Nov 14, 2006

Seagate Wins 2007 International CES Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the leader in hard disc drives and consumer storage and backup solutions, announced today that its Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server has received a 2007 CES Best of Innovations Award in the Mobile/Home Office category from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the premier consumer electronics organization with about two thousand member companies.1 Selected from hundreds of products, this year's award winners were officially announced today at the CES New York Press Preview, featuring CES Unveiled@NY.

Now in its tenth year, the Best of Innovations Awards are given to the most outstanding products in all facets of the consumer technology industry. A preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the trade press evaluate qualifying products based on user value, novel features, contributions to quality of life and innovative design attributes.

The Seagate Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server features a new innovative design, capacities up to 500GB and support for multiple PCs and Macintosh computers. Mirra includes a free online service so users can remotely access and share files securely and selectively with friends, family and co-workers - anytime, anywhere - over the Internet. Mirra also provides continuous, automatic backup so that users can rest assured in knowing that their data is safely backed up, including previous versions of files archived back in time. When working within a group, Mirra also automatically synchronizes data between computers so that multiple users can easily work with the exact same copy of a file. For added protection, your computers' data backed up to the Mirra is protected by Seagate's three-year, MirraGuard Data Guarantee. If your Mirra server is unable to recover data lost off your system, Seagate will assist you in recovering the data, and even spend up to $1,000 for forensic data recovery services to make sure your data is restored.

"Small business owners and connected families need a solution to protect, share and access their valuable data that is simple to install and easy to use. That's what we've delivered with Mirra," said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Branded Solutions. "Being recognized with the premier design award at CES reflects our legacy of innovation and commitment in delivering the most powerful, intuitive and reliable storage and backup solutions on the market. Seagate continues to make it easier to access and protect data from wherever, whenever."

This new award for Mirra builds on prior accolades, including the 2005 Technology Product of the Year Award by Small Business Technology Magazine (SBTM) and notoriety from PC Magazine for being one of the 2005 Best Products of the Year.

The Seagate Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server comes in two storage capacities, 320GB ($499.99 MSRP) and 500GB ($599.99 MSRP) models, and is available at major retail outlets nationwide and at Photos of Mirra Sync and Share can be found here. For more information on the full line of award-winning Seagate storage and backup solutions, visit or

Seagate at CES
Stop by and visit Seagate at CES, January 8-11 in Las Vegas (South Hall, Booth #30659). Seagate will be demonstrating its Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server as well as showing its complete line of innovative consumer electronics and retail branded solutions.

Check out Seagate Podcasts
To hear more about Seagate and the Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server, please access recent podcasts, as well as a variety of other Seagate podcasts on products, trends, tips and best practices, that are now archived and available online at

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

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Mirra is a trademark or registered trademark 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. 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 The Innovations Design and Engineering Award is based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.