Seagate(R) Showcase(TM) DVR Storage Expander Certified With Pace Set-Top Boxes

    Stop Deleting and Keep Recording More of the Television Shows You Love

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 29 /CNW/ -- Seagate (Nasdaq:   STX), the world
leader in storage solutions, today announced that its Showcase(TM) DVR
expander has been certified for compatibility with Pace cable set-top box
digital video recorders (DVR).
    The addition of Pace to Seagate's growing list of qualified DVR
manufacturers means that more people can enjoy even more of their favorite
recorded television programs, without having to delete because their DVRs are
full.  The Seagate Showcase DVR expander is available in 500GB and 1 Terabyte
capacities, for up to 200 hours of additional HD movies or 1,000 hours of
additional standard definition television.  Featuring a Seagate Pipeline(TM)
HD hard drive inside, developed specifically to meet the HD video demands of
today's DVRs, the Seagate Showcase DVR expander is optimized for the home
entertainment center, providing ultra-quiet acoustics and less heat.  The
Showcase DVR expander comes with eSATA or USB 2.0 interfaces, for easy
connectivity and fast video streaming.
    With millions of set-top boxes deployed throughout the Americas, Pace
units can be obtained through most cable television service providers.
    "Today's cable and satellite customers are faced with more and more
entertainment choices to enjoy, but have limited storage capacity with their
digital video recorders.  The Seagate Showcase DVR expander is designed to
help people enjoy more recorded television, especially high-definition
programming," said Brian Dexheimer, division president of Seagate's Consumer
Solutions Division.  "Coming to a decision on what show to delete next has
become an all too common topic for family discussion.  With up to a terabyte
of recording space, the Showcase DVR expander provides the space needed to
save, record and enjoy the programs and movies they love, while deleting
    "It is a pleasure to work with one of the leaders in storage solutions on
a product that provides immediate benefits to a wide base of consumers," said
Tim O'Loughin, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Pace.  With the
ongoing explosion in HD video, cable providers like the flexibility that Pace
boxes provide for their subscribers via our expandable storage feature.
Seagate is making it easy for the cable customer and cable operators by
qualifying and delivering a product that is reliable and fine tuned
specifically for this application."
    About Pace
    Pace (LSE: PIC) is a leading technology developer for the global payTV
industry, working across satellite, cable, IPTV and terrestrial platforms.
    Pace has one of the world's most experienced specialist engineering
teams, developing intelligent and innovative products and services for both
payTV operators and retail markets across the world.
    Following the acquisition of the set-top box and connectivity solutions
business of Royal Philips Electronics in April 2008, Pace employs over 900
people in locations around the world, including France, the USA, India and
Hong Kong.  Pace's international headquarters are in Saltaire, West Yorkshire,
    About Seagate
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disc drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range
of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer
Solutions.  Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and
world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality
to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader 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
    Copyright (C) 2008 Seagate Technology LLC.  All Rights Reserved.  Printed
in USA.  Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered
trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other
countries.  Showcase and Pipeline are either trademarks or registered
trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies 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 system
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.  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.  Seagate reserves the right to
change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.

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