Seagate’s 750 GB Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive. Win It!

CONTESTS | | October 12, 2010 at 7:53 pm


Congratulations Anna!

So I dropped my beautiful camera yesterday and I could see hubby seethe yet hold back the words. Sure it is not the end of the world – just the end of my $700 sexy red DSLR camera but there was a reason beyond that he was perturbed. We had already lost 2 laptops to accidents so needless to say my record has not been great. Beyond just losing the camera though is losing precious pictures of my babies.

I suck at printing or ordering prints of my pictures thinking that I can do it anytime – but sadly it is gone.  I have been eyeing an external hard drive, wondering if they ever would come out with a wireless one, for a while. When I got the opportunity to review one from Seagate I hopped on it for 2 reasons. One being that my pictures and documents situation was out of hand. Contracts added to the mix add to the urgency.

The 2nd reason is the company is Seagate – and as any software engineer knows Seagate is a very respectable brand. There are some things in life we know are important yet we never get to, backups is one of them. Coming from being a software engineer backups have been an integral part of my everyday life, especially when I worked closely with operating systems of company servers. Now the urgency is not so much the company data but something just as precious: my kid’s pictures and my blog’s pictures and documents too.

The folks over at Seagate know full well that not everyone is an engineer so they designed the product intuitively enough so everyone can take a backup easily. There are various options like backing up your computer – where you can specify certain directories. You can, for a fee, use their online location to back up to as well. The fact that it all works through your USB port makes it so much easier and versatile for all devices.

As someone who almost lost her site which was hacked a few months ago knows that pain when you don’t have backups. Even if your site is hosted they DO NOT take back ups every day. And when you drive content as much as I do, each day loss can be pretty painful. Of course losing your child’s pictures is so much worse – how on earth can you ever recreate that?  The backup drive is pretty small and truly portable.

Better yet you can win one too.

Want to win The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro 750 GB USB 2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive (valued at $123.99)

To win tell me why you should win it? Contest closes 18th October 2010 . To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do (please don’t leave your email address in the comment).  This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

  • Subscribe to Mommy Niri (and verify the subscription to be valid) and leave a separate comment that you did. Already a subscriber (thank you) then leave a comment stating you are
  • Retweet (use the green retweet button, on top  of the post, for easy access)
  • Fans of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page get an additional entry. If you are already a part of it leave a comment below.

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    Danielle says:

    email subscriber: ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    Danielle says:

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    Elizabeth says:

    I have thousands of machine embroidery designs. I am so afraid of losing them if my computer crashes.

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    Elizabeth says:

    I am an email subscriber

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    Denice P says:

    I would like to win this because what I use as a back up are dvd and cd’s. It fine and all and it does what they are meant to do but having one huge drive to save everything means that I don’t have to have several sources but one main source.

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    Erin Walsh says:

    I should win it, because I have a music collection that I love and would be devastated to lose.

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    Erin Walsh says:

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    anna t. says:

    I need to backup my pictures and docs – I need this.

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    anna t. says:

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    Hoa says:

    I would love to win this, because I definitely need for available space on my computer!

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    Hoa says:

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    Hoa says:

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    I backup on cds’; this win would make life easier.

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    Tammy Darling says:

    I would love to put itunes and photos on this so I don’t lose them!

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    Daniel M says:

    want to win because i have no backup plan currently, help!

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    Dave says:

    I am constantly filling my computer drives with photos and home movies and then burning them off to DVDs. This makes it very difficult to find a particular clip or photo. One portable drive to store everything on would be wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Liz says:

    I want to digitize all my old VHS tapes and I’ll need somewhere to store all the files.

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    Amanda P. says:

    I would like to win this external hard drive to store family photo’s, movies, and music that I have on my desktop. I would hate to loose any of this if my system decided to crash…lol

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    Debbie C says:

    I would like to win the Seagate because I need to back up my hard drive before it’s too late.

