World Backup Day Deals – Top Deals on Hard Drives for March 31st Only

March 31st is World Backup Day! Get on top of your backup and media management game with these World Backup Day deals.

The list includes external USB 3.0 hard drives, RAID enclosures, internal hard drives and NVMe internal SSD’s from Western Digital, Promise, Synology, G-Technology, Seagate, Glyph Technologies, Intel and Sony. Don’t wait because these deals are running for today (March 31st) only and expire at 11.59pm EDT.

World Backup Day Deals

Check out the below list for the B&H World Backup Day deals to see if there’s anything interesting to you. I always buy smaller capacity external drives in identical pairs and duplicate data to both drives. This is not necessary with a RAID configured for redundancy, but even then it can be worth keeping critical files and media duplicated somewhere else.

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WD 12TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

This 12TB desktop drive is perfect for creating backups of important files and media. It’s a single HDD, so won’t provide enough data throughput to use as a primary external media drive if you’re working with large, high resolution video files, but for safety backups, and even editing of low bit-rate compressed, or lower resolution video, it’s ideal.

Buy Link: WD 12TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Was: $259.99 Now: $184.95 (Savings: $75.00)

WD 5TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Midnight Blue)

This compact 5TB external drive is small enough to fit into any gear bag along with your laptop. Use it on shoots to offload compressed, low bandwidth media if your media files are not too large, or keep backups of important files.

Buy Link: WD 5TB My Passport for Mac USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Midnight Blue) Was: $159.99 Now: $99.99 (Savings: $60.00)

WD Elements 5TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

Another compact 5TB drive that’s easy to take anywhere for general purpose file storage and backup.

Buy Link: WD Elements Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Was: $139.99 Now: $98.99 (Savings: $31.00)

Promise Technology Pegasus32 R4 40TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 RAID Array (4 x 10TB)

The Promise Pegasus range of desktop RAID arrays are a reliable workhorse for direct attached high bandwidth media storage. This 4x 10TB RAID supports RAID 0, 1, 1E, 5, 6, 10 so can be configured for redundancy or maximum throughput. If configured as RAID 0 you’ll have the highest speed, but no redundancy in case of drive failure, so be sure to have your important media backed up to another drive just in case. Configuring a four drive array in RAID 5 will cost you 25% total capacity and some performance but you’ll have 1 drive redundancy.

Buy Link: Promise Technology Pegasus32 R4 40TB 4-Bay Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 RAID Array (4 x 10TB) Was: $3134.00 Now: $2734.00 (Savings: $400.00)

WD 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit

Western Digital Red hard drives are designed for small NAS and RAID environments in enclosures for up to 8 drives.

Buy Link: WD 4TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit Was: $149.99 Now: $94.99 (Savings: $55.00)

WD 6TB Desktop Everyday SATA III 3.5″ Internal HDD Retail Kit

Western Digital Desktop hard drives are internal 3.5″ hard drives that can be used as individual drives or in small RAID arrays.

Buy Link: WD 6TB Desktop Everyday SATA III 3.5″ Internal HDD Retail Kit Was: $219.99 Now: $109.99 (Savings: $109.00)

Synology DiskStation DS220j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

The Synology DiskStation DS220j is an entry level NAS with two bays for 3.5″ hard drives. It has Gigabit ethernet connectivity to share the volume to any computers connected to the network.

Buy Link: Synology DiskStation DS220j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure Was: $169.99 Now: $149.99 (Savings: $20.00)

G-Technology 10TB G-DRIVE USB G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive

G-Technology requires no introduction, they make high performance hard drives that many of us have come to rely on. The 10-TB G-DRIVE has a 10TB 7200RPM hard drive to deliver faster read and write speeds, and USB 3.0 to make sure the interface isn’t a bottleneck.

Buy Link: G-Technology 10TB G-DRIVE USB G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Was: $319.95 Now: $254.96 (Savings: $65.00)

Seagate 4TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Gold)

The Seagate 4TB Backup Plus is a small, single 2.5″ 4TB drive with USB 3.0 for general purpose file storage and backup use. It won’t give you high data throughput, but it can help you keep your data safe.

Buy Link: Seagate 4TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Gold) Was: $109.99 Now: $79.99 (Savings: $30.00)

Glyph Technologies 12TB Blackbox Pro 7200 rpm USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External Hard Drive

This Glyph Technologies 12TB external drive houses a 7200RPM hard drive for faster performance, and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface. This is a perfect drive for editors that don’t require the speed of an SSD but need a rugged drive for use in the edit suite or on the road.

Buy Link: Glyph Technologies 12TB Blackbox Pro 7200 rpm USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C External Hard Drive Was: $499.95 Now: $379.95 (Savings: $120.00)

Intel 1TB 660P NVMe M.2 Internal SSD

Buy Link: Intel 1TB 660P NVMe M.2 Internal SSD Was: $159.99 Now: $114.99 (Savings: $45.00)

Intel 2TB 660P NVMe M.2 Internal SSD

Buy Link: Intel 2TB 660P NVMe M.2 Internal SSD Was: $299.00 Now: $219.00 (Savings: $80.00)

Seagate 14TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal NAS HDD (Retail)

The 14TB Seagate IronWolf is a 7200RPM hard drive perfect for NAS and RAID arrays of up to 8-drives. It is designed for 24/7 use in high performance, high demand applications, featuring rotational vibration sensors, large 256MB cache and advanced power management.

Buy Link: Seagate 14TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal NAS HDD (Retail) Was: $469.99 Now: $429.99 (Savings: $40.00)

Seagate 10TB BarraCuda Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal HDD (Retail)

The Seagate Barracuda Pro series hard drives are designed for general purpose use in PC’s and for direct attached storage. They are 7200RPM drives so will offer higher read/write speeds up to 220MB/sec.

Buy Link: Seagate 10TB BarraCuda Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal HDD (Retail) Was: $434.99 Now: $334.99 (Savings: $100.00)

Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Gold)

This Seagate 1TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 hard drive is great for general purpose file backups.

Buy Link: Seagate 1TB Backup Plus Slim USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (Gold) Was: $59.99 Now: $45.99 (Savings: $15.00)

Seagate 14TB BarraCuda Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal HDD (Retail)

The Seagate Barracuda Pro series hard drives are designed for general purpose use in PC’s and for direct attached storage. They are 7200RPM drives so will offer higher read/write speeds up to 220MB/sec.

Buy Link: Seagate 14TB BarraCuda Pro 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5″ Internal HDD (Retail) Was: $499.99 Now: $439.99 (Savings: $60.00)

Sony AtomX SSDmini (2TB)

Buy Link: Sony AtomX SSDmini (2TB) Was: $649.00 Now: $379.00 (Savings: $270.00)

G-Technology 14TB G-DRIVE USB G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive

Buy Link: G-Technology 14TB G-DRIVE USB G1 USB 3.0 Hard Drive Was: $479.95 Now: $379.95 (Savings: $100.00)

Promise Technology Pegasus32 R6 48TB 6-Bay Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 RAID Array (6 x 8TB)

The Promise Pegasus 48TB 6-Bay desktop RAID is a good choice for anyone wanting both performance and redundancy. When configured as a RAID 5 array, a six drive RAID will offer high performance throughput with just 1/6th reduction in overall capacity, and 1 drive redundancy.

Buy Link: Promise Technology Pegasus32 R6 48TB 6-Bay Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 RAID Array (6 x 8TB) Was: $3419.00 Now: $2999.00 (Savings: $419.00)

Have any of these choices grabbed your interest? These deals only last until 11.59pm EDT today, March 31st! Let us know what you’re using for storage and backup in the comments below.

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