Mar 25, 2009

Seagate FreeAgent External Hard Drives Help dpi Magazine Preserve History, Meet New Storage Needs

Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) dpi Magazine, an award-winning publication about design, relies on Seagate’s external storage solutions to preserve their archives and meet their growing storage needs.

Since its first issue in 1988, dpi Magazine, an internationally renowned magazine about design, has published 116 issues detailing the evolution of the design community in Taiwan. However, due to a growing library of digital assets including photos and reference materials, archiving and maintaining digital content has become a difficult task.

Prior to adopting Seagate ® FreeAgent ® drives, dpi Magazine struggled accommodate its editorial production needs. “We have invested a significant amount of time and resources trying to preserve information yet we’re faced with a difficult situation where the lack of storage limits the quality of our work,” concedes dpi Magazine editor-in-chief, Chun-Qin Liao.

dpi Magazine diligently archives all of its content in the digital format, and the amount of information adds up rapidly as growing picture quality in photography and graphic design demands vast storage capacity. After using Seagate ® FreeAgent ® external storage solutions, Liao no longer worries about digital storage.

With 1.5 terabytes of storage capacity available, and the ability to expand, the Seagate ® FreeAgent XTreme™ storage solution provides the ideal storage solution to archive past magazine issues and maintain dpi Magazine’s digital library. Moreover, we are now able to work with high quality, high resolution graphic designs and photos without running out of storage,” says Liao.

Liao and his colleagues use a FreeAgent Go™ drive when they need to access data on the go.

When dpi Magazine editors leave the office to conduct interviews or attend meetings, they carry the compact and portable FreeAgent Go™ external drive with them because it offers freedom to travel yet the data is available at their fingertips.

The editors who used Seagate ® FreeAgentGo™ drives fell in love with the ultra-thin and stylish design, as well as the starlit LED illumination,” remarks Liao. “They are also impressed by the docking station. They simply place a Seagate ® FreeAgent Go™ external drive on the docking station and the information is instantly available on the computer. It’s the ideal portable storage solution.”

Editors at dpi Magazine also love the Seagate ® FreeAgent Go™ drive because it integrates security with convenience and esthetics. Seagate’s new FreeAgent ® portable storage solution features Seagate Manager™ software, which automates file synchronization and scheduled backup, and provides data security management. This feature makes file management a breeze for users. Additionally, the Seagate ® FreeAgent Xtreme™ drive offers an eSATA interface that brings rapid data transfer speeds, which dramatically reduce the time required to access or retrieve data.

dpi Magazine is devoted to bringing our readers the most comprehensive coverage of news and trends in the design community,” says Liao. “Therefore, our work demands the most advanced large capacity storage solutions that enable us to archive large amounts of data and perform backups regularly, without having to worry about data security and integrity.”

Seagate ® FreeAgent ® drives exceeded our expectations and made data storage simple,” admits Liao.

Seagate Taiwan country manager Rex Dong thinks innovation and in-depth research are key to Seagate’s success in meeting consumer needs.

We’re delighted to see that Seagate ® FreeAgent ® drives have become a trusted solution to safely store critical information for dpi Magazine, remarks Dong. “As new digital storage needs emerge, Seagate will continue to innovate and bring leading-edge, versatile and reliable storage solutions to professionals and everyday consumers”

FreeAgent ® | Go Drive

A pocket-sized storage drive that packs a punch, the Seagate FreeAgent Go drive is slim, compact and shipping in four color options available as of this September in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of 3,299 NTD for 250GB, 3,999 NTD USD for 320GB and 7,499 NTD for 500GB.

FreeAgent | Go™ Dock and Case

Protection for those on the go and a docking station for convenient and quick access to your files, these accessories for the FreeAgent Go™ drive are sold separately. The dock and case will be available in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific for a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of 599 NTD.

FreeAgent | XTreme™ Drive

Designed for performance, especially for those who work with high-definition video and graphic files, the Seagate FreeAgent XTreme drive is a perfect fit. The FreeAgent XTreme drive delivers a 3GB per second transfer rate with the eSATA connection. This drive also includes FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connection options. The FreeAgent XTreme drive is available worldwide for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of 7,999 NTD for 1TB and 8,699 NTD for 1.5TB.

About dpi Magazine

Every designer has a PC or Mac, and a dpi Magazine.” Founded on July 1998, dpi Magazine is the leading designing magazine in Taiwan that has won the Silver Award of the Best in Magazine Overall Design of International Association for Newspaper and Media Technology (IFRA), the Best Information Application Magazine and the Best Design Magazine of the Golden Tripod Award of Taiwan Government Information Office (GIO). The name “dpi” represents “Design”, “Popular” and “Imagination”. dpi Magazine brings the most innovative designing ideas, the most real-time information about design, art and other news to readers.

About Seagate Technology

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disk 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

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