Nov 05, 2007

Seagate Powers New Windows Home Server with Cutting-Edge Storage that Helps Users Organize, Share and Grow their Digital Experiences

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that its leading-edge hard drives, the heart of the digital lifestyle, will power Microsoft’s new Windows Home Server with the highest levels of storage capacity, performance and reliability inside and outside the box.

The Windows Home Server is a new Microsoft software solution that gives families with more than one personal computer an easy way to protect, centralize and share photos, home video, music and documents. A key benefit of Windows Home Server is simple expansion of a single pool of storage to keep growing archives of digital content more secure, organized and accessible from anywhere. Seagate’s Barracuda® disc drive, the world’s most popular desktop PC hard drive; the DB35™ disc drive series, whisper-quiet products designed for digital video recorders (DVRs); and the company’s external storage devices – all in capacities of up to 1 terabyte (TB) – provide ideal solutions for Windows Home Server storage.

Windows Home Server is available within hardware solutions from leading system builders. Consumers using these solutions are able to easily add storage capacity to Windows Home Server by installing Seagate 3.5-inch internal hard drives in extra home server drive bays and plugging in Seagate’s FreeAgent® and the new Maxtor OneTouch® 4 external solutions to home server USB ports.

Seagate storage delivers the performance, capacity and reliability required for Windows Home Server to:

* Provide peace of mind through automatic daily backups of a family’s digital content, as well as easy restoration of files or an entire PC,
* Allow family members to access and share documents, video, photos and music from any Web-enabled PC when away from home,
* Centralize and organize digital content with familiar shared folders created by subject or topic so the whole family can stay connected and enjoy content together,
* Expand storage capacity by simply connecting a new Seagate hard drive to keep pace with growing digital lifestyles.

“Windows Home Server is all about helping families protect their digital content, and more easily share and enjoy it together,” said Steven VanRoekel, director of Windows Server Solutions at Microsoft. “Storage expandability, performance and reliability are critical to the product’s capabilities, so Microsoft is pleased to have the strong support of Seagate and its storage technology.”

Backed by Seagate’s industry-leading five-year warranty, the 7200-rpm Barracuda disc drive family provides the high throughput, low cost-per-gigabyte and high-capacity required for multi-user systems such as home media servers and low-cost servers for small offices. The Barracuda 7200.11, Seagate’s newest desktop hard drive, packs 1TB of data on just four discs to provide cool operating temperatures and low power consumption, which help extend drive life. Barracuda disc drives are also ideal for single-user systems such as desktop PC RAID, digital editing, hot-rod gaming, single-drive external storage and consumer PCs.

The DB35 disc drive family combines virtually silent operation, high performance optimized for media recording streaming, and a high shock rating for reliable integration. The drives remain the top choice for manufacturers that deliver systems fueling the digital entertainment revolution.

The Seagate FreeAgent and Maxtor OneTouch 4 families provide the ideal external storage solution for on-demand, secure access to important digital content, delivering plug-and-play storage expansion for personal computers and home media servers.

“Seagate is helping Windows Home Server customers protect, centralize and share their most treasured memories and valuable digital information,” said Marc Jourlait, vice president of Global Marketing at Seagate. “Seagate storage allows computer makers to offer high-performance Windows Home Servers that are quiet enough for the living room, small enough to fit on a bookshelf and scalable to store a lifetime of memories.”

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. 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

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