Enter here to win a waterproof USB 3.0 hard drive and a speedy USB 3.0 thumb drive


— 10:54 PM on June 11, 2013

We've already parted with a fair amount of loot this month: first a 1kW XFX power supply and an AMD FX-8350 CPU, and then some sweet Corsair peripherals. But we're not done yet. It's time for another contest—and another shot at free hardware.

This week's goodies include two storage devices from Adata, the DashDrive Durable HD710 1TB and DashDrive Elite UE700 64GB. Both will be sent to one lucky winner.

The DashDrive Durable is an external USB 3.0 hard drive that's both shock-resistant and waterproof. Adata claims it can stay submerged under a meter of water for "up to 30 minutes." This drive also has a groove around the edge to store the included USB 3.0 cable, and it costs $99.99 at Newegg. As for the DashDrive Elite, that specimen is Adata's quickest USB 3.0 thumb drive. It's rated for peak transfer rates of 200MB/s during reads and 100MB/s during writes, and it retails for $64.99.

To enter the giveaway:

  • Sign up using the form below.
  • Correctly answer one easy question: How many (physical) PCI Express x16 slots are there on Asus' Z87-PRO motherboard? (The answer is in this article.)
  • You might also consider "liking" us on Facebook.
  • ...or following Scott on Twitter.
  • ...or checking out my book.

(The last three parts are completely optional, but they won't hurt. We promise.)

Rules and regulations
Sorry, but this contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada (except Quebec) only.

Only one entry allowed per person, household, or e-mail address. Multiple entries per person, household or address are not permitted. Please don't try to game the system by entering your girlfriend, wife, kids or pets. We'll probably disqualify you if you do.

We will be accepting giveaway entries between the time this post goes up and June 17, 2013 at noon CDT. We'll then choose our winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries. The winner will be announced on the site on June 18 and will also be notified via e-mail. The winner must claim his prize within 72 hours, or he will forfeit his prize and we will draw a new winner.

You must include your full name, a valid email address, and a physical shipping address with your entry. Only the winner's name will be announced on the site. We will not share the address or other personal information with our sponsors or anyone else. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. TR reserves the right to disqualify entries that appear to be attempts to game the system or circumvent the rules in any way.

The staff of The Tech Report and their immediate families may not enter the giveaway and are not eligible to win.

We will accept entries only from residents of the United States and Canada (Quebec excepted). No purchase is necessary. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. Neither TR nor Adata is responsible for any taxes on the prize, damage in shipping, damage caused by using the prize with other products, or health issues such as repetitive strain injury, eye strain, or chemical addictions that may result from prolonged use of the prize. We may answer questions and offer clarifications of the rules in this comments thread.

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