What are the differences between Backblaze B2 and pCloud?

Let us understand the concepts of Backblaze B2 and pCloud before learning the differences between them.

Backblaze B2

It is one of the cloud storage services used for storing files in the cloud. It was launched in the year 2015 by Backblaze Incorporation. The files that are available in Backblaze can be downloaded at any time, by using APIs or a browser-compatible URL.

It is simple, reliable, affordable object storage. Every account gets 10 GB of free storage, unlimited free uploads, and 1 GB of free downloads every day. There are no hidden fees.


The features of Backblaze B2 are as follows −

  • Upload, download, and delete files
  • It creates and manage the buckets which hold files
  • Manage the configuration of your account
  • Safe and secure.
  • Plug and play.
  • Readily Accessible.
  • Cost effective


The advantages of Backblaze B2 are as follows −

  • Unbeatable price
  • High durability
  • Per day the first 1 GB of downloads is free.
  • It is providing a command-line tool called B2 for uploading/downloading.
  • Runs constantly in the background
  • Customer Service


The disadvantages of Backblaze B2 are as follows −

  • It doesn’t have extensive documentation.
  • File organization is a little confusing.
  • Technical Support is not there.
  • Notifications of issues are not good.


It is a personal cloud space where we can store our files and folders. It has a user-friendly interface. The software is available for any devices and platforms like iOS and Android devices, MacOSX, Windows OS, and all Linux distributions.

By installing pCloud on our computer system the application creates a secure virtual drive that expands our local storage space.

Every change that we can make in our pCloud is seen immediately on our system, phone or tablet. All our devices are instantly synchronized and we have direct file access to any update that we do. The cloud storage solution offers web extensions for Google Chrome and Firefox.


The features of pCloud are as follows −

  • Lifetime Subscription
  • pCloud Crypto
  • Access on all devices
  • Share and collaborate
  • Unbreakable security
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Access Controls or Permissions
  • Document Management
  • Search or Filter
  • File Sharing
  • API
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Unlimited Upload and Download Speed


The advantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • With PCloud’s rewind system we never lose a file ever again
  • Protects sensitive files
  • Convenient File Management
  • Easily stores the files from other online platforms.
  • User friendly mobile App
  • Easy access to the files
  • Easy to set up.


The disadvantages of pCloud are as follows −

  • Syncing can be a problem with pCloud
  • It is taking a long time for Desktop synchronization.
  • It requires good internet connection.


The major differences between pCloud and Backblaze B2 are as follows −

pCloudBackblaze B2
pCloud was launched in the year 2013 by pCloud AG.Backblaze B2 was launched in the year 2015 by Backblaze Incorporation.
pCloud offers 10 GB free storage space.Backblaze B2 offers free storage space of 10 GB.
pCloud offers 2 TB storage size.Backblaze B2 offers unlimited maximum storage size.
pCloud maximum file size is unlimited.Backblaze B2 maximum file size is not restricted.
pCloud supports file versioning.Backblaze B2 supports file versioning.
pCloud files are encrypted at servers.Backblaze files are not locally encrypted.
pCloud does not provide append-only support.Backblaze B2 provides append-only support.
pCloud provides file sharing, cloud storage service and backup service.
Backblaze B2 provides file hosting and cloud storage service.
pCloud supported file versioningBackblaze B2 also supports file versioning
pCloud provides client side encryptionBackblaze B2 does not provide client side encryption.