Portable backup, cheap

By Mir
November 24, 2008
Category Hot Hot Hot!

Ever since my computer’s hard drive went splat last year (I can’t believe it’s been a year since that happened), my home office has been turned into a fortress of redundant data back-ups. I learned it the hard way, unfortunately, but now my data is secure. Because there’s little worse than realizing you just lost everything.

So now I’m always on the lookout for easy ways to back up large chunks of data. Like, say, this Toshiba 2.0 160G USB hard drive, on sale today at Buy.com for just $49.99 with free shipping.

I’m not saying you have to buy that drive. But it’s a great deal, and if you’re not backing up your data, please do so before I have to come over there and give you a lecture.


  1. That is a really good deal. I have one of these and love it, love it, love it! I think I’ll head over there and pick up another one.

  2. I’ve been putting off buying back-up storage because every time I research options I have been overwhelmed with all the different choices. After seeing this deal, I just spent an hour looking at cnet, consumerreports, amazon reviews… and found out: There are BETTER options — but no where can you get THIS MUCH storage for THIS price. So I placed my order. I’ll find the “perfect” device later. For now, it’s best that I have something. Right Mir?

  3. we bought an external hard drive last year…only after learning the hard way just how important they are! It wasn’t so much the data files as it was those pictures from those insignificant occasions like births and baptism that were lost -UGH!! For those of you who don’t have one -GET ONE NOW!!

  4. These are the kinds of deals that make me wish I had a computer new enough to have USB 2.0 or using SATA drives (still on USB1.1 and EIDE drives). But I did put 2 hard drives inside the case and backup between the two, so if one dies, the other’s good to go. Now I only need fear a fire, flood or other event that would take them both out at once. Off-site backup is a good thing. Fill up one of these portable drives and put it someplace secure outside the home–safe deposit box, parents home, whatever.

  5. sold out 🙁

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