Back up your data on this discounted $40 Toshiba Canvio Advance 1TB portable hard drive

The Toshiba Canvio Advance 1TB portable hard drive is down to $39.99 on Amazon in red. That price is about $10 off what this hard drive normally goes for and this is only the second time in its history that it has dropped below $40. If you prefer, you can grab the black version for just a couple of bucks more. These deals are only available until the day is out, though, as they are part of a huge one-day sale on all things storage.

This is a USB 3.0 hard drive with a sleek, compact design and a high-gloss finish. It's easy to use and requires no additional software — just plug it into your computer's USB port and you're good to go. The drive comes formatted for Windows computers and will work with Windows 7 and up. It can work with Mac as well but will need reformatting first.

There are optional free downloads of Toshiba Storage Backup software to easily back up your content and schedule your backup to run automatically, as well as Toshiba Storage Security software to help prevent unauthorized access to your data with a password lock feature if you want to use either of those.

Users give it 4.3 stars based on almost 4,000 reviews and it is backed by a two-year warranty from Toshiba.

Adam Oram
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