The importance of backing up your data & HP’s giveaway

So, despite bragging having several hard drives, I still lost data. Reason: I simply didn’t bother to actually back up the data one I had the necessary tools. I’m sure the fact that it took several hours to perform the backup operation also factored in although that doesn’t seem important in the light of the fact that I’ve lost some precious files. Right now, I’ve got a 320GB Iogear eGo drive, a 500GB Seagate FreeAgent Pro drive and a 250GB Seagate hard drive. The Iogear eGo is portable and goes with me everywhere. It’s currently 75% full and I’m really scared to delete anything from that disk. So, I’m currently in the market for a larger portable drive (preferably Seagate) although the prices are slightly scary. 🙁 Not good.

In any case, if you have been living under a rock, you must not have heard about the HP Magic Giveaway where they’ve given 50 sites each packages worth over $6 000 to give to 50 lucky winners. Now, each site can set their rules where you may or may not keep the entire package. As expected, Gottabemobile, Gear Live, MediaBlab by Jake Ludington and more are part of this group giving stuff away. Visit HP’s giveaway site for more and check out the awesome prize packages!! The 3 linked sites ( and more of the others) have different rules for entering so please read the fine print. 🙂