750GB Seagate Hard DriveSeagate Press Release
First-ever 750GB External Hard Drive can Store it all – Your Entire Digital Music, Movie, Photo and Data Libraries in the Same Desk Space as a Stapler
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.—27 April 2006— Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world’s number one hard drive maker, today introduced the world’s first three-quarter Terabyte external hard drive – the Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive. As the newest addition to Seagate’s award winning line of consumer products, the stylish 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive is designed to offer the most convenient way for consumers to store all of their treasured digital content right on their desktop. For the first time, digital aficionados can easily manage their ever-increasing digital content on one small desktop device that can hold all of the following: 15,000 digital songs, 15,000 digital photos, 50 hours of home videos, 50 computer games, and 25 DVD movies – with 300GB of additional space left over to easily backup their notebook and desktop computers. What previously would have resided on multiple hard drives in a large enclosure on the floor has now been replaced by Seagate with a sleek, stylish desktop design that takes up as little space as a tape dispenser.
“Our lives are increasingly dependent on digital content…” said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate Branded Solutions. “…digital music, photos, movies and documents are the currency of the new millennium. Seagate is changing the rules and providing new solutions for collecting, storing and protecting the artifacts of our digital age, and doing so in ways that more easily fit our lifestyles.”
A Digital Content Vault on Your Desk
We live in an On-Demand World where digital content has become more readily available for all aspects of our digital lives – in the hand, the home, the car, the office – and it requires massive amounts of affordable storage in products that fit well with our increasingly miniaturized and mobile electronics. As evidenced by the shift to smaller desktop and laptop computers, today’s storage solutions need to combine ever-larger capacities into smaller, lighter weight packages. The Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive includes easy-to-use backup software that protects your system and data files with a simple touch of a button on the drive. The Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive also includes USB 2.0 and Firewire 1394 connections to provide a wide range of connectivity choices for people with different computing platforms and sports a sleek design incorporating a sturdy, non-slip stand for vertical desktop placement plus the ability to stack multiple drives on top of one another, creating a massive, multi-Terabyte desktop storage system in approximately a 7 by 7 inch footprint.
Built on the Barracuda 7200.10 – Industry’s leading combination of performance, capacity and reliability
The 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive is the first 3.5-inch external drive to use Seagate’s revolutionary perpendicular recording technology. It is based on the newly announced Barracuda 7200.10 family, with industry-leading data density of up to 188 Gigabytes per disc. Seagate’s unmatched data density delivers the best reliability and performance of any PC hard drive in its class.
Availability and Pricing
The Seagate 750GB Pushbutton Back-up Hard Drive will be available May 2006 and will retail for $559.
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 http://www.seagate.com.
Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are U.S. registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Barracuda is either a trademark or registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC. 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.