Keep local copies of your valuable data for less with these great World Backup Day discounts

Amazon is celebrating World Backup Day with big discounts on various storage products. Whether you're looking to add a microSD card to your Nintendo Switch or Android phone or want an external drive to keep your files safe, 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.

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 for $15.49 today, or jump up to SanDisk's 256GB high-speed option 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, and the 512GB is on sale for $159.99.

In terms of external drives, the most affordable from this sale is the Toshiba Canvio 1TB drive for $39.99. There's also a WD 2TB My Passport drive on sale for $62.99, which comes pre-formatted for the Mac, or the drop-resistant 500GB WD My Passport Go for $71.99.

If you're a real media junkie, there's also the diskless Synology 2 bay DS218j on sale for $130, or the much more powerful QNAP TS-453BT3 NAS on sale for $799. There's also a variety of drives available 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 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 DiPane

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.