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Gadget Stimulus Plan Day 10: Win a 500GB Seagate FreeAgent Go



freeagent_goWe’re trying to close your gadget deficit while the economy’s in the dumps with the Gadget Stimulus Plan. Today we’re giving away a Seagate FreeAgent Go hard drive.This drive is extremely thin and can easily fit in your pocket.

The 500GB FreeAgent Go has is big enough to completely backup any Tablet PC or notebook. If you already have a solid backup plan you can use the FreeAgent Go to mobilize your multimedia library. It can store 8,330 hours of music, 125 DVDs, or 160,000 photos.

This drive is compatible with Seagate’s new FreeAgent Theater HD Media Player, which offers one of the easiest ways to view your digital pictures and movies on your TV.


The 500GB FreeAgent Go retails for $149.99. It’s available in eight colors and smaller capacities.

There are three ways to enter to win the Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB drive, and you may enter once in each of the three ways.

1) Leave a comment on this article and tell us how many photos, songs and videos you have on your mobile computer. Is your internal drive too small to accomodate all of your multimedia files?
2) Check out the FreeAgent Theater product page, leave a comment on this article telling us what you think about this new device and whether or not you’d consider buying one.

3) Go to, follow @seagate and tweet the following:

““I entered to win a Seagate FreeAgent Go drive from the Gadget Stimulus Plan thx! @Seagate #GadgetStimulus10”

You have until Thursday, April 2 at 8pm PDT to enter. We’ll assign every entry a number and use to randomly draw a winner.

This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canda, as long as participating in contests like this are legal in your hometown. It’s your responsibility to check local laws and regulations. Those who enter more times than allowed will be disqualified. The winner will be notified by either email (if random comment is chosen) or by an @reply on Twitter (if random tweet is chosen. He/she will have 48 hours to claim the prize and provide shipping info.



  1. Jason

    03/29/2009 at 2:35 am

    12,349 Photos
    29,023 Songs
    0 Videos

    — Of course the drive is too small and I could use a better designed external drive.

  2. Corinne

    03/29/2009 at 5:42 am


    I have a 120gb harddrive, but I’m too paranoid to keep things on my computer since I’ve had failures before.

  3. Rob Thiessen

    03/29/2009 at 6:30 am

    I have 8404 photos, 4211 songs and only a 100 gb drive on x61. I need more room.

  4. Mike Harrison

    03/29/2009 at 6:48 am

    I’m down to 17 gigs of free space on my Asus R2Hv. Right now I’m using live sync to transfer all my pics to my daughters tablet as a backup. Using a Mini HD camcorder can eat up a drive fast!

    I currently have about 1,800 photo’s, 2,568 songs and about 22 videos. I think it’s time to get rid of programs I no longer use.

  5. Michael H.

    03/29/2009 at 7:12 am

    Got 12567 songs, and 1500 photos. need some more room on my small 120gb hard drive.

  6. Craig

    03/29/2009 at 7:42 am

    97 photos, 140 songs, and 2 movies.
    I never store anything on my drive unless I have to because it’s too small, so I absolutely need an external.

  7. nike

    03/29/2009 at 7:49 am

    I would use this for music and movies on the road, it would look great with my mbp. I have about 7000 photos and 25 movies on my laptop drive, I need to get them off to something portable.

  8. M

    03/29/2009 at 8:11 am

    I have soo much stuff…That I only have 5 gb left in my hard drive. :(

  9. Jayayess1190

    03/29/2009 at 8:43 am

    I don’t have a lot, but I can get more!

  10. Gary

    03/29/2009 at 9:21 am

    7226 music, 10695 photos, videos (10-20 are mixed in with my photos).Internal drive is filling up, but more importantly, I see the need to update my back-up. I didn’t realize I had that many songs and photos.

  11. Dominic

    03/29/2009 at 9:37 am

    Around 2,000 photos, 1,200 songs, and maybe 43 vids. Not a lot, but my disk is almost full as it is.

  12. echostryk

    03/29/2009 at 9:43 am

    About 5GB of photos (1376), and 15 GB of videos, which doesn’t really get you that far (20). I’ve been desparately looking for more storage space.

