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

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

CONTEST CLOSED!

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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    lisa says:

    I should win this because my external drive just died and my husband thinks his did too

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    ellen says:

    I love Seagate- mine are both internal harddrives (I have 2 250 Seagates inside this machine) so you can tell it is a tad old. I would love to have an external harddrive in case this ever gives up the ghost I wouldnt lose everything!

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    We are in desperate need of something to back up all of our information. We could really use this.

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    I am a fan of your Facebook page!!

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    ellen says:

    I already am an email subscriber

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    ellen says:

    I already like you on Facebook :)

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    Janice says:

    I’d like to win because family laptop just died, and I should’ve backed up all the data (doh)

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    Janice says:

    tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/cappytweet/status/27205114929

    (is this 1 tweet for the whole entry period, unlimited, 1x daily?)

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    I need this because my computer is desparately old and I am afraid I will lose everything I have for the 7 websites I am running, along with the events and conferences. An external hard drive would help me back up everything and also be able to access files through a netbook so I can work on things while on the go. I am getting a very small business loan and with the fees taken out, I can not afford the external hard drive that was in my original budget.

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    I am a fan on facebook

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    Corina says:

    I NEED to win this, as I lost 4 yrs of pictures and information when my laptop crashed hard and didn’t come back earlier this year. I have a new laptop, but still haven’t forked out the $ to back this one up. Sigh…will I ever learn?

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    Corina says:

    I’m a subscriber

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    karen M says:

    I am impressed,I would love to add this to my family. I am a pack rat and have invested in floppy disk,cd’s, and dvd’s to store all the kids photographs, digital scrapbooks and years of tax and financial records. I sure would like to rid a little of clutter of storage media and store all my file this baby.!

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    Corina says:

    Fan on facebook!

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    karen M says:

    I am a subscriber

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    karen M says:

    Fan of your facebook
    Karen Medlin

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    Nina says:

    I do not have anywhere to do a backup of my files and this would be perfect for it.

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    Nina says:

    I just subscribed to your email

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    Melissa Barnes says:

    i think that i should win this because my husband and i both work at home on our computers and laptops – we need some additional backup and storage – i also have all my pictures on my laptop and if i were to loose it – it would be devistating

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    Melissa Barnes says:

    fan on fb as melissa barnes

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    Melissa Barnes says:

    email subscriber

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    Desiree says:

    Hi Mommy Niri, I’m a subscriber already and I should win because I’m a digital media/graphic design student who needs to constantly back up my work… plus I share an external with my husband who is a music producer. While sharing is caring… it is not the most convenient of circumstances. Plus, you would know, you need more than one external so you have a back up of your back up!

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    Desiree says:

    I’m also a fan of Mommy Niri on facebook! :) Doubling my chances here, did I mention that I also do digital photography so I could really use the extra space to encourage me to take more photos!?

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    sandy says:

    need backup storage

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    Shannon says:

    Because I don’t have one.

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    Timbo says:

    I’d like to win it so I can FINALLY have a portable solution to securely transfer client data to and fro work :D

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    Timbo says:

    I’ve Liked you on Facebook :D

    Username: Contest Bloggy

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    Thank you for a chance to win!

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    Claire B says:

    I could use one of these to backup all my photos of my twins.

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    Ann F says:

    I would use teh Seagate 750 GB Ultra-Portable external HD to back up my iTunes library, photos, videos and financial data.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    Ann F says:

    I’m an email subscriber

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    BenSpark says:

    I should win because I want to have a 100TB house with repeating redundant saving systems to make sure I never lose anything EVER.

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    BenSpark says:

    I’m a Facebook Fan too! :-)

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    BenSpark says:

    Sorry but new twitter has a weird way of showing the links to tweets.

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    Kim says:

    I need to win this because I really should back up my precious photos to an external drive in case my computer dies!

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    Kim says:

    LIKEing Mommy Niri on Facebook (Kim McHughes)

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    Adrienne gordon says:

    this would be great for moving videos and family pictures around.

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    Amber G says:

    I would love to win this to back up my large files like my photography portfolio and family photos!

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    Amber G says:

    I’m a fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook page – my FB name is Amanda Moore

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    I want to win so I can store my pictures of my family,Ive got 6 grown children an 7 grandchildren,an ive lost a lot of pictures because I stored them in the wrong place
    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    Email subscriber
    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    Fan of the Mommy Niri Facebook Page
    vickiecouturier
    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    retweeted
    http://twitter.com/vickiecouturier/status/27239559769
    vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

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    Jenn S. says:

    I could really use this. We have so many pictures on our current hardrive. I need something to back them up with. I would be so upset if they were lost.

