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GBM Contest: Win One of Ten Seagate FreeAgent 1TB + 500GB Drive Bundles



Everyone sing with me “It’s the most, wonderful time of the year….”

In conjunction with 10 other sites, we are giving away a Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB Drive (choice of color for USB/PC users, Silver only for MacBook/FW800 users) and a 1TB FreeAgent Desk or FreeAgent Desk for Mac drive.

All you have to do to enter is submit a comment to this article describing your current backup scenario and how this prize package would help you. Be sure to stay tuned for a GBM Shortcut video on the FreeAgent Go due up next week.

Last entry accepted on December 6, winner announced on December 7. Here is a list of the other participating sites, so be sure and visit there sites for nine other chances of winning:

1. CrunchGear
2. Bleeping Computer
9. Digital Home Thoughts



  1. tivoboy

    11/27/2008 at 1:01 am

    Wow, these little guys look great!! I backup to a large HD on my local PC, but having something more PORTABLE would be GREAT!

  2. Erica Mueller

    11/27/2008 at 1:04 am

    I'm a digital photographer and a graphic designer. I currently have all my photos and projects from the past few years stored on multiple CDs and my husband's old 80MB External HD. I could really use my own, larger one to store everything so I can fin it when I need it!

  3. Mel

    11/27/2008 at 1:13 am

    I have a portable external hard drive but I don't often use it for backup enough of the time.

  4. Mark (K0LO)

    11/27/2008 at 1:18 am

    I'm religious about backing up but there is a hole in my strategy that the Seagate FreeAgent Desk would fill. My current FreeAgent drive is used to back up the work PC and is stored off-site at home (in case of fire, theft, etc. at work). However, I don't have site diversity for backups of the home PC, which another drive would fulfill.

  5. Nick B

    11/27/2008 at 1:31 am

    My backup HD was a 150GB Seagate in a Newegg enclosure, but my main hard drive failed a few months ago so my "backup" became my main. Unfortunately, I only backed up files instead of an entire disc image, so I had to lose my files to install the OS. My dead drive is in the enclosure now, acting as a paperweight.

  6. Scot

    11/27/2008 at 1:33 am

    External HDD but running low on space…would love a portable GO HDD for xmas.

  7. Terran

    11/27/2008 at 1:34 am

    Right now I have no back up for my files. I have lost them all before but luckily i had saved some of my pictures on a DVD so i was able to recover half of them until the DVD stopped working for some reason. I have new pictures now and I would really love to have an external hard drive so I don't lose all my files again.

  8. Rick Lobrecht

    11/27/2008 at 1:36 am

    I'm currently using Time Machine to an ancient 280 GB FW drive for my MacBook. My home server backs up to a 750GB version of that same Free Agent drive over USB. The drive does eSata, but I haven't put an eSata card in the machine yet.

  9. Joel

    11/27/2008 at 1:44 am

    I back up my critical work documents on a SD card and on
    A portable HDD would allow me to have a ghost image of my entire hard drive in addition to my smaller critical backups.

  10. Dodot

    11/27/2008 at 1:47 am

    My current backup system is actually a combination of two approaches.

    The first approach is concerned with backing up current projects. For this I use Dropbox. I simply put current project materials, which are organized in different workspace folders, inside my Dropbox folder. This way, as I work on the project materials that I have, Dropbox immediately syncs all the changes that I've made (as well as keeping track of the history of all the revisions, in case I would want to revert to a previous version of a certain document) onto a remote server. It's very convenient because I don't even have to think about backing up any of the files – Dropbox kindly takes care of that for me while it's working in the background; also, this simplifies syncing between my Tower PC and my Tablet into simple matter of turning the computer on and going online. The fact that it is relatively easy to share folders with my coworkers (collaboration made easy!), and that Dropbox Sync works fairly well with TrueCrypt containers are very big pluses. I also use SyncToy to echo my Dropbox folder onto a 4GB flash drive, in case the Internet Fails (hey, it could happen).

    The second approach is concerned with backing up non-current material, for instance from past projects, and private files. For my work documents I use 7-zip to compress unwieldy sets of folders into tiny (or at least tinier) archives; I have to do this regularly lately as I only have a relatively small-ish external drive (120 GB). For the sake of playing it safe, I also upload important files onto various online backup services (ex. ADrive, Skydrive, etc.). Personal files, like photos, my OneNote sribbles, my (juvenile) ArtRage Paintings (which are conveniently stored in a TrueCrypt container) are echoed to the same external hardrive using SyncToy.

    I would love, love, LOVE to have the FreeAgent drives – wow, BOTH! – because they would allow me the luxury of not having to spend too much time agonizing about how to free up space in my poor, filled-to-the-brim, 120 GB drive! I'd make my old 120GB the default medium for my private files, and the 500 GB (*drool*) FreeAgent Go would become the home of all of my past projects. With all that room, I'll have no qualms about installing another OS in there (or a handful of OSes), in case my primary Windows Install quits on me. And the one Terabyte Drive? No more 7-zip-ing (which, while wonderfully useful is unfortunately quite time and resource consuming) for a while! I'll just copy everything there, no questions asked! It's also big enough to serve as a repository for all the softwares-on-DVD that I have – I'll just make ISO copies and mount them virtually from the FreeAgent Desk. The luxury of having redundant copies with no doubt allow me to sleep easier at night.

  11. Rebel Bailey

    11/27/2008 at 1:48 am

    I use SyncToy to get my 500 gb internal to sync to my 500 gb external. I need another to archive the current external so the lightning bolts dont get it. I NEED this drive to save my kids pictures…!!!!!

  12. Kevin

    11/27/2008 at 1:55 am

    Currently I use an Acomdata 160GB external hard drive. I use SyncToy to back up the files from tablet pc. My current external drive is not portable and is lacking in size. The SeaGate external drive would suit my needs perfectly right now.

  13. John Wood

    11/27/2008 at 1:56 am

    My backup is still done with a 40 GB Usb 1 drive. I am limited to only backing up data, so either of these drives would be a huge step forward.

  14. Keith

    11/27/2008 at 1:56 am

    I have some thumb drives around with stuff everywhere – can't be sure what is what or where i'd go if i actually needed it. have some stuff up on google docs, some stuff up on shutterfly, some stuff here, some stuff there… would be great if i had all stuff backed up in 1 spot where i could find it all :-)

  15. Frank

    11/27/2008 at 2:07 am

    I try to backup the 5 PCs in our house regularly. The USB drive allows me to store those backups away from the computes. I do complete backups as opposed to incremental and need the added space to maintain 2 of each.

  16. Mike

    11/27/2008 at 2:11 am

    More backups equal more security. You can never have too many, and Seagate is a great brand.

  17. Sipp11

    11/27/2008 at 2:21 am

    I backup using Acronis True Image sometimes via network to my NAS directly, sometimes with my external HDD.

    Would love to have much bigger storage of course =)

  18. Sumocat

    11/27/2008 at 2:27 am

    Cool contest. My current backup system consists of using Acronis True Image to save drive images to my network attached Buffalo LinkStation Live. It's working for me, but I'd like to free up that space for media. The FreeAgent Desk would definitely allow me to do that, while the FreeAgent Go would act as my redundant media backup and, if need be, travel library.

  19. Mike

    11/27/2008 at 2:32 am

    I don't have a backup system yet…

  20. skyjumpr

    11/27/2008 at 2:38 am

    I currently backup my data via a script(s) using robocopy. I backup to a second internal hard drive in my primary pc. While this is handy for data on my primary pc it means I have to backup across my network when using my notebook. I've been considering using an external USB drive for backups for some time now. I could easily swap the drive from PC to PC when needed without affecting the performance of the network or the primary pc. It would also provide the ability to recover data quickly when on the road or away from home.

  21. Darshan

    11/27/2008 at 2:42 am

    Currently, i have 80Gb hard drive desktop and i only have few gb left when ever i want to put something in it i have to delete some stuff of from hard drive. Right now i don't have any backup hard drive so i don't back up anything. My brother want one external hard drive so he can take with him to college because we don't have laptop so it would be great if i have that hard drive.

  22. Meylinda

    11/27/2008 at 2:50 am

    Right now I don't have plan because I don't have spare disk. But when I win this I can backup my data.

  23. Bill S

    11/27/2008 at 2:57 am

    Can't have enough backup! I've been burned a number of times over the years and learned (and re-learned) my lesson about backing up. I would use this to backup my backup drive!!!!

  24. silesmi

    11/27/2008 at 3:05 am

    I currently use a western digital passport drive every month or so. I've also got several older files on diskettes and CDs. I don't believe my other family members back up thier data which is problematic.

  25. Scott

    11/27/2008 at 3:12 am

    Backup….lol….you are kidding, right?

    Well, I do try to archive photos to CD or DVD, but I really need something better for backup.

  26. Hoot69

    11/27/2008 at 3:13 am

    I backup to a 250 External Drive once a blue moon…and that doesn't account for other computers on the network.
    My home computer is a Mac, but the wife and I also use PC's (Tablet and UMPC), so ANYTHING is better than nothing.

  27. Mario Filipe

    11/27/2008 at 3:34 am

    Guess I'll try my luck on this giveaway also.
    My current backup consists of a three-layer system. My main computer consists of a tablet and I usually carry with me a portable harddrive (actually it's my old laptop drive that I replaced and bought an enclosure for it) to which I frequently backup my documents and pictures. At least once a week I synchronize all my documents and pics to my old desktop computer drive (which pretty much just works as a kind of NAS). Then every couple of months I make DVD backups of all the important stuff, label them with the date, file them and hope I'll never need them.

  28. Regac

    11/27/2008 at 3:39 am

    I am a student and work for my university preparing lectures and tutorials regarding many subjects besides which I am media junkie. Right now I have a 250 drive that actually has 12MB left on it.
    Now for the back up system:
    Since they don't let me use my laptop while working I have to use their computers, which are actually the ones that are no longer suitable to be used in class so what I've done is set up a scheduled task that runs four hours that copies the whole folder with the preparations that I've done for the current trimester. When I come in in the morning I would turn on the computer and do my thing until lunch time by when the scheduled task activates and starts copying the folder. It is not large but has many files so takes a long time. Then later in the day the professors would make revisions and additions and the task would activate 4 hours later and by the time I come the thing is copied and ready for me to take and improve the designs and such.
    As for my home backup, I have a weekly task that again copies my whole school folder to the drive.
    Unfortunately this leaves absolutely no space for the media and it has not been once that I've lost almost all of the media.

    Anyways, that is it. It worked so far. Its a good system the only problem is lack of space.

  29. MarkP

    11/27/2008 at 3:39 am

    SmartSync Pro to a small external USB drive–when it is connected, which isn't often enough since I also use it to hold utilities and install sources. Like too many others here, it is too small to handle the backups from my computer, let alone all the other stuff…

  30. Sam

    11/27/2008 at 3:41 am

    Current backup solution: Hope and pray, hope and pray.

  31. tableteer

    11/27/2008 at 3:44 am

    I use mozy's free edition, an 80 Gig external hd, and Adrive. If I won this prize package, I would continue using mozy for my daily documents that change daily, but I could finally have a backup solution for all my "stuff" that is quick and easy without the need to pick and chose what I want to keep or delete because I don't have enough space.

  32. Andrew

    11/27/2008 at 3:58 am

    I don't have much of a backup system. I copy all of the important files between my desktop and my lapto so that there's a copy on both machines.

  33. Mario Filipe

    11/27/2008 at 4:10 am

    Oops, forgot to mention how this prize package would help me, although it should be somewhat obvious… I need more space!!! I accumulate ever increasing amounts of data, and my portable hd is only 160 gigs and my desktop computer a meager 320 gigs (how things have changed, to think that my first PC had a 20 Megabyte HD, and I never ran out of space). As a side note I'm also thinking of adding a fourth-layer to my setup, online backup of the most important documents, though I've been too busy (accumulating even more stuff) to check the best options available.

  34. Valerio Piselli

    11/27/2008 at 4:11 am

    My scenario at this moments, is when you realize that you have a lot of precious memories in photos, videos, etc.. and you are about to loose them… thats because my three main computers are not avaible anymore (at least 1 of them): My Imac its in repair service since 5 months ago, my home pc it's also in service repair for video issues, and my Mac Book Pro was stolen!!!!… At this moment i only have my Photos on the web and on my IPhone : (… I really hope to get them back soon… Anyone with kids will know what i'm suffering at this moment, since all my important photos and videos are from my litle baby!!!!

  35. Snider

    11/27/2008 at 4:42 am

    I currently don't have a backup system – if my 1TB of storage right now fails, my data's probably gone for good. =[

  36. Carrie

    11/27/2008 at 4:47 am

    While I do have backup for the main computer (Mac's TimeMachine), the laptop, which holds most of my husband's school papers and flight records, has no backup plan. So I would be incredibly happy to have a backup for the laptop … and probably a backup for the backup :D

  37. Thomas

    11/27/2008 at 5:00 am

    I had my laptop stolen over last Thanksgiving. All of my family photos and document were gone. I’m still realizing how many photos are missing.

    I don’t want this to ever happen again, neither does she!

  38. Joe Doherty

    11/27/2008 at 5:01 am

    My current backup strategy is to save important things on more than one machine, but I don't have a good, centralized system in place. I sorely need one.

  39. Mike

    11/27/2008 at 5:01 am

    I back up to an external HD that's too big to transport and needs an external power cable.

  40. James

    11/27/2008 at 5:07 am

    I currently have a Seagate 500GB External drive that is maxed out with movies and songs. I could use a great backup for my existing collection.

  41. Juball

    11/27/2008 at 5:13 am

    My backup system is currently a spindle of dvds of which only a few are rewritable.

  42. Benz145

    11/27/2008 at 5:31 am

    As time progresses and computing before ever more intensive, my UMPC is starting to have a hard time handling the task of being my main PC. As misfortune would have it, my family's desktop computer (which has much more power than my family uses it for) was having some issues. When I went to re-install the OS, I discovered that the SATA controller must have failed. They needed a functioning computer so I backed up their files onto secondary internal drive and stuck it in an old desktop that isn't very powerful, but had the power to do what the rest of my family needed a computer to do.

    To make a long story short… I pulled out an old 15GB IDE HDD and put XP on it, and I'm now using a powerful (compared to my UMPC) desktop as my main computer, but it only has 15GB of storage (minus the space that the OS takes). This is due to the SATA controller failing, and I am unable to use the desktops original 80GB SATA HDD. This is a bad situation because I was running very close to the limit of capacity on my UMPC which gave me about 20GB of space (after the OS and the recovery partition).

    So, my current backup situation is that I don't really have one. I essentially lost an 80GB drive, and had to spread the other internal drives out across this desktop and my family's desktop. A spacious USB drive would be really convenient because it would allow me to consolidate the data from all the work I've done on my UMPC, and be able to utilize that on the desktop that I'm now using.

  43. Alex b

    11/27/2008 at 5:31 am

    I really don't have a backup system. I am relying on my internal hard drive to store my very large amount of files. I could use a new hard drive.

  44. William Robinson

    11/27/2008 at 5:34 am

    I'm a law student on a budget which means I have my MacBook and a few DVDRs scattered around from random backups. If I had a crash, I'd lose years of papers, music, and photos.

  45. MiKeN

    11/27/2008 at 5:40 am

    My current system of back up is a simpledrive 250GB External HD. It is just about completely full. I also recently built a Windows Home Server with 1TB of HD space, I plan on adding my simpledrive to it to expand on it. With this Seagate drive I could add that and run some form of RAID to ensure better backup or increased storage space for my needs.

  46. David

    11/27/2008 at 5:42 am

    I currently have a portable drive that I use to backup my files on a daily basis. I have a 1TB WD at home to backup everything once a week. I have a redundant 1TB just in case.

  47. Jack Chen

    11/27/2008 at 5:47 am

    My current backup plan is just one external portable 120GB HD. My MacBook's drive is also 120GB and almost filled to the brim with family photos, address book contacts of friends and family. My external is almost filled as well and I would love to consolidate all my data into one bigger drive.

  48. Chris

    11/27/2008 at 5:52 am

    I have a 120gig and 250gig drive that I try to use as backup for my X61 and Dell tower. The 120 is full and since we bought a HD video recorder. I have tons of duplicats and need a bigger drive to keep things in one place.

