Pimp My Drive: Seagate and MusicSkins Join Forces to Add Custom Options to External Storage



    
    Music, Art, Fashion and Custom-Bling for Your Seagate(R) FreeAgent Go(TM)
    Drive





    
    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 31 /CNW/ -- Seagate (Nasdaq:   STX), the
world's leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions, and MusicSkins
LLC, the leader in music and music-related, high-quality, vinyl skin products,
today announced a marketing partnership to add personal flair to the FreeAgent
Go(TM) and FreeAgent Go(TM) for Mac external hard drives. With a wide range of
skins from a vast catalog of licensed creative or customized designs, this
partnership expands on the already extensive range of FreeAgent  drive color,
size and capacity options that let people to put their personal stamp on their
Seagate external storage devices.
    

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    MusicSkins' utilizes a patented 3M  adhesive technology that prevents air
bubbles and allows for both easy application and clean removal. These
hassle-free, premium vinyl skins offer a distinctive look, and personal style
to Seagate external drives, while also safeguarding the device with a durable
anti-scratch, anti-UV coating to protect the exterior of the hard drive. From
Bob Marley to John Lennon, Madonna to Lil Wayne, EXPLODINGDOG to Adult Swim,
and even personal photos and images, there's a MusicSkin to suit every
personality.

    "Our FreeAgent Go(TM) portable hard drives allow people to store their
personal digital treasures in a slim, fashionable, easy-to-carry package. It
makes sense that they would want to add their personal stamp to the drives,"
said Terry Cunningham, senior vice president, Seagate Branded Solutions. "Your
photos, music and movies are a reflection of who you are and through our
partnership with MusicSkins, you can now have their drives reflect your
personality, too."

    Tricking out your FreeAgent external portable drive is easy. Consumers
can either purchase a skin directly from Seagate.com when purchasing a
FreeAgent Go drive, or outfit a previously purchased drive by visiting
www.seagate.com/musicskins and selecting a skin from the library of designs,
or creating a uniquely designed personal piece with the online customization
tool. The skins traditionally range in price from $15.00 to $30.00, depending
on the selection and type of device, and arrive via mail in seven to ten
business days.(1) However, for a limited time(2), those who purchase a
FreeAgent Go or FreeAgent Go for Mac drive at any Seagate retailer, can take
advantage of a special email offer to receive 20 percent off any MusicSkin and
35 free songs from eMusic when they register their FreeAgent Go on
Seagate.com. With even more options for tricking out a Seagate hard drive with
fresh looks and favorite tunes, the FreeAgent Go drive makes the perfect
addition to any back-to-school, gift or personal shopping list.

    "As the leading manufacturer of premium quality vinyl skin products for
an array of leading personal digital devices, we're proud to be working with
Seagate to tailor their award-winning FreeAgent Go(TM) drives to fit the
personal style of their customers," said Vince Bartozzi, president, MusicSkins
LLC. "People today are inseparable from the tools that give them access to
content. They want it with them wherever they go, whether it's on their phone,
iPod, laptop or an external hard drive. They also like to put a personal mark
on the device to make it their own."

    More detailed product information and photos of the FreeAgent can be
found at http://media.seagate.com/seagate-freeagent-media-kit/.
    
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    About Seagate
    
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage
solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com.
    

    About MusicSkins LLC
    
    MusicSkins LLC is the leader in music and music-related, high-quality,
vinyl skin products. We envision all MP3 players, laptops, and phones as
portable canvases for art and individuality. Our focus on music, art, culture
and personalization has created a stylish way for musicians, DJs and artists
to become closer to their fans while providing a low profile alternative to
bulky cases. From Hip Hop to Country, Art to Fashion, and everything in
between, there's a MusicSkin to suit every taste.

    Copyright 2009. Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Printed in
USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Wave logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or its affiliates in the
United States and/or other countries. FreeAgent and FreeAgent Go are either
trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its
affiliated companies in the United States or other countries. All other
trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective
owners. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product
offerings or specifications.

    (1) Time for standard delivery in the United States and Canada. Priority
or overnight shipping within
    the continental US can be selected for an additional fee.  International
shipping fees and time-to-
    
    delivery vary.

    (2) Offer valid from August 31, 2009 through October 15, 2009.




    




For further information:

For further information: Siobhan Lyons, +1-408-328-2247,
siobhan.m.lyons@seagate.com, or Nathan Papadopulos, +1-408-328-2167,
nathan.papadopulos@seagate.com, both of Seagate Web Site:
http://www.seagate.com

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