World Backup Day Storage Deals

Responsible photographers enjoy all sorts of perks like the camaraderie of photo walks, the thrill of capturing that perfect shot, and the dopamine rush that comes with buying new gear. If you want to keep your work safe, however, you need to do a bit of homework and that includes backing up your photos. March 31st marks World Backup Day, which aims to remind everyone to make sure that all the photo and video files you have won’t be lost forever in the event of a bad hard drive or loss. an errant venti latte spilled on your computer. I know buying storage space isn’t as exciting as unboxing a new camera or lens, but that’s what makes these World Backup Day sales so appealing. You can save money on your important storage and leave room in the gear budget for that new mirrorless camera you’ve been eyeing or maybe a swanky new camera backpack to carry it all. . Here are some of the best storage deals circulating on World Backup Day 2022.

Portable SSD T5 USB 3.1 $169 (instead of $189)

A built-in fingerprint sensor and password protection give this small reader an edge in simplicity and security. You can save $20 on the 1TB model right now during Samsung’s sale.

T7 Portable SSD $109 (instead of $139)

Thanks to the PCIe NVMe technology inside this pint-sized storage device, it’s capable of transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s. That’s a huge leap even over the old model T5 above.

Seagate Expansion 18TB external hard drive $349 (was $499)

Seagate backup drive

Photos and videos take up a ton of space, and this desktop drive can hold up to 18TB in its largest configuration. Of course, you can also get smaller capacities, but if you’re looking for a big drive to sit on your desk and absorb everything you shoot, this simple unit fits the bill. However, it does require an external power supply, so don’t plan to take it with you in the field.

WD 14TB My Book External Desktop Hard Drive $269 (was $389)

WE My Book hard drive

If you prefer a WD drive, you can get the My Book in capacities up to 14TB, which is a big price cut from its normal cost. This is less than what we have seen for some time. Again, it’s time to go big.

WD 5TB My Passport portable external hard drive $105 (was $150)

WD Player for Chromebooks

If you don’t mind having a hard drive inside your portable device instead of an SSD, you can save a ton of money on lots of storage. WD’s compact disc is smaller than the PB&J sandwich you made for lunch, but it can store up to 5TB of data that you can access via USB 3.0. It’s a solid disc to keep in your back just in case.

SanDisk 1TB Extreme Portable SSD $129 (was $249)

Sandisk Solid State Drive

SanDisk makes some of the best portable SSDs and this one is almost half price at the most recent sale. It fits in a slim pocket and promises transfer speeds of up to 1050MB/s. The 4TB version is currently over $250 off the retail price, which is great if you want to quickly move a ton of data. All models are powered directly from the computer, so they do not need additional cables.

Stewart C. Hartline