  49. Chad_W_Smith

    11/27/2008 at 5:52 am

    I am on Mac OS X, so I have used Time Machine to get a base copy of my system, and then I just manually back up new important files to an external hard drive that is dangerously close to full. Having a TB would take care of that problem, and the 500 portable would make my Eee PC much more useful!

  50. Jonathan

    11/27/2008 at 5:53 am

    Current backup scenario is to enter as many hard drive giveaways as I can until I win, then start backing up. Pretty poor plan considering I lost a ton of data due to a fire a couple of weeks ago.

  51. Daniel

    11/27/2008 at 5:55 am

    Well I… don't back up. At all.

    So I'd really wager this would help me quite a bit.

  52. MacTipper

    11/27/2008 at 6:00 am

    My current backup plan is to buy a hard drive when I finally have the money for one.

    But, if I had a hard drive (or two from winning this contest. ;) ) then I would use Time Machine to backup my computer.

    I would use the second one for backup of video footage.

  53. Monolith

    11/27/2008 at 6:02 am

    Like so many others here, my backup solution is sadly lacking (and I know better too as I'm studying to go into IT). I back up my school papers onto my iPod and FTP some of my other important/irreplaceable/crucial documents in a private folder on the server I have my website on. I'd really like to have a huge hard drive to back up all my systems to, but I'm just a poor student :'( It would really make my day if I won one (hint hint) ;)

  54. Elmak

    11/27/2008 at 6:04 am

    I lost my entire harddrive- without backups- in 2004 on my old iMac G5 (first gen! didn’t even have a webcam). Shortly after that I cloned my drive every few months(!) to an external drive as I couldn’t really afford a external drive bigger than my internal.

    Nowadays I backup an image of my documents/photos/movies folder every week to a 1TB TeraStation NAS. The images are encrypted with PGP Desktop before storage as anyone who wardrives into my Wifi would be able to login to the TeraStation (they have really, really crappy access control). Incremental backups of my Documents folder is done hourly to the 50gb Backup user provided by my webhost. The method of my upload is simple: SFTP via Expandrive so that it’s mounted as a disk.

    P.S.- My webhost, Dreamhost, provides a 50gb amount of diskspace entirely for personal use that isn’t redundantly backed up by them. They provide you with 5tb of overall bandwidth so I don’t think I’ll ever run past that. On top of that reliable (in my experience!) hosting with a huge (500gb) of disk space all for $10 a month.

  55. HiltonL

    11/27/2008 at 6:14 am

    I use a Windows Home Server EX475 made by HP for backups, which run automatically nightly between 2am and 6am. Unfortunately, this doesn't work for FAT32 partitions, so for the couple of those, I use a Maxtor external HDD with Retrospect to backup.

    How would winning help me? Well, the WHS is gradually filling up and could use some external USB or eSata storage. And the Go would be useful for taking to my Mom's to help her back up. Since all my mobile PCs are backed up to the WHS whenever they're online at home, the Go drive would primarily help Mom.

  56. Yufei

    11/27/2008 at 6:22 am

    I have one 250GB WD external and its running out of space quick!!! I would help my expand my work without having to delete old ones.

  57. Kevin W

    11/27/2008 at 6:23 am

    I currently have only a small capacity LaCie drive for my backup. It's several years old, is not large enough for all the A/V data in the family, and makes some clanky noises from time to time so I really don't feel good about it. My back up is currently running on Apple's Time Machine, and without a larger capacity I have to exclude much of my data on the available drive.

  58. Mojo Denbow

    11/27/2008 at 6:31 am

    I'm a photographer that really needs storage and a backup plan. Currently using Flickr as my backup.

  59. Andrew

    11/27/2008 at 6:33 am

    I currently have Apple's time machine backing up some of my stuff but the drive is too small to contain my itunes and iphoto libraries. These additional drives would help me back up everything and bring peace of mind

  60. DavoY

    11/27/2008 at 6:34 am

    Current backup scenario: Poor (seldom periodically sporadically* to USB stick).
    This prize package would help: INDEED (backup rating would go from minus 1 to positive 100 :)
    * last done about approximately 3 months ago.

  61. Ans

    11/27/2008 at 6:34 am

    Currently: I do not backup at all.
    With this Package: I'm a high school student. I have years of my work and very important personal items. Receiving this would give me a sense of protection, and set up a beneficial habit that will help me throughout college and for the distant future.

  62. michael wilson

    11/27/2008 at 6:37 am

    I have my tablet down to 2 gigs available and a ebay special 160 gig internal hard drive that is converted into an external drive. Thanks

  63. scottrade

    11/27/2008 at 6:40 am

    I just copy some of my files to the internet or a flash drive. I only backup a FEW files and never periodically backup things except my pictures and email.

  64. Seth

    11/27/2008 at 6:41 am

    My current backup is a 250 usb drive, which is quickly getting full. A second drive would help so I could have one for both my computers.

  65. Marc

    11/27/2008 at 6:50 am

    Wow a free hard drive, that would be way better than doing backup on dvd. In fact, I've done only one, cause it took me way more time than I imagined. If something goes wrong, I'll loose all my recent data. Of course, with that drive my backups would be on one physical media, it would take me less time to do it and I'll do it more often.

  66. AlexRen

    11/27/2008 at 6:51 am

    My current backup: use the backup program coming together with my Lenovo X61T. I create a system task to backup every week on Saturday. The only pity is that since my external drive is space limited (320G), I will have to delete my previous backup from time to time. If I can get this Drive, it will save me some pain of deleting my backup points. So I REALLY want it!

  67. miketcool

    11/27/2008 at 7:00 am

    My current backup situation is a mostly reliable External 500GB eSata I slapped together on my budget (massively in-debt college student).

    Having a reliable setup with the proper amount of space to Vault my 35,000+ photographs I will need after school is really the cornerstone to my success!!!

  68. Takashi

    11/27/2008 at 7:15 am

    I have a backup harddrive for my laptop only. However, I am a filmmaker and all of my videos have abosolutely no backup whatsoever. I am making a documentary and if that harddrive failed I would lose 6 months of my life!

  69. John in Norway

    11/27/2008 at 7:25 am

    I have multiple backup strategies depending on the file type. Here goes:

    Movies – various smallish hard drives attached to my DVR and burnt to DVDs.

    Images – 1 copy on desktop, 1 copy on OQO, 1 copy split over USB memory.

    Music – 1 copy on desktop, 1 copy on Media PC, 1 copy on various DVDs.

    Docs and other data – 1 copy on desktop, 1 copy on OQO, some on Nokia E90.

    I know it sounds like a mess and it is. I've been meaning to buy an extra large hard drive to consolidate it all but real life keeps swallowing what little money I have. Can you guess how this prize package would help me? :)

  70. DRTigerlilly

    11/27/2008 at 7:43 am

    I currently have a 500 GB WD My Book with about 20gb free, i generally do backups of the OS with acronis true image home and manual back ups of my files every couple weeks. Considering trying a raid setup with my next external HD purchase.

  71. Neil

    11/27/2008 at 7:45 am

    I'm using a USB 2.0 Western Digital 250GB Mybook External HDD connected to my Linksys WRTSL54GS. It's now down to a little over 16gb Free so it would be great to be able to upgrade to a much better HDD so as to really take advantage of the media streaming functions of my router.

  72. Victor Bernace

    11/27/2008 at 7:45 am

    I have this little usb stick where I back up super important files but have thousands of files, songs, pics that I copied from my old mac to new one so I haven't thrown out the old mac since it essentially backs up 90% of my files. Any new files on the new mac, oh well, I need to win…

  73. Dima

    11/27/2008 at 7:50 am

    I recently lost all my favorites when switching from firefox to chrome to firefox again, and Im still upset to the day
    I wish i had a backup…would have been smart about 1 week ago.

  74. Rodney

    11/27/2008 at 8:05 am

    I have an external hard-drive that I used to use with Genie Backup Manager and Acronis….Now with Sherweb for my email and calendars and Sugarsync for everything else….I'm backed up in the cloud.

  75. Jon Garner-Harris

    11/27/2008 at 8:06 am

    I've been using SugarSync for a little while to keep my desktop and tablet PC in sync, this also provides me with a way to access files when I'm away from home. Unfortunately, I live a few miles out of town and for some reason our phone line here isn't broadband capable, so I access the internet through a community wireless project which is, at times, flaky to say the least.
    I'm concerned about my "backup strategy" for a number of reasons; what do I do if I can no longer pay for SugarSync (I already have to make a decision about which data plan I'm using) or worse yet the company folds? How can I reliably backup ALL my data rather than choosing what is important (it's all important to me)? How can I keep my backups portable, accessible and permanent?
    Large amounts of physical storage seems to be the answer – I can still use SugarSync for syncing but I'd have a reliable backup medium I can take with me that contains all my data.

  76. Scott Frickman

    11/27/2008 at 8:24 am

    I have an old drive that I put in a sleeve and attached to my network. It works ok but should I win this drive I could handle so much more.

  77. Petr Siska

    11/27/2008 at 8:26 am

    Currently I have an old 80GB desktop hard disk conected to my home router that I use as an FTP and Samba server. I back up my tablet data to this disk and then distribute the most important stuff(mostly documents and source code) to my destop pc(and the other way around). I also have 2 old 80GB hard drives (stored in a closet) that I use to "permanently" back important data.

    I could really use a small external hard drive that I could carry with me on the go. Lost a lot of data about a month ago when on a trip to my parents house. It would have been great to have a have a hard disk that I could rely on.

  78. Gras Jeroen

    11/27/2008 at 8:44 am

    Free disks? That what I need! For now I do sometimes a backup, but that's a simple disk image. That's too simple, but it works.

  79. David

    11/27/2008 at 8:52 am

    Current Back Scenario? Supposedly every 3 months buy some DVDs and back up. But you know how consistent you can be with that plan. A hard drive bundle would make things much easier.

  80. Herushan (Andrew)

    11/27/2008 at 9:00 am

    My current backup is a 1TB external drive that is not easy to move around my apartment to back up my tablet using Lenovo's R&R. I would enjoy a nice portable drive to back up my machine weekly with, as having import school documents must always have a backup. Having a AVHCD 1080p camcorder requires a lot of space to backup my home videos and future projects. Having too much memory for backups is never possible. It is always good to have dedicated backups for each machine, and having a travel for the tablet and one for the desktop will be a nice upgrade to my current setup.

  81. Dan Sullivan

    11/27/2008 at 9:25 am

    Current: I really don't backup much of anything. I have some XDrive account from when I reformatted a laptop last year, but that's it.
    How it would help: Some good room would be nice, I keep uninstalling and removing things around here very often. Would be nice to have backups of all my music/notes on something other then the computer they originated on :)

  82. Daniel

    11/27/2008 at 9:26 am

    I have a 160gb seagate external drive I use with Time Machine on my Mac notebook, its great but it can only back up so much before it starts deleting older files.
    1TB would be great for Time Machine we could use it with all our macs!

  83. Ken

    11/27/2008 at 9:46 am

    I had several external HDDs (WD, Seagate, and some others). It can never go wrong with more backup just in case some things went wrong with computer or if you are traveling without a computer.

  84. Conner Downey

    11/27/2008 at 9:47 am

    I mainly just back up to my ipod or hope for the best.

    this would help me, because I don't have anything to backup to, besides a small external that I'm pretty sure is about to fail.

  85. emre

    11/27/2008 at 10:11 am

    I have several HDD with millions of docs. Big GBs always welcome, since I will be using and adding more GB on them. It would be great if I can have big portable HDD

  86. paul_kennedy

    11/27/2008 at 10:36 am

    I use Mozy to backup my files offsite, but if I have a hard drive crash, it would take weeks to download all the media files to my computer. The Seagate drives will allow me to have a quick local restore.

  87. Kim

    11/27/2008 at 10:37 am

    Currently I have a small external drive that has been meeting my needs — however I have taken on a family project of scanning and cataloging old family photos (there are thousands of them), and having a backup drive like the one on offer would make this a lot easier.

  88. Michael Natale

    11/27/2008 at 10:43 am

    I have a network disk that I used to (manually) backup all the machines in the house. My kids have overtaken it with music and video files, so now…well I pray. That's my strategy.

  89. Jonathan

    11/27/2008 at 11:05 am

    I currently have a raid setup in my main desktop, but no backup solution which I can take with me to uni or for use with my laptop. I could really use one of these for storing the files from my laptop/my uni programs.

  90. Krater

    11/27/2008 at 11:26 am

    The more backups the better!

  91. J. Adams

    11/27/2008 at 11:35 am

    Right now I have 256 GB hard drive that I use in conjunction with Time Machine in Mac OS X. It's partitioned so I actually only have half of that for backup. With these new hard drives I could keep a longer history of backups as well as take important files with me.

  92. Ashley

    11/27/2008 at 11:49 am

    I don't have a regular back-up procedure. The only time I will explicitly back-up data is if I need to reimage my computer. This presents difficulty as my largest external hard disk drive is only 40GB, and is usually full of other data anyway.

    My current technique is to utilize the gigabit LAN connection on my laptop, as well as that of another's with sufficient hard disk space to house my data. I then backup my necessary data over this networked connection. Once done, I reimage my computer, and then recopy the files back via the same gigabit line. Granted, I'm only using CAT5 cable, so it's not gigabit speeds. I'm merely making use of the fact that gigabit doesn't necessarily need a cross-over cable under certain implementations.

    A 1TB external hard disk drive would make this process a lot easier by me not having to go around finding a friend or relative who has a laptop with sufficient disk space for me to use as a temporary storage place. Even if I run into data problems at 3AM in the morning, I can resolve it myself this way.

  93. Fowl

    11/27/2008 at 12:10 pm

    My current backup scenario: umm.. nothing :( I'd be in a lot of trouble if anything went wrong…
    How it would help me: I'd have a fall back position and a chance of recovery.

  94. motosync

    11/27/2008 at 12:16 pm

    I have a portable hard drive smaller than my tablet hard drive. I have to think about space issue on every backup. It shouldn't have to be difficult right? A 500 gb will make it very easy to backup and take my backups with me.

  95. Harry Y

    11/27/2008 at 12:24 pm

    my current back up scenario is…none existant. :( Kinda sucks, and I"ve been meaning to back up my HDD sometime, but never got around to it. This would be perfect, as I have A LOT of stuff saved up from since I was in middle school (Projects, Essays, Powerpoints, etc.), and I would hate to lose them all. Thanks GBM!!

  96. David

    11/27/2008 at 12:28 pm

    My current backup solution is Live Mesh, from my tablet to my work PC. An external drive would make it much easier to recover files, plus would stop me having to pick and choose files because of the 5GB limit. It would also be good for plugging into the xbox 360 for watching movies and playing music :)

  97. Adlan Z

    11/27/2008 at 12:38 pm

    My current backup scenario is basicly taking up a lot of space both in my X61t and also in my seriously small external HDD… n my method is "Copy and Paste".. haha… doing this not only take lots of time, it also takes my X61t's performance and also cause the external HDD to be very defragmanted…

    How is this going to help me? Lost, firstly it will give me lots of extra space not just for my backup, also for the things i love :) pictures, music and movies!!! haha… Also coz i'm the type who will be always moving around places, the feature of the FreeAgent will be a breath of freash air for my lifestyle and mobility! ( no more cut and paste!!!!) haha!

  98. Craig

    11/27/2008 at 12:50 pm

    My backup strategy consists of a reminder string tied to one finger and on the other hand crossing two fingers. These Seagate drives would definitely make it much easier (and more frequent) for me to back up my Tecra M4. And i could store more pics on it. I would keep these units at my workstation so that it would be available from my docking station and backup on a regular schedule.

  99. redace

    11/27/2008 at 12:55 pm

    current backup using ADrive but video files/media files are kind annoying that way. Much better having a portable hd.. hint*hint*.

  100. TulipanoNero

    11/27/2008 at 6:45 am

    Only one portable usb hd to backup data stored on notebook.. and other support would be appreciate to use the portable hd for what it relly is…

  101. Adam

    11/27/2008 at 12:42 pm

    I use Microsoft Office Groove to sync my work files in between my desktop and my laptop, and all of my media files are on an external drive, though it’s only 60GB and almost a decade old, so I would love one of these babies!

  102. Jean

    11/28/2008 at 1:47 am

    I backup to an external 500Gb drive using TimeMachine.

  103. Patrick Strodel

    11/28/2008 at 1:51 am

    I am backing up only my essential data on my web server. Not the idea solution, but better than nothing. I would love to have something better.

