Today, March 31st, is World Backup Day, which grew from a grassroots Reddit movement to help bring awareness to importance of backing up your digital life. Take some time today to revamp your backup strategy, double check existing backups, or start backing up if you aren’t already. Here are two deals that should help you with that: Amazon offers the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (in red, blue or silver) for $79.99 with free shipping. It carries a list price of $170, but it never really sells that high — you’re more likely to see it priced around $100. It’s USB powered so it’s no big deal to keep it with you while you travel. Over 3,000 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Newegg has the Samsung D3 Desktop 5TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $139.99 shipped. Enter coupon code EMCAPPK23 at checkout to drop the price down to $124.99 shipped. That’s $15 off the regular price, $75 off the list price, and a match for the best deal we’ve seen. It needs to be plugged into the wall for power, but on the flipside it packs a tremendous amount of storage.
And in case you missed it, today’s Amazon Gold Box is full of more hard drives, NAS systems, and network gear at discounts of up to 50% off.