Amazon Prime Day—two days, actually—is here, and there are lots of bargains in the “Camera & Photo” section.
To take advantage of these deals, which end at midnight tomorrow, you’ll first need to be an Amazon Prime member. Visit this page on Amazon to learn about Prime Day and sign up for a Prime membership.
Among all of the deals, there are lots of external hard drives, so it’s a good time to pick up some additional backup drives. If you’ve read Jason Bradley’s series on Keeping Your Photos Safe, you know that one of the most important tactics is to have multiple copies of your photo library stored in different locations. Redundancy is the key, but storage can be expensive, so Prime Day is a good opportunity to save.
I’ve had my eye on this Seagate Fast SSD 1TB with USB-C connectivity for a while, so I’m picking one up today for $132.99 and saving about 30 percent off the list price. It will be a great accessory drive for my MacBook Pro when I’m traveling.
If you’re looking for a big-capacity storage solution to use as one of your primary archives, this Seagate Backup Plus Hub has 10TB of storage—that’s a lot of photos—for just $169.99, a savings of $100.
There are several other portable and desktop drives, so if you’ve been meaning to expand your storage capacity, or if it’s time to do a complete overhaul of your backup strategy, now’s a good time to pick up the hardware.