  104. Tim Hart

    11/28/2008 at 2:05 am

    My current backup is a time machine drive on my home desk. It's the same size as my macbook harddrive and it's not mobile, so it's not going to do much good if I lose everything

  105. Lis

    11/28/2008 at 2:29 am

    I don't really have a good backup plan. I put the most important things I need on a 2 gb flashdrive so yeah… I could really use this. I have so many important files on my computer and if something were to happen to them I would probably get fired (I have work-related stuff on there).

  106. Cliff Hollis

    11/28/2008 at 3:57 am

    I use external drives for photo back up and more on two computers and have run out of room. Oh no!!

  107. James Cockshull

    11/28/2008 at 4:56 am

    At the moment I currenly backup to a 120GB external hard drive, but I’m very close to having no free space. (I’ve only got 1GB left), I also backup very important documents to windows live SkyDrive so that I know the document is in at least three different locations (one of them in the cloud) at a time.

  108. Wilson

    11/28/2008 at 6:01 am

    I currently back up my documents and other important files on my usb and on my google docs account. In the past, I have stored things such as photos on cds, but that takes a lot of time and preparation. With an external hard drive, I could easy sync a folder, such as my pictures folder, to the drive so they would be safe if any thing happens to my computer. I would also be nice to carry important files that would not fit in my usb around in a separate location for backup. :)

  109. Nathan Day

    11/28/2008 at 6:14 am

    My current backup scenario is nearly nonexistent, with the possible exception of two thumb drives. I have two flash drives I carry with my Mac, for backing up a handful of files. They're kind of like infinitesimally scaled down versions of the ones offered here. Instead of having 1 TB and 500 GB's of space, I have 1 GB and 500 MB.

    These drives would help me immensely, as I need portability and a home base drive. My parents are divorced so I switch homes every weekend and I have high school events to deal with (I'm sort of the go-to guy for all things digital). I move around often so portability is imperative, yet a larger drive for mass storage and backup would be ideal because I am stationary enough to have a home base. Both of these drives are incredibly portable, which is a must, considering all of my computing possessions fit in a single laptop bag that is becoming quite crammed (laughably small backup flash drives, Wacom tablet, MacBook, power adapter, headphones). So, in short, thanks for the awesome opportunity, and have a happy holidays!

  110. Rebeca

    11/28/2008 at 6:28 am

    I don't currently have a true backup solution. I store some copies of my files in different online services that aren't backup services, so winning this would probably give me some peace of mind and a central place for all my backups.

  111. Aceofangels

    11/28/2008 at 7:19 am

    My backup scenario: I have 4 computers (2 tablets, media center, and ps3 running linux) that backed up to my NAS (hammer myshare 2tb). When I got outta the Marine Corp last month in the move back home, my wife opened the door to the car the NAS fell out and broke. So, I have no backup going for me. Winning externals would be the perfect solution to my problem!

  112. Katherine Keller

    11/28/2008 at 9:17 am

    I currently back-up my pc for pictures, music & financial stuff on cd's, and it is extremely time consuming.

  113. ky2here

    11/28/2008 at 9:17 am

    I'm embarassed to say I don't even know how to backup.

  114. Steve

    11/28/2008 at 9:44 am

    I am one of those people who still does not do backups….I need help and this set-up will modivate me to do regular back-ups.

  115. true

    11/28/2008 at 10:32 am

    I use cds, and just started using Acronis, but that partition unfortunately is on my hard drive. So if it crashes I am SOL.
    We do have super important things on a very old computer with a 4gb hard drive! Things are all over the place and I don't feel safe about any of it being secure.

  116. sandy

    11/28/2008 at 10:45 am

    backup- right now none- yep when it starts going into problems I say I am going to get something but time gets ahead of me and it begins again with the panic and sweats of thought did I screw this up- I should of backed up- and I should learn- seriously- we have had a computer fry so I never learn

  117. Aaron N.

    11/28/2008 at 10:52 am

    My current backup setup is nothing, every now and then I backup some data to DVDs. So this would be a huge step up!

  118. Robin Stephens

    11/28/2008 at 10:53 am

    I really don't have a backup. I keep hoping to get an external hard drive for such cases, but haven't been able to yet.

  119. Kathy

    11/28/2008 at 11:00 am

    I have some flash drives….that's about it. Silly of me I know. Especially when it comes to my photos…
    This type of backup system would bring me peace of mind and I could store even more photos!! Maybe even video.

  120. Anton

    11/28/2008 at 11:07 am

    A few years back I lost pretty much of my schoolwork because I didn’t do any backups at all. Had a really hard time getting some of my work finished but I managed. Then I’ve had a few breakdowns on some computers which I didn’t care about.

    After I lost all my schoolwork I ended up doing a lot of backups, right now I am using TimeMachine and rsync’ing data to my “server”. A few scripts on the server (an asus eee box, yes I want to sleep at night) uploads the most important data to Amazon S3 and the rest is put on an external drive (that is at the moment 95% full). This setup is quiet, fast and reliable. If one hard drive crashes the data is stored elsewhere.

    I would like to have a Freegate to be able to do backups when I am out traveling or out photographing so my data would'nt be lost on my MacBook.

  121. Calvin

    11/28/2008 at 11:10 am

    Very good question… I’ve lost things before, but have recovered them. Nowadays, I use LaCie and Seagates to backup my stuff. Works Wonders!

  122. addrienne mertens

    11/28/2008 at 11:20 am

    well i dont have any backup. if it blows then its gone…thanx

  123. Jeremy Jones

    11/28/2008 at 11:21 am

    I use a Windows Home Server for my Windows machines. I was wirelessly backing up my MacBook Pro to the Home Server but it was so unreliable that I haven't backed up in a very long time. I could use the drives on my Mac to run Time Machine. I use that setup at work and it has been flawless since I set it up.

  124. Eric

    11/28/2008 at 11:42 am

    I use time machine to backup the raw files of my digital camera on a – way to small 80 Gig external harddrive.

  125. Michael

    11/28/2008 at 11:53 am

    my harddrive crashed the day after the warranty expired leaving my powerbook bricked. i tried to fix it myself and snapped a piece of the motherboard off.

    Now I backup with every type of media, never can have too many back ups

  126. saud

    11/28/2008 at 11:59 am

    I'm currently using cds, which is very unreliable. This prize would help me out so much that then i wont have to worry about extra space or anything.

  127. Arif Lukito

    11/28/2008 at 12:09 pm

    I do backup manually to external hdd and dvd but my external hdd starts giving me clicking noise. It may gone anytime so if I win this one it could be a perfect replacement.

  128. Drew

    11/28/2008 at 12:28 pm

    Current backup scenario: wireless backups to Time Capsule via Time Machine.

  129. Mark

    11/28/2008 at 12:49 pm

    I’ve definitely lost some data before, back in the days when I did CD-R backups. Now I backup all important files to an external hard drive automatically with SyncBack, and have most (if not all) text files in the cloud with Google Docs. Keep copies of all my photos on Picasa Web Albums, videos on Youtube or Google Video, and for random other files I’ve tried online storage like, and that and similar sites seem to work decently as well.

    None of my music and videos are backed up though, on account of not having space on my computer. So these extra HDs would be excellent.


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  131. seifip

    11/29/2008 at 1:03 am

    I was lucky for now (knocking on wood) and when my HDD failed several times I always was able to recover it’s content with some recovery software (even after formatting it!)…

    I now bought a TabletPC and when i try to synchronize most of my improtant data between my PC/TPC/WM phone with Live Mesh and Dropbox I periodically have some data on my TPC which arent synchronized. Most of them are work related and it would be really bad if I lost them which is quite easy as normal notebook HDDs fail quite often and SSDs are too expensive as of now :(

  132. Randal Symmes

    11/29/2008 at 1:24 am

    My current backup is "I don't really have one" I just copy onto another computer.

  133. Joseph

    11/29/2008 at 1:28 am

    My current backup scenario is my 2.0GB flashdrive I keep on my keyset. And I'm glad I have at least that for backup. My motherboard and then harddrive went out on my HP laptop for the third time in 2 years. The first time I lost a years worth of videos, resumes, music and other misc stuff. Since then I use my 2.0 GB flashdrive that is getting full. If I won the Seagare FreeAgent GO 500GB drive I would be able use it to make and save more videos for YOUTUBE that I have just recently become addicted to.

  134. Heather S

    11/29/2008 at 1:45 am

    I don't really have a backup system so this is really needed. I have a small flash drive that some things are backed up on but not everything. Thanks for the contest!

  135. D. Martin

    11/29/2008 at 1:52 am

    Well….my current backup is none….and I have tons of digital pictures of my grandchildren…so I deperately need a backup option!

  136. Tony Miller

    11/29/2008 at 1:53 am

    I currently don't have any back-up system, but I'm planning on buying a external hard drive soon unless I win this one.

  137. Steven Wenzel

    11/29/2008 at 1:58 am

    I have an 80 gb external, but I need more

  138. KernelG

    11/29/2008 at 1:59 am

    Right now I'm using Time Machine in OS X, but with an external FW drive which is only 320GB. I basically have to pick & choose the things I'm backing up carefully, and use other software (CCC) to back up my iTunes library and large audio work projects. More external storage would make things a lot easier. I just haven't wanted to drop that kind of cash yet. /roll :)

  139. Laurie

    11/29/2008 at 2:03 am

    We do not have a current backup method.

  140. brian

    11/29/2008 at 2:05 am

    I used to use a 250 a 350 along with a 500 gb drive. But it seems that when they're all going at once I get a write error. I could take the 500 and shift it to the 1tb then combine the the others deleting the duplicate files. Reducing my dpendency on 3 drive to1 while using the remainder for occasional backups.

  141. Lawrence Lampron

    11/29/2008 at 2:22 am

    Backups are good………visionary

  142. Ken Stross

    11/29/2008 at 2:26 am

    Currently using a NAS locally but must rely on DVDs for off-site. This would give me a better off-site solution.

  143. Margaret Smith

    11/29/2008 at 2:26 am

    A few months ago, I had gotten a virus on our computer. I needed to call up the computer manufacturer to help guide me to get the computer working correctly. Basically, we had to dump everything and reenter all the start up programs. I had never backed up anything before, not knowing how and I lost everything that I had on the computer.
    Would love to win this to help protect us in the future.
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  144. Nathan

    11/29/2008 at 2:32 am

    Backup is vital to me because as a freelancer, if my laptop crashes while I'm in the middle of a project, I lose a lot of time and of course money. I currently have a 160GB Seagate backup drive, but it's filling up fast, so this would definitely boost my storage space!

  145. Randy T

    11/29/2008 at 2:33 am

    I burn a cd or DVD every once in awhile when I think about it but no good backup system. This would be awesome.

  146. Shannon Baas

    11/29/2008 at 2:41 am

    I don't have one which is why i need this.

  147. Winifred Gilmore

    11/29/2008 at 2:46 am

    Backup? Well, I have some of my stuff on two computers.

  148. Yash Mathur

    11/29/2008 at 2:51 am

    Currently I back up my documents through gmail! It is crazy painful to upload all my important documents. I have over 320 MS Word files, 54 PowerPoint presentations, and over 1000 images and music files :)

  149. Wendy

    11/29/2008 at 2:57 am

    I want to use Time Machine on my Mac, but my files have outgrown my small external drive. The FreeAgent would give me the space I need to safeguard my work.

  150. Susan Chester

    11/29/2008 at 3:15 am

    I honestly don't use anything, I know I should, but I'm clueless! This would help me to save my music and precious photos.

  151. michael woods

    11/29/2008 at 3:16 am

    I currently only have a 1G memory stick so this would help

  152. Denyse

    11/29/2008 at 3:21 am

    We have no back up plan at the moment!

  153. rebecca snodgrass

    11/29/2008 at 3:23 am

    I have only some things saved on a flash drive. This would help me store everything.

  154. Leona P

    11/29/2008 at 3:29 am

    i have no backup system

  155. Chris

    11/29/2008 at 3:40 am

    I do broadcast graphics for sporting events. This requires that i carry a hard drive with me for back up and storage. I bought a 250g 3.5" which requries a power connection. It worked great and was plenty big enough when i bought it 3 years ago. Now though i find it is limiting because of its size and then need for power. This drive is bigger and can run off bus power which makes things so much easier. Plus i can use it easily while on a plane travling.

  156. Cynthia McCoy

    11/29/2008 at 3:43 am

    I just recently lost some important files for school when a virus got into my computer. Now that it's fixed I always back up my data on thumb drives or external drives. This package would make it complete – I have some pretty big digital files for art classes!

  157. dn6511

    11/29/2008 at 4:02 am

    I so need to backup and don't have anything now

  158. Shilo Beedy

    11/29/2008 at 4:02 am

    I kind if don't have a back up plan. I have a 2 gig usb and have some stuff on cds but thats about it. But I wish I had something more reliable for my pictures.

  159. Carol G

    11/29/2008 at 4:29 am

    I am very disorganized in backing up. A few things on CDs and some on thumb drives. Something external that I could do automatically would be great.

  160. Ethan Sisson

    11/29/2008 at 4:43 am

    My current backup setup consists of mirroring my laptop's drive to an external (SuperDuper!) and backing it up to another external with Time Machine. The biggest way this prize would help is allowing me to use the portable drive to mirror my drive and store away from home.

  161. Paul d.

    11/29/2008 at 4:45 am

    Backup? What's backup? Unless you consider a memory stick backup, I have none.

  162. tawnda

    11/29/2008 at 4:47 am

    well… we don;t really have much backed up at all… unless you count a few things on a flash drive… this would be great


    11/29/2008 at 4:48 am

    I've got no computer..teenager and wife importing all sorts of problematic old dell xp isn't going to live for ever…its now or never….and goodbye to all that I saved before

  164. Vivian Deliz

    11/29/2008 at 4:51 am

    what backup scenario… I do not have one and if I were to lose my data I would be devastated. This prize would allow me to set one up. Thanks.

  165. Pamela Ray

    11/29/2008 at 4:51 am

    I need this backup for all my music. This would help protect me from loosing everything.

  166. Anubhav Mathur

    11/29/2008 at 4:53 am

    Thank you GBM..!!

    Currently I Have no backup plan for my PC and laptop. Im living on the edge. Nothing of a disaster has happened before though! The most devastating thing will be losing around 10 Gb of VITAL DOCUMENTS, 60 GB of my Pictures and about 40 GB of music.This prize package is going to to definitely help me reorganize my data and will help in keeping my data secure for once in my life ;)

    My wishes are with everyone else too but hope i win!

  167. Pamela_Peachey

    11/29/2008 at 4:57 am

    Basically it is non existent, i use a disk for super important files. this would be magnificent, what a great prize to offer and to win. thank you very much. and Happy Holidays to all.

  168. tvb

    11/29/2008 at 4:58 am

    I have none so this would be great.

  169. Christina G.

    11/29/2008 at 4:59 am

    I don't currently have a backup system, so this would allow me to get one!

  170. Lisa L.

    11/29/2008 at 5:01 am

    My backup system is not that great right now. I am trying to get all my photos put on a cd.

  171. David

    11/29/2008 at 5:04 am

    At the moment I don't have a backup. I'm getting more and more worried that I'll lose my critical data, though, as my computer gets older. This prize package would help me because I could finally sleep soundly at night knowing that my data was safe :) I truly do not want to lose my data — again — especially my photography. Backups are so important – with this prize package, I can finally take advantage of this little computing miracle :)

  172. Brenda

    11/29/2008 at 5:50 am

    I'm a Virgo, so of course I backed up my old computer. I back up the replacement computer. But I don't know how long I'll have the replacement computer. Winning this would simplify any scenario. I like to have back ups on back ups.

  173. Kayce C

    11/29/2008 at 5:51 am

    I use a 2 GB flash drive. These drives would give me a whole lot more space.

  174. Stephen Saunders

    11/29/2008 at 6:00 am

    I don't have a backup system but wow I could sure use one lol.

    Great contest!

  175. michael goff

    11/29/2008 at 6:00 am

    I don't have a backup plan because I only have a 250GB HD! This would enable me to store an image for recovery

  176. Twenty5

    11/29/2008 at 6:08 am

    The way i currently back up is pretty straight forward, I have set up my macbook pro's time machine to sync all my info everytime i connect it to my 3.5 inches external hard disk. Is almost full though…..

  177. Terry Crawford

    11/29/2008 at 6:28 am

    thats what i like

  178. Charles Dengler

    11/29/2008 at 7:13 am

    No back-up except for cd roms.

