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A New New Year’s Resolutions

Like so many others, I make New Year’s resolutions every January 1. And although most never mature past February, I am more determined this year than in previous years. It could be because of COVID, but I feel a sense of urgency more than ever before. At this time next year, I want to be able to reflect on 2021 and be proud that I kept my resolutions.

There are a couple resolutions that are recycled every year. The resolutions to exercise more and maintain a healthier diet, especially given all of the yummy foods that I ploughed through during the holidays, are sadly broken or forgotten long before Punxsutawney Phil emerges on Groundhog Day (February 2) to predict the end of winter.

This year, in addition to the compulsory resolutions, I have added a couple of new ones. I want to spend more quality time with my family. The COVID situation has shown me and the world that no one is immune, and a family’s life can be devastated unexpectedly. Another resolution that I made is to be kinder and more understanding to everyone. So many businesses and people have been impacted, and by maintaining a positive outlook I think I can help the healing process. Through kindness and thoughtfulness, I know we can get through this together.

One final and new New Year’s resolution is to maintain a regular schedule on backing up my family’s PC. The fear of losing valuable data is scary enough, but the idea of losing all of the precious memories that are stored on the hard drive is worse. Fortunately, Toshiba has external HDDs for every occasion ( From basic to gaming to advance, there is a Toshiba external HDD product that fits everyone’s needs. I chose the new Toshiba Canvio® Slim 1TB external HDD because of the size. Weighing slightly over 4 ounces and at 0.35” thick, the 1TB Canvio® Slim is so thin and light that it fits easily anywhere, and the best part was the simplicity of backing up my notebook PC. Just a few clicks, and my data was safely backed up.

Toshiba Canvio Slim 1TB external HDD

I think 2021 will be a good year – much better than 2020, and by this time next year, I want to be able to say that my (2022) New Year’s resolutions are to continue with the resolutions I started in 2021. That would mean that my family will be happier, I may weigh a few pounds less and feel healthier, and I won’t have to worry about losing my data on my notebook PC. I hope that I will never have to rely on my back up, but knowing that I have a secure copy makes me feel much better. So be like me and try harder this year to keep your New Year’s resolutions, and think about adding one that is a “no brainer” by getting a Toshiba external HDD to securely back up all of your precious data.

CANVIO is a trademark of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.

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