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. I would only need the smaller one but the two guys in my house: my husband and our 9 year old LOVE video games and so we’d likely need the 4TB for the household

  2. I’m finding that no matter how much I think I need, it’s never enough. I just upgraded my photo storage to 2TB and I’m worried that will be full before I blink.

  3. I would think 500 would be enough as it’s mostly pictures I save – I’d think 250 would be good but 500 would be awesome

  4. As of now, since I dont hoard a lot of things, I think I would need no more than 250 GB, however, 500 GB is certainly a welcome addition.

  5. We need as much as we can get. We are always filling up our extra backup hard drive storage and having to delete stuff.

  6. I think the ideal size for backup data from computers in my home would be around 2 to 3 TB. While 500GB can work fine, more data mean more backup capability in term of journal backup and other features.

  7. I have a ton of photos scattered on various devices that I need to organize so the bigger the better!

  8. I would love to have 4TB of storage. With 4TB of storage, I won’t need to decide on what pictures to delete and it will give me plenty of room to edit our family’s home videos

  9. i have had my eye on a 10tb. i have a couple of 2tb, keep those as backups, and move everything to a 10tb.

  10. 500 gb is optimal for the average person but I’m a hoarder and 4tb would be more than enough. even for me. Thx for the contest!

  11. I’d love to have this 4TB HDD , I find myself deleting and redownloading stuff every update. This would be ideal.

  12. What I do on the computer is low scale but my skill set might grow as I become more user friendly so 1 TB might seem quite a lot for now; watch out world, I`m just getting started

  13. I think 1 TB will suffice all the jobs I need it for, watching Netflix at work and home really doesn`t demand that much but you never know when I might decide to become a GEEK,,,,ha ha ha ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. For a hardcore gamer and entrepreneur like me a minimum storage capacity of 3tb is required to keep all the data and logs saved.

  15. For my absolute essentials, ie. our photos and my music collection, 500 gb is probably right around the right amount. Thanks for this great opportunity to expand and back up precious data!

  16. I have no idea I have never really understood the whole concept of TB GB stuff, but I know this would be great for my son the gamer as he is always complaining that he never has enough space lol. So I believe either one he would be grateful to have. Good luck everyone

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