  179. mish mish

    11/29/2008 at 7:15 am

    I back up all my music on cds.

  180. Linda Lansford

    11/29/2008 at 7:18 am

    I don't have a backup and need one

  181. Eric Geller

    11/29/2008 at 7:31 am

    This prize package would give me a level of comfort knowing that my precious pet and childhood photos are safe forever. Or at least for the life of the drive! ;-)

  182. Marilyn Wons

    11/29/2008 at 7:32 am

    I have no backup system so this would sure help to save all my recipes that I input!

  183. Green Yak

    11/29/2008 at 7:33 am

    My current backup plan is a hand-me-down USB drive that only works half the time. Could definitely use a newer system!

  184. Michelle

    11/29/2008 at 7:35 am

    I have backed up some of my itunes on cd's but otherwise ,I don't have a current backup plan except to cry really hard if my computer crashes.

  185. Trish

    11/29/2008 at 7:40 am

    I'm embarrased to say that I don't back up, I know I should but I don't know how.

  186. Katherine D.

    11/29/2008 at 8:31 am

    My current backup scenario is non-existent. I know, it's ridiculous. So winning this would help me by providing peace of mind as well as an actual backup plan!

  187. Randy

    11/29/2008 at 8:35 am

    As of now I backup on occassion to a 90GB IDE drive, and i'm quickly running out of backup space.

  188. juedy

    11/29/2008 at 9:10 am

    I have no backup system. Just this morning I tried to bring up my address list and it was GONE! I need to get serious and learn how to backup what's important to me.

  189. Julie

    11/29/2008 at 9:46 am

    Current plan: not much of one. Sporadic CD back ups.
    This would be great to help save our pictures.

  190. Aaron Bretveld

    11/29/2008 at 9:55 am

    Right now, I really don't have much of a backup solution at all. Occasionally I will write some things to a DVD for backup purposes, but I am usually too lazy to do even that. If I had an external drive like this, I would actually be able to back up stuff easily.

  191. Lori Downs

    11/29/2008 at 10:10 am

    My husband keeps stealing my external gard drive, so If I won one he wouldnt be able to do that, when he takes mine it si filled with my itunes and pics and I cant access them!

  192. Mary G.

    11/29/2008 at 10:15 am

    I have one back up drive, but can always use more space to back up files: pictures, music, downloads!

  193. pinoycontests

    11/29/2008 at 10:42 am

    My current back up scenario is emailing my files to my gmail account every once in a while. This prize package will help me make my life more organized and less tedious, giving me the peace of mind and security with the knowledge that all of my files are a-OK!

  194. David Bertolo

    11/29/2008 at 10:43 am

    I have Norton 360 with 10 GB of storage.
    I would probably use the prize package on my wife's computer.

  195. Brandy

    11/29/2008 at 10:53 am

    I don't backup anything – yet.

  196. Yair

    11/29/2008 at 10:56 am

    i don't really have a backup scenario right now.
    i would sure set one up if my name is picked up…

    i am going to make a DVD backup with some critical files now because these thoughts freak me out…

  197. Carol Lawrence

    11/29/2008 at 11:12 am

    I don't backup so this would make me start if I win.

  198. Donna Rader

    11/29/2008 at 11:35 am

    right now I have 2, 500 gig hard drives, and a 200 gig hard dives in my pc , I am almost full I need more room. Not to mention be nice to have a place to back up everything to.

  199. Michael Brown

    11/29/2008 at 11:36 am

    As an IT professional I am a huge advocate for my customers to backup their data. As an IT professional none of the scenarios where data loss occurs could NEVER happen to me, right? So I don't backup. Winning the drives would allow me to be a good example for my customers.

  200. Cynthia C

    11/29/2008 at 5:00 am

    I have no backup. Thanks for the giveaway.

  201. antonio salerno

    11/29/2008 at 12:03 pm

    Right now I sync import files two a second drive inside my PC. An external drive would allow me to sync to an external device, which would be much easier to move to a new PC

  202. James Davidson

    11/29/2008 at 12:11 pm

    Currently three of us have one small external drive that is pushing the limits of it's capacity, a new larger capacity drive would take care of the situation.

  203. Lynn H

    11/29/2008 at 12:27 pm

    I do not have a very good backup system…no regular one anyway…it just takes too much time. Well, my computer crashed and I lost about 1 years of photos and ALL of of docs. I need an easier backup system like the Free Agent. I recently saw it on TV and I said that looks like something I should look into…It would be great if I won one. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  204. christopher h

    11/29/2008 at 12:31 pm

    i'm not backing up much at all, could really use this

  205. Dave

    11/29/2008 at 12:31 pm

    This would be super for backing up my harddrive

  206. ron

    11/29/2008 at 12:31 pm

    ink and paper backup

  207. mitch

    11/29/2008 at 12:34 pm

    No backup currently

  208. denice p

    11/29/2008 at 12:34 pm

    for my really important pics, which is all i really care about anyway i back my stuff up with burned disks. i don't care for usb sticks. well that's how i am . i think that this would help me in that i can keep them separate from all my junk and that there isn't much chance of me breaking it.

  209. Ronald Frederick

    11/29/2008 at 12:36 pm

    What's back-up

  210. Sydney

    11/29/2008 at 12:45 pm

    I just started working from a laptop and really don't have a backup system other than to disc. I so need this!!!

  211. Steve Sesnick

    11/29/2008 at 12:55 pm

    currently no backup situation. I'd love to start using the time machine function on my MBP.

  212. seifip

    11/29/2008 at 12:58 pm

    I was lucky for now (knocking on wood) and when my HDD failed several times I always was able to recover it’s content with some recovery software (even after formatting it!)…

    I now bought a TabletPC and when i try to synchronize most of my improtant data between my PC/TPC/WM phone with Live Mesh and Dropbox I periodically have some data on my TPC which arent synchronized. Most of them are work related and it owuld be really bad if I lost them which is quite easy as normal notebook HDDs fail quite often and SSDs are too expensive as of now :(

  213. Robert Craparo

    11/29/2008 at 5:47 pm

    I have two small portable drives that I occasionally, but not regularly, use to back up the irreplaceable stuff. I’ve also copied some stuff to CD/DVDs. With 1 TB I could easily keep an up to date back up of everything.

  214. Kim

    11/30/2008 at 1:24 am

    I back up partitions using an external drive, but that drive is used for data too and is pretty full. The sleek drive you are giving away would give me much needed space for backups.

  215. Justin

    11/30/2008 at 1:30 am

    Don't have a back up, that's why I hope to win!

  216. George

    11/30/2008 at 1:34 am

    Backup? Isn't that what the mirror is for? Seriously, I use mostly thumb drives for the stuff that goes back and forth and a couple of external drives. However I don't often do a full backup. The biggest challenge is keeping both the MAC and Windows sides backedup on my computer.

  217. Jamie Davis

    11/30/2008 at 2:24 am

    I had one backup drive which was lost during a hurricane evacuation, so a new one would be fantastic.

  218. Elena

    11/30/2008 at 2:39 am

    We have a couple of external hard drives but we aren't very regular about backing up onto them. Thanks for the great contest!

  219. joan

    11/30/2008 at 3:13 am

    Boy do I need this since I do not have a system

  220. Holly

    11/30/2008 at 3:13 am

    Backup ??? Doesn't the computer do that itself. I guess I need to start doing something different.

  221. John Mizell

    11/30/2008 at 3:24 am

    My computer just went out, so I'm putting together another one , I need some backup real bad, wish I had backed up my data before

  222. Sam

    11/30/2008 at 3:36 am

    I have an 80GB FW400 that I do Time Machine backups on. I could use it to make a bootable copy and the new ones for a Time Machine backup, and to store media on.

  223. ralph mcgahagin

    11/30/2008 at 3:40 am

    since i have no back up scenario this would help me start one

  224. Gary Weller

    11/30/2008 at 3:50 am

    I don't have a backup system and this would be great so that I could start doing that.

  225. jeanne

    11/30/2008 at 4:02 am

    My husband and I share an external hard drive, which is a recipe for disaster. Let's just say, it would be easier if we each had our own back up solution.

  226. Connie K.

    11/30/2008 at 4:20 am

    I do not currently have a backup plan. That is why I am crying at this moment because my hard drive crashed just today losing hundreds of pictures and my money program. Winning this would allow me to back up those many files that are so valuable to me.

  227. simone

    11/30/2008 at 4:36 am

    I currently use Carbonite and a backup internal hard drive, but I don't have any plan for my laptop. This would help me back up those files. Thanks!

  228. Jeffrey Beckett

    11/30/2008 at 4:36 am

    I have one small external disk that I back up to irregularly. This would help me to have enough room and to make a more realistic backup plan.

  229. Glenn Peterson

    11/30/2008 at 4:49 am

    Currently, I backup using a USB drive, but the size is too small for my needs. I need a bigger storage device. Seagate is the leaer in storage devices. I NEVER had a problem with any of their products.

  230. aquart

    11/30/2008 at 4:53 am

    My pathetic backup consists of two 2-Gb flash drives. And a box of 100 Mb Zip disks.

  231. James Jenkins

    11/30/2008 at 4:56 am


  232. Adam

    11/30/2008 at 5:09 am

    A few thumbdrives and DVDs here and there. Really foolish, since I'm a graphic artist. With this I'd finally be able to format my c:/d: drives and clear out some old garbage.

  233. Terri D

    11/30/2008 at 5:32 am

    My storage is practically zilch. I'm i desperate need of storage for photos and music.

  234. David Sendek

    11/30/2008 at 5:37 am

    I backup weekly to my seagate

  235. Greg Lewis

    11/30/2008 at 5:38 am

    I have no current back up plan, This would allow me to have one

  236. Amy Zachek

    11/30/2008 at 5:42 am

    um yea….currently i don't even have a backup situation b/c i'm too poor atm to afford an external drive of some sort. so this prize would be awesome, as i could finally start treating my computer like i should :)

  237. Rachel

    11/30/2008 at 6:55 am

    i used to backup on a maxtor drive but it recently failed and died completely

  238. Allen Rodney

    11/30/2008 at 7:28 am

    Can't afford backup system, and would be thrilled to win prize!

  239. Davis Baumung

    11/30/2008 at 7:28 am

    I use 2 8gb flash drives that I back up all my important data to such as pictures, some songs, word docs, and the like, they are with be all the time . If i won this external hd i would actually take the time to make sure that every thing is backed up in a secure fashion.

  240. Allen Rodney

    11/30/2008 at 7:29 am

    Can not afford backup system and would be thrilled to win prize!!!

  241. chastidy vernengo

    11/30/2008 at 7:51 am

    I don't back up, but I need to I lots of pic I don't want to lose.

  242. Jeffrey W

    11/30/2008 at 8:17 am

    I backup my stuff every other month by burning the newer stuff to CD.
    This prize giveaway would make backing up my stuff a lot easier and a good improvement over my current way.

  243. steven d

    11/30/2008 at 8:32 am

    uh, I don't have a plan. But, I wan't one!

  244. patricia

    11/30/2008 at 8:34 am

    I need a backup system. I have lost data before due to my comp being fried by lightening. I would love to win!

  245. Mitch P

    11/30/2008 at 8:40 am

    i currently have no backup plan. This prize would help because I'm finally getting a Mac for Christmas and I would like to start off right with time machine to back up all my files.

  246. paul haddock

    11/30/2008 at 11:01 am

    I have lost my data 4 times this year alone. just paid Best Buy $200 to get my data back aftrr the last crash

  247. Raymond Calla

    11/30/2008 at 11:13 am

    I keep all my backups on 1.4" floppies. I know, it's sad in this day and age of technology, but what can I say, I'm an ESL teacher (elementary school kids), and you know how well they pay our educators. When I'm not fiddling around with disks, I keep the rest of my data stored on my EEE-PC, a whopping 8GB of room to spare there (hey, that's a lot of floppies!)

    One of these drives would let me actually store something bigger than a .doc file, maybe even a picture rich .pdf. That would be awesome.

  248. goodluckcadet

    11/30/2008 at 11:47 am

    current backup situation: memories. :(

    how it would help me out: my memory is fading. :(

  249. Henrik V

    11/30/2008 at 12:04 pm

    I use a 4 GB USB Stick( no moving parts) for backup after my Seagate External hard drive failed.

  250. mitchell h

    11/30/2008 at 12:17 pm

    I have 2 computers and back each up on the other. probably not the best set up, but so far so good. thx!

  251. Glenna

    11/30/2008 at 12:19 pm

    I have a small portable hard drive that has too little memory for all the graphic and video files that I have to backup. Winning this would certainly simplify things a lot.

  252. John Stetson

    11/30/2008 at 12:25 pm

    I need a place to store my music files when I convert my 100 LPs to MP3s

  253. Craig Sweeney

    11/30/2008 at 12:31 pm

    I haven't had any backup as of yet and it is something I am actually looking into so this would work well. It's always nice to have a backup and I am sure it would prevent a backlash from family members if I were to lose everything.

  254. Vimal

    11/30/2008 at 12:35 pm

    I dont have any backup plan currently and need the free discs..!

  255. Mike

    11/30/2008 at 12:48 pm

    I'm currently using both Time Machine and SuperDuper! for backups, but I'm running out of space very quickly. This storage would definitely be put to good use.

  256. Nathan

    12/01/2008 at 1:13 am

    I don't backup anything, which is why I need a new drive!

  257. Cary G

    12/01/2008 at 1:15 am

    I manually backup to DVD-R.

  258. Edward A.

    12/01/2008 at 1:18 am

    Don't currently back up my data and could sure use a drive for back up.

  259. Erica C.

    12/01/2008 at 1:36 am

    I don't have any backup plan…I might lose all my songs and pictures!

  260. Joseph Stowell

    12/01/2008 at 1:58 am

    This would be much better than thumb drives and burning CDs.

  261. ScHwErV

    12/01/2008 at 1:59 am

    I currently backup to a NAS device, which is nice, but not portable. This prize would allow me some flexibility to be able to easily move my important data offsite to ensure its safety.

  262. Andrew Regan

    12/01/2008 at 2:20 am

    Wow, I could really use this. I have a collection of video, audio files and other files and the cd/dvd isn't working. This would be an instant organizational tool and would really fast access.

  263. Michael Capp

    12/01/2008 at 2:27 am

    I currently don't have any backup scenario. My previous server that I used for important data die.

  264. Jerry Ng

    12/01/2008 at 2:50 am

    I currently backup my files using DVD-R disc every 2 months. If I win this seagate portable hard disk, I could save some DVD-R disc and make my backup easier.

  265. Sheila Pingry

    12/01/2008 at 2:58 am

    Great way to protect data.

  266. Courtenay

    12/01/2008 at 3:20 am

    My current backup scenario is just burning the occasional dvd-r once I've accumulated a large amount of files on my laptop drive. Not great, but it's worked well enough so far. Sucks when I'm trying to find something specific though.

  267. Sylvia Belle

    12/01/2008 at 3:20 am

    Back up is so important when something unexpected happens

  268. TIMMY

    12/01/2008 at 3:27 am

    My backup system is currently a spindle of dvds.

  269. jellosheriff

    12/01/2008 at 3:56 am

    I back up my financial data to a diskette about once a month. I occasionally back some things up to a thumb drive, but those are only temporary saves. At least once a year, I burn all my important data onto a CD.

    It would be a lot more convenient to back up my data and therefore, I would back it up more often. I'd be less at risk of losing my data and I'd have a sharp new gadget to enjoy.

  270. Greg

    12/01/2008 at 3:57 am

    My current backup situation: my iPod…yea I put photos and important school essays and papers on it. This would DEFINITELY help me to have a more reliable place to store my word and powerpoint projects for years so I can reference them after I graduate! Also, I would like to store all my photos from going out and to places with my friends.

  271. scott baird

    12/01/2008 at 4:04 am

    I am currently using a lacie drive with carbon copy cloner. No problems yet but i am not confident with the set up. could use a portable drive for off site backups.

  272. Dan

    12/01/2008 at 4:14 am


  273. Ryan Pettit

    12/01/2008 at 4:33 am

    I currently have no back up scenario, which is bad because I like to mess around with the software on my lappy a little more than I probably should. When end up needing to reinstall the OS I end up borrowing a couple hundred gigs on my dad's Linux box. Having a portable hard drive would be a great asset in helping me to back up regularly.

