Seagate Hits the Road on Third Annual Digital Experience Tour, With Special Appearances By the Frag Dolls

    12-City Tour features all-female gaming squad, interactive gaming and
    digital storage showcase

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 16 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX),
today announced the launch of its third annual Digital Experience Tour
spanning 12 cities across the United States.  For the next four months,
Seagate will bring its interactive gaming and digital storage showcase to
local malls in cities including: Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas,
Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Jose, Seattle and
Washington DC.  The tour will kick off on Friday, October 19 at the Mall of
America in Minneapolis, MN and will feature several daily gaming tournaments
with prizes ranging from a Maxtor OneTouch(TM) 4 Mini digital storage solution
to one of 3 exciting console or PC game titles.
    The interactive digital experience tour will feature the world's most
popular gaming consoles and Alienware PC gaming kiosks, for exciting
tournament play and to showcase the added benefits of using hard disc drives
to provide the ultimate gaming experience.  Additionally, Seagate will
showcase its external storage solutions, including both the Seagate
FreeAgent(TM) and Maxtor OneTouch 4 product lines.  As more and more of your
personal "stuff" is going digital -- from music, movies and video to family
photos and work files -- Seagate FreeAgent and Maxtor OneTouch 4 product lines
are unique solutions that not only safeguard your content but also let you
manage it in simple, new ways making them the perfect gift for the holidays.
    "Hard disc drives are at the center of today's digital experience, and
Seagate serves as the essential connection between people and their content,"
said David Burks, sr. director of product line management for Consumer
Electronics.  "As people increasingly utilize digital storage for their
gaming, entertainment and personal stuff, Seagate is there to provide the
capacity, reliability and performance needed for all types of digital
    Members of the world's best professional female gaming team, the Frag
Dolls, will be making guest appearances at three stops during the Digital
Experience Mall Tour -- New York, Dallas and Las Vegas.  During their
appearances, the Frag Dolls will meet and greet fans -- before "pwning" them
in some head-to-head tournaments via Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced
Warfighter(R) 2 and the highly anticipated release of Naruto(TM): Rise of a
Ninja(1).  Lucky contenders who are skilled enough to avoid getting fragged
will be rewarded with a Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini.
    "We're excited to have the opportunity to participate in the Seagate
Digital Experience Tour and play against gamers across the country over the
next several months on a variety of popular Ubisoft games," shared Ashley
Jenkins, Frag Doll Team member aka Jinx.  "We hope to use this tour to help
educate gamers about the importance of a quality hard drive in engineering the
best possible gaming experience, a lesson that has helped us improve our
    Seagate Hard Drives Enrich Your Gaming Experience
    Seagate LD25(TM) series hard drives fuel the hottest gaming consoles by
providing the power to unleash new features that increase gaming realism,
excitement and customization.  And the Seagate Barracuda(R) 7200.11 hard drive
delivers the most powerful PC gaming performance, allowing gamers to deploy
multiple drives in a RAID 0 configuration for extreme gaming action.  With up
to 1TB of capacity, Seagate Barracuda hard drives offer enough storage for up
to 65 quality games and the Seagate fluid-dynamic bearing motors offer
whisper-quiet operation so all you hear is the thrills of the game itself.
    Effortless Data Protection and Security
    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 data protection tools 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.
    The Maxtor OneTouch 4 product line sports a new industrial design that
conveys security and an enhanced graphical interface to provide a new level of
consistency and ease of use.  The new design of the Maxtor OneTouch 4 external
hard drives is visually reassuring with its aesthetically appealing
"vault-like" appearance.  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

    Seagate Digital Experience Tour Schedule

    Minneapolis, MN, Mall of America           October 19 - 21
    Cleveland, OH, Westfield SouthPark         October 26 - 28
    Philadelphia, PA, Plaza King of Prussia    November 2 - 4
    New York, NY, Willowbrook                  November 9 - 11
    Boston, MA, The Mall at Rockingham         November 16 - 18
    Washington DC, Tysons                      November 23 - 25
    Dallas, TX, Town East                      November 30 - December 2
    Denver, CO, Southwest Plaza                December 7 - 9
    Los Angeles, CA, Westfield Topanga         December 14 - 16
    San Jose, CA, Westfield Valley Fair        December 21 - 23
    Seattle, WA, Alderwood                     December 28 - 30
    Las Vegas, NV, The Fashion Show            January 7 - 10
    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.  LD25 Series, Barracuda, SoftSonic, FreeAgent and
Maxtor OneTouch are 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 software.
    (1)  During the Dallas and Las Vegas appearances
    (C) 2007 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Ghost Recon, Ghost
Recon Advanced Warfighter, the Soldier Icon, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft
logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries.
PC version developed by GRIN.
    NARUTO: Rise of a Ninja. (C) 2007 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights
Reserved. Ubisoft,, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft
Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. NARUTO artwork and elements
(C) 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO.  All rights reserved.  Published and distributed
by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from VIZ Media LLC.  Microsoft, Xbox,
Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group
of companies.

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

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