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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 Stephanie April 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

I receive your emails

2 Stephanie April 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

I follow you on facebook

3 Lisa April 29, 2011 at 10:43 am

I like how it organized photos automatically - awesome!

4 Lisa April 29, 2011 at 10:44 am

I follow you on FB

5 Pamela April 29, 2011 at 10:51 am

I like its small size.

6 Patty April 29, 2011 at 10:58 am

Perfect for all the pictures i take of my grandkids!

7 patty April 29, 2011 at 11:09 am

I like that there is an iPhone app that goes with it.

8 Curt April 29, 2011 at 11:55 am

The 3D wall for photos is such a cool feature!

9 Curt April 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

I follow DSM on Facebook

10 Curt April 29, 2011 at 11:56 am

I also subscribe to DSM's e-mail newsletter.

11 See V. April 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm

i subscribe to your emails. The Hitachi hard drive sounds awesome!

12 Gina April 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

What could be better than automatic organization? I would LOVE this!

13 Gina April 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I follow via e-mail

14 deanne April 29, 2011 at 12:31 pm

automactic backup

15 Lisa April 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I appreciate the USB port.

16 Pepper0218 April 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm

I love the size, and the USB dock.

17 Pepper0218 April 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I follow DSM on facebook!

18 Pepper0218 April 29, 2011 at 12:42 pm

I follow Lifestudio on facebook!

19 Cath M. April 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

USB port rocks!

20 Cath M. April 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Subscribed to e-mail.

21 Cath M. April 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Follow on FB.

22 Mary R April 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I like that it automatically finds and organizes photos, movies, music, and files

23 Mary R April 29, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I follow you in my reader

24 Mary R April 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I follow you on facebook.

25 Mary R April 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm

I follow LifeStudio on facebook.

26 Sarah April 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I like it's size!

27 Lisa April 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I like the USB dock

28 Andrea Watts April 29, 2011 at 2:20 pm

You can load your pics to Facebook

29 Andrea Watts April 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I follow Deal Seeking Mom via RSS

30 Andrea Watts April 29, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I follow Deal Seeking Mom on Facebook

31 Andrea Watts April 29, 2011 at 2:22 pm

I follow Hitachi LifeStudio through Facebook

32 jamie April 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I like the Grab N Go feature

33 jamie April 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

email subscriber

34 jamie April 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm

fan of you on FB (judy jamie)

35 jamie April 29, 2011 at 2:27 pm

follow Hitachti LifeStudio on FB (judy jamie)

36 Sabrina April 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm

The size!!!

37 Sabrina April 29, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I subscribe via email.

38 misty johnson April 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm

This item is so awesome. As a hard working mother of 3 and a FT RN I could use a product that is as versatile and convienent as this one. I just LOVE IT

39 Marian April 29, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Facebook follower!

40 Marian April 29, 2011 at 3:22 pm

I like the organization feature and that it works auto. with Facebook pics.

41 Christine April 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm

I like the Touro Mobile.

42 Christine April 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I Follow Deal Seeking Mom via e-mail updates

43 Christine April 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I Follow Deal Seeking Mom through Facebook.

44 Christine April 29, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I Follow Hitachi LifeStudio through Facebook.

45 pamela james April 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Grab n’ Go Flexibility

46 pamela james April 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

email subscriber.

47 pamela james April 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

twitter follower

pj436

48 pamela james April 29, 2011 at 4:20 pm

follow Hitachti LifeStudio on FB

pamela j

49 Michelle Pegram April 29, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I like the automatic backup

50 Michelle Pegram April 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

email subscriber

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