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Microsoft: buy Windows 7, get a free portable 500GB HDD

By Emil
Oct 28, 2010
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  1. While browsing around on Microsoft.com we stumbled on a deal posted on the Microsoft Store. If you buy a copy of Windows 7 Professional Upgrade, which costs $200, Microsoft will throw in a portable black Seagate FreeAgent Go 500GB hard drive. For those interested, the dimensions are 3.15 x 5.12 x 0.49 inches (80.01 x 130.04 x 12.44 mm), the weight is 0.35 pounds (158.75 g), and the transfer rate goes up to 480Mbps.

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  2. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    Hmmm free hard drive huh sounds like a good way to bring in new customers alot of people still have less space on there computers than this 500GB HD.
     
  3. KG363

    KG363 TS Enthusiast Posts: 524   +9

    500GB? That's quite a deal
     
  4. crzydave

    crzydave TS Rookie Posts: 23

    the question is it 7200 rpm?
     
  5. Cryptopsy

    Cryptopsy TS Rookie Posts: 47

    Oh great news, I was planning to buy Windows 7 this weekend :) Free portable HDD for the win!
     
  6. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Maniac Posts: 482   +8

    how many people need Professional? join the domain at your house i suppose? lol
     
  7. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    This is good deal. But what about those people who were one of those people ppl who tried it first. I am die hard fan of window and upgraded my OS from Vista to windows 7 ultimate, as soon as it came to market. But with this i don't know how should i feel. As a consolation i can just think that i got almost one year extra to use it compare to people who are going to buy now.
     
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    These drives come with 2 oompaloompa's spinning your 500gb platter at a whopping 5rpm.
     
  9. Malner

    Malner TS Rookie

    Slovenia is in EU and we can`t buy Windows 7 Family Pack. Why are we left behind?
     
  10. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Member Posts: 98   +20

    Good way to get people to buy it. For me a 500Gb is nothing fancy. But its almost enough reason to get me to buy it... Then again I like XP more than a free 500BG HD. Ill stick with what I have :)
     
  11. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    You can either move to another country or just wait some more.
    The free 500GB is a good move.
     
     
  12. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    What about the free hard drive in the EU? Microsoft have had a good idea but think of how many people have already bought windows 7! Wish they had done this at release as I would have gone for that!
     
  13. Brodieeee

    Brodieeee TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Already got Win7 :( Might have to talk someone into buying it and ask kindly for the HDD ;)
     
  14. uttaradhaka

    uttaradhaka TS Rookie Posts: 53

    I thinks a professional is about 50 bucks more expensive than the Home Premium. So, even if I was a home user, I would spend the extra 50 bucks and get the professional. Come on, 50 dollars for a 500 GB hard disk? Thats awesome.

    Microsoft is looking to accelerate the sails of Windows 7 right now, because there are only two years left until Windows 8. And the sooner people buy Windows 7, the sooner they'll jump ship with windows 8. I'll stick to Windows 7 though, unless Windows 8 is something special.
     
  15. haha...seagate
     
  16. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Nice! First the "$30 Home Premium for students" deal, and now this!
     
  17. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Enthusiast Posts: 142

    This would be a great deal if it was just for plain old Windows 7, not the Professional version. Non-the-less, there will be a lot of happy upgraders
     
  18. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Nice deal. But I wish the student deals came back. :(
     
  19. brianmsu

    brianmsu TS Rookie Posts: 27

    this would definitely get me to buy windows7 if i didn't already have it.

    i think its a great move, people love their portable hard drives...
     
  20. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,320   +101

    Crap... I will just spend less than half of it and get a 500gb hdd myself :p
     
  21. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    Microsoft should go back and give all it's loyal users who switched on day 1 500 gb externals too :)
     
  22. flocka

    flocka TS Rookie Posts: 40

    why would you even want "home" version.....
     
  23. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 880   +130

    This is a sweet deal. I've been trying to find someone to take advantage of it, but most people I know have already upgrade or *gasp* are Mac users :(
     
  24. Neojt

    Neojt TS Enthusiast Posts: 146   +10

    The problem is that its an upgrade(i can live with that) and of course NOT AVAILABLE TO CANADIANS again....
     
  25. ional10

    ional10 TS Rookie

    That's not a bad deal at all! However, if there are any uni students like myself, you can buy the win 7 professional upgrade version for 30usd!! Nevertheless, a free portable hdd would be really useful. I'm hoping it's 7200rpm, rather than a 5400rpm one =D
     


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