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All posts tagged "Seagate"


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Win 1 of 10 Seagate 1TB FreeAgent Desk + Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB Drive Bundles

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 05:09 AM

Data loss is brutal to deal with. Regular Digital Home Thoughts readers know that I bring up the issue of data backup regularly, because sadly most people don't take data backups seriously until they've lost something they cared about (I know I was the same way). The folks at Seagate, in conjunction with Notebooks.com and nine other Web sites, would like to give one lucky winner a head start on changing their backup habits by giving them a Seagate FreeAgent Go 500 GB portable drive, and a monstrous 1TB FreeAgent Desk drive. For those of you not so good at the mathematics, that's 1500 GB of storage space, all at blazing USB 2.0 speeds. What's not to love?

Want to win this hard drive prize package? All you have to do is answer the following question: What do you have on your notebook or desktop computer that you'd be devastated if you lost? Have you ever lost important data - what happened? Post your reply in this discussion thread, one comment per person. The winner will be chosen randomly from all the posted comments. Your deadline for submitting your comment is 11:59 PM Pacific Time on December the 6th. The winner will be announced on Monday the 8th.

Interested in increasing your chances of winning? Stop by each of these other nine great sites and enter their contests as well:

UPDATE: ...and the winner of this contest is...Heatwave316! Thanks to everyone for entering - it was great to see 160 entries for this contest, although it was hard to read about some data loss stories - I feel your pain, I know what it's like. For the 159 of you who didn't win, and to everyone else reading this, I'd really encourage you to back up your data if you're not already doing so. An external USB hard drive is a great way to start, but automatic online backups are an even more economical way to back up your data and they have the added protection of being off site - that local hard drive sitting next to your computer? Fire, flood, theft, or any number of other things will take that hard drive out if it takes your computer out. My personal choice for online backups is Mozy [Affiliate], and they just so happen to have a 10% discount coupon this month. The coupon code is DECEMBER. I'm currently backing up just over 180 GB of data with Mozy (yeah, it took a while to upload) and all my restore tests have worked quite well. Give it a try!

Tags: contest, Seagate

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Seagate: One Billion Served

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 03:48 PM

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.j...000f5ee0a0aRCRD

"Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) announced today that it is the first hard drive manufacturer worldwide to have shipped 1 billion hard drives -- a number not only staggering in size but also emblematic of the massive amount of digital content being created in the home, hand, office, car and dozens of other markets. Consider this: the 1 billion hard drives Seagate has delivered equates to approximately 79 million terabytes, able to store 158 billion hours of digital video or 1.2 trillion hours of your favorite music -- and Seagate hard drives and storage solutions enable people to create, share, enjoy and protect more digital content every day. As further testimony to its market leadership and the central role storage solutions play in the digital world today, Seagate projects that although it took 29 years to reach the 1 billion milestone, the company will ship its next billion in less than five years. Also, by the time its nearest competitor reaches 1 billion drives shipped, Seagate will already be close to shipping its second billion."



1 billion of anything is a big number, so Seagate reaching the 1,000,000,000 mark for selling spinning magnetic platters is an impressive feat (and they expect to reach the next billion within five years). I loved this description of their very first product:

"In 1979, Seagate's first product, the ST506 hard drive, could store 5 megabytes of data or the equivalent of one MP3 song. The drive weighed about five pounds and cost $1,500, or $300 per megabyte. Today, a typical Seagate hard drive offers a terabyte of data (or 1 million megabytes), which has enough capacity to record 32 days of high-definition video around the clock -- at a cost of 1/5000th of a cent ($0.00022) per megabyte."


My, my - times sure have changed!


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Seagate FreeAgent Pro

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 PM

http://reviews.digitaltrends.com/review4894.html

"Seagate is taking a different approach to portable storage with the FreeAgent Pro. Rather that offering a drive designed to function as a portable backup device for your notebook, the FreeAgent is designed for people who use multiple PCs, and want a portable “pseudo computer” that lets them take apps, games, and files to each PC. It’s a slick drive and the software works very well, though the file syncing utility leaves a bit to be desired, and some rudimentary backup software would be appreciated."



Interesting feature. I've seen the same thing done on a thumb drive with U3 and thought it was a pretty good idea. This appears to take the same concept and bump up the drive size to something that will cover most users.


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