Holiday Gift Giveaway – 1 TB Seagate Drive AND Roxio Creator Software

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

seagate holiday gift guide

The winner is… Kiersten! She said, “I like the portable 1.5 TB drive. It would be nice not to have to lug around a huge heavy thing with my laptop.

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE FRIDAY to claim your prize. Thanks!

THE PRIZE

For all you tech junkies (or wives of tech junkies….), the prize today is for a 1 TB Seagate GoFlex external hard drive ($170) and Roxio Creator 2011 software ($99)!

MY REVIEW

Seagate GoFlex

I have reviewed a few different hard drive brands and Seagate is my favorite for sure! They’re so easy to use, just plug in and go. They’re sleek, small, and competitively price, and like all Seagate drives, all software is preloaded.

I received a 1TB GoFlex to review and I’m putting all my videos and pictures on there. It will be nice to not have to worry about space for a while!

The GoFlex drives come with USB 3.0 Super Speed connectivity which allows you to store, share, and play and view hi-definition movies and photos. Data transfer is up to 10x faster than the 2.0 connection but it’s compatible with a 2.0 interfaces so you can use it on any computer.

Another great new-ish feature is that you can store and access files from PC and Mac computers without reformatting. That ought to make lots of people happy!

Roxio Creator 2011 Software

roxio creator softwareMy brother built our  computer and put in some fancy features that are great except not all software is compatible with them. So unfortunately, I have not yet been able to personally review this software, although I have used Roxio software before and it’s so easy to learn and use.

Roxio Creator is the ultimate digital media resource with the ability to edit and create CDs and DVDs, rip and convert audio files, and edit and share photos.

I have hundreds of videos of my kids on my computer and I’m just waiting for my brother to fix my computer so I can use Roxio to get them all onto DVDs. Because of my experience with Roxio in the past, I’m sure it will be a quick and easy process.

Thanks to Seagate and Roxio for sponsoring today’s giveaway!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit Seagate.com
  • Come back here and tell me your favorite product before midnight Sunday, November 28.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

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1 Amanda N November 22, 2010 at 10:06 pm

our fave product is the big Momentus® XT Solid State Hybrid Hard Drive. Woot :)

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7 Andrew November 22, 2010 at 11:14 pm

I like the BlackArmor® NAS 440, even though it’s massive overkill for my needs.

8 Andrew November 22, 2010 at 11:15 pm

I’m @alee67 on Twitter, and I already follow @Seagate.

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14 Kiersten November 22, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I like the portable 1.5 TB drive. It would be nice not to have to lug around a huge heavy thing with my laptop. Jared likes the 12 TB one though, as soon as it pulled up on my screen he leaned over and was all interested :)

15 Kiersten November 22, 2010 at 11:34 pm

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…and I subscribe to your feed. Whew!

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Oh, and I signed up for your newsletter. I almost missed that one!!

21 Anna Depew November 23, 2010 at 6:03 am

Oooh, wow, what a great giveaway! Something both my husband and I would really love! A good friend of mine works at Seagate and turned us on to their products after telling us how high their quality standards are! We have a computer reserved just for gaming and we built it with a Seagate hard-drive!

22 JulieB November 23, 2010 at 6:47 am

I think the Seagate Replica would be great for our family. It works automatically and that would be very helpful as I always forget

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28 Tawnda November 23, 2010 at 7:19 am

wow… I love these drives… but the GoFlex™ Home Network Storage System sounds awesome, too…

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38 erinhudd November 23, 2010 at 8:16 am

My favorite product is the Expansion external hard drive.

39 Robin Ingram November 23, 2010 at 8:30 am

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48 Ty November 23, 2010 at 9:29 am

I would love FreeAgent® GoFlex™ Ultra–portable Drive.
I have a ton of pictures and videos that I have lost over the years because of insufficient hard drive space. This portable hard drive would be a godsend.

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59 Donnetta November 23, 2010 at 9:50 am

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65 Connie C November 23, 2010 at 9:57 am

I desperately need to back up my pictures and music! The Seagate external drives are my favorites.

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68 s November 23, 2010 at 4:53 pm

Seagate Replica! I think this is one of the best giveaways! I could really use an external hard drive.

69 Mary Cornum November 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I love the go-flex. I want one!

70 Mary Cornum November 23, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I love the goflex. I want one.

71 erinhudd November 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm

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72 erinhudd November 23, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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78 Sharon November 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

I’d love the FreeAgent Theater+ HD Media Player–with the 500GB Drive of course! Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway.

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88 Kathy Mc November 23, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Seagate’s Go Flex external hard drive would be the absolute ticket for backing up my photos and videos on my Mac. Almost lost everything when my hard drive crashed a while ago but luckily my data wasn’t lost ~ whew! Let’s just say I lucked out that time. Never used Roxio either but would be fun to try.

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93 Emily Albrecht November 23, 2010 at 11:40 pm

It looks like they have a lot of useful hardware, but I still love the external hard drives best. I’m always scared of losing all the pictures I have stored on my computer if it crashed and have wanted one.

Thanks for the opportunity.

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98 Angel S. November 24, 2010 at 1:04 am

The 1.5TB Portable drive sounds interesting!

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100 Kim P. November 24, 2010 at 11:43 am

I love the Go Flex TV

101 jengd November 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm

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107 Lisa J November 25, 2010 at 9:14 pm

I am so the tech junkie in this house! When I went to school for it, it was considered as an “Nontraditional job” for a woman?!? I sure could use this to back up all the family photos! Thanks for the opportunity! My favorite on the Seagate site would have to be the Seagate Replica !!! Its automatic even!

108 Lisa J November 25, 2010 at 9:15 pm

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109 Lisa J November 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm

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110 Allanna November 25, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I really like the Seagate Free Agent Goflex drives.
This way I can humor my internal craziness … and, when I go out of town, I can take all my kids’ pictures and EVERYTHING on my computer with me. This way, if my house burns down or whatever while I’m gone, I won’t have to DIE. ^_^

111 Craftymaw November 26, 2010 at 12:34 am

I would like the Free Agent Go Flex External Storage.

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119 Matt November 26, 2010 at 3:22 am

I’ve been looking into getting the 1.5 TB Seagate GoFlex Ultra-Portable… looks like a great product!

120 Schmidty November 26, 2010 at 10:59 am

The BlackArmor® NAS 440 is the one I like.

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125 michelle November 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm

i love the seagate hard drive. it’s super small. especially compared to my huge backup drive we bought 5 years ago!

126 Kimberly R November 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

I have to give the Seagate Replica my vote. I like the automatic feature. It would be a huge price to pay if you “forgot” to backup after having downloaded pictures. I really need something to help me back up and organize my pictures – I can’t possibly scrapbook as fast as we take them. lol

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