Seagate Debuts Maxtor OneTouch 4

    The Next Generation Of Data Protection

    Now With a Powerful New Software Suite to Make Securing Your Digital
    Assets Easier Than Ever

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX)
today introduced the next generation of the company's award winning Maxtor
OneTouch(TM) products. Built on a long tradition of experience with simple and
robust storage solutions, the new Maxtor OneTouch 4 family makes data
protection and security effortless with innovative, easy-to-use software tools
that make a once complex task, simple. These intuitive new tools, which are
now integrated into the Maxtor OneTouch 4 family of products, include: the
ability to perform multiple-computer data synchronization, drag-and-drop
encryption and a bare metal system restore. In the event of a fatal crash or
virus attack, Maxtor's SafetyDrill(TM), the new bare metal system restore
feature, allows the nearly instantaneous restoration of an entire computer
ensuring access to files even in a time of crisis. With an unparalleled
standard 5-year limited warranty, anyone who is concerned about data
protection now has a solution to provide the peace of mind that theirs is safe
and secure.
    The Maxtor OneTouch 4 family sports a new industrial design that conveys
security and an enhanced interface to provide a new level of consistency and
ease of use. The new high-capacity Maxtor OneTouch 4 family is visually
reassuring with its aesthetically appealing "vault-like" appearance that
compliments any home or office setting. 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.
    "As a leader in consumer storage and backup solutions, it's our job to
protect the important digital files that are an essential piece of our
customers' lives. Our years of safeguarding digital assets have taught us that
data backup and protection needs to be virtually effortless for the consumer
to adopt," said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager,
Seagate Branded Solutions. "We've engineered our new Maxtor OneTouch 4 family
of storage solutions from the ground up to be the easiest, most trustworthy
way to back up and store digital media, business data and personal information
even in the most demanding environments. Whether you're a consumer with
treasured digital photos, creative professional with valuable digital assets,
business traveler with confidential company documents or simply serious about
data protection, you can use our trusted, intuitive storage solutions and know
that Seagate is saving your life's work."
    In addition to automatically backing up on a set schedule or with the
touch of a button with the Maxtor Backup software suite, the Maxtor OneTouch 4
Plus and Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini both include Maxtor SafetyDrill(TM). This new,
innovative software feature, for computers running Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP
or Windows(R) Vista operating systems, allows the complete recovery of your
local hard drive's contents in the event of a system crash or virus attack.
After the simple installation and set up of the pre-loaded software, you are
prepared for the worst. At a time of system failure, simply boot from the
included SafetyDrill Recovery CD and SafetyDrill takes over. The software will
automatically find the Maxtor OneTouch 4 on your system and format, partition
and restore everything including the operating system, applications, personal
content, settings and even replace the icons on the desktop. All this is done
to get your system up and running with minimal downtime and frustration.
Without the CD, SafetyDrill can still be initiated by simply going to any
Internet-connected computer with a CD/DVD burner to create a new disc.
    Because of privacy concerns, the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus and the Maxtor
OneTouch 4 Mini storage solutions include two levels of security to guard
against unauthorized use of a lost or stolen drive. Maxtor Encryption creates
a password-protected folder that is safe and reliable as well as easy to use.
To encrypt: simply drag and drop sensitive data into the 256bit AES encrypted
folder and the data is automatically encrypted. To decrypt: simply open the
folder, enter your password and drag the files out. For added protection,
Maxtor DrivePass(TM) (formerly Maxtor DriveLock(TM)) is an embedded firmware
feature that further restricts data access even if the internal hard drive is
removed and attached to another computer.
    With the new enhanced synchronization function that allows multiple sync
paths, business travelers can be sure that both their home and office
computers are up-to-date with the latest files and new digital content.
Finally, we encompass all of this software in a simple, intuitive
user-interface called Maxtor OneTouch Manager, to run the automated backup
scheduling, specific file restoration, sync, security, drive and power
management on computers running either Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OS X
operating systems.

    Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus
    For everyone with data-protection needs that is looking for an elegantly
simple, full-featured backup and storage solution, the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus
sports a new vault-like industrial design that conveys security and
protection. The elegant color scheme and design make it a good fit in any home
or office setting. The manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRPs) are:
$129.99 for 250GB, $199.99 for 500GB, $289.99 for 750GB and $359.99 for 1TB
(availability for 1TB capacity is set for late October).

    Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini
    Offering the same protection as the desktop model in a travel friendly,
compact design, the Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini is the first mobile storage
solution that ships with this full suite of software protection tools. The
manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRPs) are: $99.99 for 80GB, $119.99
for 120GB and $149.99 for 160GB.

    Maxtor OneTouch 4
    For consumers who need a simple solution with a classic design for Mac or
PC, the Maxtor OneTouch 4 makes it easier to set up and manage data backup,
file archiving and system settings with a new easy-to-use user interface. The
manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRPs) are: $99.99 for 250GB, $169.99
for 500GB, and $269.99 for 750GB.
    The Maxtor OneTouch 4 family is available now -- with the exception of
the 1TB OneTouch 4 Plus -- at major retailers, distributors and online stores,
as well as at The Maxtor OneTouch 4 Plus will ship in
late October. Please visit for more
information, including local distribution channels and retail outlets.

    Check out Seagate Podcasts
    To learn more about mobile storage and backup best practices, and to hear
more about the world's broadest line of external, portable and network storage
solutions directly from Seagate Branded Solutions experts, you can access a
variety of podcasts, now archived and available online at
    To learn more about how Seagate is connecting people with their content,
check out our online media kit plus the latest podcasts and videoblogs, now
available online at

    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, 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
    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC. Maxtor, Maxtor OneTouch, Maxtor DrivePass, Maxtor
SafetyDrill and Maxtor DriveLock are either trademarks or registered
trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies. 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. One terabyte, or TB, equals 1,000 gigabytes when referring to
hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating
environment and formatting. 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

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For further information: Nathan Papadopulos, +1-408-328-2167,, or Woody Monroy, +1-831-439-2838,, both of Seagate Technology; Web Site:

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