Whether you use it for backup, for shuttling your media between computers or for archiving old files you can't quite bring yourself to delete, an external hard drive is always handy. Seagate are celebrating their thirtieth anniversary this month, and they've given us a 640GB FreeAgent Go USB hard drive to give away to one SlashGear reader. Find out how to win after the cut.
To take part, we're looking for your earliest computer and tech memories. Seagate's very first product was a 5.25-inch hard drive in 1980, and with 5MB capacity after formatting you could keep a single MP3 on there (or at least you would've been able to if MP3s had been around in 1980). In contrast, the Seagate 640GB FreeAgent Go can hold thousands of MP3s and still have room to spare.
Head over to this SlashGear forum thread to tell us about your computer and tech memories, and we'll pick one at random to take away the FreeAgent Go HDD. Ten runners up will get Seagate t-shirts. Entries will be accepted until midnight EST on Thursday December 10th - good luck!
Competition is open to residents of the US over the age of 18. Family members of Seagate and SlashGear are not permitted to enter. Competition entries are only accepted via the specified SlashGear forum thread; entries left in the comments section of this or any other post will not be recognized. Entries should be submitted before midnight eastern time on December 11th 2009; one entry per person (and yes, we check).
The winners will be announced on SlashGear and contacted via email (make sure to use a real email address!); they will be expected to respond within 24 hours else their prize may be forfeit and another winner selected. Editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winner agrees that their name and details of their entry may be used for promotional purposes by, but not limited to, SlashGear.
Prize consists of one Seagate 640GB FreeAgent Go USB hard-drive, and ten runners-up prizes of Seagate t-shirts. There is no cash alternative. Should this prize become unavailable, SlashGear and Seagate reserve the right to substitute another prize of equal or greater value.