Seagate Powers New Windows Home Server With Cutting-Edge Storage That Helps Users Organize, Share and Grow Their Digital Experiences

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 5 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX)
today announced that its leading-edge hard drives, the heart of the digital
lifestyle, will power Microsoft's new Windows Home Server with the highest
levels of storage capacity, performance and reliability inside and outside the
    The Windows Home Server is a new Microsoft software solution that gives
families with more than one personal computer an easy way to protect,
centralize and share photos, home video, music and documents. A key benefit of
Windows Home Server is simple expansion of a single pool of storage to keep
growing archives of digital content more secure, organized and accessible from
anywhere. Seagate's Barracuda(R) disc drive, the world's most popular desktop
PC hard drive; the DB35(TM) disc drive series, whisper-quiet products designed
for digital video recorders (DVRs); and the company's external storage devices
-- all in capacities of up to 1 terabyte (TB) -- provide ideal solutions for
Windows Home Server storage.
    Windows Home Server is available within hardware solutions from leading
system builders. Consumers using these solutions are able to easily add
storage capacity to Windows Home Server by installing Seagate 3.5-inch
internal hard drives in extra home server drive bays and plugging in Seagate's
FreeAgent(R) and the new Maxtor OneTouch(R) 4 external solutions to home
server USB ports.
    Seagate storage delivers the performance, capacity and reliability
required for Windows Home Server to:

     --  Provide peace of mind through automatic daily backups of a family's
         digital content, as well as easy restoration of files or an entire
     --  Allow family members to access and share documents, video, photos and
         music from any Web-enabled PC when away from home,
     --  Centralize and organize digital content with familiar shared folders
         created by subject or topic so the whole family can stay connected
         and enjoy content together,
     --  Expand storage capacity by simply connecting a new Seagate hard drive
         to keep pace with growing digital lifestyles.
    "Windows Home Server is all about helping families protect their digital
content, and more easily share and enjoy it together," said Steven VanRoekel,
director of Windows Server Solutions at Microsoft. "Storage expandability,
performance and reliability are critical to the product's capabilities, so
Microsoft is pleased to have the strong support of Seagate and its storage
    Backed by Seagate's industry-leading five-year warranty, the 7200-rpm
Barracuda disc drive family provides the high throughput, low
cost-per-gigabyte and high-capacity required for multi-user systems such as
home media servers and low-cost servers for small offices. The Barracuda
7200.11, Seagate's newest desktop hard drive, packs 1TB of data on just four
discs to provide cool operating temperatures and low power consumption, which
help extend drive life. Barracuda disc drives are also ideal for single-user
systems such as desktop PC RAID, digital editing, hot-rod gaming, single-drive
external storage and consumer PCs.
    The DB35 disc drive family combines virtually silent operation, high
performance optimized for media recording streaming, and a high shock rating
for reliable integration. The drives remain the top choice for manufacturers
that deliver systems fueling the digital entertainment revolution.
    The Seagate FreeAgent and Maxtor OneTouch 4 families provide the ideal
external storage solution for on-demand, secure access to important digital
content, delivering plug-and-play storage expansion for personal computers and
home media servers.
    "Seagate is helping Windows Home Server customers protect, centralize and
share their most treasured memories and valuable digital information," said
Marc Jourlait, vice president of Global Marketing at Seagate. "Seagate storage
allows computer makers to offer high-performance Windows Home Servers that are
quiet enough for the living room, small enough to fit on a bookshelf and
scalable to store a lifetime of memories."
    About Seagate
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise,
Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. 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 and Seagate Technology are registered trademarks of Seagate
Technology LLC. The Wave logo, Barracuda, DB35 Series, FreeAgent, and Maxtor
OneTouch4 are 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. One terabyte, or TB, equals 1,000
gigabytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary
depending on operating environment and formatting.

For further information:

For further information: Michael Hall of Seagate Technology, 
+1-831-439-2731, Web Site:

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