Seagate is increasing the security and accessibility of digital content with new products being introduced during the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show. The new products and services include:
Maxtor BlackArmor storage solutions - a 160GB 2.5 inch portable external storage solution that features National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) certified encryption for the strongest commercially available data security on a consumer digital storage solution.
Employing SeagateSecure technology, this device is designed to keep content locked up in case the drive becomes lost or stolen. Maxtor BlackArmor drives are expected to be available in Q2 of 2008 for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of US$149.99. The drive also includes the Maxtor Manager software suite to provide automated schedule back up and multiple computer synchronization capabilities.
Maxtor Central Axis software - a software solution that provides a secure and convenient way to access and share content on a Maxtor Shared Storage II networked drive via a Web connection without breaching network firewalls. Maxtor Central Axis technology, is expected to be available in March, is designed for existing Maxtor Shared Storage II solutions, and will be available from the Maxtor Solutions website as a free download.
Digital Audio Video Experience (D.A.V.E.) technology - Seagate is collaborating with several companies, such as Sanyo, HarmanBecker, and PortoMedia to incorporate the D.A.V.E. technology platform into their applications, providing them with substantial wireless, mobile, storage capacity. D.A.V.E. technology will be incorporated into future HarmanBecker high-end automotive media servers, providing in-car storage for movies, music and games as well as a platform for individuals to customize their digital content. In other applications, D.A.V.E. technology will allow quick and easy downloads of standard and high-definition movies, TV programs, music and more as part of a portable media delivery system with PortoMedia; it will also provide high-definition digital video storage for one of the market's leading digital movie cameras, the Sanyo Xacti Digital Movie Camera.
FreeAgent storage solutions - Seagate's FreeAgent family of storage products will offer increased capacities and provide cross-platform compatibility, with support for the Apple Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. In the first quarter of 2008, FreeAgent Pro hard drives will be available with up to 1TB storage, and provide desktop and online support that allows users to easily manage their digital files, share them with almost anyone, and sync them.
The compact FreeAgent Go drive will be available with up to 250GB capacity in the first quarter of 2008.
PipelineHD Series hard drives - a new family of purpose-built hard disc drives for Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) will initially be offered with capacities ranging from 320GB all the way up to 1TB. PipelineHD Series media-optimized hard drives are capable of operating at drive case temperatures of up to 75 degrees C, improving system reliability and increasing the field life of DVRs and home media centers.
The drives also offer virtually silent operation and the high performance required for HD streaming and peak power efficiency. PipelineHD Series drives' Vista Logo Certification will provide DVR and Media Center manufacturers with a wide range of options to meet the requirements of all their customer segments.