What are the differences between Backblaze B2 and Yandex Disk?

Let us understand the concepts of Backblaze B2 and Yandex Disk 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.

Yandex Disk

Yandex is a Russian company which is famous for its Yandex search engine. It is one of the biggest technology companies which provide various kinds of products and services. It is also popular for owning Russia's most significant search engines and also contributes to various other technologies and internet-related things.

Yandex Disk is provided by Yandex a Russian company which is used as a cloud storage, file synchronization and file sharing service. It allows users to store the files on cloud and enable them to share the files with everything online.

It was launched in the year 2012. The free storage space offered by Yandex Disk is 10 GB and also for paid it offers a limited maximum storage space. The maximum storage space it offers is 1024 GB.


The features of Yandex Disk are as follows −

  • E-Commerce
  • App analytics
  • Music streaming
  • Smart home technology
  • Yandex Browser
  • A voice assistant
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Online advertising
  • App analytics
  • Data management
  • Self-driving cars
  • Maps via Yandex. Maps
  • E-mail services via Yandex.


The advantages of Yandex Disk are as follows −

  • Decent pricing plans
  • Office Online
  • Online-only files
  • User experience


The disadvantages of Yandex Disk are as follows −

  • No content control options
  • Weak security
  • Russian privacy laws
  • Not zero-knowledge


The major differences between Backblaze B2 and Yandex Disk are as follows −

Backblaze B2Yandex Disk
Backblaze B2 was launched in the year 2015 by Backblaze Incorporation.It was launched by Yandex a Russian Company in the year 2012.
Backblaze B2 offers free storage space of 10 GB.It offer up to 20 GB free storage space
Backblaze B2 offers unlimited maximum storage size.Yandex maximum storage size is 1024 GB for paid.
Backblaze B2 maximum file size is not restricted.Yandex supports maximum file size 2GB through the web and 50 Gb upload through the application.
Backblaze B2 supports file versioning.Yandex does not support file versioning.
Backblaze B2 has no band-width limitYandex band width limit consists of 200% storage per day.
Backblaze files are not locally encrypted.Yandex files are encrypted at the server.
Backblaze provides more securityYandex provides less security of data.

Updated on: 25-Mar-2022


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