Its the first free gadget giveaway of 2010! We’re giving away a free Western Digital My Passport Essential SE USB 2.0 portable external hard drive with a massive capacity of 1TB (approx. 1,024GB)! If you were given a new laptop or desktop computer during Christmas but it doesn’t quite have the internal memory capacity you might have liked then this might be exactly what you need!

wd my passport essential 1tb hard drive

Retailing normally at $250, the WD 1TB USB portable external hard drive is a book like ultra portable device (dimensions of 8 x 12.6 x 1.5 cm and weighs only 182g) which means what whatever you store in it, music, videos, photos, you’ll be able to bring it with you wherever you go.

Here are some of its features…

  • You can pack up your office files and take them home with you thanks to the My Passport Essential SE from Western Digital! This glossy black hard drive has a huge capacityof 1 TB, yet it’s so compact and lightweight that you can pop iteasily into your pocket. You don’t need to use the mains to power upthe My Passport Essential SE just plug it into your computer’s USB port and you’re ready to transfer photos, videos and music files. The My Passport Essential SE is compatible with PC and Mac.
  • Automatic, continuous backup
  • New updates for SmartWare Software available from Western Digital
  • Password protection and 256-bit encryption, securing private or sensitive data
  • Retrieving lost data effortlessly
  • Adding extra storage space for photos, videos and music

This contest will run for the next two weeks, see below on how to enter!

How to Enter

Anyone, anywhere worldwide can take part. Please participate according to the rules below so that everyone will have a fair chance of the random draw at the date specified below. Everyone will have an equal chance of winning no matter when your entry is placed. Late entries will not be counted and ignored. To enter into the giveaway all you need to do is:

  1. Subscribe to our RSS feed to stay up to date with us!
  2. Leave a comment below with a valid email address (your email won’t be given out), this will allow us to get in touch with you ASAP if you’re the chosen winner.
  3. Just leave a comment about anything or give us some feedback on our giveaways (Comment content will not affect chances of winning)
  4. Follow us on Twitter if you’re already a Twitter user, just in case we can’t get in touch with you through email, we will also be announcing our future contests / giveaways via our Twitter! (Any retweet love will be greatly appreciated!)
  5. That’s it!
  6. Optional – if you’re a blogger yourself and have abit of free time, do a quick post about this giveaway, it will be much appreciated!

This giveaway will end on the 25th of January at 20:00 GMT, winners will be directly contacted following random draw the next day so please remember to leave valid contact details!

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568 Responses to Free gadget giveaway: WD 1TB USB portable external hard drive

  1. 551
    Terry Madden says:

    I really need one my computer is ready to go. Subscribe to your e-mail newsletter. Follow on Twitter @Mollygil77.

  2. 552
    Betty Curran says:

    I subscribed.

  3. 553
    Betty Curran says:

    My son in law has about 6 of these babies. I'm so envious. I need one for myself.

  4. 554
    Betty Curran says:

    I follow on Twitter as willitara.

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    Pamela S says:

    Subscribed to RSS feed with google reader. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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    pamela s says:

    My college daughter has been asking for an external hard drive. This would be GREAT for her. Thanks so much!

  7. 557
    shaun hanson says:

    I wanna win xxx

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    Shannon says:

    subscribed, I'd love to have this

  9. 559
    GadgetLite says:

    This contest has now closed, no further entries will be accepted. The random draw will take place tomorrow, look out for our next comments to be posted here where we will release the name of the lucky winner!

  10. 560
    GadgetLite says:

    Hey guys, we've checked out all the entries, removed invalid ones and have run a random number draw of all the entries. The winning entry number is:

    343 – "samuel" who left the comment "i’d love to win this, this hard drive would be used to store all my stuff that i can’t store in my old pc right now."

    Congrats mate, we've just emailed you so that you can claim your prize.
    Thanks again to everyone who took part, we'll be having more prizes up for giveaway very soon!

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    marc2211 says:

    hello gadgetlife hope your having a good day

  14. 564
    Reia says:

    Wow the things I could do with that much space 0_0. I am a subscriber to your feed now 🙂

  15. 565
    rachwl says:

    this is so cool guys:-))