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Seagate ships 1.5 billionth drive, celebrates with giveaway

By Matthew
Nov 10, 2010
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  1. M1r

    M1r TS Rookie Posts: 42

    Give up guys, it's already mine.
     
  2. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    Is this open to international residents, I suggest that it should be since 1.5 billion shipments included alot from selling and shipping outside the US.

    If thats the case, count me in!
     
  3. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,066   +84 Staff Member

  4. IAMTHESTIG

    IAMTHESTIG TS Enthusiast Posts: 402   +35

    This thing is a floppy drive compared to my storage array. No way its going to backup all my data. However it could be useful for my parents who need a way to backup all their digital photos.
     
  5. zogo

    zogo TS Rookie Posts: 53

    It's not fair :(
    This is not international :(
    Maybe I'll stop buying Seagate products from now on!
    Kiddin' :p
     
  6. white2010

    white2010 TS Rookie Posts: 16

    I like seagate but now I use wester product because of seagate failure in 7200., more fail , but I hope seagate now fix it , so I will consider to buy new hard disk from seagate
     
  7. omega00

    omega00 TS Rookie Posts: 37

    Great accomplishment for Seagate. Now, I wish they would start pumping out SSDs and just set aside hybrid drives for now. In turn, hopefully, SSD prices will fall to attractive levels for the average consumer.
     
  8. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    1.5 TB! No one could ever possibly need that much memory...
     
  9. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    external hdds are getting popular more than ever. since most users want to bring their content where ever they go. thumb drives are sometimes insufficient for people. external hdds are becoming smaller but comes with larger storage space. progress!
     
  10. DSparil

    DSparil TS Rookie Posts: 35

    wow...

    In order for Seagate to give away something (3 fricking hard drives) as thanks, they have to sell 1.5 billion hard drives first.

    If you borrow money from Seagate, they'd fly in people on first class just to break your legs.
     
  11. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 979   +31

    I love a good giveaway, but this is unfortunately limited to North Americans.
     
     
  12. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 144

  13. UT66

    UT66 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    "OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES"
    the fck...
     
  14. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Enthusiast Posts: 182

    Seems a little insignificant giving away 3 hard drives for this big of an event for them. Whatever I guess.
     
  15. Decimae

    Decimae TS Rookie Posts: 79

    It's more insignificant that it it's only open to US residents. I think that should be mentioned on Techspot.
     
  16. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,247   +81

    Uh, I love giveaways :D
     
  17. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,177

    That is certainly a ton of hard drives. Now if only they could aggregate the type of data stored on those drives and publish the information. That would be interesting.
     
  18. Ivangela

    Ivangela TS Rookie

    LOL...posting here won't help your chances of winning a drive...gotta post on SEAGATE's website!
     
  19. jazboy

    jazboy TS Rookie Posts: 112

    1.5 TB space..Its definitely huge space. I am in to win this.
     
  20. Se7enVII

    Se7enVII TS Rookie Posts: 49

    Thanks for the tip. Posted on their blog hope I win! Also pretty crazy how many drives are being sold these days!
     
  21. raventrickster

    raventrickster TS Rookie Posts: 23

    That is a truly impressive feat to ship that many drives in that little time. It makes me wonder what the numbers are for some of the other major players. As things stand that means that Seagate has now shipped approximately 1 drive for every 4 and a half people on the planet, that's pretty damned impressive.
     
  22. Puiu

    Puiu TS Addict Posts: 1,065   +99

    I'm more of an Western Digital guy. But It's not like i hate the other manufacturers. cheers for seagate.
     
  23. Renrew

    Renrew TS Enthusiast Posts: 240   +17

    I'd like to win one for the Gipper.
     
  24. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,735   +894

    Take this drive and shove it......

    OK, 3 Hard drives against 1.5 billion sold is unbelievably shabby. The odds of winning are so infinitesimal, it's not worth the personal information you have to give up to enter. I switched to the WD "Caviar Black" drives a while ago, this just makes me want to buy more of them.

    I think I know how they could have topped this prize. Why not send the, "lucky winner", on a no expenses paid trip to China, to work in a Seagate factory for a day.
     
  25. sMILEY4ever

    sMILEY4ever TS Enthusiast Posts: 156

    My seagate still has no bads and it's 2-3 years old. Congrats Seagate!
     


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