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    Suzanne Lewis says:

    I don’t currently have anything backed up, and I really need to. I’d like to win because I’d no longer have an excuse to not back up my laptop.

    txhottie_86 at yahoo dot com

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    zanvia says:

    I am like you…thinking I can always print or order my pics later. I feel like my “data” is a ticking time bomb. My computer is getting older and I have YEARS of stuff on here. Is it backed up? Um…no. Shame on me. This is why I should win…to save my stuff! :)

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    Tom V. says:

    I would like to win because it would be better for the environment to do my backups on a Seagate drive than on discs. Thanks!

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    Anita A. says:

    I really need to win the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Pro 750 GB USB 2.0 Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive because I am trying to start up a photography business, and DSLR photos take up a boatload of space on my computer. I also need a safe way to back-up my photos. Thanks!

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    April says:

    I would love to win this because I feel that our computer is about to die and we cannot afford another just now. It will probably be a year or so before our finances are back on line. Until then, what will we do with all the stuff stored on our computer? I’ve tried disks, but they don’t hold very much. Flashdrives are expensive and can be easily lost.

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    Yelena Solo says:

    I would like to win this external hard drive to store grandkids’s photoes

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    Yelena Solo says:

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    Holly Lawson says:

    I really need this! I have over 2000 pictures on my computer as well as videos of my daughter. I would hate to lose them if my old computer crashed!!

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    Holly Lawson says:

    Facebook fan already

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    Holly Lawson says:

    email subscriber already

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    susitravl says:

    I just got a new laptop and would like to keep my info secure.


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    susitravl says:

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    Happi Shopr says:

    I would love this to transport our photos and tunes back and forth with friends and family.

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    Donna B. says:

    I should win this because I could use it to store all my music (I have TONS of it!), photos, etc. and still have tons of room left over to use this to backup our PCs. Love the compact size, and since it’s external I can store it in the fire safe to keep our information safe.

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    Donna B. says:

    I’m already a subscriber.

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    Donna B. says:

    I’m a fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page

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    Katie R. says:

    I should win this because I’m a college student that’s always on the go and I need a portable external hard drive to store all of my assignments.

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    Erin E says:

    I would love to win this because I have a database that I really need to backup. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

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    Erin E says:

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    Geoff K says:

    I’d love to win extra, secure storage for all of the documents, data files, and charts that I’ve compiled for my doctoral thesis, which I really should have extra back-up for in the case of cyber disaster! In general, the peace of mind that comes with backing up my personal photos, financial records, and professional documents would be a godsend. Thanks!

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    Geoff K says:

    I’m already an email subscriber: gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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    Geoff K says:

    I’m already a facebook fan: Geoff K

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    Jessi S. says:

    I should win because I don’t have enough space on my computer to play The Sims 3. :(

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    Jessi S. says:

    I’m your new fan on Facebook.
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    robert percey says:

    I would like to win this not only to back up my photos but also to store some of my husbands school work. He has done some incredible written papers that I would like to keep.

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    Ellen Ring says:

    I could really use this. I have all my pictures on our computer & could back them up along with all our financial info. I’m always worried we’ll lose all this info for good.

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    Ellen Ring says:

    I’m an e mail subscriber.

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    Lisa L says:

    I’d love to win to back up priceless photos and important documents.

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    Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    shawna says:

    My computer is so slow because of all the photos on our computer, so this would be nice to have.

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    trixx says:

    This would be great to backup my photos, music, programs in case my computer crashes!

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    trixx says:

    I subscribe

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    Darcy B says:

    I want to win it because I have no backup plan now–and all kinds of devices with photos stored on them. I would love to consolidate our records, photos, and music. I have one old pc that i won’t get rid of because it has a ton of old photos on it (it is a monster). Plus I have 3 teens who all have digital cameras that will eventually be replace or lost–that I would love to get their pictures saved before they’re gone.

