Jul 16, 2008

Seagate® FreeAgent™ Pro Hard Drive Wins Top Design Award

The Seagate® FreeAgent™ Pro external hard drive has received a prestigious ‘red dot’ award for product design, it was announced today. The international ‘red dot’ design award ranks among the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world. Consisting of internationally renowned designers and design-experts, the ‘red dot’ jury was delighted with the unique espresso-brown and amber coloured product saying that its “visual language . . . lets it appear not so much as a technical product but rather as an article of daily use with a cozy and warm look.

Each year an international jury reviews and evaluates the products submitted according to criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality and quality. This ensures the seriousness of the competition and its international acceptance. Then, the award-winning products are put before an international public in the red dot design museum in Essen, Germany.

“We created our FreeAgent products to shake up the external storage category and the design of the products is central to this aim, so Seagate is delighted to have won this prestigious award,” said Brian Dexheimer, president of Seagate’s Consumer Solutions division. “Receiving this commendation from the ‘red dot’ jury is a great endorsement of our approach.”

FreeAgent Pro storage solutions provide creative professionals and anyone who’s serious about their digital content the freedom to stay connected to it. The products combine desktop and online solutions that let you access your content from virtually anywhere and share it with virtually anyone. FreeAgent Pro solutions provide an entirely new way to interact with and manage digital content, providing much more than just storage. The Seagate FreeAgent Pro is available in a range of capacities of up to one terabyte and a range of interfaces for connectivity with both Mac and Windows platforms.

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing and Consumer Solutions. Seagate’s business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader 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 http://www.seagate.com.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other countries. FreeAgent is either a trademark or registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to hard drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data storage. Actual quantities will vary based on various factors, including file size, file format, features and application software. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.