World Backup Day is observed on March 31 and its relevance becomes more important as we are increasingly becoming reliant on technology, especially post-COVID-19 pandemic. However, it is pertinent to note that backup platforms do not meet the complex needs of today’s users, thus, making it difficult for them to store or backup data safely.
According to a study by digital storage solutions major Western Digital revealed on Friday, in India, only 32 per cent take a full backup of their data. The study also revealed that most users have consumed up to 75 per cent of the internal memory of their devices, including laptops, smartphones, PCs, tablets and digital cameras. This in turn affects the performance of the device, which can lead to frustration and even a loss of productivity. World Backup Day is a great time to remind all — from big-scale enterprises to content creators and general users that backing up data is the only way to ensure it is safe. We have compiled a list of must-have storage solutions to backup your important PC and smartphone data safely.
Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD
Price: Rs 22,999 for 2TB and Rs 12,999 for 1TB
The Samsung T7 Shield Portable SSD has been just launched in India and it will be available at all Samsung retail stores, consumer electronics stores and online platforms, including Samsung’s official online store Samsung Shop. The SSD is a compact external storage device that is impervious to water, dust and shock. It can be ideal for creative workers, travellers as well as outdoor photographers. The portable SSD is the same size and weight as a credit card.
My Passport HDD from Western Digital
Price: Rs 9,874 for 5TB
The My Passport HDD from Western Digital can be a go-to device for backing up all data, photos, videos, music and documents and ensuring that they don’t get lost. The portable My Passport HDD comes with an ultra-slim form factor and offers capacities of up to 5TB. The My Passport HDD also has backup software that can be set to run automatically to the user’s schedule.
SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2
Price: Rs 21,979 for For SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2
SanDisk Extreme PRO is a rugged and dependable storage solution. It has a light and small form factor which can easily match a user’s on-the-go lifestyle. It is powered by lightning-fast NVMe technology and offers good performance with high read and write speeds, and it comes in up to 4TB storage capacities.
Crucial X8 Portable SSD
This portable SSD is one of the most affordable external SSDs out there. The Crucial X8 Portable SSD is available for less than Rs 10,000 for the 1TB variant. The device can provide a max transfer speed of up to 1050MBps. This portable SSD is said to withstand falls up to 7.5 feet, which is a little more than other competitors.