World Backup Day-2014-post-HDWhile it’s always a good idea to back up those important files you have polluting your once perfectly tidy desktop, there’s no better way to celebrate World Backup Day 2014 than with a fresh copy of all your most cherished content to your favorite storage medium.

According to WorldBackupDay.com, 30% of people have never backed up their files before, so we’re here to give you a break down of some solid storage options. Most people take a three tiered approach to back ups with local storage or NAS, external hard drives and online cloud backups just to be safe. While both Dropbox and Google Drive are great options that offer free storage, you can always find out which online cloud option suits you best with 9to5Mac’s “Online backup services: why, how & which?” guide. Apple’s Time Capsule is a nice secondary possibility and we’ve rounded-up some current discounts on Network Attached Storage bays as well as some dependable portable drives you can check out below:

External Drives:

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HD (Black): $70 (Reg. $120)
WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HD (Black): $59 (Reg. $85)
WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable HD (Black): $99 (Reg. $150)
Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop HD (Black): $80 (Reg. $115)
Toshiba Canvio 1.5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $65 (Reg. $100)

NAS:

Synology DiskStation 5-Bay Diskless NAS (DS1513+): $779 (Reg. $900)
Synology America DiskStation 8-Bay Diskless NAS (DS1813+): $1000 (Reg. $1200)
More NAS options

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