Cost comparison

This is the costs of cloud storage as of the date of this posting

Provider Tier Max, TB Cost
$TB/mon
Minimum
$/mon
Cost
$/mon
Eggress
$/GB
Availability 0.5TB 1TB 2TB 4TB 6TB 8TB 10TB 12TB
Backblaze B2 0-10GB 0.01 $0.00 $0.00   $0.00 Instant $0.00              
Backblaze B2 10GB+   $5.00 $0.00   $0.01 instant $2.50 $5.00 $10.00 $20.00 $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $60.00
Amazon S3 STD   $23.00 $0.00   1GB/mon free, then $0.09 Instant $11.50 $23.00 $46.00 $92.00 $138.00 $184.00 $230.00 $276.00
Amazon S3 STD-IAF   $12.50 $0.00   1GB/mon free, then $0.09 Instant $6.25 $12.50 $25.00 $50.00 $75.00 $100.00 $125.00 $150.00
Amazon S3 Glacier   $4.00 $0.00   1GB/mon free, then $0.09, +$0.0025 5-12 hours $2.00 $4.00 $8.00 $16.00 $24.00 $32.00 $40.00 $48.00
Dropbox Plus 1 TB 1     $8.25 $0.00 Instant $8.25 $8.25            
Dropbox Standard 2 TB 2     $12.50 $0.00 Instant $12.50 $12.50 $12.50          
Dropbox Advanced Unlimited       $20.00 $0.00 Instant $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
Office 365 Personal 1 TB 1     $5.83 $0.00 Instant $5.83 $5.83            
Office 365 Home 5 x 1 TB 5     $8.33 $0.00 Instant $8.33 $8.33 $8.33 $8.33        
Google Drive 1 TB 1     $9.99 $0.00 Instant $9.99 $9.99            
Google Drive 10 TB 10     $99.99 $0.00 Instant $99.99 $99.99 $99.99 $99.99 $99.99 $99.99 $99.99  
Microsoft Azure LRS, Cool   $10.00 $0.00   $0.01 Instant $5.00 $10.00 $20.00 $40.00 $60.00 $80.00 $100.00 $120.00
Microsoft Azure LRS, Arch   $2.00 $0.00   $0.02 <15 hours $1.00 $2.00 $4.00 $8.00 $12.00 $16.00 $20.00 $24.00
Rackspace 1TB Unlimted   $10.00 $0.00   $0.12 Instant $5.00 $10.00 $20.00 $40.00 $60.00 $80.00 $100.00 $120.00
Rackspace 1-49TB Unlimited   $9.00 $0.00   $0.10 Instant $4.50 $9.00 $18.00 $36.00 $54.00 $72.00 $90.00 $108.00
Wasabi Legacy Unlimited   $3.90 $3.90   $0.04 Instant $3.90 $3.90 $7.80 $15.60 $23.40 $31.20 $39.00 $46.80
Wasabi UE Unlimited   $4.99 $4.99   $0.00 Instant $4.99 $4.99 $9.98 $19.96 $29.94 $39.92 $49.90 $59.88
HubiC(France) 10 TB 10   $0.00 $5.00 $0.00 Instant $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00  
Synology C2 Unlimited   $5.83 $0.00   $0.00 Instant $2.91 $5.83 $11.66 $23.32 $34.98 $46.64 $58.3 $69.96

Notes

For the purposes of Backup keep in mind the following intricacies:

  • Amazon Glacier and Azure Archive require blob level management and due to thawing/rehydration requirements will likely never be supported in Hyper Backup or similar automatic backup software; that said it is a perfect target for one-way sync of an encrypted backup containers with immutable objects – such as Duplicacy.
  • Backblaze B2 is not supported by Synology’s Hyper Backup. Synology promised B2 support in Hyper Backup in 2018
  • When storage needs approach 2 Tb Crashplan Pro again becomes an option, however performance are a concern.

Conclusions

It seems as of today, Wasabi offers most compatible and cost effective backup target. It can be supplemented with Microsoft LRS Archive tier (some tinkering required) for immutable backup containers. Otherwise Wasabi remains a viable choise for long term storage as well, closely followed by BackBlaze B2.