Nov 27, 2006

Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition Voted Best in Tech for 2006

Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX), the leader in hard disc drives and innovative consumer storage and backup solutions, announced today that its Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition was named Best Portable Hard Drive by Computer Shopper Magazine in its annual Top 100 Ultimate Guide featured in the November issue. The Maxtor solution's winning criteria included portability, ease of use, and robust features. Every year Computer Shopper editors pick the Top 100 systems, hardware, gadgets, software and Web services that were released to make "tech shopping during the upcoming holiday season easy for gift givers and rewarding for recipients." The full list of winners can be found at

"Being recognized for excellence is not only an honor, but makes a statement about our commitment to quality and our desire to provide consumers with the most powerful, yet simple-to-use external storage solutions on the market," said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Branded Solutions. "Our Maxtor OneTouch solutions have proven to be an essential computer backup tool for many personal, professional and business users alike. This award is another proof point that our consumers are getting high-quality storage solutions from a brand they can trust."

Perfect for the holidays, the Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition makes a great gift for road warriors needing simple data storage, protection and security that an on-the-go lifestyle demands. Also, as the holiday travel season begins the Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition provides portable data storage for the influx of holiday photos and videos of family and friends. To share photos, documents or music, simply plug the Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition's USB 2.0 interface into a PC, and you have instant access to your content.

Weighing less than 8 ounces, the Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition features capacities of up to 160GB, and comes equipped with award-winning automated backup and restore software, a data sync feature that automatically synchronizes files between two or more computer systems on the same operating platform, and Maxtor DriveLock and 256-bit encryption for two levels of additional security. Another innovation feature now standard across Maxtor's third-generation external storage family is a system rollback feature that reverts a PC's applications and operating system to a healthier point in time, while preserving current data. Suggested retail price for the Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition portable storage solution is $119.99 (60GB) to $199.99 (160GB). Worldwide availability varies by region. Please visit for more information.

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