  13. Paul Gillespie

    03/29/2009 at 9:47 am

    Part of me is ashamed to say it, but when I ran Elements 7.0 organizer it found close to 10,000. Why am I ashamed to say that? Because they’re not sitting on my network (backed-up) drive… :(

    I’m not short on space – that’s only 20G or so – but I am short on backup…

    Working on that right now, actually.

  14. Clayton

    03/29/2009 at 10:21 am

    My internal hard drive is waaaaaay too small. I don’t even have everything on here and it’s full. All my photos and movies are on my other drive even.

    Is this a notebook hard drive? If I win this I might crack it open and switch my laptop’s hard drive out…

  15. Andrew

    03/29/2009 at 10:50 am

    I have 1500 pictures, 2061 songs (still have CDs that are not archived onto the computer yet), 34 movies with some home movies still on my Sony camcorder because they are too big for my computer. My X61T does not have enough room for all my media.

  16. M@rc

    03/29/2009 at 11:08 am

    I have a 500 GB HDD full of multimedia contents (around 5000 photos from different trips and party, about 10000 songs from that have been accumulated since my first computer and a few movies. I’m planning to leave home for 2 years to complete my study and I don’t want to bring my big desktop with me. I’m already planning to buy a few of these portable HDD so I won’t overload the HDD of my laptop.

  17. Rob

    03/29/2009 at 11:25 am

    Photos: 4,522
    Songs: 97,654 (I DJ)
    Videos: 51

    My laptop internal has about 98GB free and I still have tons of music I need to carry around, 500GB would fit the bill just nice.

  18. Dee

    03/29/2009 at 11:53 am

    5214 Songs
    1434 Pictures
    25 Video

    I don’t have enough room to keep video. Only a handful of the videos I have are backed up. That could change if I will this drive.

  19. Writely So 365

    03/29/2009 at 12:16 pm

    I have 18,000 songs, 5,000 pictures, 80 videos and counting. So I’m definitely in need of more room.

  20. MiKeN

    03/29/2009 at 12:25 pm

    I have 10 photos and 14 video files, no music. I try to keep the HD as clean as possible so as to not bog down the system, that and my video files take up most of my HD space on my W7 partition (35 GB). I could definitely use more room.

  21. Alan K

    03/29/2009 at 12:54 pm

    I’ve got a Raon Digital Everun with a 60GB HD. Has about 25GB of music, 15GB of video, and more photos of my kids than I can count. It’s a constant juggling act as to what to always have handy. I need more room and the Everun docking station would be an excellent friend for the Seagate.

  22. Adam

    03/29/2009 at 1:04 pm

    i could use this to backup my 60GB tablet

  23. Aaron S

    03/29/2009 at 1:12 pm

    I have about 50GB of photos on my mobile computer, it would be great to have a mobile HDD to store and backup those pics on.

  24. Ken

    03/29/2009 at 1:25 pm

    I don’t have too many picts and songs, but it’d be nice to have an external backup. I do have a second internal drive that holds the extras.

  25. LawDogRG

    03/29/2009 at 1:56 pm

    Dunno how many pics (a lot) and songs (not so many), but need an external HDD, please.

  26. G.Smith

    03/29/2009 at 2:08 pm

    My 500GB drive is nearly 3/4 full of photos, music, videoa, and other crap :)

  27. Angelo

    03/29/2009 at 2:25 pm

    253 photos
    554 songs
    no videos

    I have alot of room left to use and will use it. I have a 80gb Hard drive and have 80% free space.

  28. Zhiqiang Zhong

    03/29/2009 at 3:28 pm

    I am using a 250G WD passport, but it easily runs out of space. Maybe 30 hrs of music, 2000 photos and dozens of movies.

  29. Carolyn G

    03/29/2009 at 4:04 pm

    I have about 2,000 photos. Songs maybe 500 and a few videos.

  30. Bill C

    03/29/2009 at 4:06 pm

    I have 4875 songs, 114 videos, and 33,827 photos on my laptop. Internal drive is definitely too small.

  31. SFrick

    03/29/2009 at 5:21 pm

    I could finally move out of the stone age with my old pulled notebook 60 GB hard drive, slipped in ashell.
    Back ups, music, heck I might even take a game or two along for the ride. Hope is a full glass.

