Seagate Introduces New Additions to Its BlackArmor Family of External Storage Solutions for Small Business

    New Products include Networked, Desktop, and Mobile Storage Options to
Store, Backup, and Secure Business Critical Data

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Strengthening
its external storage portfolio for small business Seagate (Nasdaq:   STX) today
announced three additional BlackArmor(R) product offerings: the BlackArmor(R)
NAS 220 storage server, the BlackArmor(R) WS 110 external drive workstation
and the BlackArmor(R) PS 110 portable drive. Joining the existing network
attached storage line up - the BlackArmor(R) NAS 440 and BlackArmor(R) NAS 420
storage servers - these new solutions share the same suite of robust backup
applications for business professionals and home office use.


    "In challenging economic conditions, small businesses are demanding that
high-quality, integrated, reliable IT solutions be delivered in economical
packages," said Ben Woo, vice president, Enterprise Storage Systems Research,
IDC. "Providing the flexibility to choose from an array of solutions that
support current needs and provide a strategic growth path with minimal
additional investment will be very appealing to this market segment."

    Security, Accessibility and Peace of Mind
    With features like automated full-system backup and SafetyDrill+(TM)
software, a bare metal recovery feature, the BlackArmor family of storage
solutions delivers enhanced data protection. Since BlackArmor external drives
automatically create an exact copy of everything on your PC, SafetyDrill+
software is ready to restore your entire system if a data disaster such as a
virus attack, hardware failure, or PC crash were to occur. SafetyDrill+
software comes preloaded on all BlackArmor products and does not require any
additional installation. For increased data protection of backed-up files, the
software also features an AES 256-bit government-grade encryption.

    "For over 30 years, Seagate has been the trusted provider of reliable
storage technology to companies of all sizes," said Terry Cunningham senior
vice president, Seagate Branded Solutions and i365. "The BlackArmor family of
products gives small businesses, those with home offices, and more advanced
recreational users an easy-to-use yet robust storage solution at an affordable
price point."

    Additions to the Seagate BlackArmor family:

    --  BlackArmor NAS 220 Storage Server: Delivering centralize network
        storage and secure remote access in a compact design, the BlackArmor
        NAS 220 storage server is a small-business-specific network attached
        storage solution designed to provide data protection for up to 20
        PCs(1). With up to 4TB of shared storage capacity, the BlackArmor NAS
        220 storage server can meet the needs of small offices and
        self-employed professionals as well as home networks.
    --  BlackArmor WS 110 Workstation External Drive:  For small office,
        home-based professionals or remote staff, the BlackArmor WS 110
        external drive is a powerful, complete and secure direct attached
        external storage and backup solution. The dual interface of eSATA and
        USB 2.0 provide quick access to data. With a piano black enclosure,
        BlackArmor WS 110 external drive is designed to lie flat or stand
        vertically to blend seamlessly into a work environment.

    --  BlackArmor PS 110 Portable Drive:  With the BlackArmor PS 110 portable
        drive employees who travel with business critical files can do so with
        the peace of mind that their backed-up data is protected. The
        business-grade backup application coupled with a reliable Seagate hard
        drive in an exceptionally slim, 12.5mm package, which makes the
        BlackArmor PS 110 portable drive a powerful storage solution for
        traveling professionals.

    Availability and Pricing
    All products can be purchased through channel partners and select
retailers at the following manufacturers' suggested retail prices (MSRP):
    --  Available in late July, Seagate BlackArmor NAS 220--$449.99 for 2TB
        $699.99 for 4TB
    --  Available now, Seagate BlackArmor WS 110--$159.99 for 1TB and $309.99
        for 2TB

    --  Available now, Seagate BlackArmor PS 110--$159.99 for 500GB

    More detailed information about the Seagate BlackArmor family of
solutions can be found at

    About Seagate
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage
solutions. Learn more at

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in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology, the Wave logo, BlackArmor, and
SafetyDrill+ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC
or its affiliates 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 player 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. The export or re-export of hardware or software containing encryption
may be regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and
Security (for more information go to Seagate
reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or

    (1) Product ships with licenses for up to five computers, additional
licenses can be purchased through


For further information:

For further information: Siobhan Lyons, +1-408-328-2247,, or Nathan Papadopulos, +1-408-328-2167,, both of Seagate Web Site:

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