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    Gina says:

    Sorry about your camera, hope you can recover the pics. I would love to win this because, like you I never print the photos that I take and have pictures on my old desktop from 2003 to 2010, so if my computer goes, I would lose them all.

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    Gina says:

    I am an email subscriber.

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    Jenny says:

    I could really use this since our computer already took a crash and I lost all my pictures and data. This would be nice so I can back up all my stuff.

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    Heather S says:

    I need to win because I have so many songs, docs and pics I need to backup and I tried doing the cd/dvd way and it doesnt’ work right. This would help protect my data and be easy to use

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    Jenny says:

    facebook fan

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    gbh999 says:

    If I won the Seagate external hard drive, I would just put my stuff on it. Honest. You know… more pictures, a movie or 2, a couple videos. You know… my stuff.

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    amy warren says:

    i, like you, suck at actually printing all the pictures i have taken of my kids. i need a hard drive to store them on, to give me a piece of mind.

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    amy warren says:

    i subscribe.

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    amy warren says:

    facebook fan.

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    amy warren says:

    retweeted.

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    DJ says:

    I would love this because I don’t have an external hard drive and I need one because I have 1000′s of pictures & a lot of games and programs that I need to back up.

    I’m sorry for your losses!

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    Wanda M says:

    Already an email subscriber!

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    Wanda M says:

    I’m already a FB fan (Wanda McHenry)

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    Wanda M says:

    I forgot the initial entry, oops….we need this because I do so much work on the computer I need backup!

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    Elena says:

    I’d like to win because we can always use more backup drives! My husband takes tons of pictures and we also have a lot of music–wouldn’t want to lose anything!

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    Jessica says:

    I would love this because my laptop is dying and I need to create a new backup before anything goes wrong. Thank you for such an amazing giveaway!

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    Dan M says:

    Could use it just to free up space on my pc.

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    Shaunda Eppes says:

    I would love to win this because our hard drive died on our old laptop and we lost some very important pictures of our kids.
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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    Shaunda Eppes says:

    Subscribe to Mommy Niri via email
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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    samarcy says:

    i should win because i have 5 grandkids, 1 cheerleader,2 football players, and a set of twins, i take pictures, and video all the time and dont have room for it all on my computer, i need this!!!!

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    Michael says:

    need a great way to store files & photos without slowing down my machine

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    Scott Martin says:

    I would love to win this hard drive so I can transfer music and files between work and home. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Scott Martin
    spmartin122@gmail.com

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    Scott Martin says:

    I am a Fans of the Mommy Niri on Facebook

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    kathy says:

    I don’t have an external drive and I would love to store the hundreds of pics I have on it

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    kathy says:

    Already an email subscriber

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    kathy says:

    FB Fan
    Kathy Persons

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    Angela J says:

    I’d love to have this for my online photos

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    Janet F says:

    I should win this because I don’t have an external hard drive and I need one.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Janet F says:

    I am email subscribed.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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    Janet F says:

    I like you on FB – Janet Fri

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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    I would love to win because with a 9 month old and another baby due in January, I really need a place to back up all those precious photos and home videos of my babies!

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    I am already a subscriber

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    I already like you on FB
    Brandy Leigh Nelson

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    Angela says:

    Not sure if this is open for international readers but I might as well give it a go. :)
    My mum would really love one of these to store her overflowing amount of resources made for my autistic brother.

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    Angela says:

    I’m a subscriber.

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    Angela says:

    And I’m a fan at facebook. :) Thanks!

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    xhielle says:

    I don’t have an internal hard drive to back up my files. TAT, money is not easy to our country and I’m pretty sure that this product is expensive to our country.

    An email subscriber now.

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    John S. says:

    I should win because we are trying to declutter the house by scanning all our papers into the computer and need the additional space. This would be a huge help. Thanks for the chance.

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    John S. says:

    Subscriber to Mommy Niri. Thanks.

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    John S. says:

    Like Mommy Niri on facebook. Thanks.

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    kia says:

    I am already a subscriber.

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    AB Smith says:

    So much to back up and so little space! thats why we need it :-)

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    AB Smith says:

    i follow you on facebook – 2kidsblogger

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    AB Smith says:

    2kidsblogger is subscribed to the mailing list of Mommy Niri

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    AB Smith says:

    we have so much data that needs backed up – this would be GREAT!!

