Leveraging its Position at the Core of the Digital Content Boom, Seagate Extends the Industry's Broadest Line of Storage Solutions



    
    Create, Share and Protect Your Digital Stuff with new products that
    include:

    - Maxtor OneTouch(TM) 4 family of solutions for data protection, disaster
      recovery and back up

    - The first 1TB desktop PC hard drive with hardware based full-disc
      encryption (FDE)

    - Seagate D.A.V.E.(TM) technology platform with up to 60GB of wireless
      storage

    - 250GB 2.5-inch notebook hard drive for rugged mobile computing

    - 1TB hard drive for High Definition DVRs and home media centers

    - 1TB hard drive for surveillance DVRs, and

    - A 450GB 15K-rpm Enterprise drive
    

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX)
expands the storage industry's broadest product line with today's announcement
of new hard drives and retail solutions that give consumers and businesses the
ability to create, share and protect their digital content more easily, more
securely and more powerfully than ever. The company announced nine new
products, which focus on data security and increased capacity to meet the
explosive worldwide demand for all types of digital content. Among the
innovative products are new Maxtor storage solutions that provide simple and
automatic backup, encryption and a "bare metal system restore" -- all
featuring updated industrial designs. Seagate also announced the first 1
terabyte (TB) hard drive with full disc encryption for strong data security;
capacity increases of up to 60GB for the Seagate D.A.V.E. (Digital Audio Video
Experience) technology platform, and up to 1TB for its DB35 Series hard drives
for DVRs and home media centers and the SV35 Series digital video surveillance
hard drive.
    As today's digital lifestyles grow to include more devices, more mobility
and a greater variety of digital content, the need for simple to use,
comprehensive data protection, back up and storage will become increasingly
important.
    "The explosive growth in digital devices, applications and content is
breathtaking -- and much of that growth is driven by consumers, as the home
now outpaces business in terms of storage. When consumers generate highly
personal, irreplaceable content, such as photos and videos, they need simple
to use, comprehensive, secure storage solutions that can help safeguard that
content and make it available anytime, anywhere," said Bill Watkins, CEO of
Seagate. "Security, data protection and simplicity are integral to the
powerful products and solutions Seagate is delivering. From enterprise
computing to consumer electronics, home entertainment, security, and mobile
applications, our products make it easy for users to keep their valuable data
safe, secure, and accessible."

    
    Consumer Solutions
    
    Seagate's new Maxtor OneTouch 4 family of external solutions addresses
consumers' needs for simple and convenient storage, protection, and security;
features a new industrial design; and provides an enhanced interface for
greater consistency and ease of use. The Maxtor OneTouch 4 family includes:

    
    -- Maxtor OneTouch 4
       The Maxtor OneTouch 4 storage solution makes it easy to set up and
       manage data backup, file archiving and system settings with a new
       easy-to-use interface. The Maxtor OneTouch 4 is available for Mac or
       PC platforms in 250GB, 500GB or 750GB capacities.
    

    
    -- Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus
       The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus is an elegantly simple, full-featured
       backup and storage solution, that includes Maxtor SafetyDrill(TM)
       software to prepare, boot, and recover your PC's entire internal hard
       drive contents in case of system failure or virus/spyware infection.
       The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus is available in capacities up to 750GB and
       includes two levels of security to guard against unauthorized use of a
       lost or stolen drive. With the OneTouch 4 Plus storage solution, you
       can sync data between two or more computers on the same operating
       system, backup all your files with one touch of a button, or can
       schedule automated back up.
    

    
    -- Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini
       Offering the same protection as the desktop model in a travel
       friendly, compact design, the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is the first
       mobile storage solution that ships with a full suite of software
       protection tools.
    

    Consumer Electronics

    The growing diversity and sheer number of consumer electronics (CE)
devices entering the market are upping the ante for storage -- in terms of
capacity, mobility and durability. Seagate CE storage solutions address those
needs with capacities of up to a terabyte, plus wireless storage platforms and
rugged hard drives.

