Seagate and Sanyo Announce the Compatibility of D.A.V.E.(TM) Technology With Sanyo's Hi-Def Xacti Digital Movie Camera

    Expanded storage is made possible through Seagate's D.A.V.E. Technology

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 7 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX) and
Sanyo announce today that Seagate's Digital Audio Video Experience(TM)
(D.A.V.E.(TM)) Technology Platform, that provides substantial wireless storage
capacity for digital files from mobile devices, is compatible with Sanyo's
Hi-Def Xacti Digital Movie Camera.
    The compatibility of Seagate's D.A.V.E technology with Sanyo's Xacti HD
Digital Movie Camera allows consumers to shoot freely without the worry of
filling up the internal 4GB or 8GB memory. By connecting D.A.V.E. technology
to the Sanyo Xacti HD Digital Movie Camera using USB, users are essentially
adding up to 60GB of storage and the freedom of taking crisp, clear HD videos
and high quality photos, without sacrificing the look and feel of the world's
smallest and lightest full high-definition digital movie camera.
    "Sanyo endorsing the D.A.V.E. platform for use with its full
high-definition digital camera confirms the need for more and more mobile
storage," said Patrick King, senior vice president and general manager of
Seagate's Consumer Electronics Business Unit. "In this instance, the D.A.V.E.
platform is being used to enhance a visually appealing device without
sacrificing its look."
    The World's Smallest and Lightest High-Definition Digital Movie Camera
    The Sanyo VPC-HD1000 can record full high-definition movies at 1920 x
1080 resolution. It achieves this despite having a volume of only 272 cc and a
weight of 268 g -- making it the world's smallest and lightest high-definition
digital movie camera. For video recording, it uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec,
an advanced video compression technology. This enables it to record 43 minutes
of full HD (1920 x 1080) recording onto a 4 GB SDHC memory card.
    Additional Seagate Solution Enables Users to Easily Save Tons of Digital
Home Movies
    Beyond the innovative mobile D.A.V.E. platform, Seagate understands the
importance of managing and storing precious memories accumulated while using
the full high-definition Xacti Digital Movie Camera. Seagate's FreeAgent(TM)
Pro external storage solution enables fast and easy transfer of movies and
photos by connecting directly to the Xacti's docking station via USB
interface. Get the freedom to access and share your latest files whenever you
need them with the Seagate FreeAgent Pro hard drive. By automatically
duplicating and moving content you've selected, the FreeAgent Pro storage
solution will send your files to multiple locations like contacts to your
iPod(TM) music player, photos to a Shutterfly(TM) account, your entire "My
Documents" folder to your FreeAgent external hard drive, or move it to your
personal online storage space where you can get access and share your files
from any browser 24/7. More information on the Seagate FreeAgent Pro hard
drive can be found at
    On-The-Go Unified Content Management
    The increasing demand for mobile content requires innovative and
easy-to-use solutions to take it all with you. There are one billion digital
still and digital phone cameras in the world; in 2006 they accounted for 250
billion created images. According to Frost & Sullivan, the number of mobile
video download subscribers will jump to nearly five million in 2010 as
compared to roughly 250,000 mobile video download subscribers in 2006.
Consumers want to manage this commercial and user-generated content, but how
is this done? Using Bluetooth(1) or WiFi(2) and built for portability anywhere
up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) from a mobile device, the Seagate D.A.V.E. mobile
platform with 60GB of storage capacity provides consumers with a centralized
hub to bring their primary digital content with them -- all without
sacrificing the look and feel of their mobile device.
    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, as it strives 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
    About Sanyo
    SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion-dollar global leader in
providing solutions for the environment, energy and for lifestyle applications
based on its Brand Vision 'Think GAIA'. SANYO Fisher Company (a division of
SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.),
based in Chatsworth, California, markets mobile phones, digital projectors,
digital still cameras, digital media camcorders, home appliances, security
video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics and HD
    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. Seagate
D.A.V.E. and FreeAgent 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.
    (1) Bluetooth 2.0
    (2) WiFi 802.11b and 802.11g

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For further information: Colleen Rodriguez, +1-831-439-2499,, or Woody Monroy, +1-831-439-2838,, both of Seagate Technology Web Site:

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