  274. Andy

    12/01/2008 at 4:34 am

    Currently have one USB external drive for a direct backup, then I also backup periodically over the network to a computer at work and at home (not my school apartment). This drive will help ensure I have enough space for all the pictures I've been taking these days for my new photography hobby.

  275. Jackie

    12/01/2008 at 5:00 am

    I have a 160gb gateway external hd. I tried to do a backup last week but I was out of space. I could definitely use this 1tb hd!

  276. Theo B

    12/01/2008 at 5:05 am

    I have no backuup going on so this set would be great for me.

  277. Jon

    12/01/2008 at 5:12 am

    Currently back up on dvd roms. This would make is a lot easier and less time-consuming. Also more portable

  278. sito

    12/01/2008 at 5:16 am

    I recently had to run a recovery on this PC, which belongs to someone else — who kept saying, I should do something to back this up in case something happens. There are tons of pictures, huge quantities of music, and more documents than I care to think about. It took 30 CDs and 2 8gb flash drives to back up, and I didn't get all of it. This would be the answer!

  279. Ken Robinson

    12/01/2008 at 5:54 am

    I have a nine year stack of backup cds and dvds piled on top of my computer. I need help. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  280. Shawn McBee

    12/01/2008 at 6:53 am

    My current backup scenario is: Hope to God nothing goes wrong!
    Winning this would be a BIG help! The 1TB would be my Time Machine backup drive and the 500GB would take a lot of the strain off my internal HD by allowing me to offload my media files, rather than always having my internal on the brink of capacity.

  281. Tracy Iglesias

    12/01/2008 at 7:01 am

    Do Floppies still count?

  282. Herman

    12/01/2008 at 7:02 am

    I used my 30GB iPod Video to backup my Music and Photo

  283. Doreen

    12/01/2008 at 12:09 am

    I presently just cross my fingers. Winning this would make me smart!

  284. Robert Doscher

    12/01/2008 at 7:58 am

    My only backup plan is to save to DVD. I have noother external drive.

  285. John Regg

    12/01/2008 at 8:15 am

    What back-up? I just lost everything when I had to format my drive. Need something like this.

  286. Imadogg

    12/01/2008 at 8:55 am

    Right now I just got a few DVDs I can use. Not enough for my tens of thousands of pics and more.

  287. Rick Bryant

    12/01/2008 at 9:09 am

    I have had 3 drives fail on me and no recovery. All my photo reference and documents and art scans.
    So over and over I have had to recreate all of it on new drives.

  288. Jegatheez

    12/01/2008 at 9:13 am

    My current back up scenerio is am using 500 gb seagate hard drive and now it is filled. waiting to buy another.As I am having lots of movies still to be backed up,this prize will help me fulllfill my dreams….

  289. John K

    12/01/2008 at 9:53 am

    Well for me, my pc is currently not tracking any memory so i am using jumpdrives to keep everything. Having this would make it a lot more simpler than a bunch half gig jump drives in a box.

  290. Asa Gandy

    12/01/2008 at 10:34 am

    i have no way to back neither does my aunt grandparents and other aunt and we need something that we could connect to our router to create a local backup solution for all of us.

  291. leonardo t. platon

    12/01/2008 at 10:59 am

    through online storage (adrive) and lots of cds

  292. Panagiotis G

    12/01/2008 at 11:26 am

    i have a 250 GB external HDD, which I use to store a Vista image (saves tons of time), my personal info (very secret) and my movie and music collection. If I had the 1TB drive that would give me a whole new world of opportunities: home media server, extended backups, multiple Vista images, not to mention the ability to carry around and hook it up at any time any place!

  293. Andreas Balzer

    12/01/2008 at 11:56 am

    first of all it's very nice that you make this contest.

    At the moment I'm using a WHS but it doesn't have enough space. As I have to store a lot of files that I don't want to miss if something happens to my harddrives I duplicate most of the private files like documents, images, .. If I win I would attach the harddisk to my WHS so that no memories can get lost.

  294. Jessie W

    12/01/2008 at 12:19 pm

    I do have something online but should something happen where I can't get online, which actually happened several months back, I'm in a spot of trouble. Backup a little closer to home would be nice.

  295. Jacqueline Griffin

    12/01/2008 at 12:27 pm

    My new job will require me to have a good back-up hard drive. I will need to store documents for up to 7 years. This would be great!

  296. Vyk

    12/01/2008 at 12:58 pm

    I currently use a Western Digital My Book World Edition II set in RAID 1 to back up much of my data. Out of the 930 gigs of space only 10 gigs remain at the moment… I bought a $10 IDE to USB adapter and started scavenging older drives (40 gigs here, 60 gigs there…) because of lack of space. Mostly I save media (Photos, family videos, favorites from recorded tv, music, etc) and school work (Maple programs, presentations, papers, textbooks, etc).

    The FreeAgent Desk would allow me to back up more than 10gigs left on my WD My Book. FreeAgent Go would allow me to take all of my school work and favorite media with me to classes, libraries, back home, on travels, etc.
    They would get much usage =)

  297. Grant

    12/01/2008 at 12:59 pm

    I usually back up all of my important media to DVDs. All of my docs are either written with google docs, or backed up to a 1GB flash drive.

    I wish I could create a system restore point on my computer, but currently the hard drive is just too small to do that. With the 1TB hard drive I wouldn't have this problem in a very, very, very, long time!

  298. Jaxim

    12/02/2008 at 1:52 am

    I currently have my computer automatically backup my data to an internal harddrive. However there is some data that is too big to include in this backup.

    I just bought a HD camcorder (Canon HF100). I bought it because I just became a new daddy and wanted to capture every waking moment of my daughter (in glorious high definition of course ;-)

    I'm currently storing the video files on my hard drive but I have no way of backing up the files because my backup media is too small, so I need a drive like this Seagate drive to store all these memories. I'd be devastated if any of these video files were lost, especially the first video of my daughter, the video of her birth. Winning this hard drive would make me feel rest assured because I would finally be able to backup these files.

  299. Todd P

    12/02/2008 at 1:57 am

    Between my wife and I we both use a 250 gig Iomega external hard drive. However due to its current space predicament (4 gigs left…) we have been thinking of buying another. (We're both avid photographers so space is important!) Now money is a problem. To top that off my wife's Macbook hard drive just up and died for who knows what reason. So at this point we are looking for an external hard drive AND an internal one!

  300. Jarrod

    12/02/2008 at 1:59 am

    I actually have an external hard drive, but haven't set it up yet for automatic backups. My biggest concern would be photos. I have thousands of them from over the years and both me and my wife would be devastated if we lost them. On top of that, my wife is pregnant and expecting in June, so I know at that time the camera is going to be snapping constantly and I'll probably start using my camcorder a lot more. Too many memories to leave it to chance.

  301. Axel

    12/02/2008 at 2:26 am

    I uh… Don't Back up my stuff, which is sad, because I've got a lot of original work on here that I don't want to lose. I was thinking about saving up for a while and getting money for an external hard drive, but I don't have the finances for it. I hope I win, I could really use this.

  302. David

    12/02/2008 at 2:37 am

    I have a 120GB drive backing up my 200GB laptop. In other words, right now I have to be very selective of of what gets backed up. Oh, and I should probably mention that the drive has been dropped once. Still appears to be working, but I am not entirely confident in it.

  303. Ward

    12/02/2008 at 2:55 am

    I don't really have a current backup plan. But I do need one.

  304. Gary Osborn

    12/02/2008 at 3:01 am

    I backup via internal hard drive & DVD disks.

  305. Craig D

    12/02/2008 at 3:03 am

    Hey Rob

    This is a great giveway! It may give me the opportunity to change my backup plans. I have alot of precious family photos of grandparents e.t.c who have passed away over the years. At the moment im only backing up to Blank Discs which I know isnt really the best source of backing up. In the past ive went to restore the data from the discs to find the files corrupt. Ive heard off friends that a external hard drive is the best way to go. Id love to do that as it would make the process less stressful and save time. There is a good program called Sync Toy that lets people create backups automatically. If i was lucky enough to win id give that a go to see what its like and to make sure my data was secure and safe.

    Thanks once again Rob!

  306. Corey N

    12/02/2008 at 3:16 am

    If my computer crashed my life would crash. I have a few things saved on flash drives.

  307. Dan Smith

    12/02/2008 at 3:18 am

    I don't have a back up plan so this prize would help me a lot

  308. Andrew Gordon

    12/02/2008 at 3:51 am

    I have no backup plan right now.

  309. B.D.

    12/02/2008 at 3:57 am

    Great giveaway — thanks!

    My current backup strategy is to use CDs and DVDs; however, backing up to another hard drive just seems easier, so that's what I'd use one of these products for.

  310. Brent

    12/02/2008 at 4:11 am

    Have you ever lost important data on your computer? Yep several times. Each time I said “I’ll never do that again.” And then do that again.

    What happened and how do you backup your data now? I now do a monthly auto-backup using Acronis Tru-Image program but only for the essentials. I do an image of my OS drive always as well as a few of my very important ones. Others I just live on the edge ;)

  311. Dave

    12/02/2008 at 4:46 am

    My only current means means of back-up is buring my files to CD or DVD, so this drive would sure come in handy! Thank you for the great give-away.

  312. Cindy Phillips

    12/02/2008 at 4:54 am

    Currently I backup to DVD but don't do it as often as I should. This would help so much because of all the room and the ease of backing up to a drive, I could even mirror two drives for extra backup security. Nice, nice prize!

  313. Trinae_R

    12/02/2008 at 5:31 am

    My current backup solution is using my linux server as a file repository, however, with all of the family pics, videos, archived magazines, and my art and writing projects (not to mention my music, and open source software) well, i am running out of space at an alarming rate. (i store what data i can as rar files to squeeze more in.)

    Having the added hard drive space means that i can continue to back up my data without having to worry about deleting older, yet sentimental and useful stuff. It also will save me having to plunker down $$$ money during the holiday season when it can go to an extra gift or two for the kiddies.

  314. Steve

    12/02/2008 at 6:04 am

    Current backups are put onto several sizes of external hard drives with important files duplicated onto all of them. Several are reaching fullness and you can never enough storage.

  315. Michael Hong

    12/02/2008 at 6:06 am

    current scenario is all over the place, i have several smaller hard drives overflowing with unorganized data. winning this would give me some elbow room to move stuff around and get it all organized and then finally setup a real backup system. fingers crossed!

  316. Xuchen Zhang

    12/02/2008 at 6:42 am

    Today I'm backing up to my old iPod.
    Tomorrow I hope to have an SSD and put all the big data (music, videos) on an external HDD.

  317. Ken

    12/02/2008 at 6:52 am

    I have mostly pictures on CDs, and more pictures and video on DVDs. I also have some of my pictures on two on-line sites. Some of the rest of my stuff is on CD and DVD, but not very well organized, and definitely not well labeled.

  318. dbng

    12/02/2008 at 7:02 am

    Backing up to a 320GB NAS with incremental b/ups twice weekly. Would definitely help because I've run out of room…..


    12/02/2008 at 7:11 am

    I have a large collection of music and photos and also docs and pdfs. I am a blogger and hence there is a need to save all the blog posts. I tried to build an external usb hdd but that went bust for no apparent reason. I am a teacher and I use a lot of presentations and also download a lot of free material from the internet. The usb flash drives are not enough and the costs of having all these things on the cds and dvds is prohibitive. Not to mention, the time I spend everyday to search for the file that I need. So I need a Seagate Freeagent hdd very badly. It would save me a lot of time and money and improve my efficiency.

  320. Allan

    12/02/2008 at 7:45 am

    my backup solution right now is on cd-rw and dvd-rw media. I would love to have a external hard drive plug in to easily backup my files.

  321. will

    12/02/2008 at 7:52 am

    I currently have a couple of ext HDs that I use, but they are not big enough to hold a computer image of my setup, so I am forced to pick and choose what "deserves" a backup. This extra space will ensure that I am properly protected.

  322. Leigh

    12/02/2008 at 9:44 am

    I currently have a small external 160GB drive, so I can't backup as much as I'd like. The new drives would enable me to backup much more often without fear of deleting some of my older files.

  323. J Wang

    12/02/2008 at 10:00 am

    I don't have any backup in place, and it would be disastrous if something crashed.

  324. Casandra Abalos

    12/02/2008 at 10:28 am

    Lost my files last year and never had a backup. Now I use my external hardrive.

  325. Dree

    12/02/2008 at 3:49 am

    I have a little tiny jump drive that I can put about 1/4 of my pictures on. Like many others, prayer is my backup plan. Winning this would be awesome.

  326. Kurt

    12/02/2008 at 10:57 am

    Currently the file server has a external hard drive that it backs up to. However my wife's business computer contains irreplaceable photo and video content that is not housed on the file server, and is not currently backed up. If this data was lost it would represent a significant loss in potential revenue and advertising. The drive would back up her data.

  327. Sushruta

    12/02/2008 at 11:12 am

    1. My current backup scenario :-
    I have a Seagate 40GB portable external HDD (ST940801U2-RK).I know it's too small for backing up my main HDD's data on it.So, i'm currently writing/backing up the data of my HDDs on blank DVD-Rs & the rest on this porable drive.
    2. How this prize package would help you ?
    This package would help me very nicely because i don't have a spacious external drive where i can back-up my data on.My 40 GB falls very short when i feel the need to back up 300+ GBs of data which resides on my desktop drives.If i would have got this package, i wouldn't have to buy several DVD-Rs to back-up the rest of the data.I also wouldn't have to search for any specific file from those huge piles of DVDs when it's needed.

  328. Paul

    12/02/2008 at 11:25 am

    Current backup is manually copying important stuff over to my 32GB pen drive (hardened) and/or, for important stuff, storing it on my external LaCIE HDD (500GB). Unfortunately I store my vid projects on it and it's getting cramped…

    Very poor, I know… really need a help here…

  329. Pedro

    12/02/2008 at 11:28 am

    just inherited an old G4 Cube from my dad, together with a 17-inch Apple ADC display. Storage is very low (80GB, already upgraded) and a FireWire drive would definitely extend this work of art a couple more years. I use it for some pet projects at school, but my macbook does most of the hard work. Backups are manual backups :(

    also need a decent graphics card to power OS X, but that's another story entirely…

  330. Sandra Monical

    12/02/2008 at 11:34 am

    I would cry, a lot; my only back up is on the harddrive. Were i to win a pair of externals, it would be great. Besides the back up capabilities I could use one as primary storage for my ebook library and the other as backup, and clear our hardrive for other things.

  331. Eyal

    12/02/2008 at 12:23 pm

    My backup plan at this time is to pray my HD dosent Fry…

  332. David

    12/03/2008 at 1:23 am

    I currently have no back up plan so if something goes wrong, everything's basically gone forever. This prize package would help me keep all my precious data in case something were to happen to it. Also, my files can be kept more organized since they're all over the place right now.

  333. Brandon

    12/03/2008 at 1:38 am

    Currently I use the old fashion method of CDs to backup my computer. It takes a long time but at least I still have my information

  334. Hurshel Hobbs

    12/03/2008 at 1:51 am

    I currently do not have a back up system. I have been putting items to save on CDs and DVDs. This prizewould be a great help.

  335. Alan Huestis

    12/03/2008 at 1:57 am

    Back up system,good idea!. But I don't have one

  336. Roger Patteson

    12/03/2008 at 2:00 am

    We currently back up our website on our share drive but we need to back everything up in a different way. This would help uur not for proffit website!!

  337. Jennifer

    12/03/2008 at 3:22 am

    My backup doesn’t include much. I save my daughter’s pictures to a CD and use a small travel drive for important work documents.

  338. Justin Gall

    12/03/2008 at 3:28 am

    My current back up situation is One mother humping full hard drive that's ready to explode with data if I back up one more thing. I have a mac, and I'm blessed to have backup software installed with the os. So it automatically backs up my hard drive for me. (Thank goodness)

  339. Karla Kinne

    12/03/2008 at 3:56 am

    I would like to tell you I have a full proof back-up system, but alas it would require me to lie.

  340. Jacob LaFountaine

    12/03/2008 at 3:57 am

    I backup on DVDs. This would make it much easier than digging up DVDs all the time

  341. Sunny

    12/03/2008 at 3:58 am

    no backup plan!

  342. dtanderson

    12/03/2008 at 4:09 am

    I currently backup my data to DVDs. This prize will help me because it will give me more space to backup my data. The space on DVDs is not currenly enough to hold all of my data files now.