  32. Tariq

    03/29/2009 at 6:29 pm

    I have thousands of files, so I ended up getting a NAS, but this could be useful as a portable.

  33. Chace

    03/29/2009 at 6:30 pm

    I have 224GB worth of pictures, video, and music. My internal drive is 250GB and im consistantly having to delete my data. An external hard drive would be fantastic!

  34. HG

    03/29/2009 at 6:47 pm

    3589 songs
    18,490 Pictures
    3,320 videos

  35. bluedragon

    03/29/2009 at 6:56 pm

    I have 30GB of video and 1500 pictures on my computer and I find that I’m continually deleting stuff to make more space since my last external hard drive died. I also have 50GB of music that is stuck on my iPod because there’s no space to keep any of it on my computer.

  36. bj

    03/29/2009 at 7:16 pm

    none… hard drive is too small… smallest/most mobile laptop is a Dell C400 with a 30 Gb drive. :-( I have way more free space on my 16 Gb SD card in my digital camera.

  37. Ben

    03/29/2009 at 8:01 pm

    1,120 songs; 5252 pictures/videos. my hard drive isn’t too small for what i need. but i would like a bigger drives, so i can have multiple OSes. that’s my main limitation. =P

    also, when i take pictures, i don’t take them at full resolution, unless they are really impressive or rare shots that i can never take again. i don’t see the point to filling up a hard drive with thousands of 4-5mb each shots of mundane, day-to-day stuff, half of which is out of focus and blurry anyway!

  38. Howard

    03/29/2009 at 8:02 pm

    40 gigs worth of music with a measily 80gig HD

  39. Reeve

    03/29/2009 at 9:19 pm

    I dont store any music or movies/vids on my laptop because I dont have any space for all the required applications. oracle, windows server etc take up most of the space :|

    All of my multimedia is on an external hard drive, but Its not portable. It’s the one with an external power source :( So that sucks!

    Note: I know I’m probably not eligible, but I would seriously appreciate this device!!! :)

  40. Andrew

    03/30/2009 at 12:28 am

    I have over 4000 songs, over 300 videos, and over 3000 photos on my laptop. Although it all fits, I’d like to free up some space so I can comfortably add Linux to it, and it would be nice to have a good way to back everything up.

  41. Jorge

    03/30/2009 at 12:28 am

    My internal HDD is way too small at 100GB!

    I have 4,000+ pictures, a couple thousand songs and a few movies and TV shows…can’t seem to fit everything I need for School in my drive, plus those must-have media files!

    Help, I want/need that FreeAgent Go!

  42. Gregory

    03/30/2009 at 12:42 am

    i have a few hundred pictures and a few movies but not alot in the way of multimedia. my internal definitely fits everything but a good external hard drive would definitely change that.

  43. Frank Jackson

    03/30/2009 at 3:54 am

    It’s happened to me. Loss of valuable information due to a hard drive failure. 2 months worth of work notes lost due to lack of a regular back up process. With 5 PCs in the house, having a portable solution should help remedy that situation.

  44. Rhonda Martin

    03/30/2009 at 6:56 am

    I don’t have any because my notebook is so old it bogs it down. I only have them on my PC at home with no back up for them either. I hate not being able to use my notebook for my Pics,videos and most of all my music. I need the FreeAgent Go to mobilize my multimedia library for my notebook and to back up my PC files at home. Since the 500 GB seagate FreeAgent Go can store 8,330 hours of music, 125 DVDs, or 160,000 photos I could use this for both backing up my files on my PC and use it with my notebook to mobilize my multimedia Library.
    Thanks for having this awesome review & giveaway~!

  45. Rhonda Martin

    03/30/2009 at 7:00 am

    I tweeted at twitter about this amazing review & giveaway :)
    I am also following Seagate

  46. Benz145

    03/30/2009 at 7:05 am

    I was running very close to the limit on my UX180 which only has 20GB of usable HDD space. My music library and photo libraries are the primary culprit and I’ve had to switch to an external solution to be able to effectively store my media.

