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Grateful Giveaways #9: Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus External Hard Drive

by Tara Kuczykowski on April 25, 2011 · 1,237 comments


Our next giveaway is perfect for preserving those pictures of mom (or the ones that mom loves to take), an external hard drive from Hitachi GST, that is perfect for backing up important pictures, documents, music, and much more.

The Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus external hard drive is available in 3 sizes, 250 GB, 300 GB, and 500 GB. Plus, each external hard drive includes an auto-sync 4 GB USB key, making your data even more portable. The external hard drive is powered via two USB cords, so you don't have to find an outlet to power it - you just plug it into your computer, and it's up and running.

The features include:

  • Organization and Sharing: First drive that automatically pulls together and organizes photos, videos, music and documents from your computer, connected USB devices or social media outlets; making content easier to access, view and share. Interact with photos on Facebook™, Flickr™ and Picasa™ without leaving the app.
  • 3D Navigation: The only external drive that displays files on a stunning 3D wall, eliminating the need to dig through folders and files to find them.
  • Backup Redefined: Offers both local and online cloud backup within one interface – no more downloading and installing two separate programs. Online content is stored in its natural format, making files available from any Internet browser.
  • Access to Favorite Premium Content: For the first time within an external drive, users can search, filter, watch or subscribe to millions of titles from online content providers. Catch the latest news, TV shows and music videos, or play online games, from within the LifeStudio app.
  • Grab n’ Go Flexibility: First in the industry to feature an integrated USB key. Drag content onto the key for use on the go, making it easier to collaborate on team projects, share photos with friends and family, or transport documents between home and work. Modified content syncs with the drive when the key is docked.

I've used other external hard drives in the past, but they don't even compare to the Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus. I'm pretty sure I've only scratched the surface of its capabilities, but I love it so far! It was extremely simple to install, and it makes backing up files a breeze. Plus the integrated USB key makes transferring and updating files between computers a cinch -- very important since I'm often switching between laptops.

One (1) lucky reader will win a Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus External Hard Drive, valued at $139.99!

Entry is simple! You just need to answer the question below by leaving a comment on this site! You can even gain up to 3 bonus entries for doing each additional item listed (just make sure that you leave one entry for each one — up to a total of 4 comments). As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included.

EACH of the 12 participating blogs has their own prizes to give away so make sure to enter on each blog for the best chances to win! Use this spreadsheet to keep track of your entries!

REQUIRED ENTRY:

1. Visit the Hitachi LifeStudio Mobile Plus site and leave a comment here with your favorite feature of this external hard drive.

BONUS ENTRIES:

1. Follow Deal Seeking Mom on a reader or via e-mail updates and leave a comment on this post.

2. Follow Deal Seeking Mom through Facebook or Twitter and leave a comment on this post.

3. Follow Hitachi LifeStudio through Facebook and leave a comment on this post.

This giveaway will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EDT, Friday, April 29, 2011. Any comments left after this cut-off will not be counted. The winner will be selected randomly and will be notified via email within 48 hours after the close of the contest.

This giveaway is part of the Grateful Giveaways Event being hosted by myself and 11 other bloggers. You can increase your chances of winning this prize (as well as all of the others on this site), by visiting each of them and entering the same way as you did here. You have plenty of time to get to all of them, since the contest will be open for five full days.

As one final reminder, you will want to check out the terms of the giveaway by visiting the Grateful Giveaways: Celebrating a Season of Giving Facebook page. Just click on the TERMS tab at the top of the page. (Note that by entering this contest, you agree that you have read the terms and are eligible to enter this contest).

Disclosure: I received the same gift package that the winner will be receiving to facilitate my review. I did not receive any compensation to write this post. The opinions are all mine!

{ 1237 comments }

1 Christine W April 29, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Follow Hitachi LifeStudio through Facebook.

2 Susan April 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I like how you can see things on a 3d wall.

3 Susan April 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I am an email subscriber

4 Susan April 29, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I follow on facebook

5 Gwen Stanley April 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Love the auto backup feature!

6 Gwen Stanley April 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm

email subscriber!

7 Gwen Stanley April 29, 2011 at 9:56 pm

follow you on FB!

8 Amy B April 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

I like that it can be plugged in quickly

9 Gwen Stanley April 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

follow Hitachi LifeStudio on FB!

10 Amy B April 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

FB follower

11 E Simpson April 29, 2011 at 9:58 pm

I like that it backs up both locally and online.

12 E Simpson April 29, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I'm a happy email subscriber!

13 E Simpson April 29, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I follow DSM on FB!

14 Nicole April 29, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I love how easy it looks to use! The 3D wall looks really cool.

15 Nicole April 29, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I like DSM on Facebook!

16 Nicole April 29, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I subscribe via email!

17 Sadie April 29, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I like the "Preloaded reliable local backup and preloaded free online backup provides two levels of protection to help keep your content safe"

18 Sadie April 29, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Follow DSM via daily email newsletter

19 Sadie April 29, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Follow DSM on Facebook and Twitter.
@OhioCatfish

20 Stephanie Wade April 29, 2011 at 11:10 pm

I think the double backup is awesome. Pretty much guaranteed to never lose anything with that!!

21 Stephanie Wade April 29, 2011 at 11:11 pm

I subscribe via the RSS feed.

22 Stephanie Wade April 29, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I follow you on Facebook.

23 Stephanie Wade April 29, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I follow Hitachi LifeStudio on Facebook as well.

24 Jamie R. April 29, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I like the app feature! I also like that there is a backup feature. My external hard drive just broke and I had no back up. I had to go have someone remove the data. I had so much on the drive, it made me a nervous wreck when it broke. Knowing I can back up the files give peace of mind.

25 Jamie R. April 29, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I follow you of fb!

26 Vera S April 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

My favourite feature is the USB Dock - No more cable fumbling!
vgsaxon(at)gmail(dot)com

27 Jamie R. April 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I subscribe to your emails.

28 Vera S April 29, 2011 at 11:17 pm

I am an email subscriber.
vgsaxon(at)gmail(dot)com

29 Vera S April 29, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I follow you on Twitter.
@CALLBR549
vgsaxon(at)gmail(dot)com

30 Joseph Wade April 29, 2011 at 11:25 pm

The feature I like the best is the Grab N Go Flexibility.

31 Vonda April 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Always need extra storage, especially photos that we have over 100000 of

32 Joseph Wade April 29, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I follow your RSS feed.

33 Joseph Wade April 29, 2011 at 11:46 pm

I follow you on Facebook.

34 Joseph Wade April 29, 2011 at 11:50 pm

I follow Hitachi LifeStudio on Facebook.

35 Sarah Novey April 29, 2011 at 11:55 pm

I love the convience. I would die for one of these!

36 Patricia R. April 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm

This looks so small and portable I could really use this

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