  343. Rob Bushway

    12/02/2008 at 9:30 pm

    great entries folks. appreciate you submitting them. Only a few more days before we announce the winner!

  344. Robert Lockwood

    12/02/2008 at 11:49 pm

    Currently I don’t have any backup, so this would be very usefull.

  345. Wes

    12/03/2008 at 2:03 am

    I lost my resume (just finished updating it, and hadn’t sent it out yet) along with a bunch of photos of my best friends wedding after a power outage fried my power supply, which then took out my hard drive. It was a little disappointing. Now, I keep all of my pictures and important documents on my hard drive as well as thumb drives. This would go a long ways toward solving the problem of trying to figure out what files are on what thumb drive. I could put it all in one place.

  346. John Gunter

    12/03/2008 at 12:24 pm

    I currently back up on DVDs which is very slow. This would speed up my backups and let me do them more frequently.

  347. Sevastos

    12/03/2008 at 12:48 pm

    At the moment i use my web server for partial backup, the rest i use either my second internal HDD (when i format the first HDD which has the OS) and a pityfull 4GB flash usb stick.

    If i win i surely will have the space to re-organize all my storage structure and of course help me a lot with transfer data between my two houses.

  348. Justin

    12/03/2008 at 12:52 pm

    I use rdiff-backup to copy over my documents to a backup drive. But the drive is too small so I can't keep backups for very long in the past. Only the newest versions survive :(.

  349. Lori Walker

    12/03/2008 at 8:59 am

    Hmmm my current back-up scenario…. none. I’m just too lazy! That’s the truth. This would help me to easily take care of what I really should have been doing all along!

  350. Zipporah Sandler

    12/03/2008 at 9:18 am

    Backup scenario? What’s that? Oh, you mean those tons of CD’s that are jammed into the desk drawer unmarked?

  351. Rahul Manekari

    12/03/2008 at 9:38 am

    really … i dont backup any data… i havn’t even tried…. I hav huge collection of softwares and games… and i hav not as muzh storage space for backup…
    This giveaway will be very helpfull to me..
    Thank you…

  352. Sarah

    12/03/2008 at 10:47 am

    I have lots of little drives and am constantly running our of space so I could really use a big one.

  353. C. Kim

    12/03/2008 at 11:05 am

    Currently; my data backup plan is by burning to DVD disc; The prize would really help me to save time waiting for the process to complete; it will help me locate backup data easily, I don’t have to search through piles to discs to locate and restore the data I wanted.

  354. Brian

    12/03/2008 at 11:40 am

    I currently use DVD’s to do all of my back ups. I am in need of a new back up solution due to the space required of physically keeping all the DVDs organized.

  355. Kasey P

    12/03/2008 at 11:51 am

    Right now I have 100GB Seagate that I back up to, but I cannot to a complete backup so I’m limited to just what I feel is really important. Everyone keeps telling me I need to get something else, but call me the procrastonator because I haven’t done it yet and I sure hope I don’t live to regret it.

  356. Linda F

    12/03/2008 at 12:54 pm

    Backup? You’re supposed to backup the computer? I use a flash drive to backup some of my important data. Obviously, this drive would allow me to backup more data, photos, etc

  357. ginsbu

    12/03/2008 at 1:16 pm

    TimeMachine and ChronoSync to external disk, and JungleDisk to S3. The package would my almost full external drive and allow me to take a portable drive with me for TimeMachine backups on the go!

  358. In:TkZ

    12/03/2008 at 1:56 pm

    I don’t back up. That’s why I need a hard drive to back up!

  359. G Smith

    12/03/2008 at 3:38 pm

    I currently perform infrequent backup to a secondary hard drive installed in my PC. Winning this prize package would allow me to perform backups on a more regular basis just in case the worst ever happened.

  360. Sonya Allstun

    12/03/2008 at 4:52 pm

    i have like 10 thumb drives that I have been using for backup photos and such. This would make it so I could put all those files on one media source instead of the ten or so I have.


  361. Aliep

    12/03/2008 at 5:52 pm

    My current backup is using Microsoft Mesh to do two things.

    1- Synchronize my files (mainly school related) between my Tablet and my Desktop.
    2- At the same time all those files are been synchronized with my online desktop on Mesh as well.

    I don’t backup any other type of files since every school year I perform a fresh install of both my Desktop and Tablet. The reason is that I probably spend less time doing a fresh install than trying to clean up all the programs that gets added (for fun, school, or just to try them) throughout the year.

  362. Jim Hansen

    12/03/2008 at 6:14 pm

    I don’t have a backup drive or do any backing up. I could use a drive that does this.

  363. Steve Scott

    12/03/2008 at 7:02 pm

    My wife is technically challenged and she is trying to start a bookkeeping business from home. I think that I could save her a lot of heart break with a good backup system.

  364. Heather B

    12/03/2008 at 7:17 pm

    You would think after losing EVERYTHING just a couple months ago I would have started backing things up, unfortunately at this time I have no way of doing so

  365. Ken

    12/03/2008 at 7:44 pm

    My plan is, no plan. I would loss critical emails and other data files. I need a simple solution so I don’t have to “plan” a backup.

  366. Jay

    12/03/2008 at 8:34 pm

    I backup emails, important Docs, etc. FreeAgent will make backing up files a lot simpler since I currently have a red brick sized 300Gb external HD which requires a power line.

  367. Douglas S.

    12/03/2008 at 10:03 pm

    I back up with dvd’s about every 2 months.. this would make that job much easier!

  368. ram

    12/03/2008 at 10:03 pm

    my current back up plan is burning dvd’s which is a slow and tedious process sometimes dvd’s get scratched or cracked
    freeagent will help me do a quicker,simpler backup

  369. Karen

    12/03/2008 at 10:17 pm

    Right now I’m only backing up my music and photos, to my iPod.

  370. Caffery

    12/03/2008 at 10:35 pm

    I am now using the Live Mesh as the main backup for most of my important files/folder, this is my first and the only online backup.
    But for more safety, I got a backup on some urgent files into my USB Flash Drive. Sometimes I got a full backup for my files and folder in CD-R/DVD-R.
    I am looking forward using external hard disk for backup, like the Seagate FreeAgent. :)

  371. Alvaro Bonilla

    12/03/2008 at 10:36 pm

    Hi before I start I want to tell you that I´m from El Salvador and I’m at Indianapolis on vacations buy I really like here so if I will try my best to make me clear, because my english isn´t perfect.

    To tell the truth, I haven´t a backup scenario but I can tell you if something happens to my laptop, the first thing I would do is take it to some technician to see if he can at least recover my data.

    How would this prize package help you?
    Will be extremely helpfull, because will give a safe place to save all my important files and more!

  372. Caffery

    12/03/2008 at 10:40 pm

    Sorry, is that a worldwide contest?

  373. Bradley Plies

    12/04/2008 at 12:07 am

    Music, Photos, Videos. Need backup space & plan quick!

  374. Andrew C

    12/04/2008 at 1:06 am

    I currently have 3 or 4 external 160GB drives, and a 500GB internal in my laptop. This makes backing up a challenge to say the least.

  375. Florin

    12/04/2008 at 1:18 am

    I currently backup data on DVDs and USB drives, but one is readonly, and the other has limited capacity. This is where Seagate drive comes in ;)

  376. Kevin

    12/04/2008 at 1:25 am

    I don’t have a backup system, but have experienced a lot of outages that have been close to messing up my comp. and HDDs. I have an external HDD but not sure how to use it for backing up my computer.

  377. Guptha

    12/04/2008 at 1:40 am

    I don’t have an actual backup system for everything. I do backup my important documents using my gmail account. My 4 gb Kingston pendrive also serves if I preplan a format.
    I messed up my mbr in a horrible way just a week ago and I spent over 2 nights downloading all that I had lost.

  378. Vickie Bartlett

    12/04/2008 at 3:39 am

    I back up my data music and photos to CD. I don’t back up near as often as I should.

  379. keithM

    12/04/2008 at 5:23 am

    My current backup plan is this:
    Firstly, a prayer to merciful Minerva that nothing will ever go wrong with my laptop and that it will never get stolen or damaged, despite the amount of travelling I do.
    Secondly, if anything should ever go wrong, God forbid, I would check that all my music and photos are still on A-drive, where I deposited them for free several months ago and then completely forgot about. I would, of course, lose anything added to my laptop since I uploaded them, but there you go.
    Thirdly, I would root out the DVDs to which I copied the same music and photos, just in case. I’m pretty sure I backed them up properly…Once again, anything added in the past half year would be lost.

    So, I think I have most of the things that I would hate to lose backed up, even if it is in a rather half-arsed fashion. Whether I still have the registration numbers for various software I’m running, I couldn’t say for sure. Either way, it would be annoying to have to search out and download the relevant software that it has taken me a while to put together from various free offers. (I wonder where those registration numbers are?)

    If I had a genuinely safe backup I would, for the first time in my life, do a Dell System Restore. I think I have accumulated so much trash over the years, both in the registry and everywhere else, that the thought of having my laptop back to its pristine condition is really very attractive. This time I would know how to look after it from the get-go, not like when I first got it. Until now I have never dared try a system restore, just in case something goes horribly wrong, A-Drive goes bust on the same day and my backup DVDs turn out to contain only error messages.

    More than anything, having an external drive big enough to take not only a copy of the contents of my own laptop, but also perhaps a copy of my mum’s and girlfriend’s computers as well, would make me feel less nervous about my amateurish attempts to make either of them load in less than 20 minutes on startup.

  380. mfmjos

    12/04/2008 at 5:55 am

    I use a Windows Home Server for my primary backup. I made sure to use the “Duplication” feature to prevent data loss from a single disk failure. I also backup that to an external USB drive for offsite storage.

    This prize would allow me to ensure that I have safe copy of my data. My current external drive is low on space, and I’ll have to either get a larger drive or be selective in my backups. I don’t want to be selective. It’s all important to me for one reason or another.

  381. Brian

    12/04/2008 at 6:54 am

    This prize would help me because it would allow me to run Time Machine on my macbook to back up all my data

  382. Rachel

    12/04/2008 at 8:04 am

    Currently Im using a DVD to backup. With this prize, I can save a lot of time during backup.

  383. Travis

    12/04/2008 at 8:06 am

    I don’t have a back-up solution. I think about it all the time but just never get around to doing it. This prize will fill the bill for me.


  384. Don Eleazar Balboa

    12/04/2008 at 8:14 am

    I am responsible for ensuring that all of our data is backed up so that we can recover the system in the event of a natural disaster or system failure. I spent considerable time initially planning the backup strategy that would best meet our needs– in doing so,I think winning the prize will meet our demands regarding cost. Hard disks are generally readily available here in the Phils., yet the question is, the availability of some budget to purchase.
    plus having a tera size would mean a lot, and we would no longer sacrifice with our 40Gig hard drives. I think our computer’s HD has bad sectors , making it irrepairable, thus keeping the corruptness coming back

  385. Rosanne M

    12/04/2008 at 9:14 am

    I don’t backup at all so this would be a good start

  386. Bonnie Day

    12/04/2008 at 9:16 am

    I need this I worry all the time the my computor will crash and I have 1000’s of pics and music stored on it This would be great

    Bonnie in FL
    [email protected]

  387. Carol Drury

    12/04/2008 at 9:32 am

    I had a catastrophic failure last month and my back up failed as well to the tune of $2000 to retrieve it – I need a dependable back up system!!

  388. Brian Jones

    12/04/2008 at 10:07 am

    I have 4 different computers with various size hard drives from 20gb to 160gb with files scattered across them all!!

  389. Varun

    12/04/2008 at 10:40 am

    I am currently using DVD for most of my documentaries and video collection,but since DVD produce numerous read errors after some years its not the best method.
    This Seagate solution would at least eliminate that for much longer period of time

  390. Mike

    12/04/2008 at 10:50 am

    Right now I back up to about four external portable hard drives and a big stack of DVDs

  391. Mike S

    12/04/2008 at 11:05 am

    I use a small external drive to back up only my most important documents now. Winning this price would allow for a more complete back-up of all my files,which would save a lot of work reloading of music and photos i have backed up to dvds

  392. Tony

    12/04/2008 at 11:51 am

    Basically I’m losing my job January 1st and have a lot of files that I need backed up. Plain and simple. Merry Christmas everybody! Congrats to whoever wins.

  393. Carol

    12/04/2008 at 12:04 pm

    We have 2 desktops and 2 laptops with no formal backup system. Hopefully impt info is on duplicate drives, but no guarantee. Would use to backup all pictures and other impt data. Really hope I win this one!

  394. Ian Reddoch

    12/04/2008 at 12:12 pm

    I once lost a year’s worth of columns I had written (and was using to submit to syndicates), and all my resume and acting experience-related files! I had to go groveling to some publishers that had rejected my submissions recently enough that they still had them – one was kind enough to return my submission, but some writings were lost forever . . . I took my backup (tape) copy of my voice reel back into a studio for a new transfer. NOW all my stuff is on my PC Hard drive, on CD-ROM, AND on my (rapidly running out of room) Western Digital Hard Drive (250 GB seemed so large when I got it . . .)

  395. Mikk

    12/04/2008 at 1:07 pm

    I use Mozy Home to backup my most important data daily (or at least once a week). 2GB is not enough to backup all the photos and videos I’ve ever made since I got my first digital camera.

  396. Sam

    12/04/2008 at 1:35 pm

    Have a desktop and a laptop, and although the laptop has an internal recovery drive that I have performing weekly backups, my desktop a little lacking. Would love to use this hardware to secure my home PC.


  397. Patrick

    12/04/2008 at 1:57 pm

    My current scenario for backing-up my data is to save files out to CD/jump drive and save them on my other desktop. Winning this would allow me to have a mobile back-up of my data.

  398. Jennifer hedden

    12/04/2008 at 2:29 pm

    I backup my pics and music on cds.

  399. Yolanda Villa

    12/04/2008 at 2:33 pm

    Foldershare is my first level of protection against loss, syncing my Tablet and desktop, but USB hard drives are my second level of protection, so winning this contest this would be a great help to me there.

  400. Lauren

    12/04/2008 at 2:37 pm

    Oh lord, my backup scenario?

    My backup scenario is my CD/DVD burner. Every program I have is on ISO format on DVDs (for larger storage), my music is all on CDs, and I have about 3 different boot disks for emergencies and new setups. That’s about as far as it gets for me; part of me is just old school, and part of me just doesn’t have the money to invest in other means.

  401. joanne

    12/04/2008 at 4:46 pm

    I recently suffered a hard drive failure and lost a lot of important data. I currently don’t have a backup system and could really use this.

  402. Suzanne Lewis

    12/04/2008 at 8:18 pm

    I don’t currently have a back up plan. This would remedy that!

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

  403. Sierra Martin

    12/04/2008 at 8:19 pm

    At the moment we don’t really have a back-up situation.. we put pictures up online (in a couple different places, but it doesn’t really save at the right resolution.) I’m really afraid that we’ll have a crash at some point and lose a lot of home movies and pictures. I’ve lost hundreds of pictures the last time my drive crashed. I should really put this on my christmas wishlist.

  404. Chantal

    12/04/2008 at 8:44 pm

    I don’t have any sort of back up for either my Mac Desktop or my PC laptop. I know, I’m stupid =( This would be awesome to win.

  405. David

    12/04/2008 at 9:02 pm

    I currently use a 320GB SimpleTech drive. Unfortunately it is a plug in Hard Drive and I have moved to using my tablet pc for nearly all my computing. The SimpleTech is not really portable and I do not backup my tablet pc regularly. I do back up my desktop when I use it. The FreeAgent Go would be a big boost to securing my tablet’s data and the FreeAgent Desk would give the extra space that I’m close to maxing out on the SimpleTech

  406. Tracey

    12/04/2008 at 9:10 pm

    I don’t have a backup and you would think I would have learned my lesson and made a backup of this computer system since my last computer repeatedly crashed and I lost documents, photos and music. If I were to win I would be able to save my important data and would have much less stress.

  407. R Hicks

    12/04/2008 at 9:48 pm

    My system is lousey, but I do burn discs every few months when I think about it.

    ardy22 at

  408. Brian S

    12/04/2008 at 9:54 pm

    About 7 months ago my house burned down. Lost multiple PCs, Tablet PCs, 4 External 500GB HDs, 2 External 2.5″ HDs. Lost everything else in the house but what really hurt was all of my physical art, over 200 movies and the last 1 1/2 years of Art and File backups, because my new tablet pc had an old backup from the wrong External drive. Now made multiple backups on DVD of what I had on the Tablet and giving them to friends. Lesson – Dont keep backups at one house… :-( So getting started rebuilding my collections and having these drive would be a great help!

