Modern computing accessories like Seagate storage solutions help boost productivity and security and are great for anyone who works from home. Some people want an ultra portable solution like the One Touch SSD that is light-weight and compact yet still able to store a lot of information. Others prefer a massive Firecuda Gaming Dock with the super fast Thunderbolt 3 connection to get the data to and from your computer with minimal delay, you know Seagate is a great option to handle your data. This contest has both options available as prizes: one winner will get the portable solution, one winner will get the high-capacity solution.

Seagate protects you from putting all your eggs in one basket

Idioms are beautiful language tools that, among other things, enable us to address complex topics in simple terms that are accessible to everyone. The idiom above about eggs in a basket is a great example: the eggs are your data; the basket is the harddrive in your computer; the risk is to lose all data if that one storage location fails or falls or is stolen, etc.

Industry experts have been advising people for decades to back up data. There was a time when that meant using multiple floppy disks; now it is much easier thanks to the options like those from Seagate.

How much storage do you need?

More than you think, is the short answer. If your data is mostly word files, pdfs, some image, for a small family or small business, then get 500 GB or 1 TB. This amount of storage is available in very small packages these days: like the Ultra Portable prize offered in this contest. Learn more about this prize in this article on the blog.

If you are a gamer and you need storage for huge game files, game downloads, or video files, then you need at least a couple terabytes and this contest has a 4TB prize that will serve your needs. I actually sent this product to Dave Neufeld for a review from a gamers viewpoint, and to Brad Moon for a review from a productivity viewpoint. Dave found that as a gamer, this was the ultimate epicenter of his gaming setup. Brad, however, suggested that you might not get the most from this unless you regularly managed large files, and had a computer capable of capitalizing on the high data transfer rates from the Firecuda.

So think about it: how much storage do you think you really need in your home? That’s the question to answer.

How to enter

Entering is easy but you can only enter once. In a comment below, tell us how much storage you think would be ideal in your home to backup data on your computers. Is 500GB enough or do you need a lot more?

What you can win

At the end of this contest we will draw two winners. One will win the 500GB One Touch SSD and the other will win the 4TB Seagate Firecuda Gaming Dock.

This contest runs from April 1st to April 15th

Remember you can only enter once. However, you probably have a friends or perhaps someone in your family who should backup their data more often. Tell them about the contest so they too have a chance to win.

Win Seagate Storage Contest Rules and Regulations

Good luck.

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  2. I currently use my Xbox one most out of all of my gaming systems – it has a base storage of 500 gigs, that was fine for the first couple of months – but as ive grown and added many more games to my library i’ve added another 2 tb hard drive onto that. I still have about 500 gigs left on that. so i’d say realistically a 3 TB hard drive is really all i need.

  3. 4tb seems like enough to me. Would be nice to back up saved game data and all my home videos to this.

  4. my little brother and sister’s birthday was a couple of days ago and because of this quarantine we couldn’t give them an actual birthday party instead my parents bought them a good gaming pc but with little storage 124gb total. which meant they could only have 1 game downloaded at a time. which for little kids who finally got a pc is quite heartbreaking.i would love the 500gb for them since its a nice start and 4tb might a bit to much for them but i would love to get them either i don’t mind. as it would fully expand their gaming and ability to have more than 1 game downloaded at a time

  5. 4 tb would be good. I would love to back up my many photos and art projects. 500 GB would be great too. for my more recent work and photos. I hope to win. Need a feel good story. 🙂

  6. I would need at least 400GB! I have a few USB sticks (about 50 GB total) for my photos from my current cellphone & old ones but I have two old laptops with documents, photos etc & also old SD cards that I need storage for but they do not have enough space! My partner also has a bunch of documents so he would love this too!

  7. I think 4T would be perfect so I could have all my DVD movies on one hard drive for ease of finding and viewing!

  8. I need a ton.. 4TB to add to my already 3TB system. I’m terrible at purging useless files, games I don’t play anymore and random badly taken photographs I want to keep for the memories.

  9. 500GB is the perfect amount of storage I would need that would be ideal in my home to backup data on my computers.
    Thanks for the awesome contest, Best Buy Canada!

  10. I need tonnes of external storage for the DLCs from gaming as well as files from work and school.

  11. My photos would fit nicely on a 500 GB storage data, since I don’t have many documents besides that
    Thank you

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