Leveraging its Position at the Core of the Digital Content Boom, Seagate Extends the Industry's Broadest Line of Storage Solutio

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) expands the storage industry's broadest product line with today's announcement of new hard drives and retail solutions that give consumers and businesses the ability to create, share and protect their digital content more easily, more securely and more powerfully than ever. The company announced nine new products, which focus on data security and increased capacity to meet the explosive worldwide demand for all types of digital content. Among the innovative products are new Maxtor storage solutions that provide simple and automatic backup, encryption and a "bare metal system restore" -- all featuring updated industrial designs. Seagate also announced the first 1 terabyte (TB) hard drive with full disc encryption for strong data security; capacity increases of up to 60GB for the Seagate D.A.V.E. (Digital Audio Video Experience) technology platform, and up to 1TB for its DB35 Series hard drives for DVRs and home media centers and the SV35 Series digital video surveillance hard drive.

As today's digital lifestyles grow to include more devices, more mobility and a greater variety of digital content, the need for simple to use, comprehensive data protection, back up and storage will become increasingly important.

"The explosive growth in digital devices, applications and content is breathtaking -- and much of that growth is driven by consumers, as the home now outpaces business in terms of storage. When consumers generate highly personal, irreplaceable content, such as photos and videos, they need simple to use, comprehensive, secure storage solutions that can help safeguard that content and make it available anytime, anywhere," said Bill Watkins , CEO of Seagate. "Security, data protection and simplicity are integral to the powerful products and solutions Seagate is delivering. From enterprise computing to consumer electronics, home entertainment, security, and mobile applications, our products make it easy for users to keep their valuable data safe, secure, and accessible."

Consumer Solutions

Seagate's new Maxtor OneTouch 4 family of external solutions addresses consumers' needs for simple and convenient storage, protection, and security; features a new industrial design; and provides an enhanced interface for greater consistency and ease of use. The Maxtor OneTouch 4 family includes:

Consumer Electronics

The growing diversity and sheer number of consumer electronics (CE) devices entering the market are upping the ante for storage -- in terms of capacity, mobility and durability. Seagate CE storage solutions address those needs with capacities of up to a terabyte, plus wireless storage platforms and rugged hard drives.

PC and Enterprise Products

As data breaches make news daily, and legal requirements for data protection and maintenance are being imposed on corporations everywhere, companies need to be more vigilant about data security. Seagate is helping with hard drives that help safeguard data against unauthorized use and help prevent damage or data loss when drives are dropped.

To learn more about how Seagate is connecting people with their content, check out our online media kit plus the latest podcasts and videoblogs, now available online at http://www.seagate.eastwick.com/newsroom/

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 http://www.seagate.com.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Momentus, Barracuda, Cheetah, and Maxtor OneTouch 4 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.

SOURCE Seagate Technology