  409. Shan

    12/04/2008 at 10:28 pm

    As a lecturer of finance, the most important data for me are the lecture slides, problem sets, quiz questions and their solutions, grades of my former students (in case they request me for a recommendation later). Equally critical for me are video recordings of lectures offered both by me and the faculty that I invite for guest lectures. Of these, the slides, questions and gradesheets are archived at the end of every course and mailed to my gmail account (and labeled appropriately for quick retrieval). I also carry these constantly on my 8GB Sandisk pendrive. Since uploading video lectures takes time and since they occupy too much of my precious disk space, I just cut CDs and hope that they don’t get scratched from multiple readings.

    My personal data such as photos, financial data, I either upload them to my gmail account or cut CDs. I have long been thinking of getting a backup harddisk that would let me store everything at one central place and let me sleep easy. While I can store all my data – course archives, videos, photos, data – etc in the desktop storage solution, I can also carry the required course material and crucial personal stuff in the portable hard-disk.

  410. Stephen T

    12/04/2008 at 10:36 pm

    I had been using carbon copy cloner on my imac every month or so, but started having problems when I was reaching the capacity of my internal drive and subsequently had hard drive failure. I was backing up my photos to DVD in batches but I think I may have lost some info. I would like to use the drives in conjunction with Time Machine to back up my data. (Still trying to come through my hard drive, errors and all, to see what files I need. What a pain!)

  411. Colin

    12/04/2008 at 10:37 pm

    My current backup system, is a few 1 GB pendrives. Sadly, these are too small to hold all of my important pictures. These freeagent drives are much larger and would be able to hold nearly everything at once.

  412. Brooke Allen

    12/04/2008 at 11:06 pm

    Currently, I have backed up some of my pictures onto CD, and those are at my mom’s house. Not very good.

  413. Kate

    12/04/2008 at 11:09 pm

    I have some sorts of backups in terms of hard copies of everything, but then again, I have no true system- I think these will help me get more organized and feel more comfortable having electronic backups of things in my apartment!

  414. mobileman

    12/04/2008 at 11:43 pm

    At the moment I backup my data on my integrated HDD in a separate partition, but this is not really save, as I know. With an optical drive I would have to store my data on many DVDs and search disc by disc for the needed data, what is not very efficient. Another point is, since I have no optical drive in my tablet an external HDD would be great to have and very helpfull. I could just plug the HDD in and work while data are still available and can be moved from one drive to the other, because this is not really possible
    when doing a backup on your integrated HDD.

    How bad it is to have no external HDD and lose almost all your data, I saw yesterday.My girlfriend called me suddenly and knew not what she could do, because she had a syncopal attack and after she came back to consciousness she realised that the coffee mug which she had had in her hand fall on her laptop when she faded away.After I asked her and knew that she had no physical pleasures, she worried about her laptop.So after I was really sure that she had no blessures, it was time to save what could be saved, but there was not much to do and we were and are very sad, thinking about all the data (pictures from holidays, here work and so on), that is no unavailable for all times.Not to mention that her laptop is also gone.

    So I saw how important it is really to backup things and think more than before to get an external HDD and if I get one I will give it to my girlfriend and share it with her, so that she also can be safe in the future.

    Just a few words in general.
    All the times you read backups are important.To be true like often in live you say okay I have to backup my data, so I have no trouble in fact of an accident (like virus, physical damage etc.), but then if nothing happens you become a little bit carelessly, because there is so much to do.But do not do it, backup and be safe.

    After all I really think now more than before that such an HDD is very nice and I think everybody should think about how helpful it is and what could be the worst case without it.

  415. keith reardon

    12/05/2008 at 12:12 am

    i currently have no back-up!!!!!
    this would be a cure

  416. Dree

    12/05/2008 at 12:41 am

    I have a tiny device that only holds my photos. If I won this I could backup everything.

  417. Beeb Ashcroft

    12/05/2008 at 2:07 am

    My current backup scenario is rather embarrassing…I’m still saving things to CDs. With the massive amount of data that I have, this poses somewhat of a problem. I have actually been planning to buy one of these, since I obviously should have one to avoid disaster, so if I won I would be absolutely thrilled! It would really help me save my data in a logical and comprehensive way.

    I’m a writer, so the worst thing I could lose would be my word documents.

    Thank you so much for this amazing giveaway!

  418. Christie

    12/05/2008 at 2:27 am

    I have dabbled in writing memoirs and actually lost some of my attempts because I have no back up system to speak of. Seagate could help me in that department.

  419. Clinton Robertson

    12/05/2008 at 3:14 am

    Currently using multiple CDs for backup. Hard to find stuff sometimes on all those discs. The Seagate sounds like a great alternative.

  420. Cassandra

    12/05/2008 at 4:07 am

    I don’t have a backup system yet. I’ve got to save up for one of these cool 1TB hard drives. If I win one, I’ll be able to back up my business files (I just started my own business so if my data gets lost, I’m pretty much messed over), audio files, family photos, and school files (in case they try to take my diploma away). And I’d feel a lot better knowing all my data was a bit safer.

  421. JRG

    12/05/2008 at 4:54 am

    I could really use one of these to back up my two computers.

  422. Weatherly

    12/05/2008 at 5:39 am

    This is perfect! I own a small printing company, and we do a lot of typsetting and graphic design work for local businesses. For a few years now I’ve been relying on a back-up system my friend set up for me. I have three computers on a network and he set it up so PC1 dumps to PC2, PC2 dumps to PC3, and PC3 dumps to PC1. It’s a lot better than nothing, but the problem is, it’s so cumbersome. All of my hard drives are full and I have a million back-up CD’s that I have to dig through every time we need to make revisions to an older job. I’m sure you get the picture. This would make life so much easier!

  423. Tom Wick

    12/05/2008 at 7:05 am

    A portable way to back up my pc would be great!

  424. Sherry

    12/05/2008 at 7:12 am

    What a great prize! I desperately need this for all the back-up our family has to do. Currently we back-up on dvds. We film all the variety shows at a children’s camp we volunteer at every year and our sons have done some short movie clips for a college film fest. We also have a lot of other things, including photos, we can’t afford to lose. This prize would give us the peace of mind that everything is safe!

  425. Leon Durham

    12/05/2008 at 7:18 am

    I backup online or DVD but another backup would be very useful.

  426. William Wolff

    12/05/2008 at 8:46 am

    I have no backup plan. I just hope it doesn’t crash.

  427. charlotte richardson

    12/05/2008 at 9:07 am

    I currently dont have a backup system,nor can i afford one i hope to win this on. it would be a blessing

  428. Bruce

    12/05/2008 at 10:54 am

    I back up daily onto an external
    hard drive

  429. anthony winner

    12/05/2008 at 11:17 am

    I have a 200g external drive, but it’s too small, I have to pick and choose what I backup, 1Tb would sure give me room to grow…..

  430. Jeff Donahue

    12/05/2008 at 11:56 am

    I currently use dvd’s and cd’s. This would be much more organized.

  431. Dan Riley

    12/05/2008 at 12:10 pm

    I curently copy files to a 512mb SD card and then move to my daughters hard drive…yeah pathetic huh?

  432. Domingo

    12/05/2008 at 1:27 pm

    I try to copy from time to time all my pictures and important files to two other computers I have at home. I also burn some dvds just in case. With these Seagate drives I wouldn’t have to depend on those old computers I make those backups on. And I’ll be able to carry them everywhere so I never have to wait to make the backups.

  433. Eric Rathbun

    12/05/2008 at 1:39 pm

    I currently back up onto cd’s…this portable device would make things much easier

  434. tim brown

    12/05/2008 at 1:51 pm

    currently back up on cd’s

  435. Jordan Lilley

    12/05/2008 at 1:56 pm


  436. David

    12/05/2008 at 2:16 pm

    Supposedly a DVD backup system. I am supposed to be backing up every few months. We all know how that goes.

    A portable device will make things easier to schedule. And I can still always back up to DVDs when the time comes.

  437. Elizabeth M.

    12/05/2008 at 2:19 pm

    My current backup plan to my computer is inefficient at best. I do it manually but I do it usually when there’s some kind of computer scare or malfunction and then I remember I had better back some things up. I do it manually and usually put it on my desktop and then copy it to a disc. See what I mean about inefficient? This would be incredibly helpful to me to win the package!

  438. Carolyn Nedrow

    12/05/2008 at 2:25 pm

    I have a few thousand pictures from my travels to the far east. I could really use something to store them on!!
    [email protected]

  439. veronica sandberg

    12/05/2008 at 3:28 pm

    currently don’t have a backup sysyem when my conputer crashed recently I lost alot of files

  440. Jodi

    12/05/2008 at 3:41 pm

    Well, since my current form of backup is well, none, this would be wonderful.

  441. Sharon

    12/05/2008 at 4:26 pm

    My hobby, photography and graphic design gobbles up all my laptop space. Winning this contest would be a dream.

  442. Martha P

    12/05/2008 at 4:56 pm

    I currently do not have any sort of back up, and I’m using an old laptop on it’s last legs, so a backup system would benefit me A LOT. Please count me in and thanks for the contest!
    codisweepstakes at gmail dot com

  443. Clay Taylor

    12/05/2008 at 5:00 pm

    I currently use a 120G Seagate that’s about 6 years old.. it’s due to die any day now lol. I could REALLY use this!

    [email protected]

  444. Kayte Watts

    12/05/2008 at 5:26 pm

    Our computer is so old & sad that it crashes when there is a banner ad with moving pictures!My boyfriend has to fight me whenever he wants to upgrade Itunes because I’m afraid with every added program our computer is inching towards death.
    kaytewatts AT aol DOT com

  445. Karen

    12/05/2008 at 5:41 pm

    I make copies of important stuff (photos, tax returns, resumes) on cds. You wouldn’t believe how many cds I have floating around….

  446. Steven

    12/05/2008 at 6:06 pm

    My current backup plan involves backing up my data to a 250GB external Seagate hard drive (but space is becoming limited :p) once a month (give or take).

    I would love to win this prize, and feel it would help me as I am heading off to University next year and would love to have more room to backup photos and Uni work (seeing as how my current hard drive is almost out of space).

  447. flared0ne

    12/05/2008 at 6:10 pm

    Till now, the best thing to happen to my backup plan has been the availability of a DVD burner to do large-scale file-sub-system backups… But THIS would be the ultimate simplify-my-life and secure-my-system approach — come on, random number generator, make my day!!

  448. Betty C

    12/05/2008 at 6:37 pm

    I have an external hard drive for back up but I guess I really don’t know how to use it efficiently. It seems to take forever to back up anything. I need something better.

  449. Carol Conway

    12/05/2008 at 7:01 pm

    I back up pictures and music to dvds every now and then. I should do this more often. I just hope I don’t lose anything.

  450. Jenny

    12/05/2008 at 7:16 pm

    I back up over my home network
    to an external hard drive – daily

  451. Stephen

    12/05/2008 at 7:20 pm

    Back up? What’s that? Winning this will allow me to back up my computer files.

  452. Mollie G.

    12/05/2008 at 7:23 pm

    What I know about our backup scheme for our household system is mostly that every once in awhile my husband sits down with a stack of blank DVDs, and then proceeds to pull his hair out while trying to keep track of what he HAS backed up when, and HASN’T gotten to yet… And he doesn’t have that much hair to spare (I didn’t say that). Luckily we practice safe browsing and have learned not to trust anything coming in via email, so we haven’t had to reformat and reload for a LONG time now. Knock on wood.

  453. Kathy Scott

    12/05/2008 at 7:30 pm

    Backup? What’s that? Oh yeah that is the reason that I lost all my photos.

  454. Kathryn Clark

    12/05/2008 at 7:34 pm

    I don’t have a backup system since I lost my ipod… eek! This looks like a really great solution!

  455. Kathryn

    12/05/2008 at 7:46 pm

    I’m a graphic designer without a current backup system, so this would prevent me from pulling my hair out in the future when I lose files!

  456. Debra F

    12/05/2008 at 7:53 pm

    Right now, I’ve got to back everything up on DVDs, and that a pain, so this would really be great to have much more data in one place. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  457. Stanford Axel

    12/05/2008 at 8:02 pm

    I’m counting on XP Restore. Having that much more storage allows for copies as well as backup programs.

  458. Roger Sabatchi

    12/05/2008 at 8:16 pm

    I have to restore two desktop computers at home starting from scratch which took almost 24 hours and all data lost. It would have been easier and faster have I had an external back-up especially when it’s 500gb or 1tb, wow! I edit videos which takes a lot of storage and this will be a priceless gift. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  459. Phillip Fry

    12/05/2008 at 8:45 pm

    I just lost most of my music I had on my computer. Thank goodness I was able to save some, but in the future I would love to get an external hard drive.

  460. Lynn Wittner

    12/05/2008 at 8:55 pm

    My current back-up is a bit stone-age, as I just back-up to disks, but I forgot to do it for several months and my whole hard drive crashed and I lost everything. Having an external hard drive would be fantastic! It sure beats recreating everything from scratch.

  461. Shaun Davis

    12/05/2008 at 9:16 pm

    I wish I had a good back-up system! Right now, all I can do is burn data to DVDs. This is a very time consuming process and absolutely NOT what I want to be doing, but it’s all I can afford right now.

  462. Tom Sechrest

    12/05/2008 at 9:39 pm

    I back up my MAC with Time Capsule and my PC with Norton and an external hard drive. A year ago, I had an internal hard drive DISINTEGRATE. (That means break into pieces!)

  463. Jason Lawless

    12/05/2008 at 9:55 pm

    Currently, I have no consistent back up plan – I usually copy over files I need every month or so to a smaller external hard drive. If I won, it would allow me to backup my entire hard drive on a much more frequent basis.

  464. Lance Madigan

    12/05/2008 at 10:30 pm

    We just about lost everything over the summer … the drive crashed, and the back-up harddrive got screwed up when I tried to reinstall the main drive with an old version of XP that wouldn’t recognize a harddisk over 30 meg (it was 160, and full). We recovered, but had to recover files folder by folder … and that took a LONG time. A real, external drive would be wonderful!

  465. Michelle Hohertz

    12/05/2008 at 10:39 pm

    Currently, a drobo with two drives in it… a TB would be sweet though! It’d definitely free up more space :)

    [email protected]

  466. Chrysa

    12/05/2008 at 10:43 pm

    I actually don’t know what we have now cuz hubby takes care of that, but he has mentioned that a freeagent would be great!

  467. John Darrow

    12/05/2008 at 10:57 pm

    My current backup plan is that I keep a word processing document with the activation codes for any software that requires them. This file, files with settings for my e-mail accounts, my browser bookmarks, and my Roboform identities and passcards are all backed up in real time to two thumb drives using NTI Shadow. I use Goodsync to automatically back up these same items, as well as my e-mail files, music, pictures, downloads, word processing documents, and other data too to two external Hard Drives (I don’t have one big enough for everything).

    I use my laptop to take minutes for several nonprofit Boards I serve on. Losing those minutes would be devastating, so I immediately copy them to a flash drive after a meeting finishes, then transfer the files from there to my desktop computer at home. Yes, I’ve lost files before, usually when a hard drive crashed, but the most recent instance was a bad OS patch, and my latest backup to an external HD was bad. I recovered some of my files from an earlier backup, but lost a lot of historical copies of content from websites I had built, and a lot of word processing documents.

    This prize would give me the capacity to simplify my backups.

  468. Jay French

    12/05/2008 at 11:21 pm

    I use an external drive as my main data store. I have a second, larger external drive as a backup to the first external drive, I just connect it on an occasional basis for updates. Every year or so, I buy a new, larger external drive to become the backup and migrate the old backup to regular use. This prize would fit right into the pattern.

  469. Joy Venters

    12/05/2008 at 11:34 pm

    currently have no backup – have lost a lot of important pics

  470. john ferris

    12/05/2008 at 11:35 pm

    Seagate is one of the best for security.

  471. Sarah Lehan

    12/05/2008 at 11:35 pm

    I just write to a DVD and have some stuff on a jump drive. Not a great system and this prize would be great. Thanks for the contest.

