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Old 09-04-2009, 08:30 PM
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Default Hard Drive Giveaway #3: I've Got 3350 GB of Storage to Give Away

<p><img src="" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>OK, here we go with contest #3! If you haven't already read up on why I'm giving these hard drives away, <a href="" target="_blank">please check out the first contest giveaway</a>.</p><p>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).</p><p>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!</p><p>The drive I'm giving away in this second contest is a <strong>Western Digital Caviar 500 GB (SATA)</strong>. This contest will close on Monday 14th of September at 12 noon GMT -7. Enter now!</p><p><strong>UPDATE: </strong>The contest is now closed. The winner is...<em>The Yaz</em>! He has 72 hours to claim his prize. Thanks for your participation everyone! Please watch for the next contest.</p>
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:25 PM
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I will replace internal HDs, if the drive will work in my computer (I don't think an SATA will). If not, I'll get a case for it and use it outside.
In any event, I'll keep my OS on the internal 80GB, and get rid of the 40 GB, I think the smaller one slows down my computer anyway.
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:06 PM
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This one will compete my RAID set up (RAID 1).
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:21 PM
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External drive for me - backups of photos, ability to take files with me if needed. I have a lot of internal storage already so this would be great for just general backups.
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:32 PM
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I have an old Dell which I wan't to convert to WHS and it has a 500GB HD. I believe a second 500GB drive would work nicely for mirroring.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:31 AM
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My daughter's computer badly needs the storage and backup space another drive would provide.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:02 AM
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I'd add this to the storage pool on my WHS
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:24 AM
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I would use it as an external drive and backup all of our computers.
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:37 AM
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I'd probably put it in an enclosure and use it as an external drive.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:43 PM
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My HP desktop is almost 5 years old, with heavy home-business use. I would replace the 160gb eide drive before it fails.

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