Seagate Unveils New Solutions for Digital Content at CES That Let Consumers Play it Up, Fill it up, Back it up and Lock it up



    
    New Offerings Include First Fully Encrypted External Storage; Wireless
    Mobile Storage Applications; Secure Networked Content Access Solution and
    DVR Extender Storage
    

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /CNW/ -- 2008 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
(CES) -- (South Hall, Booth #30659) -- Seagate (NYSE:   STX) dramatically
strengthened the security and accessibility of digital content with its
introductions today of the Maxtor(R) BlackArmor(TM) storage solution, an AES
government-grade encrypting external storage device, and Central Axis
technology, a software upgrade that will provide secure remote access and file
sharing for existing Maxtor Shared Storage II network drives. The company
unveiled these products at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show,
where it also announced its PipelineHD(TM) Series hard drives, a new family of
purpose-built hard disc drives for DVRs; enhancements to its popular
FreeAgent(TM) storage solutions and a series of partnerships broadening the
market for its D.A.V.E.(TM) portable, wireless storage device.
    "Consumers are creating and sharing more digital content than ever, and
in fact, Americans alone watched 100 billion web videos this year. Content is
everywhere, which is fueling the need for more storage everywhere," said Bill
Watkins, Seagate CEO. "Seagate connects people with all of their content, and
helps them safeguard, securely share, access, and enjoy it, whenever and
wherever they want."
    
    Today's announcements include:
    
    Maxtor(R) BlackArmor(TM) storage solutions -- a 2.5 inch portable
external storage solution that features National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST) certified encryption for the strongest commercially
available data security on a consumer digital storage solution. The Maxtor
BlackArmor solution is a 160GB portable storage device that delivers the
confidence and reliability of robust security in a compact consumer-friendly
design.
    Employing SeagateSecure(TM) technology, this device is designed to keep
content locked up in case the drive becomes lost or stolen. Maxtor BlackArmor
drives are expected to be available in Q2 of 2008 for a manufacturer's
suggested retail price (MSRP) of $149.99. The drive also includes the
award-winning Maxtor Manager software suite to provide automated schedule back
up and multiple computer synchronization capabilities.
    Maxtor Central Axis software -- a software solution that provides a
secure and convenient way to access and share content on a Maxtor Shared
Storage II networked drive via a Web connection -- without breaching network
firewalls. Maxtor Central Axis technology, is expected to be available in
March, is designed for existing Maxtor Shared Storage II solutions, and will
be available from the Maxtor Solutions website as a free download.
    Digital Audio Video Experience(TM) (D.A.V.E(TM)) technology -- Seagate is
collaborating with several leading companies, such as Sanyo, HarmanBecker, and
PortoMedia to incorporate the D.A.V.E. technology platform into their
applications, providing them with substantial wireless, mobile, storage
capacity. D.A.V.E. technology will be incorporated into future HarmanBecker
high-end automotive media servers, providing in-car storage for movies, music
and games as well as a platform for individuals to customize their digital
content. In other applications, D.A.V.E. technology will allow quick and easy
downloads of standard and high-definition movies, TV programs, music and more
as part of a portable media delivery system with PortoMedia; it will also
provide high-definition digital video storage for one of the market's leading
digital movie cameras, the Sanyo Xacti Digital Movie Camera.
    FreeAgent(TM) storage solutions -- Seagate's FreeAgent family of storage
products will offer increased capacities and now provide cross-platform
compatibility, with support for the MAC OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista
operating systems. In the first quarter of 2008, FreeAgent Pro hard drives
will be available with up to 1TB storage, and provide desktop and online
support that allows users to easily manage their digital files, share them
with almost anyone, and sync them to almost anything. The compact FreeAgent Go
drive will be available with up to 250GB capacity in the first quarter of
2008. FreeAgent Pro, Desktop and Go drives come with Seagate's
industry-leading 5-year limited warranty.
    PipelineHD(TM) Series hard drives -- a new family of purpose-built hard
disc drives for Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) will initially be offered with
capacities ranging from 320GB all the way up to 1TB -- enough storage to
enable high-end home media centers to store hundreds of hours of HD movies.
PipelineHD Series media-optimized hard drives are capable of operating at
drive case temperatures of up to 75 degrees C, improving system reliability
and increasing the field life of DVRs and home media centers. The drives also
offer virtually silent operation and the high performance required for HD
streaming and peak power efficiency. PipelineHD Series drives' Vista Logo
Certification will provide DVR and Media Center manufacturers with a wide
range of options to meet the requirements of all their customer segments.
    
    Seagate Hosts BlogHaus, plus Frag Dolls Appearances
    
    Seagate is once again hosting the BlogHaus at the Bellagio where bloggers
and online journalists can retreat to cover CES news and events, upload
videos, podcasts, and preview products and applications that utilize hard
drives. In the BlogHaus, registered guests are able to enjoy high-speed
broadband access, laptops and PCs with Vista OS, a gaming lounge (Xbox 360,
PS3 and PC gaming), and food and beverages. Registration details and other
information can be found at http://www.cesbloghaus.com.
    Fans of the Frag Dolls, a world-renowned group of professional female
gamers, should be certain to stop by the Seagate booth (South Hall 30659)
where the Frag Dolls will challenge attendees at their favorite games. The
Frag Dolls will appear at Seagate's booth from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 3:00
p.m.-5:00 p.m. PT on Monday, January 7 and Tuesday, January 8, and from 11:00
a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10. They will also be at the BlogHaus at
the Bellagio Hotel Tuesday evening, and they'll be participating in
tournaments as part of the Seagate Digital Experience Tour, located in the
Fashion Show Mall, on Wednesday, January 9, from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. PT.
    
    About Seagate
    
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disc drives that enable the creation, storage, sharing, and protection
of digital content everywhere-the home, hand, car, and office. 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,
with a goal to be the lowest 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 at
http://www.seagate.com.
    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries.
BlackArmor, Central Axis, PipelineHD, FreeAgent and D.A.V.E. are either
trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its
affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other
trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective
owners. When referring to hard drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one
billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your
computer's operating system may use a different standard of measurement and
report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for
formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data
storage. Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for
illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will vary based on various factors,
including file size, file format, features and application software. Seagate
reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or
specifications.




For further information:

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

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