  472. Sandy Bernard

    12/05/2008 at 11:42 pm

    I am a self-employed photographer. My old computer crashed before I was able to back up 5 clients photos plus some personal photos. I was just sick about it. I still get upset thinking about it! Now I download the photos and copy to cd’s immediately (which is VERY time consuming to say the least). I really must get an external hard drive to back up to save myself time and trouble. This is an awesome contest. Thanks!

  473. Joseph Perozzi

    12/05/2008 at 11:54 pm

    I’ve had real problems in the past with nonrecoverable data and this system would be just the ticket!

  474. Thomas Gerber

    12/06/2008 at 12:09 am

    Between myself, my better half and the kids we use dvd’s for back-up. It was be great to have something of this capacity for all of us to use to back-up our data.

  475. Brian E.

    12/06/2008 at 12:42 am

    Thanks for the giveaway…My current backup solution is to burn the occasional CD/DVD of important docs & family photos, etc.; it is not a very efficient system and I hope to switch over to an external hard drive in the near future to preclude the disaster that I know is eventually coming my way !!!

  476. Veronica

    12/06/2008 at 12:49 am

    Yes, unfortunately about a month ago I lost ALL of our family pictures and ALL of the graphics I have made for my business in the last ten years. Devastation is the only way to describe what I feel. The real tragedy is that I have a little back-up hard drive AND a 4 gig jump stick and had everything backed up on those. The little hard drive died on the same day as my laptop (no virus, just old age and natural causes I think)and the jump stick has disappeared into the abyss. Very sad. Needless to say, I know so well the value of back of my data and don’t ever want to do it again! Right now on my computer, I have a few of our family pics that I have been able to get from my blog as well as a few graphics. The most important info I have right now though is my first novel that I have been slaving away at—there’s no way I want to lose that.

  477. Robert

    12/06/2008 at 4:06 am

    I back up to an external
    hard drive, which is too small
    for my current needs, so winning
    the 1TB would be awesome

  478. D Johnson

    12/06/2008 at 4:11 am

    Don’t have a plan….

  479. Dan

    12/06/2008 at 4:44 am

    I don’t have a backup scenario so this would be great

  480. Paula Harmon

    12/06/2008 at 5:32 am

    My 13 yr. old daughter, the computer whiz, saved everything onto cd’s a few months ago, because our computer acts like it will crash at any second. However, she is not a whiz at labeling. I have a stack of cd’s and what’s on them, I haven’t a clue. I’d hate to lose the precious stories she has written, that would be tragic! I feel like I need to print them all out to make sure I got them, but there’s enough to fill a library, I think.

  481. Deci Worland

    12/06/2008 at 5:36 am

    I use an external hard drive for my desktop. I am buying a laptop for my hubby for Christmas and this would be a great go-with.

  482. Geoff K

    12/06/2008 at 5:51 am

    I’m embarrassed to admit that I have a very dysfunctional and primitive means of back-up — I use a combination of several low-capacity flash drives that I have picked up for free at technology fairs over the years and the old-fashioned method of emailing files to myself or using online storage like Yahoo’s briefcase function. I really need to upgrade my back-up system, so I appreciate the chance to win these terrific items!

  483. John Fatica

    12/06/2008 at 6:21 am

    I don’t keep any critical data on my computer. I really would like backup space for pics and music. Currently I save files to a DVD disk-and that’s it. Since all of my children have ipods I suspect that my hard drive is going to fill up faster than expected. Hope to see this item next to my Mac real soon. Thanks

  484. Vinod Kumar

    12/06/2008 at 6:27 am

    I am a Macbook user with only 160 GB of internal Hard Disk Capacity.
    I do not have external Hard disk for backing up important stuffs.
    I use pendrive to get data from others so i cant use it as a backup device
    The only option for back up is burrning DVDs thats also not reliable
    because most of the time the DVD get scraches and it looses important datas..
    This package will help me a lot as it will end up my backup problems…
    i will have no fear of loosing my important stuffs……and the capacity is enough for carrying data from different computers..

  485. Isaac A.

    12/06/2008 at 6:56 am

    Right now I back up my info on CD’s, this would help me store my info when I’m out of cd’s, or sometimes I’m too lazy to burn my info to disc.

  486. Katherine

    12/06/2008 at 6:59 am

    I currently back up to DVD every few months. Not the greatest of processes, I know. Winning this would be fantastic and so much easier, more reliable and less time consuming.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  487. Matt

    12/06/2008 at 7:13 am

    dvdrs are my current. I definitely need something simpler.

  488. Susan Burch

    12/06/2008 at 7:19 am

    I have no idea!

  489. Troy

    12/06/2008 at 7:46 am

    When traveling to family gatherings would use to store MPGs from my video camera — no need to sort and delete on the spot save it all (and more!) and edit later.

  490. Janet

    12/06/2008 at 8:00 am

    â€ŔI don’t have a backup plan”.

  491. Jacob Miller

    12/06/2008 at 8:16 am

    Well my backup scenario sucks.

    I have 300GB of data that needs to be backed up however I have no portable HDD and it would take way to long to back it up online.

    If I had this then I would never have to worry about losing my data.

  492. James

    12/06/2008 at 9:00 am

    I have four kids and about 10,000 photos of them I need to backup. This would most certainly help.

  493. gaurav jain

    12/06/2008 at 9:00 am

    My current backup is a 250 Sandisk USB drive.
    A second drive would help so I could have one for both my computers.

  494. chris shafer

    12/06/2008 at 9:18 am

    right now i have almost 2TB of data for my desktop with only 75% of it backed up, then I have a laptop that has only critical documents backed up. this bundle would allow me to back up my laptop fully and make more of a dent on my desktop’s backup neds.

  495. Lincoln Mulkey

    12/06/2008 at 9:25 am

    This would be the perfect solution to my current backup problem. I’m currently backing up my genealogy research data amd multimedia files to a USB flash drive. I presently have no total backup solution for my computer.

  496. Buddy Garret

    12/06/2008 at 9:45 am

    I don’t have a backup plan. This would protect my family pictures that I have posted that I don’t want to lose.

  497. cassandra

    12/06/2008 at 10:09 am

    I already lost a bunch of my stuff on my computer before, this would be helpful because I wouldnt be forced to save things by sending them to an email or saving them on a website. It would be both easier, and better.

  498. Deborah

    12/06/2008 at 10:16 am

    Backup plan?? Uh…what’s that?? No, seriously, my “backup” is simply to email to myself files that I want to keep forever. Yes, it’s a pain in the keester but without an off-the-computer backup plan, it’s the only one that I have. Winning this would provide me a way to change all that. I need it!!

  499. John Deal

    12/06/2008 at 10:17 am

    Right now I don’t have any independent backup for my PC. This would certainly fill a need.

  500. Jim

    12/06/2008 at 10:28 am

    backup ?

  501. Adam Fisher-Cox

    12/06/2008 at 10:30 am

    I have a 320 GB external for Time Machine and my Aperture backup, and a 250 GB External as a scratch disk. I really need a 1 TB for old projects, hence why I’m entering this :D

  502. kathy pease

    12/06/2008 at 10:31 am

    i have no current plan im living on hope and i would love to back up all my precious family pics :)

  503. Kathleen Lewis

    12/06/2008 at 10:50 am

    I use litte usb flash drives, at 2 gigs each it’s becoming a hassle.

  504. David K. Irwin

    12/06/2008 at 11:19 am

    Hey & howdy…

    I do not currently own a backup drive whatsoever. All my family pictures and information is contained on my main drive. If I ever lost all this, I would be devastated. But, I am totally disabled and cannot afford to buy a backup. Winning this would be dream come true.

    Yours in Christ, friendship and Love…


  505. Erin Daly

    12/06/2008 at 11:27 am

    Every once in a while I remember to back up our important documents, pictures, etc to CD-Rom. This would be such a wonderful prize to win. I would hate to lose all my digital pictures and movies!

  506. Annulla

    12/06/2008 at 11:40 am

    I sometimes burn files to CDs, but I certainly don’t have anything that could be called a “system.” Unless crossing my fingers and hoping counts.

  507. Annulla

    12/06/2008 at 11:41 am

    Ooops! Hit “submit” too soon! How could it help me? I’d be able to backup my photos and contact information for my friends & family disappeared from my Address Book. For me, those e-mail addresses and phone numbers are priceless!

  508. Esther

    12/06/2008 at 12:04 pm

    I don’t actually have a backup plan yet…I’m just living on hope and wishing nothing goes wrong. But I know that do NEED one in case anything ever were to happen! Thanks!

  509. Amy

    12/06/2008 at 12:08 pm

    WANTED: Backup plan

    LOL! I seriously am in of a way to backup all of my data! I don’t really have a backup plan besides saving a few important things to my flash drive and occastionally emailing myself files that I want to save. Having a way to backup everything on my computer would be great!

  510. Heather

    12/06/2008 at 12:17 pm

    My hard drive crashed a few months ago and I lost everything on it, except a few important files that were saved to my flash drive and some photos that were still on my memory card. I didn’t have anything backed up…and sadly, I still don’t have a backup system. I would really hate to lose all my family history data, digital photos, and videos! This would be a wonderful way of insuring that they’ll never be lost again! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

  511. Jenifer M.

    12/06/2008 at 12:28 pm

    My only backup is a teeny-tiny 1 GB Flash Drive. Not enough coverage, I know it. My boyfriend’s computer recently crashed, and he lost EVERYTHING, the computer is completely un-re-bootable. This frightens me, and I’m beginning to think that my plastic Flash Drive (shaped like a cake) just isn’t enough! Help me!

  512. Laura

    12/06/2008 at 12:31 pm

    I back up to an external hard drive
    daily, but can always use more storage
    (like 1TB). Thanks.

  513. Samantha Pruitt

    12/06/2008 at 12:41 pm

    hmmmm, backup, some info on CDs, and wishing an hoping nothing bad happens, hahaha, backup, aren’t you cute!

  514. Christian Brothers

    12/06/2008 at 1:11 pm

    No back-up at all! So this would help alot.

  515. Bev

    12/06/2008 at 1:13 pm

    We rely on thumb drives, cd-r, and the computer’s internal hard disk.

    Every few months, my kids always find a way to have the computer overloaded with crap or crashed; so a good backup system would be a dream come true.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  516. Roxann

    12/06/2008 at 1:51 pm

    I have a couple of thumb drives but could really use this to keep everything together. Thanks!

  517. Mary M

    12/06/2008 at 2:09 pm

    I use disks, CDs and thumb drives.

  518. Peggy Doty

    12/06/2008 at 2:14 pm

    I do not have a backup system. Been lucky so far. I could really use the prize you are giving away.

  519. Maja

    12/06/2008 at 2:28 pm

    I use dvds to back up my photos, but my PC died last week, electrical shortcut and stuff that I didd’t back up is gone. I really need this prize.

  520. richard coleman

    12/06/2008 at 2:33 pm

    Right now I back up important files with google docs.

  521. EdV

    12/06/2008 at 3:01 pm

    Currently I use an online back-up service which is great because it’s relatively accessible but it’s costly and more importantly VERY Slow

  522. joycie

    12/06/2008 at 3:36 pm

    My current system of back up is a simpledrive 80GB External HD. It is just about completely full. It is full of photos.
    This would be a great win. Thanks!

  523. joanna smith

    12/06/2008 at 3:44 pm

    My current back up system is so old fashioned! I copy files onto CD’s and so just burning CD’s is how I back things up. It makes for so much unnecessary clutter! This prize package would help me immensely because it would be a much more efficient and easier way to manage all my files. I basically am concerned about losing all of my large image files. I create digital art using fractals. I create the fractals using all of my original photographic files. I have to admit I have lost sleep in the past worrying that one day I am going to lose them all, the ones I have not backed up and it would really be a nightmare for me because I have put so much time and effort in creating some really cool art. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter. Happy Holidays!

  524. Phelim Brady

    12/06/2008 at 4:02 pm

    Every few months as I amass more data I find myself needing to buy new backup drives. I’ve got about 5 now, and most are too small for purpose. The one I’m using at the moment is so cheap that it whines like a violated goat when it’s working; at least I always remember to turn it off…

  525. Michael Paul

    12/06/2008 at 4:48 pm

    I copy my files to another hard disk, but this would make that a lot nicer…

  526. Leann S

    12/06/2008 at 5:22 pm

    The CD Drive on my puter broke so I can only backup by e-mailing files to my other computer.

  527. Alissa

    12/06/2008 at 5:22 pm

    I have a backup drive but it’s getting full and I’m going be starting video editing soon, which takes up a LOT of space! This would be perfect!

    lilacflowers180 AT yahoo DOT com

  528. reallycool31

    12/06/2008 at 5:29 pm

    I currently use flash drives but find that they are not nearly large enough for my folders, PowerPoints, etc.

  529. Jennifer S.

    12/06/2008 at 6:44 pm

    I had a major harddrive crash on my PC earlier this year. I lost a lot of tems that can never be replaced like pictures of my kids. I have so many photos and so much music that I worry about it happening again. I’ve tried burning my photos to CD, but it’s kind of a hassle, so I don’t do it as frequently as I should. My music isn’t really backed up at all at right now. I know – sad.

  530. Lauren

    12/06/2008 at 7:35 pm

    My backup plan is to save to DVDs and flash drives. This would help me make sure all of my files are saved because I don’t have a lot of room to save to and this would save a lot of time as well.

  531. Jordan

    12/06/2008 at 7:40 pm

    My current backup setup is a second hard drive on my computer running a second operating system, so that if one hard drive becomes corrupt I can still access it using my second boot OS.

  532. Sue

    12/06/2008 at 7:41 pm

    I currently backup data on cds, a flash drive and the internet. This prize would help me to have all my items in one spot.

  533. Wade R

    12/06/2008 at 7:51 pm

    only have one external drive – not enough for my needs

  534. Michelle H.

    12/06/2008 at 8:23 pm

    I am looking for backup right now because my computer is about to crash and I don’t want to lose my photos.

  535. Rrr Simpkins

    12/06/2008 at 8:23 pm

    I am a traveling man so my records including laptops get lost or misplaced in transit. Backups for my PCs are necessary.

  536. Tracy J

    12/06/2008 at 9:18 pm

    I have three kids- I need more memory!

  537. Heather C

    12/06/2008 at 9:20 pm

    I actually have no back-up scenario…except for maybe emailing files or pics. I think winning those would sure ease my mind a bit when it comes to pictures and documents that I just love!

  538. Lily Kwan

    12/06/2008 at 9:41 pm

    My current backup scenario is to copy my files to a flash drive. This prize package would help me because I would have more room to protect my data.

  539. J Jean

    12/06/2008 at 9:44 pm

    I just bought a new computer and haven’t yet worked on a backup process. I need to backup and transfer things from my almost-kaput, old computer, and I guess to do that I would make CDs. I would love a more convenient solution, like an external hard-drive. Right now, I feel pretty insecure knowing that my writing could be wiped out the next time I turn on my computer (old). I should know better, a previous computer actually caught fire and I lost my files. The more I talk about this, the more nervous I am. I am going to end this comment and go see if I can do something to save my work. Thank you!

  540. vanessa hunter

    12/06/2008 at 9:59 pm

    Let’s just say that my current backup scenario consists of 3 hard drives and many dvd’s and cd’s. As you can see, I need help! I would be nice to have all of my stuff on one drive. It would save me a lot of searching!

  541. Chris

    12/06/2008 at 10:14 pm

    Backup plan? What backup plan? Oh! You putting everything on DVDs and having no idea what is what since you have a huge stack of them? Well then if that’s what you mean then THAT is my backup plan! Winning this would turn my life around and give me some more physical storage space when the DVDs have been disposed of! It would also help greatly with Time Machine which I haven;t used yet!

  542. Hoffmann

    12/06/2008 at 10:49 pm

    Currently I have a far less than ideal backup scenario using time machine, though very selectively as the external hard drive is small.

  543. technogeekchris

    12/07/2008 at 2:23 am

    Hi, I am planning to migrate my Files from my OLD Desktop to my new Laptop when it arrives. I need that extra storage to move my files. I collect MOVIES, MP3s and PICTURES. Not to mentioned my toher Personal files and softwares. This would definitely help me in my task. Thanks…

  544. Abhinav Taduka

    12/26/2008 at 5:54 pm

    I’m using a USB 2.0 Western Digital 320GB Passport External HDD. It’s now down to a little over 16gb Free so it would be great to be able to upgrade to a much better HDD so as to really take advantage of the media streaming functions of my router.

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