OK, here we go with contest #2! If you haven't already read up on why I'm giving these hard drives away, please check out the first contest giveaway.
All you have to do is post a message telling me how you'd use the hard drive. Will you replace the hard drive in a current computer? What size is your current drive? Or add it to a current system as a backup drive? Or will you put the drive in an enclosure? Post one message in the discussion thread (it can be the same text from the first content).
I'll select the winner at random. Once you win one of the contests, you're out of the running for the next contests in this series. Each winner will be contacted via private forum message and they'll have 72 hours to respond to claim their prize - so be sure email notifications are turned on for your forum account. The last contest I ran someone missed out on winning a prize because they didn't reply to my message for two weeks!
The drive I'm giving away in this second contest is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500 GB (SATA). This contest will close on Friday the 4th of September at 12 noon GMT -7. Enter now!
UPDATE: The contest is now over, and the winner is...cmchavez. Here's what he posted:
"Currently I have a 200 gig system drive that I back up only the personal documents and settings folders to a separate, external 160 gig drive; basically my CYA drive to prevent my wife from killing me over digital photos that haven't yet been burned to backup disks. I'd probably swap out the main system drive for a larger drive, then use the 200 gig drive as a secondary storage drive with a recurring Robocopy task to provide a secondary backup copy of all the essential files. Definitely would make things better on the family computer!
Congrats cmchavez! Stay tuned for more contests everyone...