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Seagate ships 1.5 billionth drive, celebrates with giveaway

By Matthew
Nov 10, 2010
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  1. viperpfl

    viperpfl TechSpot Member Posts: 40

    All I had to do was put down my name and email address to write a post, didn't even use my last name. If you win, the only info you will be giving is your address, so they can send you the hard drive. I do agree that the chances of winning will be high but that's with anything you try to win.
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,594   +864

    Yeah right, super. The WD "Caviar Blue" OEM drive (160GB OEM), in my Emachines T-5026 is pushing 6, (5 yrs 9 mos), and still going strong. You don't know if your drive is 2 or 3 years old? That's really not long enough to forget when you got it.
    Listen, any personal info for this nonsense is too much. This "giveaway" is still astoundingly cheesy. It probably cost them more in man hours to announce it, than it did for the HDDs to give away. And they got those drives for manufacturer's cost, which is probably half of dealer cost.

    Get back to me when you win. In the meantime, why not try subtracting 3 from 1.5 billion. I think the answer's still 1.5 billion, but I can be imprecise at times.

    Do you two have your tickets to China bought yet?
  3. pinya

    pinya Newcomer, in training

    congratulations seagate! the last seagate harddrive that i bought was more than 10yrs ago :) hoping that the prices here in my country would drop, as most retailers here sell wd drives a lot cheaper and have 2 yrs store warranty as opposed to the 1 yr store warranty given :)

    edit: oh and by the way so far i'm still looking to buy at least a 2Tb drive... to replace my very old 250gb sata 1 wd harddrive

    cheers
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,594   +864

    Here in the US of A, Seagate drives sell @ 15 to 20% less than what a comparable WD would bring. This is from Newegg's sale Email prices.
  5. Funny.... 1.5 billionth drives sold.....Three for free just for you.... Thank you very much.
  6. spyx

    spyx Newcomer, in training Posts: 57

    thats nice i can say congrats, hmm i wonder wat number i was i got one of theres and its been great i got 500gb and then eventually had to get another .....if u guys notice buying 1tb can be for efficient than buying a 500gb from some places so watch out.
  7. bam13

    bam13 Newcomer, in training Posts: 42

    Very nice, congratulations Seagate!
  8. Zecias

    Zecias TechSpot Booster Posts: 202

    i doubt anyone here will get it but u might as well try right?
  9. pinya

    pinya Newcomer, in training

    prices of seagate are better there.... here it's the other way around.... :(
  10. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 313   +12

    Sign me up! I could use another hard drive! :)
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,594   +864

    Really, people like most of you, are the reason we were able to buy Manhattan from the Indians for a bunch of cheap costume jewelry....! :rolleyes:
     


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