"By using Seagate's ST1 Series drives, we successfully commercialized our HD10GB7, which packs the large capacity of a HDD and fastidious high sound quality technology into the world's smallest HDD player body," said Masachika Komiyama, general executive of Home Electronics Division, Kenwood Corporation. "In the future, while maintaining the Kenwood's concept of 'reproducing original sound' - our concept since our foundation - we will work hard to develop products that allow users to seamlessly enjoy huge amounts of music data recorded onto digital media like HDDs at home, in the car, or outdoors."
"Seagate regards it as an honor to work with Kenwood for the commercialization of this high-quality HDD audio player, the world's smallest, with this 1-inch HDD which is able to store 10 GB of data, said Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, president of Nippon Seagate Inc. "The collaboration between Seagate and renowned specialist audio Kenwood to commercialize the HD10GB7 is a testament to the high reliability and performance of Seagate products. In future, we will continue to work hard to meet the diverse needs of Kenwood and other customers."
About ST1 Series
The ST1 Series hard drive delivers features specifically targeted at mobile media consumers. The drive's size, 40x30x5 mm, allows for more streamlined media players product designs and fits nicely into current clamshell and candy-bar style mobile handsets. As part of its G-Force Protection feature set enabling skip-free, reliable media storage and playback, Seagate also includes an optional drop sensor. This will increase operational shock resistance 33% up to 2000Gs, enabling the drive to survive a 1.5-meter drop onto hard concrete or ceramic surfaces when properly mounted in a handheld device. The ST1 Series hard drive also delivers 30% greater power efficiency than previous models, enabling system designers and manufacturers greater choice in power supplies and system power-on hours. Additionally, Seagate's unique Design Service Centers (DSC) provide dedicated design and integration support to help mobile device designers and manufacturers create innovative new consumer electronics products. DSC offers a variety of testing, integration and mechanical analysis services, to help customers design, innovate and deliver a new world of hard drive-capable entertainment.
About the HD10GB7, digital audio player "Media Keg"
The HD10GB7 is Kenwood's first 10GB, high-quality sound digital audio player "Media Keg." By using Seagate's ST1 Series 1-inch HDD, the HD10GB7 can pack the large capacity of a HDD and fastidious high sound quality technology into the world's smallest HDD player body. By using the Clear Digital Amplifier and the Kenwood's original "Supreme" sound quality enhancement technology, even compressed music has near-CD level sound quality. The HD10GB7 has been released in Japan market in early December.
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 at www.seagate.com (English) and www.seagate.co.jp (Japanese).
About Kenwood Corporation
The Kenwood Corporation is "Reaching out to discover, inspire and enhance the enjoyment of life" as part of its bold, new vision for the future. A leader in "Mobile & Home Multimedia Systems," Kenwood is comprised of three business units (Car Electronics, Communications and Home Electronics), 11 domestic and 22 overseas subsidiaries around the world. For further details, please visit the following URL: http://www.kenwood.co.jp.
Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. ST1 Series and G-Force Protection are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. 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. 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.