Sep 24, 2007
Seagate is providing the support necessary to deliver the latest, most powerful PCs, notebooks, and backup storage solutions for its broad base of customers. Among other benefits, these new resources help system builders match the Seagate desktop, notebook or external hard drive to the right version of Windows Vista - Ultimate, Home Premium, Home Basic, Business, and Enterprise - and build systems tailored to their customers' application requirements.
"Microsoft is pleased Seagate is offering drives that help increase Windows Vista users' productivity by offering high-capacity, easy to access storage solutions for valuable data," said Trina Carlstrom, senior product manager at Microsoft. "We are glad Seagate is continuing these efforts and supporting the channel with a range of initiatives and programs."
With Windows Vista, end users can create, store, share and protect large amounts of information, driving the need for systems with high-capacity storage. Windows Vista lets users:
Connect, work efficiently, and carry and share content using mobile devices, laptop computers and wireless networks
Accelerate restoring a complete PC or updating a new computer
Streamline automatically scheduled and network backups Find, manage and archive email more easily through new search capabilities
Manage and store large amounts of photo files
Enjoy sophisticated, graphics-rich games
"The combination of Seagate storage and Windows Vista, coupled with Seagate's comprehensive sales and marketing support, is a boon for solution providers," said Todd Swank, VP of Marketing at Nortech, one of the largest white-box system builders in the U.S. "This powerful mix promises to help us increase revenue and margins with new and existing customers, offer custom storage solutions built on Windows Vista, support and protect the increased amount of a user's digital content through Windows Vista’s new features, and expand our consulting and support services."
Personal computers powered by Seagate's Barracuda family of drives are especially suited for use with Windows Vista, providing up to 1TB of storage and enabling users to expand the capabilities of desktop PCs in the home and office. Momentus 5400 PSD, Seagate's 2.5-inch hybrid hard drive combining traditional rotating storage with flash memory, delivers faster boot-up and performance when running Windows Vista in laptop PCs. And with Seagate's FreeAgent family of external drives, backup/restore, storage transport, and expansion capabilities of any system are enhanced further with Windows Vista.
Seagate's storage sales and marketing toolkit serves as a valuable and customizable resource, enabling solution providers to better educate, market and sell the reliable and capacity-rich solutions their customers want. The kit includes a range of reference materials including white papers, brochures, sell sheets, a solutions guide, fact sheets, and FAQs. The program, offered exclusively through the Seagate Partner Program (SPP), a channel program that is consistently reviewed as one of the best in the industry, is designed to help solution providers close more sales and deliver better support. For information about the SPP including information on how to sign up to become a member, visit spp.seagate.com.
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 www.seagate.com.
Seagate and Seagate Technology are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. The Wave logo, Barracuda and FreeAgent are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliates. 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.