Oct 16, 2007

Seagate Hits the Road on Third Annual Digital Experience Tour, with Special Appearances by the Frag Dolls

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), today announced the launch of its third annual Digital Experience Tour spanning 12 cities across the United States. For the next four months, Seagate will bring its interactive gaming and digital storage showcase to local malls in cities including: Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Jose, Seattle and Washington DC. The tour will kick off on Friday, October 19 at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN and will feature several daily gaming tournaments with prizes ranging from a Maxtor OneTouch™ 4 Mini digital storage solution to one of 3 exciting console or PC game titles.

The interactive digital experience tour will feature the world’s most popular gaming consoles and Alienware PC gaming kiosks, for exciting tournament play and to showcase the added benefits of using hard disc drives to provide the ultimate gaming experience. Additionally, Seagate will showcase its external storage solutions, including both the Seagate FreeAgent™ and Maxtor OneTouch 4 product lines. As more and more of your personal “stuff” is going digital – from music, movies and video to family photos and work files – Seagate FreeAgent and Maxtor OneTouch 4 product lines are unique solutions that not only safeguard your content but also let you manage it in simple, new ways making them the perfect gift for the holidays.

“Hard disc drives are at the center of today’s digital experience, and Seagate serves as the essential connection between people and their content,” said David Burks, sr. director of product line management for Consumer Electronics. “As people increasingly utilize digital storage for their gaming, entertainment and personal stuff, Seagate is there to provide the capacity, reliability and performance needed for all types of digital content.”

Members of the world’s best professional female gaming team, the Frag Dolls, will be making guest appearances at three stops during the Digital Experience Mall Tour – New York, Dallas and Las Vegas. During their appearances, the Frag Dolls will meet and greet fans – before “pwning” them in some head-to-head tournaments via Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® 2 and the highly anticipated release of Naruto™: Rise of a Ninja 1. Lucky contenders who are skilled enough to avoid getting fragged will be rewarded with a Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to participate in the Seagate Digital Experience Tour and play against gamers across the country over the next several months on a variety of popular Ubisoft games,” shared Ashley Jenkins, Frag Doll Team member aka Jinx. “We hope to use this tour to help educate gamers about the importance of a quality hard drive in engineering the best possible gaming experience, a lesson that has helped us improve our game.”

Seagate Hard Drives Enrich Your Gaming Experience
Seagate LD25™ series hard drives fuel the hottest gaming consoles by providing the power to unleash new features that increase gaming realism, excitement and customization. And the Seagate Barracuda® 7200.11 hard drive delivers the most powerful PC gaming performance, allowing gamers to deploy multiple drives in a RAID 0 configuration for extreme gaming action. With up to 1TB of capacity, Seagate Barracuda hard drives offer enough storage for up to 65 quality games and the Seagate fluid-dynamic bearing motors offer whisper-quiet operation so all you hear is the thrills of the game itself.  

Effortless Data Protection and Security
Built on a long tradition of experience with simple and robust storage solutions, the new Maxtor OneTouch 4 family makes data protection and security effortless with innovative, easy-to-use software tools that make a once complex task, simple. These intuitive new data protection tools include: the ability to perform multiple-computer data synchronization, drag-and-drop encryption and a bare metal system restore. In the event of a fatal crash or virus attack, Maxtor’s SafetyDrill™, the new bare metal system restore feature, allows the nearly instantaneous restoration of an entire computer ensuring access to files even in a time of crisis.

The Maxtor OneTouch 4 product line sports a new industrial design that conveys security and an enhanced graphical interface to provide a new level of consistency and ease of use. The new design of the Maxtor OneTouch 4 external hard drives is visually reassuring with its aesthetically appealing “vault-like” appearance. Reinforcing Seagate’s commitment to providing durable and innovative storage solutions, these good-looking reliable data protectors feature improved acoustics, optimized convection cooling systems, and an inner disc drive casing and shock mounts for additional drive protection.

Seagate Digital Experience Tour Schedule

Minneapolis , MN , Mall of America October 19 - 21

Cleveland , OH, Westfield SouthPark October 26 – 28

Philadelphia , PA, Plaza King of Prussia November 2 – 4

New York , NY , Willowbrook November 9 – 11

Boston , MA , The Mall at Rockingham November 16 – 18

Washington DC , Tysons November 23 – 25

Dallas , TX , Town East November 30 – December 2

Denver , CO, Southwest Plaza December 7 – 9

Los Angeles , CA, Westfield Topanga December 14 – 16

San Jose , CA, Westfield Valley Fair December 21 – 23

Seattle , WA , Alderwood December 28 – 30

Las Vegas , NV , The Fashion Show January 7 - 10

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. LD25 Series, Barracuda, SoftSonic, FreeAgent and Maxtor OneTouch are 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.

1 During the Dallas and Las Vegas appearances.

© 2007 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, the Soldier Icon, Ubisoft, Ubi.com and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the US and/or other countries. PC version developed by GRIN.

NARUTO: Rise of a Ninja. © 2007 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Ubisoft, Ubi.com, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. NARUTO artwork and elements © 2002 MASASHI KISHIMOTO. All rights reserved. Published and distributed by Ubisoft Entertainment under license from VIZ Media LLC. Microsoft, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, and the Xbox logos are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.