    
    -- Seagate Digital Audio Video Experience (D.A.V.E.)
       Now available with up to 60GB of storage, Seagate's D.A.V.E. platform
       is an enabling technology that delivers wireless storage using
       Bluetooth or WiFi providing consumers with a centralized hub to bring
       their primary digital content with them -- all without sacrificing the
       look and feel of their mobile device whether it is a mobile handheld
       device or phone, digital still camera digital, video camera, portable
       media player, or others. Seagate's D.A.V.E technology is customizable
       and designed to be branded as a technology accessory for mobile
       handset OEMs, networks, automobile and automotive component
       manufacturers, media center and DVR brands, and other companies
       looking to add a mobile storage accessory to their consumer solutions.
    

    
    -- DB35 Series hard drives for DVRs and Home Media Centers
       The fourth generation of Seagate's DB35 hard disc drive for digital
       video recorders (DVRs) and home media centers now provides a terabyte
       of capacity in a single drive. The DB35.4 hard drive family provides a
       range of options for DVR manufacturers to meet the requirements of all
       customer segments, from the entry-level 250GB drives -- storing up to
       50 hours of HDTV content -- to the one terabyte drive that can capture
       up to 200 hours of high definition television.
    

    
    -- SV35 Digital Video Surveillance hard drives
       Seagate announced that its SV35 Series hard drives, specifically
       designed for digital video surveillance systems, now have a top
       capacity of 1TB, providing up to 32 full days of high-resolution video
       streaming. With nearly eight times the capacity of a 160GB hard drive,
       a single 1TB SV35 enables a multitude of video cameras to be deployed,
       significantly increasing the cost-effectiveness of the S-DVR system.
    

    PC and Enterprise Products

    As data breaches make news daily, and legal requirements for data
protection and maintenance are being imposed on corporations everywhere,
companies need to be more vigilant about data security. Seagate is helping
with hard drives that help safeguard data against unauthorized use and help
prevent damage or data loss when drives are dropped.

    
    -- Barracuda(R) FDE hard drive
       The Barracuda FDE (full disc encryption) is a 3.5-inch, 7,200-rpm hard
       drive that automatically and transparently encrypts all desktop PC
       information with AES encryption, a government-grade security protocol.
       This desktop PC hard drive provides a platform for simplifying
       enterprise deployment of the drive, and lets organizations easily
       repurpose or retire desktop computers without compromising
       information.
    

    
    -- Momentus(R) 5400.4 hard drive
       Seagate's new Momentus 5400.4 is a 250GB notebook computer hard drive
       with the high capacity and robust reliability that mobile computing
       requires. The 2.5-inch, 5400-rpm drive is the industry's only second
       generation notebook drive to use capacity-boosting perpendicular
       magnetic recording (PMR) technology. It features a super-speedy Serial
       ATA 3.0 Gbit/second interface and 250GB of capacity on just two
       platters.
    

    
    -- Cheetah(R) 15K.6 hard drive
       Seagate's Cheetah 15K.6 hard drive is the highest-performance hard
       drive ever in a 3.5-inch form factor, offering a 28% increase in
       sustained data transfer rates compared to previous generation drives.
       Built for the most demanding transaction-intensive enterprise servers
       and storage systems, the Cheetah 15K.6 uses second-generation
       perpendicular recording technology and is available in capacities of
       147GB, 300GB and 450GB.
    

    To learn more about how Seagate is connecting people with their content,
check out our online media kit plus the latest podcasts and videoblogs, now
available online at http://www.seagate.eastwick.com/newsroom/

    
    About Seagate
    
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications,
including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and
Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership
and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and
quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all
markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing
award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's
growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe
and at http://www.seagate.com.
    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC. Momentus, Barracuda, Cheetah, and Maxtor OneTouch 4
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of
its affiliates. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property
of their respective owners. One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes when
referring to hard drive capacity. One terabyte, or TB, equals 1,000 gigabytes
when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending
on operating environment and formatting.





For further information:

For further information: Woody Monroy, +1-831-439-2838,
woody.monroy@seagate.com, or Brian Ziel, +1-831-439-5429,
brian.ziel@seagate.com, both of Seagate Technology; Web Site:
http://www.seagate.com

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