Sunburn, S'mores and Family Reunions - Maxtor OneTouch 4 Digital Storage Solutions Preserve Your Summer Vacation Memories



    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 2 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX) has
the essential tools to help people hold on to the passing days of summer. All
of those precious memories from summer vacations that have been captured in
digital photos can now be secured and preserved forever. Earlier this month,
Seagate introduced the Maxtor(R) OneTouch(TM) 4 line of storage solutions,
which are designed to help people secure a reliable back up of all their
digital media assets. Seagate demonstrates this commitment to safeguarding
your digital music, images and videos against loss and damage with the
company's five-year warranty, unprecedented in the industry. Each digital
storage solution comes loaded with a suite of software to provide easy ways
for people to manage their digital media and ensure that these files are there
when needed most. No need to have anxiety about returning to the routine of
school and work or the passing of the season, Maxtor's storage solutions have
all your memories and music backed up, so you can always refer back to those
fun days of summer.
    According to a study conducted by American Express and the Travel
Industry Association (TIA), approximately 124 million Americans have taken
vacations in the past year. And, nearly 59 percent of those taking time off
from the daily routine for travel and fun, do so during the summer months
states Trip Advisor. The TIA survey also points to digital cameras (67%) as
the second most popular technology packed along with sun glasses and board
shorts when people are heading out on their annual vacations. The other top
technologies included mobile phones (86%) and laptop computers (24%). 
Research analysts agree that there is no slow down in sight for the digital
imaging market. "The global demand for digital cameras will continue to be
strong with 122 million units shipping in 2007 and 139 million units shipping
in 2010," said Christopher Chute, research manager for Worldwide Digital
Imaging Practice at IDC.
    Given the popularity of digital photography, Seagate has designed a
sleek, compact and fashionable way to back up and secure all of those precious
memories with the Maxtor(R)(TM) OneTouch 4 Mini. This latest addition to the
Maxtor family of data protectors ensures that people can now have the
confidence that their digital photos and videos will be there when they wish
to share them with friends and family.
    "Maxtor is in the business of saving your digital life," said James
Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate's Branded
Solutions business unit. "It is often said that we are the sum of our
experiences and a good portion of those memories are now in a digital format.
Maxtor understands the value our customers place on their collection of
digital media and we are here to make sure those moments are saved forever."
    The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is the first portable storage solution to
include a complete suite of software designed to safeguard your digital
assets. The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini has four features to make back up and
security of your personal information a breeze. These intuitive new tools
include: the ability to perform multiple-computer data synchronization, file-
type and folder-level automated back up, drag-and-drop encryption and bare
metal system restore. In the event of a fatal crash or virus attack, the
Maxtor SafetyDrill(TM), the bare metal system restore feature, provides peace
of mind by allowing the nearly instantaneous restoration of an entire PC hard
drive ensuring access to application and files even in a time of crisis.
    The change in season brings us back to the daily routine of students
returning to school and the standard workweek. Although the memory of the
sunny days of summer may start to fade with the cooling weather, the photos --
safe and secure on Maxtor storage solutions -- of this year's vacation will
help people cope with the coming winter.
    
    Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini
    
    Offering the protection you would expect from a desktop storage solution
in a travel friendly, compact design, the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is the first
mobile storage solution that ships with this full suite of data protection
software. The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini sports a new industrial design that
conveys security and an enhanced user interface to provide a new level of
consistency and ease-of-use. The new Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is visually
reassuring with its aesthetically appealing "vault-like" appearance that is a
compliment to today's notebook computers.  Reinforcing Seagate's commitment to
providing durable and innovative storage solutions, these good looking
reliable data protectors feature improved acoustics, optimized convection
cooling systems, and an inner disc drive casing and shock mounts for
additional drive protection.  The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is compatible with
Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X operating systems. For further information on
Maxtor OneTouch 4 family of data protectors, please visit
http://www.maxtorsolutions.com. The manufacturer's suggested retail prices
(MSRPs) are: $99.99 for 80GB, $119.99 for 120GB and $149.99 for 160GB.
    
    About Seagate Technology
    
    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. Maxtor and Maxtor OneTouch 4 are either 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. Accessible capacity may vary depending on
operating environment and formatting.




For further information:

For further information: Nathan Papadopulos, +1-408-328-2167, 
Nathan.Papadopulos@seagate.com, or Jason Pechek, +1-720-684-3208, 
Jason.Pechek@seagate.com, both of Seagate Web Site: http://www.seagate.com   
              http://www.maxtorsolutions.com

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