May 14, 2007

Seagate Launches FreeAgent Family of Data Movers in Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand - Continuing a tradition of innovative and unique storage solutions, Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) announced today the availability of its FreeAgent™ family of data movers in Thailand.

Seagate is not only revolutionizing the way consumers stay connected to their content anywhere, anytime, but is also enabling them to personalize their digital experience with easy-to-use lifestyle tools. With a distinctive blend of integrated content management software and an elegant, sophisticated design, the new FreeAgent™ family of data movers is both stylish and functional to match consumers' digital lifestyles.

Ensuring the highest product quality and reliability, all Seagate FreeAgent™ desktop and portable solutions feature an unmatched five-year limited warranty, and are now available in Thailand via the company's distributor, Synnex (Thailand) Co Ltd, and major IT retailers across the country.

"With the FreeAgent™ family of data movers, Seagate is moving beyond traditional storage. As the digital generation creates and consumes increasing amounts of content, consumers are demanding user-friendly storage solutions that provide anytime, anywhere access to match their on-the-go lifestyles," said Kevin Lee, Seagate managing director of Channel Sales and Marketing in Asia Pacific. "Our FreeAgent™ family of data movers is an exquisite offering of storage solutions, both beautiful and functional, blending aesthetics and digital content management tools into a seamless device for work or home. It's literally about being able to escape the confines of your desktop or your laptop - and have your content available to you where you need and when you need it."

Seagate continues to provide dynamic solutions that not only store but also manage, access and protect digital content. Seagate has developed revolutionary perpendicular recording technology to provide vast capacity in a device with a footprint no bigger than a stapler. The ultra-slim design and base-mounted cables make it easy to keep your desk free of clutter, and their unique espresso-brown color with molten amber illumination adds sophistication to your desktop. Below is a summary of the FreeAgent™ family of data movers that are now available at major retailers in Thailand:

FreeAgent™ Pro
FreeAgent™ Pro data movers provide prosumers, creative professionals and anyone who's serious about their digital content the freedom to stay connected to it. They combine desktop and online solutions that let you access your content from anywhere, share it with anyone, and sync it to almost anything. The fully integrated solution allows consumers to automatically synchronize content they select wherever they want it - like automatically transferring your latest project files to a flash drive, copying email and contacts from Microsoft Outlook to an iPod® or quickly syncing an entire 'My Documents' folders to the FreeAgent™ Pro. FreeAgent™ Pro data movers provide an entirely new way to interact with and manage digital content, providing much more than just storage. In addition to the full suite of software tools, every FreeAgent™ Pro data mover includes access to your own private Seagate Internet Drive, an online service that provides a "24/7 ATM" to post, access and share your favorite files from anywhere using the Web. The FreeAgent™ Pro data mover will include a trial offer of 500 megabytes of online space, which is free of charge for the first six months and upgradeable anytime. Access to the Seagate Internet Drive will be password-protected, so users can safely provide access to their content to trusted friends and family.

With a consumer-friendly interface and integrated software tools, FreeAgent™ Pro data movers are simple and easy to use. All FreeAgent™ Pro data movers include a revolutionary, interchangeable modular interface system that provides both a combo USB 2.0 and eSATA interface (standard), or dual FireWire® 400 ports for easy connection to a variety of computing devices. Their ultra-slim design and base-mounted cables make it easy to keep your desk free of clutter and their unique, brushed aluminum espresso-brown color with molten amber illumination add sophistication to your desktop. Their extra-quiet design allows them to live peacefully in homes or offices. The recommended retail price (RRP) in Thailand for the FreeAgent™ Pro is US$199.99 (320GB), US$279.99 (500 GB) and US$399.99 (750GB) for the standard combo module; and US$229.99 (320GB), US$299.99 (500 GB) and US$419.99 (750GB) for the dual FireWire 400 version.

FreeAgent™ Go
Designed for college students, mobile consumers and business professionals, the new Seagate FreeAgent™ Go makes anywhere-computing possible by putting your desktop in the palm of your hands. Unlike many portable storage solutions that merely store, protect or synchronize files between PCs, they give you the freedom to carry your computing environment with you - including Web favorites, passwords and settings, IM, email, contacts and digital files - without having to haul around your laptop or desktop PC. Simply plug a FreeAgent™ Go data mover into any Windows computer's USB 2.0 port at work, the airport, a business center, a coffee shop, or a friend's house so that you have your personal computing experience with you wherever you go.

When finished, your private information and personalized settings are stored on the FreeAgent™ Go data mover, not on the host computer. For example, young adults or college students can have their own portable computing environment separate from the families' computer, keeping downloaded files separate. And, when unplugged, you leave no trace on the host computer - no passwords, no files, and no Web history. File encryption is provided for additional data security, and you can synchronize any digital file from any number of computers at the home or office. They can run more than 100 free and pay-to-use applications on any PC without installing or storing programs on borrowed computers.

The tiny solution sports a sleek compact design that easily fit into a shirt, pants or jacket pocket The RRP for FreeAgent™ Go is US$129.99 (80GB), US$159.99 (120GB) and US$189.99 (160GB).

FreeAgent™ Desktop
Designed for a broad array of computer users, from corporate and small business professionals to prosumers and students, FreeAgent™ desktop drives are ideal for anyone needing a simple way to extend their digital treasure chest of photos, movies, music, games and documents. It provides simple add-on storage for people to gather and access their content in one place. They are PC and Mac compatible with a USB 2.0 interface for easy connection. RRPs for the FreeAgent™ Desktop is US$149.99 (250GB), US$169.99 (320GB) and US$249.99 (500GB)

For further information on Seagate's FreeAgent™ family of data movers, consumers can log on to www.seagate.com.

About Seagate Technology
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 www.seagate.com.

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