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Seagate Barracuda XT Contest on Twitter



WIN a 2TB Seagate Barracuda XT Desktop hard drive and SATA 6Gb/s Motherboard from ASUS.

It’s easy, all you need to do is follow Seagate on Twitter and tweet or re-tweet (RT) the hashtag #stxcudaxt and you will be automatically entered to win the world’s fastest desktop hard drive, Seagate’s Barracuda XT along with a SATA 6Gb/s motherboard from ASUS. This hard drive is recommended for High-performance PC gaming systems; High-definition video editing and production systems and Home servers and workstations. The contest will be running from October 15 to October 31, 2009 and the winner will be announced on Monday, November 2, 2009. Good luck!

The new Barracuda® XT hard drive from Seagate delivers the industry‘s first 2-TB, 7200-RPM desktop drive with a massive 64-MB cache and the fastest SATA interface—SATA 6Gb/s.

Key Features and Benefits
• A massive 2-TB drive capacity provides plenty of room for downloading today‘s space-hungry PC games or up to 45 hours of 1080i, HD-DVCPRO-encoded, high-definition video.
• The 7200-RPM performance platform complements high capacity, delivering a power combination of extreme storage and top-end desktop performance.
• A 64-MB cache optimizes burst performance and reduces data throughput bottlenecks.
• The SATA 6Gb/s interface enables the use of the industry‘s newest and fastest hard drive controllers while providing backward compatibility to legacy SATA 1.5Gb/s or 3Gb/s systems.

Best-Fit Applications
• High-performance PC gaming systems
• High-definition video editing and production systems
• Home servers and workstations
• Desktop RAID
• FireWire 800- or eSATA-enabled external storage devices

Check out the Barracuda XT product family page

ASUS P7P55D Premium Motherboard


Xtreme Design – Hybrid Series. The World´s first SATA 6Gb/s Motherboard.

• Intel LGA1156 Platform / Intel® P55 Express Chipset
• True SATA 6Gb/s Support
• ASUS Hybrid Technology
• TurboV EVO
• TurboV Remote
• T.Probe Technology for Active Cooling
For more details on the ASUS P7P55D Premium Motherboard click here

October 2009 Seagate® Barracuda® XT with an ASUS 6Gb/s Motherboard Giveaway Sweepstakes via Twitter

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, 13 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. VOID IN AK AND HI AND WHERE PROHIBITED. Eligible minors should obtain their parents’ or legal guardians’ permission to enter this sweepstakes. Employees (and their immediate families (parent, child, spouse or sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and those living in their same households, whether or not related) of Seagate Technology LLC (“Sponsor”), Twitter and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible to enter or win. By participating, entrants (and, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges and/or Sponsor, which are binding and final on all matters relating to this sweepstakes. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.

TO ENTER: Between 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) on October 15, 2009 and 9:30 a.m. PT on October 31, 2009 (the “Entry Period”), to enter, go to go to; then, log on with your username and password. If you are not a member, you can register as a new member by following the instructions as directed. Registration is free. Once logged in to, follow Seagate (, tweet or RT a message with #stxcudaxt to earn entry. All tweets must be received by 9:30 a.m. PT on October 31, 2009 to be eligible. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated or mechanical means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.

DRAWING: Potential winners will be selected in a random drawing held on or about November 2, 2009 from all eligible entries received by an independent judging agency. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be notified by a direct message via Twitter and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within sixty (60) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period, or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner selected. If winner is considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian who will be responsible for fulfilling all requirements imposed on winners set forth herein.

PRIZES: Grand Prize – (1) 2TB Seagate® Barracuda® XT hard drive and (1) ASUS P7P55D Premium Motherboard. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $600. The prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. No transfer, cash redemption or substitution is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. Total ARV of the prize: $600. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Released Parties (as defined below) are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, misdirected, undelivered or garbled entries, or Twitter applications, or registrations; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prizes or in any sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the web site. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the sweepstakes or website or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the sweepstakes and, if terminated, at its discretion, select the potential winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor. Entrants (and, if eligible minors, their parents or legal guardians), by participating, agree that Sponsor, Twitter and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, retailers and advertising and promotion agencies and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and shall be held harmless by entrants against, any liability, for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind, including death, to persons, or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize or participation in this sweepstakes. Each winner (and, if an eligible minor, his/her parent or legal guardian), by acceptance of a prize, except where legally prohibited, grants permission for Sponsor and its designees to use his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, voice and/or other likeness and prize information for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval. In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses.

WINNERS’ LIST: For the name of the winner (available after November 9, 2009), send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Seagate® Barracuda® XT Giveaway Sweepstakes, 920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066, for receipt no later than December 9, 2009.

SPONSOR: Seagate Technology LLC, 920 Disc Drive, Scotts Valley, CA 95066.


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