Sep 07, 2006

Seagate Delivers Firewire 800 Solution for Mac Market

Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX), the world's leading supplier of hard disc drives, announced that it will start shipping a triple-interface, pre-formatted, HFS+ Mac version of its Maxtor OneTouch(tm) III external storage and backup solution in the Japanese market. Ideal for creative professionals, computer power users and digital content creators, the Maxtor OneTouch III external storage solution with a FireWire 800 interface delivers up to 800Mbit per second data transfer rates to quickly transfer and store high-resolution graphics, digital audio/video, heavy multimedia files, photos and more.

Capacities of the new triple-interface, FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 Maxtor OneTouch III solutions are 200GB, 300GB, 320GB and 500GB. Award-winning software tools integrated into the entire Maxtor OneTouch III family of products include the ability to automatically backup and easily restore data, synchronize data between two or more computers and a System Rollback feature that helps return PC systems to a healthier state after a damaging spyware attack. Additional value added features include:

* Simple user-friendly interface to set up and manage data backup, file archiving and system settings
* Plug and play storage
* Customizable Maxtor OneTouch button
* Added data security with Maxtor DriveLock(tm), which password-protects contents on the drive if it is lost or stolen (optional)
* Innovative industrial design with improved acoustics, an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts for additional durability and drive protection
* Fully bootable on a Mac running OS X system software using one of the FireWire interfaces. No additional software or hardware is required

"Seagate strongly encourages users to protect their important and valuable data. Digital entertainment and data have become absolutely integral to our everyday lives, for people and businesses, but the vast majority of us still don't protect valuable files by backing them up," said Tom Kobayashi, president of Nippon Seagate, Inc. "At Seagate, we strive to bring innovative solutions to market for both Mac and PC users that make it simple to expand, share, and protect their digital lives. Our Maxtor OneTouch III family is designed from the inside out to be the easiest, most trustworthy way to back up and store photos, videos, games, music, business data and personal information."

The complete family of Maxtor OneTouch III external storage and backup solutions are available through major retailers, distributors and online stores. For more information or to find a local retail store, please visit

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 in English and in Japanese.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Maxtor 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. The Maxtor OneTouch solution serves as an element of an overall backup strategy. When referring to drive capacity one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one megabyte, or MB, equals one million bytes. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting.