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World Backup Day: 1 TB hard drive giveaway from OWC


As the first World Backup Day winds down, we've got one last giveaway, but it's a doozy. If you've followed our urgent pleas for better backup behavior today, your patience may now be rewarded.

Whether you back up to the cloud, to a local drive or RAID array, or to a stack of CD-Rs, spare a few minutes between now and midnight to think about your digital footprints.

How much would you lose, irrecoverably, if your hard drive coughed and died tonight? Which pictures, videos, projects would be gone? What source code, designs or daydreams would evaporate? Take a moment, make a plan, back up. It's hard to say it any better than Merlin Mann did last year, so go read his exhortation, then come on back and enter our giveaway.

The final prize is within reach: the OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro 1 TB external drive, a quad-interface model with enough room to keep you backing up for weeks. Just leave a comment telling us about your best backup 'save' and we'll enter you to win.

(By the bye, if you want to come hang out with your fellow TUAW readers and talk backups, Mac apps or multiplayer iOS games -- there's a meetup for that.)

Official Rules:

  • Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and residents of Canada (except Quebec) who are age 18 and older.
  • To enter leave a comment on this post.
  • The comment must be left before Saturday April 2 at 11:59 PM EDT.
  • You may enter only once.
  • 2 winners will be selected in a random drawing.
  • Prize: One OWC Mercury Elite-AL 1 TB hard drive (ARV $147.99).
  • Click Here for complete Official Rules.

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