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World Backup Day 2024

World Backup Day 204

The stats quoted on is alarming. According to their data:

  • 21% of people have never made a backup
  • 113 phones are lost or stolen every minute
  • 29% of data loss cases are caused by accident
  • 30% of all computers are already infected with malware

Given these numbers, why isn’t backing up data practiced more frequently and by more people? Easy solutions are readily accessible and some backup services are free or cost very little. Backing up data to an external HDD or to the cloud are two of the most frequently used backup routines. Both methods utilize hard disk drives, which are the cost-effective and efficient storage means available in the market. HDDs provide fast access and cost only pennies per gigabyte.

 MG Series

I personally use both external HDDs and the cloud to backup my data. My smartphone is automatically backed up in the cloud (on HDDs such as Toshiba’s 22TB MG10F Cloud-Scale Capacity hard disk drive), but I also make a local copy on my Toshiba Canvio Flex external HDD since it is compatible with any USB-C smartphone and tablet devices.

External HDD
I back up all my family’s computers a small NAS system that I built using several Toshiba N300 NAS HDDs. This may be a little bit over the top, but I personally know the feeling of accidentally losing valuable data, and I never want to experience that again.

 NAS N300 Pro

So, as the old adage goes, “better safe than sorry”. And That’s why I’ve been writing and promoting World Backup Day for many years now. World Backup Day¹ is March 31, 2024, so take the World Backup Day Pledge, “I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st. #WorldBackupDay”. 


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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.

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