improvements under the hood.

Another welcomed update is how they handle uploads and the transmission of larger files.  In version 8.0, you’ll get more information about what is getting uploaded and when.  When a large file is transferred, sometimes the app will appear to “hang” on uploading a part of that file, when in reality that file's already been transmitted and they are starting to work on the next batch of files.  The UI will now reflect upload status more clearly.

And if you haven’t checked out their mobile apps, they've been making improvements to them (like uploading files to Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage) over the last few months as well.  Learn more about them at:

"A recent Backblaze survey showed that more people than ever are backing up their computers. Yet, nearly one in five Americans who own a computer have still never backed up all of their data," said Gleb Budman, CEO and Co-Founder, Backblaze. "This new release will make it easier than ever for consumers and businesses to take control of their data and prevent data loss."

The new version is also available for download at

Published Wednesday, July 07, 2021 1:12 PM by David Marshall
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