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.

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. 500 GB is sufficient for a family but a 4TB means I wont run of storage for a while (a decade?). LOL

  2. Quite honestly for me, the ideal amount of home storage would probably be 10 TB, a lot of space for screen capturing gaming on my retro game consoles to the PC!

  3. For demanding home users who are storing a lot of files in a shared capacity, 8TB or 10TB would be the sweet spot.

  4. 500GB probably isn’t enough for everything (maybe 2TB for the whole library), but it would be a good start for the most important items (personal photos, videos, etc.). Thanks for the chance!

  5. 4TB is a lot! And I would probably not use all of it but it’d be nice to have some extra room for movies and games

  6. 4T on a network hub for the house would be perfect. All the backups all the time for everyone, hurray…!

  7. With the introduction of cloud storage for notes through my schooling, I now only need to keep personal documents and files on my computer, so 500GB would probably cut it! The only reason I would need more is if i made a return to PC gaming!

  8. we have so many movies and photos and things, I would imagine 4TB wont cut it, might need 8TB

  9. Would need 2TB, but looking toward the future, 4TB would be better. Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. i think a 4TB would suffice. slowly all these add up, and i’ve already had to purge my current HD. so a backup would be amazing!

  11. 500gb may be enough to back up my photos and videos, but the speed defitnely makes a difference!

  12. 2TB should be perfect! I’m a software programming student and I pretty much create new apps and websites on a daily basis!

  13. Considering how big file sizes are because of the quality we want to retain, definitely more than 500GB! I shoot in RAW sometimes still and I can’t imagine how long 500GB can even last…

  14. 500gb is enough for now. Wanting to back up all our 5 month old daughters pictures/videos so we never lose them

  15. I’d love to have a few extra tbs for my Xbox, but I would prefer a 500gb ssd for faster read and write speeds.

  16. I need multiple TB! I hhave been digitizing my blue rays and DVDs and they take up lots of space!

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