Seagate's New FreeAgent for Mac Delivers Performance, Capacity and Style



    Attractive Portable and Desktop Storage Solutions Make Storing and
Accessing Rich Media Content Easier than Ever

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delivering on
the specialized requirements of the Mac community, Seagate (Nasdaq:   STX) today
introduced an advanced line-up of mobile and desktop FreeAgent for Mac storage
solutions and accessories: the FreeAgent(TM) Go for Mac with USB,
FreeAgent(TM) Go Pro for Mac, the 2TB FreeAgent(TM) Desk for Mac and
FreeAgent(TM) Go Dock+, a powered USB hub and dock for the FreeAgent Go.
Providing a complete storage toolkit for today's creative professionals, such
as web designers, musicians and graphic artists, as well as multimedia
enthusiasts, these enhanced FreeAgent for Mac external hard drives each
include performance and capacity improvements to help store, record, protect
and share creative inspirations.
    

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    "Performance is all that counts when I record," said Rami Jaffee,
award-winning keyboard player for the Wallflowers and Foo Fighters. "I can
depend on Seagate hard drives for quality and convenience. When recording, a
song could take up to a few gigabytes, but the fact that I can have a whole
record ready for me to attack and record on a slim external hard drive is so
convenient that its value is immeasurable."

    Higher performance means faster workflow, and that equals greater
productivity for creative professionals who work with digital video, music,
photography and graphic arts. The FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac clocks in at
7200RPMs to deliver lightening fast performance and throughput with FireWire
800/400 interface for those that need higher-data transfer, making production
and editing of large multi-media files a breeze.

    Along with the new Mac offerings, Seagate also unveiled a new docking
accessory for the FreeAgent Go portable storage solution. The new FreeAgent Go
Dock+ connects directly to your Mac OS X or Windows computer, allowing access
to all the content stored on a FreeAgent Go or FreeAgent Go for Mac external
hard drive without fumbling with cables or trying to find an available USB
port each time the drive is connected. When docked, the FreeAgent Go drive is
held upright to optimize desk space while editing, syncing or backing-up
files. This new dock also provides the benefit of a powered USB hub with three
additional USB ports to connect digital cameras and other USB peripherals to
one's system.

    "Whether your passion is music, photography, film or design, creative
professionals and enthusiasts alike need high-quality storage solutions to
keep their inspired creations safe and secure," says Terry Cunningham, senior
vice president, Seagate Branded Solutions. "These latest FreeAgent for Mac
offerings provide the perfect instrument to store, back up and protect your
creations."

    All Seagate FreeAgent for Mac solutions come formatted as HSF+ for Mac OS
X and are Time Machine ready.
    

    FreeAgent(TM) Go Drive for Mac
    
    The new Seagate FreeAgent Go for Mac storage solution is a USB 2.0.
Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive for Mac is available this month for a
manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $99.99 USD for 250GB, $119.99
USD for 320GBand and $149.99 for 500GB.
    

    FreeAgent(TM) Go Pro for Mac Drive
    
    The Seagate FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac storage solution is slim, compact
and offers fast throughput with FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 connections and
includes the required cables and dock. The Seagate FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac is
available this month for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of
$129.99 USD for 250GB, $149.99 USD for 320GB and $189.99 for 500GB.
    

    FreeAgent(TM) Go Dock+
    
    The Seagate FreeAgent Go Dock+ includes three available USB ports to act
as a USB hub. The included protective case keeps the FreeAgent Go drive safe
while on the road. FreeAgent Go Dock is available immediately for a
manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $39.99 USD.
    

    FreeAgent(TM) Desk Drive for Mac 2TB
    
    The high-capacity FreeAgent Desk drive for Mac 2TB features a brushed
aluminum arctic silver finish that is a perfect match for the current iMac
Desktop. With a FireWire 800/400 connection, the FreeAgent Desk for Mac 2TB is
now available for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $339.99
USD for 2TB.

    More detailed product information and photos for the new FreeAgent for
Mac offerings can be found at
http://media.seagate.com/seagate-freeagent-media-kit/. To view a brief use
case testimonial from Rami Jaffee, award-winning keyboard player for the
Wallflowers and Foo Fighters, and Andrew "Mudrock" Murdock, technical engineer
and producer for Godsmack, Riverboat Gamblers and Avenged Sevenfold, visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBrBZIKHmcg
    

    About Seagate
    
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage
solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com

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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. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product
offerings or specifications.
    




    




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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:
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