Jan 08, 2007

Seagate Debuts Chic, Mobile Storage for Mac Lovers

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - To address a growing desire to safely store, transport, protect and manage content between multiple computing devices, Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX), the leader in hard disc drives and consumer storage and backup solutions, today announced that its Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition is now compatible with the Apple® operating system. The sleek storage and backup solution lets creative Mac aficionados quickly and easily transport, enjoy, back up and synchronize their video files, photos, music tracks and any other digital content stored on their desktop or laptop at home, in the office or studio or while they’re working on location.  

The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition is the first mobile storage solution that ships with a complete set of software to protect digital content, including automated backup, data protection and file synchronization. Using the automated backup software, Mac users can now ensure that all their files are automatically backed up on a set schedule or with the touch of a button. With synchronization, business travelers can be sure that both their home and office Macs are up to date with the latest files and new digital content. For data protection, the compact storage solution provides Maxtor DriveLock®, embedded firmware that further restricts data access if the drive is ever lost or stolen, even if the internal hard drive is removed and attached to another computer. 

“Our retailers and distributors are eager to supply the Mac market with a reliable portable storage solution for anyone who needs to carry and access their digital content while on the go – in addition to backing up and managing content between multiple locations,” said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Branded Solutions. “Our Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition integrates needed security with intuitive software features that make it incredibly easy to manage and protect valuable files and media content.”

The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition features a fashionable metallic design, and comes equipped with black rubber side panels that provide non-skid “feet” and added vibration protection. Its compact size and weight of less than eight ounces allows it to be easily stowed and transported in a purse, backpack or briefcase. As a special treat for this year’s Macworld attendees, Seagate will be raffling off a limited supply of the specially-designed mobile storage solutions coated with a San Francisco-themed GelaSkin®, a premium-grade vinyl coating that lets owners customize their portable storage with graphics and protect the surface from scratches.

The Maxtor OneTouch III Mini Edition is available now at major retailers, distributors and online stores, as well as at www.maxstore.com. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP’s) are $129.99 for 80GB, $169.99 for 120GB and $229.99 for 160GB. Please visit www.maxtorsolutions.com for more information, including local distribution channels and retail outlets.

Check out Seagate Podcasts

To learn more about mobile storage and backup best practices, and to hear more about the world’s broadest line of external, portable and network storage solutions directly from Seagate Branded Solutions experts, you can access a variety of podcasts, now archived and available online at http://www.podtech.net/seagate.

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 www.seagate.com.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Maxtor, Maxtor OneTouch and Maxtor DriveLock are either 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. 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. 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.

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