Amazon is celebrating World Backup Day with big discounts (opens in new tab) on various storage products. Whether you're looking to add a microSD card to your Nintendo Switch or Android phone (opens in new tab) or want an external drive to keep your files safe (opens in new tab), today's the best day to make the purchase. With gear on sale from popular brands like Kingston, Toshiba, WD, LaCie, and more, you're going to want to stop what you're doing and check out the sale (opens in new tab).
Having your data stored in the cloud is great, but can also be expensive, and if the company has a failure you risk losing it all. Keep local copies of your most important files for less with today's big sale.
Starting with the "smallest" options, there are a bunch of microSD cards to pick between. These are great to be used in action cameras, Android phones, tablets, Nintendo Switch, and so much more. You can grab a 128GB Kingston card (opens in new tab) for $15.49 today, or jump up to SanDisk's 256GB high-speed option (opens in new tab) for just $52.99. If you happen to need a full-size SD card, we've got you covered as well. The SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB card is on sale for $31.98 (opens in new tab), and the 512GB is on sale for $159.99 (opens in new tab).
In terms of external drives, the most affordable from this sale is the Toshiba Canvio 1TB drive for $39.99 (opens in new tab). There's also a WD 2TB My Passport drive on sale for $62.99 (opens in new tab), which comes pre-formatted for the Mac, or the drop-resistant 500GB WD My Passport Go (opens in new tab) for $71.99.
If you're a real media junkie, there's also the diskless Synology 2 bay DS218j (opens in new tab) on sale for $130, or the much more powerful QNAP TS-453BT3 NAS (opens in new tab) on sale for $799. There's also a variety of drives available (opens in new tab) that are designed to fit inside these machines.
These prices, many of which are all-time lows) are only good for today, though, so you'll want to act quick (opens in new tab) and not miss out. Keeping local copies of your data, along with those in the cloud, can prove to be very helpful in the long run.
Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
Smart advice, I usually time machine on my hackintosh. 10.14.4 broke the install, when I went to restore I hadnt been backing up my photo library. I lost all photos since Dec 1. Good thing I also use OneDrive and Google Photos as well. Phew..
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