Oct 18, 2006

Seagate Introduces New Network Storage Solutions to Australia

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced the availability of two new network storage products aimed at small office and home network users - the Seagate Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server, an easy content management solution that provides automatic and continuous data protection for multiple users, synchronisation and remote access to data anytime, anywhere; and the Maxtor Shared Storage II, a simple shared storage solution, providing up to one terabyte of capacity for automatic backup, centralized storage and media playback for listening to music and viewing digital content on connected entertainment devices. Both products will be available this month from major Australian resellers and retailers.

"To help address the continuing market need for simple, easy-to-use network storage for the small business and consumer market, Seagate is focused on delivering a broad array of fully-integrated products with robust feature sets to simplify the task of storing, protecting, managing and sharing content," said Kevin Lee, Seagate managing director of APAC Sales. "Whether in a small business or home environment, our customers benefit from years of engineering innovation and market-leading features to manage the fast rise in consumption and creation of commercial and user-generated digital content."

Seagate Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server
Seagate Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server combines effortless digital content protection with secure remote access and sync and share. Connected to a router, Seagate Mirra Personal Server continuously and automatically protects important content on all networked Mac or PC computers, while providing 24x7, over-the-web access to your business or personal content.

With Seagate Mirra Personal Server, small office and home office users can simply and securely share photos, files and documents with other networked computers or with anyone who has an e-mail address. Ideal for small business users, stored and shared files can be automatically synchronized among networked computers, ensuring others are up to date with the latest changes to key documents.

Seagate Mirra Personal Server is easy to install. In just minutes small office users will be ready to sync and share, while enjoying networked file protection. It is the only product that combines all of these benefits, along with free online user accounts, allowing secure remote access and file sharing. In the event that a computer hard drives fails, all data backed up on the Seagate Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server will be restored.

Maxtor Shared Storage II
The enhanced Maxtor Shared Storage II solution provides up to one terabyte of capacity to share, storage and can automatically backup computer files, photos, music and digital videos to one location on a home or small business network. Its user-friendly interface provides easy set up and backup scheduling of networked computers, data restoration and media playback to networked media/entertainment systems without being tied down to a dedicated computer host.

The Maxtor Shared Storage II solution automatically backs up business files, accounting records, videos, photos, music and other digital files stored on multiple networked computers every day without the hassle of swapping out tapes, CDs or DVDs. It provides nearly effortless data management and security for up to 20 PC or Mac users, which allows small business owners or "family technology officers" to free themselves of the mundane, yet critical task of ensuring that every computer's precious data is backed up.

The 1TB Maxtor Shared Storage II solution from Seagate is designed with quick network installation, and there's no need for any IT staff or special technical knowledge. A new high-speed Gigabit Ethernet connection ensures fast data transfers and file sharing between computers on wired and wireless networks.

The Maxtor Shared Storage II solution comes in a dual-drive configuration with storage capacities of one terabyte (1,000GB). It can be set up for RAID 1 (disk mirroring), which makes an exact copy of the files on one drive to the other, so if one drive fails for any reason there's a duplicate version on the other drive as a backup.

Organizing digital files is a breeze with the exclusive Drag and Sort(tm) feature, which automatically identifies and sorts more than 100 different file types and puts them in specific music, photo, movie, web, software or documents folders. Users drag and drop files into their desktop icon and they're automatically sorted.

When connected to a home network, the Maxtor Shared Storage II solution can stream media content on compatible UPnP AV digital media adapters for viewing or playing music, movies or photos on entertainment devices throughout the network. Designed to DLNA guidelines (www.dlna.org), the Maxtor Shared Storage II solution is compatible with a broad array of digital entertainment devices from leading CE vendors and they require no active PC or Mac on the network to share and stream digital files.

Availability and Pricing
Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server will be available in 320GB and 500GB capacities for a recommended retail price (RRP) of AUD$799 and AUD$947 respectively. The Maxtor Shared Storage II solution will be available in a 1TB capacity model and will have an RRP of AUD$1199. For more information, please visit www.seagate.com or www.maxtorsolutions.com.

Both network storage products will carry a one-year limited warranty and will be available this month from technology retailers in Australia including Harris Technology and Harvey Norman.

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 www.seagate.com.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Maxtor, Maxtor Shared Storage and Mirra are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies. 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. 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.