World Backup Day: Special Deals For Portable Hard Drives

Updated: 31 March, 2015 seen 713

I was a bit surprised to learn that there is a day dedicated to backups - A World Backup Day - but opening my e-mail this morning I found a message from Amazon - hey - it's a World Backup Day today.

I found a website www.worldbackupday.com and indeed. So here is what it's all about:

Don't be an April Fool. Backup your files and check your restores on March 31st.

What is backup?

A backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

I was intrigued enough and decided to look is there some special deals for backup equipment, turns out there is.

Since yesterday I was actually trying to find a way to restore my old broken hard drive of which I hadn't backup, I decided to wrap up some portable hard drive deals on Amazon. You might wonder - did I get backup of my broken HD? Nope, not yet :)

Please note this list contains affiliate links to Amazon.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a purchase on Amazon site, I will earn an affiliate income from that. Prices for portable hard drives listed on this page is retrieved by using Amazon Product Advertising API and is updated daily.

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive- White (HDTB310XW3AA)

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive- White (HDTB310XW3AA)

Discover one of easiest ways to add high-capacity storage to your computer with Toshiba's Canvio Basics portable hard drive, offering a simple plug-and-play solution right out of the box.

  • USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage.
  • Easy to use with no software to install.
  • Plug and play operation.
  • Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity.
  • Compact, smudge-resistant design
  • Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).
  • Gives you peace of mind (Toshiba 1-Year Limited Warranty).
Price: [amazon B00N2S6ZW4 listpriceformattedprice] Buy this Portbale Hard Drive on Amazon
 

Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB Portable Hard Drive with Built-in WiFi (STCK1000100)

Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB Portable Hard Drive with Built-in WiFi (STCK1000100)

The Wireless Plus creates a personal Wi-Fi network, so you can access all your content on-the-go without messing with wires or searching for Internet hotspots.

  • Wirelessly streams your favorite digital media to tablets, smartphones, computers and more
  • Synchronizes with Dropbox and Google Drive to bring the cloud with you
  • Streams up to three different HD movies to three devices at the same time
  • Connects throughout your home to DLNA devices, Samsung Smart TVs, and AirPlay
  • Integrates with the free Seagate Media app for iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Windows 8/TR tablets and computers, and Android tablets and smartphones
  • Delivers up to 10-hour battery life
Price: [amazon B00AQRUW4Q listpriceformattedprice] Buy this Portbale Hard Drive on Amazon
 

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive- Silver (HDTB310XS3AA)

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive- Silver (HDTB310XS3AA)

Get all the storage capacity you need for your important digital content—and keep it all in one place, everywhere you go. This device accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity of up to 2 TB.(1)

  • USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage.
  • Easy to use with no software to install.
  • Plug and play operation.
  • Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity.
  • Compact, smudge-resistant design
  • Protects your drive (Internal Shock Sensor and Ramp Loading Technology).
  • Gives you peace of mind (Toshiba 1-Year Limited Warranty).
Price: [amazon B00N2S6ZP6 listpriceformattedprice] Buy this Portbale Hard Drive on Amazon
 

Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB Portable Hard Drive, Blue (HDTC720XL3C1)

Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB Portable Hard Drive, Blue (HDTC720XL3C1)

With the mobile feature on the Canvio Connect you can access and share even if you leave it at home. As long as your computer is powered on and connected, you can get to your photos, music, movies, and even massive files from any PC, smartphone, or tablet over the Internet.* It also comes with built-in file-and-folder plus full system backup software, which lets you protect your digital treasures by backing up to your Canvio, the cloud, or both. As a bonus, you'll also get a free 10GB of cloud storage for storing your most important files. Yet, even with everything it does, setting up your Canvio Connect is still a snap--and using it is even easier.

  • Access and share content from any device anywhere via the internet and mobile device
  • Store your files in a centralized place next to your PC or Mac
  • Complete backup solution for protecting your digital memories
  • Back up content from your mobile devices26
  • Simple and intuitive user interface
  • Stores and access files from PC and Mac without reformatting
  • Secure your backups with password-protected data encryption
  • Includes Toshiba 2-Year Limited Warranty
Price: [amazon B00CGUMR2Q listpriceformattedprice] Buy this Portbale Hard Drive on Amazon
 

WD My Passport Wireless 2 TB Wi-Fi Mobile Storage (WDBDAF0020BBK-NESN)

WD My Passport Wireless 2 TB Wi-Fi Mobile Storage (WDBDAF0020BBK-NESN)

  • One wireless storage solution to connect with multiple devices
  • Wirelessly connect with up to 8 devices at a time
  • Back up or transfer photos and videos from your SD card
  • Stay mobile longer with up to 6 hours of video streaming and 20 hours of standby
  • No Internet connection needed to enjoy your photos, videos and music
Price: [amazon B00M9B4482 listpriceformattedprice] Buy this Portbale Hard Drive on Amazon
 

WD My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup

WD My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup

My Book offers complete backup options with WD SmartWare Pro software for automatic and cloud backup and Acronis TrueImage WD Edition software for system-level backup

  • Ultra-fast USB 3.0 connectivity
  • WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software
  • Works great with Windows 8
  • Password protection with hardware encryption
Price: [amazon B00E3RH61W listpriceformattedprice] Buy this Portbale Hard Drive on Amazon
 

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive- Black (HDTB310XK3AA)

Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive- Black (HDTB310XK3AA)

The perfect companion for your laptop, this portable hard drive offers up to 2 terabytes(1) of storage—all in a compact, smudge-resistant design. So you can take all your files with you, without carrying a heavy load.

  • Capacity: 1 TB; Speed: 5400 RPM; Transfer Rate: Up to 5 Gb/s; Average Seek Time: 12ms; Cache Buffer: 8MB
  • USB 3.0-powered portable add-on storage.
  • Plug and play operation. Easy to use with no software to install.
  • Accommodates large digital files with spacious storage capacity.
  • Compact, smudge-resistant design
Price: [amazon B00N2S6ZUQ listpriceformattedprice] Buy this Portbale Hard Drive on Amazon
 

Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB Portable Hard Drive, Red (HDTC720XR3C1)

Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB Portable Hard Drive, Red (HDTC720XR3C1)

Expand your Ultrabook or mobile device storage by having a secure backup solution with the Canvio Connect. Offering up to an incredible two terabytes (2TB) of capacity* to hold a ton of your important documents, digital memories and entertainment--all in one convenient place.

  • Access and share content from any device anywhere via the internet and mobile device
  • Store your files in a centralized place next to your PC or Mac
  • Complete backup solution for protecting your digital memories
  • Back up content from your mobile devices25
  • Simple and intuitive user interface
  • Stores and access files from PC and Mac without reformatting
  • Secure your backups with password-protected data encryption
  • Includes Toshiba 2-Year Limited Warranty
Price: [amazon B00CGUMS3O listpriceformattedprice] Buy this Portbale Hard Drive on Amazon