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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 Michelle Pegram April 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm

fb follower

2 Michelle Pegram April 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm

follow hitachi on fb

3 barbara wright April 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I like how small it is!

4 Barb S April 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I like the integrated USB key.

5 barbara wright April 29, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I subscribe with google reader

6 Barb S April 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I follow this blog via google reader.

7 barbara wright April 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I follow you on twitter – bsw529

8 barbara wright April 29, 2011 at 5:02 pm

I Follow Hitachi LifeStudio through Facebook – barbara wright

9 Bonnie Schoenbeck April 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I like the size

10 Bonnie Schoenbeck April 29, 2011 at 5:07 pm

DSM FB follower

11 Bonnie Schoenbeck April 29, 2011 at 5:08 pm

email subcriber

12 Donna B. April 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

My favorite feature is the Grab n’ Go Flexibility with the integrated USB key.

13 Donna B. April 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I Follow your blog via email.

14 Donna B. April 29, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I Follow your blog on Facebook and Twitter.

15 Donna B. April 29, 2011 at 5:14 pm

I Follow Hitachi LifeStudio through Facebook.

16 Bonnie Lacroix April 29, 2011 at 5:19 pm

The included auto-sync USB key delivers ultimate flexibility for your content on-the-go is my favorite feature.

17 Bonnie Lacroix April 29, 2011 at 5:20 pm

I subscribed to get your emails.

18 Bonnie Lacroix April 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Facebook "liker" :)

19 Bonnie Lacroix April 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I "liked" Life Studio on Facebook.

20 tasha April 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

my favorite feature is the 'grab and go' with the first integrated usb!

21 tasha April 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

email subscriber

22 tasha April 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

follow you on both twitter and facebook

23 tasha April 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

now follow hitachi on facebook

24 Jennifer P April 29, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I like that the external hard drive is powered via two USB cords, so you don’t have to find an outlet to power it.

25 Jennifer P April 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm

I like you on fb.

26 Joy April 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm

I follow on facebook

27 carol whitesides April 29, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Automatic Organization OF PHOTOS IS MY FAVORITE PART OF THIS

28 Natasha Pollard April 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

I LOVE THAT I CAN DOWNLOAD AN APP AND HAVE IT ON MY IPAD!!!!! YAY

29 Angel S. April 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I love the photo recognition! That could literally save me hours!

30 Angel S. April 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm

I subscribe via rss google

31 Terri April 29, 2011 at 7:23 pm

I like the ease of backing up photos and videos in case of a computer blow up.

32 Terri April 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm

The Victorian Rose Garden

33 Jeanette April 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm

The USB is great. My dad would love this. He enjoys new gadgets.

34 kristen April 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm

email subscriber!

35 kristen April 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm

facebook follower!

36 kristen April 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm

the size.

37 jennifer giordano April 29, 2011 at 8:24 pm

the size it great!

38 jennifer giordano April 29, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I am an email subscriber

39 Erin Ringwald April 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

love the super small size

40 Erin Ringwald April 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I follow you with Yahoo's RSS Feed Reader

41 Erin Ringwald April 29, 2011 at 8:35 pm

like you on fb

42 Erin Ringwald April 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm

like lifestudios on fb

43 jennifer giordano April 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I am a FB follower

44 Kim April 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I like the idea of having something to help me organize my pictures.

45 Christine W April 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm

My favorite feature is the Ultimate Mobility of the Auto-sync 4GB USB key.

46 Kim April 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I follow you on FB

47 Kim April 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I follow Hitachi on Facebook.

48 Christine W April 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Follow Deal Seeking Mom via e-mail updates.

49 Kim April 29, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I receive your daily digest.

50 Christine W April 29, 2011 at 8:51 pm

Follow Deal Seeking Mom through Facebook.

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