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    Ouch! I’m so sorry about your camera! Did it only have an internal memory, not a removable card so you can get your photos?

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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    I like you on facebook (Cindy Brooks)
    someluckydog at gmail dot com

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    John says:

    I would like to save my collection of pictures on it, they take a lot of space on my laptop.

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    Natalia D says:

    Need to back up some information on my computer

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    susan lee wiener says:

    I would luv to win this for my wonderful dh Howie. He does so much for me because I have a bad back, despite his own health probs. and this would make us very happy if we won. Most appreciated. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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    susan lee wiener says:

    email subscriber. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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    susan lee wiener says:

    follow you on twitter as sherri2345. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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    susan lee wiener says:

    like you on fb as susan wiener. swiener1[at]tampabay.rr.com

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    Bacallsmom says:

    We really need a new external hard drive. Our computer recently died, and when we replaced it, I realized the new computer does not have any firewire ports. Our old external hard drive only connects with a firewire cable. Fortunately, I had it backed up on CDs, but CDs are not really dependable. I need a USB external hard drive to store all our picture files on!

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    Bacallsmom says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.

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    Bacallsmom says:

    “Like” your blog on Facebook (Susie Randle)

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    Tina B. says:

    I would hate to lose precious pictures = memories! This is why I want it!

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    Tina B. says:

    I “Like” you on FB: Tina Renee Barker

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    Tina B. says:

    Subscribed to Mommy Niri via email.

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    Monique Rizzo says:

    Because I have absolutely NOTHING backed up like I should.Thanks for the chance!
    mogrill@comcast.net

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    Lauralee Hensley says:

    I’d love to win it to store all the family ancestry research I have on it.
    All the old family photo’s I have uploaded and more new ones I need to add, but have been afraid to do because I didn’t want to take up more of my computer’s storage space to do it. I’d like to store family recipes on it. It would be great to store all the free craft instructions I have on the computer too.
    Then it would be great to store other important transaction information such as mortgage payments etc..
    Those are a few of the reasons I’d love to win it.
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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    Lauralee Hensley says:

    I’m already an email subscriber to Mommy Niri.
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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    Lauralee Hensley says:

    I Like/Fan Mommy Niri on Facebook.
    Lauralee Hensley
    lfhpueblo at msn dot com

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    Chris Freepartner says:

    This is bigger than my Internal hard drive! I could finally back up my DVD collection!

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    weezie says:

    I share a pc so I really need this to put my files and folders

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    weezie says:

    subscribed to your email

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    Suzanne K says:

    I should win because I just got a digital camera and am already collecting pictures that can’t be replaced! I also have business data files and my daughter’s school projects… all critical and requiring a good, easy, reliable backup (like Seagate!)

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    Douglas says:

    I have hundreds of pictures i would love to save.. thanks for the great prize !!!

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    Debbie W. says:

    We continuously need back up because of all our photos. We always are in need of these.

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    Debbie W. says:

    email subscriber

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    Debbie W. says:

    I am one of your fb fans (Debbie W)

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    Autumn B. says:

    i should win b/c i’ve been saving for one of these forever!

    autumn398 @ yahoo.com

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    Sunshyn V says:

    I subscribed to Mommy Niri

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    Shaunda Eppes says:

    RT: http://twitter.com/Timshaun291/status/27306146278
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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    Shaunda Eppes says:

    Facebook Fan
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

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    Joy Bennett says:

    My son took the other portable hard drive to college with him. Need one at home to use too.

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    Shawnna says:

    I need to back up my pictures and music.

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    Colleen says:

    I could use it to store all my videos on.

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    Colleen says:

    I subscribe via email.

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    joanne says:

    i would love this to use it to back up everything so i wouldn’t lose it
    jmajor4870(at)aol(dot)com

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    joanne says:

    i am a email subscriber
    jmajor4870(at)aol(dot)com

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    Cynthia C says:

    I’d love to win this to give to my son for Christmas.

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    Cynthia C says:

    Like you on fb (Cynthia Conley)

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    david basile says:

    i really need to back up at home and work nice to keep it all in one drive

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    Denise B. says:

    We have had hard drive problems in the past and needed backups of everything. I am mostly afraid of losing any stored pictures.