  47. teh_trout

    03/30/2009 at 7:12 am

    My media storage computer has about 150 gigs of video and another 6 gigs of pictures and only about 10 or so gigs of free space left. Ironically I almost bought an external drive last night because I need more space…

  48. max

    03/30/2009 at 9:12 am

    I have less than 10 videos, music, etc. on my hard drive; my drive is large enough; not really into multimedia. sorry.

  49. Rodney

    03/30/2009 at 9:26 am

    14,799 pictures
    10,529 song
    48 videos

    And yes, my 250gb laptop hd is full. And I don’t have a reliable way of backing it up. DVD and CD are too small.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Mike

    03/30/2009 at 9:30 am

    I don’t get to have any music or movies on my laptop, they all have to stay at home on an external drive. It would be great if I could take them with me!

  51. Michael Anderson

    03/30/2009 at 9:49 am

    I have ~30GB of Music, ~12GB of photos and ~20GB of videos … and that doesn’t count what I have backed up! I definitely need more!

  52. Geekazine

    03/30/2009 at 2:29 pm

    I transfer too much from day to day to really nail down what I have. I do a lot of photos, video and audio work from the laptop. I try to keep it <10 GB for pictures and audio but <30 for video. Won’t even begin to figure out whats on the desktop…

  53. Jean D.

    03/30/2009 at 2:47 pm

    I have no idea how many songs, photos, and videos I have on my laptop. I’m hopelessly disorganized, but I’d hate losing any of them. And back-up plan? Nada. SOS!

  54. Grant

    03/30/2009 at 3:37 pm

    I’m currently working off an 80gb Netbook hard drive. This would be great to have, because its nearly full and I have a ton more videos and song I want to put on it.

  55. Sean Lamb

    03/30/2009 at 5:14 pm

    Let’s see, songs is up to 16GB on my player now, and photos, with all of my school assignments is currently at 85GB. So, a 500GB drive would be useful..

  56. Ramine

    03/30/2009 at 6:52 pm

    I have 9562 photos, 5316 songs and only a 200 gb drive. I also need more room.


  57. Charles

    03/30/2009 at 6:57 pm

    Well, my dirve (80G) is too small to store all my media files, so I use an external drive (250G on our home-made server/PVR) – which our needs have now outgrown as well…
    I keep only pictures and podcasts I’m currently using, constantly swapping between internal and external drives. At the moment, I have about 3 dozen pictures (one’s my backround screen) and 5 podcasts.

  58. Michael Wilson

    03/30/2009 at 7:31 pm

    12,781 Pictures

    0 video’s
    0 music

    not enough space for anything else.

  59. Iris G

    03/30/2009 at 8:11 pm

    about 80 gigs worth, so i am very close to being full…

  60. Kevin

    03/30/2009 at 9:10 pm

    167 songs
    4 video’s
    need more time but an new drive would also help…

    13GB of songs on my desktop, just keep swapping stuff over on my 2G SD card

  61. Brian S

    03/31/2009 at 12:46 am

    Dont really have the room on my tablet, it would be nice to have an external drive to take some with me.

  62. Ainsley

    03/31/2009 at 8:26 am

    3810 songs, 4709 pictures and 25 videos – most of which is not backed up

  63. Chris C.

    03/31/2009 at 10:47 am

    Because of the more limited storage options on my notebook, I really only have about 120 photos, no songs, and 2 videos on my laptop. But with this external drive, I could really open up my storage options.

  64. Graham

    03/31/2009 at 5:46 pm

    My count comes to:
    14086 photos
    3933 songs
    189 videos
    taking up a total of 84.25GB, but with the 320GB hard drive in my HP tx2500 I have plenty of space. What I do need is a large external hard drive to back up such a large internal!

  65. Vickie Bartlett

    04/02/2009 at 1:09 am

    Don’t have a mobile computer yet, so no songs or music. But I would still like the FreeAgent Go

  66. Jeffrey G

    04/02/2009 at 1:59 pm

    Hope I win, my hard drive is running out of space from all the photographs I’ve taken.

  67. Lois Shores

    04/02/2009 at 8:54 pm

    Zero, I do not have a laptop. I’m entering this to give as a gift.

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