Jun 24, 2009

Seagate's New FreeAgent For Mac Delivers Performance, Capacity And Style

Delivering on the specialized requirements of the Mac community, Seagate (NASDAQ: STX) today introduced an advanced line-up of mobile and desktop FreeAgent for Mac storage solutions and accessories: the FreeAgent Go™ Go for Mac USB, FreeAgent Go Pro™ for Mac, the 2TB FreeAgent Desk™ for Mac and FreeAgent Go Dock ™, a powered USB hub and dock for the FreeAgent Go drive. Providing a complete storage toolkit for today's creative professionals, such as web designers, musicians and graphic artists, as well as multimedia enthusiasts, these enhanced FreeAgent for Mac external hard drives each include performance and capacity improvements to help store, record, protect and share creative inspirations. 

“Performance is all that counts when I record,” said Rami Jaffee, award-winning keyboard player for the Wallflowers and Foo Fighters. “I can depend on Seagate hard drives for quality and convenience. When recording, a song could take up to a few gigabytes, but the fact that I can have a whole record ready for me to attack and record on a slim external hard drive is so convenient that its value is immeasurable. ”

Higher performance means faster workflow, and that equals greater productivity for creative professionals who work with digital video, music, photography and graphic arts. The FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac drive clocks in at 7200RPMs to deliver lightening fast performance and throughput with FireWire 800 and a step down cable to FireWire 400 for those that need higher-data transfer, making production and editing of large multi-media files a breeze.

Along with the new FreeAgent for Mac product offerings, Seagate also unveiled a new docking accessory for the FreeAgent Go portable storage solution. The new FreeAgent Go Dock connects directly to your Mac OS X or Windows computer, allowing access to all the content stored on a FreeAgent Go or FreeAgent Go for Mac USB external hard drives without having to fumble for cables or find an available USB port each time the drive is connected. When docked, the FreeAgent Go drive is held upright to optimize desk space while editing, syncing or backing-up files. This new dock also provides the benefit of a powered USB hub with three additional USB ports to connect digital cameras and other USB peripherals to one’s system.

“Whether your passion is music, photography, film or design, creative professionals and enthusiasts alike need high-quality storage solutions to keep their inspired creations safe and secure,” says Terry Cunningham, senior vice president, Seagate Branded Solutions. “These latest FreeAgent® for Mac offerings provide the perfect instrument to store, back up and protect your creations.” 

All Seagate FreeAgent for Mac solutions come formatted as HSF for Mac OS X and are Time Machine ready.

FreeAgent Go™ Drive for Mac USB
The new Seagate FreeAgent Go for Mac USB storage solution is a USB 2.0. Seagate FreeAgent Go Drive for Mac is available this month for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $99.99 USD for 250GB, $119.99 USD for 320GB and $149.99 for 500GB.

FreeAgent Go Pro™ for Mac Drive
The Seagate FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac storage solution is slim, compact and offers fast throughput with FireWire 800 or FireWire 400 connections and includes the required cables and dock. The Seagate FreeAgent Go Pro for Mac is available this month for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $129.99 USD for 250GB, $149.99 USD for 320GB and $189.99 for 500GB.

FreeAgent Go Dock ™
The Seagate FreeAgent Go Dock includes three available USB ports to act as a USB hub. The included protective case helps to keep the FreeAgent Go drive safe while on the road. The FreeAgent Go Dock accessory is available immediately for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $39.99 USD.

FreeAgent Desk™ Drive for Mac 2TB 
The high-capacity FreeAgent Desk drive for Mac 2TB features a brushed aluminum arctic silver finish that is a perfect match for the current iMac Desktop. With a FireWire 800/400 connection, the FreeAgent Desk for Mac 2TB is scheduled to be available in July for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $339.99 USD for 2TB.

More detailed product information and photos for the new FreeAgent for Mac offerings can be found at http://media.seagate.com/seagate-freeagent-media-kit/. To view a brief use case testimonial from Rami Jaffee, award-winning keyboard player for the Wallflowers and Foo Fighters, and Andrew “Mudrock” Murdock, technical engineer and producer for Godsmack, Riverboat Gamblers and Avenged Sevenfold, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBrBZIKHmcg