HP Data Vault X510 Giveaway Results, and the winner is…

May 12, 2010
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The results are in, and we've had a great time watching, reading and listening to entries for the HP Data Vault X510 Giveaway.  Unfortunately only one person can actually take away the Windows Home Server itself, and that's Robert Oschler.  Robert's Lady Gaga parody, Out of Space, popped out as our winner, and you can hear it after the cut.

Meanwhile we've also picked our ten favorites from the creative entries.  These ranged from (relatively) sensible uses for the hardware HP are offering, to more bizarre suggestions that made us laugh.  The people being put forward are: Brandon Blackmoor, Nathan Slover, Paul Gillespie, "j-man", "sjd78", "millisa", "mrwizard93", "Toph08", "drm" and Francois Luong.

We'd like to thank HP for donating the HP Data Vault X510 for us to give away, and we'll be forwarding the ten creative entries to them so they can judge which should win the other prizes after all seven sites have run their competitions.

Out Of Space

[podcast http://www.slashgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/out-of-space.mp3]

I need a new server my old one's gone astray
Hard disk overloading and my data isn't safe
(I know it)
My CPU's condition was the first to fall apart
And sometimes when I need it most, it won't even start

Oh-oh (etc.)
My PC's hot, the system clock has stopped
Oh-oh (etc.)
My PC's hot, the system clock has stopped

Can't keep my, can't keep my
Can't keep my files I'm out of space
(I could use some help somebody)
Can't keep my, can't keep my
Can't keep my files I'm out of space

I need a data vault so I can back up please (please)
I saw the SlashGear contest sponsored by HP
(I saw it)
Playing chat roulette will make you wish you owned a gun
So you can shoot yourself when your server comes undone

Oh-oh (etc.)
My PC's hot, the system clock has stopped
Oh-oh (etc.)
My PC's hot, the system clock has stopped

Can't keep my, can't keep my
Can't keep my files I'm out of space
I could use some help somebody
Can't keep my, can't keep my
Can't keep my files I'm out of space

Remember, you can head over to Geekazine and enter their competition this week too!

1. Neowin (competition closed)
2. Jake’s MediaBlab (competition closed)
3. Hardwaresphere (competition closed)
4. SlashGear (competition closed)
5. Geekazine (9-May to 16-May)
6. AbsolutelyWindows (16-May to 23-May)
7. GottaBeMobile (23-May to 30-May)


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