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. Right now I could use 2TB of storage, but are starting to scan lots of old family pictures so going to 4TB would be awesome.

  2. I have 30 Years of home movies to Digitize and that doesn’t include the old super 8’s from my parents.
    Then there is the scans from my Record/Comic book collection….. would have to be 4 or 5T.

  3. Hi,
    Since my wife is a photographer, she needs more than 500GB. 1TB is a good choice for her casual backup.


  4. We travel (or use to before the virus) and take 1000’s of pictures on each trip so I would say we need the 4TB for all the photos.

  5. I would say 4TB just because there’re so many of us in our family with lots of digital stuff to store

  6. I’d say for a 4TB would be ideal. That would be assuring enough to put my life event photos and photography..

    Currently, probably I have 2.5tb worth of data around those photos and also work files…

    but having another 500gb also good enough, I cautiously store my external HDD and scatter my data, in case anything happens to the HDD (like a flood, fire, etc)

  7. I like Seagate drives and could probably do with upgrading my tech as part of my “quarantine” activities.

  8. Having an extra storage drive is important. We all should have backups, but in addition, I think it is a good idea to carry a backup of all your data with you when you leave your home. I have books I am writing, photography, live audio recordings I have made, and disk images of all my computer drives. It is a terrible feeling when you lose data. It’s like having your house broken in to and being robbed.

    I have other great Seagate drives and used many more over the past 30 or more years.

    An external SSD would be very handy. A 4TB drive would allow me to replace an old drive that has failed before. Fortunately I had another old drive at the time with my data on is. Alway backup your. backup.

    In this digital age of the online world, who you are is your data. Protecting it is a worthy investment.

  9. For a family setup like ours, we sure could use a 10TB drive. Adding in a 10TB shared drive to our central home network would give everyone in the family enough space to centrally store files and free up space on their individual devices.

  10. 500 GB seems like a lot, but it is really easy to fill up with games or movies/television shows, the 4 TB would be way better and more difficult to fill as it is 8 times larger.

Comments are closed.