Most people learn about the importance of backing up their data after their first drive-failure, when it’s already too late. Once you lose a substantial amount of photos, videos, or documents, the loss helps you become more prudent about when and where your data is stored. Cloud-syncing has made this task a little easier, but for all of your data that isn’t syncing automatically, you will want to get an external drive for peace of mind.

Today (March 31) is #WorldBackupDay, and it’s a day set aside to remind everyone to backup their data. If you are in the market for a new drive, Amazon is hosting a ‘World Backup Day’ sale, and there are actually some really great deals available if you act fast. The drives come in a wide-array of sizes, but a few sizes are marked down to record lows. The most popular options are the plug-and-play external drives, and you will find the Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB Portable External Hard Drive discounted over 40% today. You can crab the Toshiba Canvio Premium 2 TB Portable Hard Drive for under $80 as well, and both offer quick and easy ways to backup your data. There’s even a Seagate 1TB Internal Hard Drive on sale, so you can grab one for your desktop and enable Window’s built in back-up. For the more advanced user, you might like the hard drive hubs, the Drobo 5D: Direct Attached Storage can hold up to five-drives, but they are a little pricer.

Even with iOS and Android cloud-support, you can never be too careful with your data. You can grab the Kingston Digital Kingston Mobile Lite Wireless G3, for under $40 thanks to the sale, or create your own cloud-support with the WD 6TB My Cloud Personal Network bundle.

These sales are found on Amazon’s “Deal of the Day” site, and will only last through the day, or until the stock. You can find the latest offers on the official promotional page on