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    anna t. says:

    I have meant to get a backup drive for my PC, but never have gotten around to it. This would be perfect.

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    anna t. says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

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    Mike Bulin says:

    I’ve lost too much data in the last couple of years. Need to begin regular backups. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Jess says:

    Because, my laptop only has a 3.2 GB hard drive. I can’t knock it; it’s about 10 years old and still works, except for the speakers. It would be nice to have a decent size external hard drive instead of trying to remember what is on each zip disk.

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    Elizabeth I says:

    I would like to win this because my husband and I each have our own laptops and this will make file sharing easier. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Elizabeth I says:

    I am a subscriber.

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    Elizabeth I says:

    Elizabeth I is a fan of yours on Facebook.

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    Brad says:

    I really need a way to back up my pictures.

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    Teresa L says:

    I sooo need it. I have lost tons of pictures and do not want it to happen again! Thanks for the chance

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    Teresa L says:

    I’m a fan of mommyniri on Facebook
    Teresa Layfield

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    Teresa L says:

    I subscribe to you

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    Kristi C says:

    I shoule win because I always forget to back up my important pictures. I almost lost a few years worth six months ago and I really do not want to go throught that again.

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    John Kirkpatrick says:

    I think my wife would be very happy to have her photos backed up.

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    Yvonne H. says:

    I need it to back up important tax info, family photos and business documents that are on my computer

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    Kevin E says:

    I, too take a ton of pictures on my Nikon D50 DSLR. I am very bad about transferring them to CD’s because it is so time consuming. An external hard drive from Seagate would be perfect. Our laptop doesn’t have much hard drive space either!

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    Kevin E says:

    I already subscribe to Mommy Niri

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    Kevin E says:

    I am a fan (like) on Facebook

    Kevin Elak

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    John OBrien says:

    I should win it to use to back up my wife’s pictures of her family in Europe.

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    Clarissa says:

    i need it because i don’t back up at all now and I have like a gazillion photos on my computer of my 5 children

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    janna says:

    I should win because I’ll make good use of it by backing up all my pcitures!
    Awesome contest! Thanks for entering me!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com
    Janna@Feedyourpigblog.com
    http://www.feedyourpigblog.com

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    Jill L says:

    Last year, my computer got fried and I lost a whole year of pictures. Thinking about it still makes me sick. This would make saving my pictures so much easier and safer.

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    Jill L says:

    I’m a fb fan of Mommy Niri

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    shelly says:

    email subscriber

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    Barb Kelley says:

    Just this week I moved my blog, My Sister’s Kitchen, from a free wordpress blog to being self-hosted. VERY exciting time here! But after the countless hours of work involved, I’m now sharply aware of how important backups are. It would be devastating to lose it all. AND I’d have to make so much food to replace all those lovely food photos! ;) New blog is MySisterKitchenOnline.com. I definitely need an external hard drive now.

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    Barb Kelley says:

    I already follow you on Twitter as @Sisters_Kitchen.

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    Gaynelle Gilbride says:

    Wow what an excellent prize to give away. I recently went out and bought a replacement for a battery charger and a battery for my fuji camera. Now I can take pictures and store more pictures on a hard drive.

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    Barb Kelley says:

    I DO already follow you on FB.

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    Barb Kelley says:

    I am already a subscriber, which is how I heard about this.

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    Martina says:

    I should win this so I could connect it to my media pc and have it back up automatically. So far I only have a much smaller drive that I have to plug in and out of the PC and the laptop, and there’s not enough space on it for multimedia stuff.

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    Lynda E. says:

    Ours just died and I’ve got to buy tires and a new mattress before I can think about a new hard drive!

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    Timmy says:

    I need an external hard drive to store all my photos I have uploaded and more new ones I need to add. I don’t want to take up more of my computer’s storage space for this. I’d like to store music and movies also.

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    Karen M says:

    Sorry about your camera and I feel your pain. I would love to win this external drive. It would be a perfect gift for my son and daughter-in-law for Christmas. Their old computer bit the dust and my daughter-in-law is going to have a tough time getting all my grandkids pictures off of it. I would love to surprise her with this Seagate drive to load all her pictures on. Thanks.

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    Alicia says:

    Because I have a lot of stuff to back up!

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

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    Danielle says:

    i should win because i lost all my old pictures from senior year in a hard drive crash. same goes for all my old music on my ipod that you just cant get again, from local bands that have broken up. :( Now i am storing stuff on jump drives but there is never enough room. :(