Seagate Unveils a Broad Portfolio of Specialized Hard Disc Drives for Digital Video Surveillance Systems

    Seagate SV35 Series(TM), Barracuda ES(R) and EE25 Series(TM) Hard Drives
    are optimized for continuous use and provide the utmost in security,
    reliability and capacity

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 11 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX)
today announced that its SV35 Series hard drives, specifically designed for
optimal performance in digital video surveillance systems, now have a top
capacity of 1 terabyte (TB), providing 32 full days of high-resolution video
streaming(1). In addition, Seagate is broadening its hard drive offerings
targeted at video surveillance applications to include the Seagate Barracuda
ES and EE25 Series hard drives, now providing a complete range of
technologically advanced products to meet the security needs of large and
small organizations across a wide range of markets.
    Surveillance digital video recording (S-DVR) systems are overwhelmingly
replacing closed-circuit television (CCTV) and non-technical surveillance and
security systems. Hard drive storage is a critical component in S-DVR systems,
providing a proven, fast and highly efficient solution to monitor, protect and
store video data. S-DVR market growth is driven by the needs of the homeland
security, retail, casinos/hospitality, and financial and utility industries,
among others. IMS Research forecasts that the worldwide market for S-DVR
systems will eclipse $3 billion by 2010, while the market for IP surveillance
Network Video Recorders (S-NVR) will grow to over $200 million. What's more,
IMS Research forecasts the mobile video surveillance market will reach almost
$500 million by 2011(2). Seagate's broad portfolio of hard drives for S-DVR,
S-NVR, and mobile surveillance systems meet the unique needs of these growing
    Digital video security systems now enable sophisticated software
capabilities to automatically preview and flag security events in seconds,
where manually reviewed images would have taken days or even months to locate
similar information. High resolution image capture is moving the quality of
stored video from grainy and marginally useful to crisp and incredibly
detailed images used to combat crime, save lives and improve business
practices in a wide variety of industries.
    The booming demand for surveillance capabilities among large and small
organizations has spawned development of a myriad of new systems and
technologies -- and these offerings require specialized storage solutions.
Seagate is a surveillance video and data storage industry leader and the first
hard disc drive manufacturer to offer surveillance-optimized drives for a full
range of systems and applications, including mobile, traditional indoor, and
enterprise and networked systems. As the pioneer in this market, Seagate is
continuously enhancing its offerings from pre-sales design consultation
services, product testing and evaluation, to after-sales product warranty
servicing. Seagate's broad portfolio of surveillance-optimized hard drives
include the Seagate SV35 Series, the Seagate Barracuda ES and the Seagate EE25
Series. All of these hard drives are engineered for continuous use and provide
the utmost reliability, ruggedness and capacity.
    "Our goal is to provide the security industry with a wide set of tools to
help its mission in protecting lives and property worldwide," said Patrick
King, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate's Consumer
Electronics Business Unit. "The entire SV35 family of hard drives optimizes
performance, saves power and improves reliability in digital video
surveillance systems. The critical nature of these applications and systems
dictates a hard drive made specifically for security, and Seagate is the only
company to address the unique needs of surveillance video system manufacturers
and integrators."
    A Complete Range of Surveillance Hard Drive Options
    Seagate SV35 Series hard drives enable greater capacity, reliability,
performance and features in digital video surveillance systems and
applications through combining Seagate's latest advancements in hard drive
technology with features designed specifically for digital video surveillance
recording. With about eight times the capacity of a 160GB hard drive, a single
1TB SV35 enables a multitude of video cameras to be deployed, significantly
increasing the cost-effectiveness of the S-DVR system. In addition, the larger
capacity enables longer archival periods and allows the S-DVR to take full
advantage of the high-resolution, capacity-intensive video streams to deploy
intelligent video applications.
    The Barracuda ES hard drive has industry-leading capacity, reliability
and enterprise features demanded by capacity-intensive 24x7 applications like
enterprise video surveillance. The Barracuda ES hard drive provides ideal SATA
storage for multi-drive enterprise network surveillance applications where
storage system redundancy is often required.
    In certain circumstances video surveillance storage happens in extreme
environments such as freezing cold, blazing heat, high humidity, shock and
vibration -- all daunting conditions to ordinary hard drives. Seagate's EE25
Series hard drives, built to withstand the rigors of extreme environments and
operate in mobile situations, deliver the perfect combination of storage
capacity, data reliability and environmental ruggedness for surveillance
applications in outdoor and mobile situations.
    The new generation of Seagate SV35 Series hard drives are scheduled to
begin shipping in December 2007. The EE25 Series and Barracuda ES Series hard
drives are currently shipping in volume to customers worldwide.
    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. SV35 Series, EE25 Series and Barracuda ES are
either a trademark or registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC. All
other 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) 720X480 frame resolution, 30 frames/second MPEG4 compressed video
        (I & P frames only)
    (2) IMS Research, World Market for CCTV & Video Surveillance Equipment --
        2005 Edition

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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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