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    Lilly says:

    I would like to win it because I have a lot of photos and tv shows that are important to me in my computer. And it would be horrible to lose them.
    Thanks for the chance.

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    Janice Wright says:

    I need this to back up my pictures.

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    Jeanette H. says:

    I should win this because tomorrow is my birthday…=)
    LOL! Ok ummm…I should win this because I have tons of memory cards laying around from my camera because I refuse to delete them or put the pictures on my computer (because I do NOT trust my computer).

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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    gala says:

    I need to backup all my docs that’s why i want to win it

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    Joanne Schultz says:

    I have a desktop and a laptop. I HAD an external hard drive to which the desktop was backed up, but when I went to copy some of those files to my laptop, the external hard drive didn’t work :-( So, I really need another external hard drive so I can back up both computers so I don’t lose any important information!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Joanne Schultz says:

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    Susan Smith says:

    This would be great to make sure I don’t loose my music and pictures and my computer.

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    Susan Smith says:

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love to use this to back up my files, photos and music, thanks!

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    Diane Baum says:

    I should win, cause I’m cool and have a big head.

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    kathy pease says:

    i would love to win this so i could back up family photos and important documents :)

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    addrienne mertens says:

    were thinking of canceling the cable and need to transfer stuff from the computer to the tv this would be perfect!

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    barbara wright says:

    I should win because I thought having a 200 gig hard drive was more than I could possibly ever fill up when my whole computer only had 120 gig. But guess what? When I put my daughter’s stuff on it along with my own stuff, I’m pushing the limits. My husband didn’t see why I needed the first one, so he’ll NEVER understand why I need a bigger one.

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    barbara wright says:

    I already like you on facebook – barbara wright

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    Harriett D. says:

    I have years and years of pictures that I need to back. It would be a pitty if I lost all of those. Irreplaceable.

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    Harriett D. says:

    I am already a fan. (Harriett Daniel)

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    meme says:

    I would love to win this because I do a lot of volunteer work for the cubscouts and have pictures on my computer I can’t replace

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    Chrystal J. says:

    I need this to back-up all of my pictures, documents, and music.

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    R Hicks says:

    I should win this because it would be perfect for doing backups of our important files and photos!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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    R Hicks says:

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    R Hicks says:

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    paul haddock says:

    Have three machines to back up

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    Jean says:

    I recently got into photography and would love to have a backup storage of my photos.

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    brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…would love a Seagate 750 GB Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive so that I can archive old family photos, mostly B & W, that I have been scanning since the summer, and finally get in the habit of regularly backing-up our computer’s hard drive with an external one !

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    Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I need to backup some digital photos that are important to me

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    Jill Myrick says:

    Last year I had my long time computer crash due to a virus that I got online and lost everything from financial information to personal information.
    But the worst was losing all of the pictures of my children growing up and family.
    I would love to have this so that that never happens with the computer that I now own.


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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


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    Michelle Tucker says:

    My harddrive just died yesterday. If only I’d had some way of backing it up. This would have helped.
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

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    Michelle Tucker says:

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    Michelle Tucker says:

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    Rosey says:

    I have a bazillion-plus songs on my iPod that I’ve uploaded from CDs and they are not backed up anywhere. If my iPod goes on the fritz, I have to start from scratch. If I backed the songs up on the Seagate, I would not have to worry about such horrid matters.

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    Rosey says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

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    Kim Parrott says:

    I am also prone to technological disaster – this Seagate drive would go a long way toward protecting my family pictures and videos in case of my particular brand of catastrophe!

    kimbly at g mail dot com

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    DanV says:

    I should win it because it would be a great help for backing up pictures

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    Chrysa says:

    I have soooo many pictures I need to back up!

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    Cary G says:

    I have 7 years of photos, 2 of video and all our digital music I need to back up.

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    Chrysa says:

    I like you on Facebook.

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    Jeff says:

    I would like to backup my operating system!