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Seagate Pocket Drive wins CES Innovations Award

  • 15 December, 2004 11:49

<p>Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX), the world’s leading developer of consumer electronics hard drives, announced today that the Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Hard Drive has won the 2005 CES Innovation Award, given by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the 2005 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to honor outstanding design and engineering excellence in consumer electronics. A panel of prominent industry designers, engineers and journalists judged more than 750 product entries on criteria including user value, aesthetics, innovative design, quality and contributions to the quality of life.</p>
<p>Seagate’s award-winning USB 2.0 Pocket Hard Drive can be seen at the 2005 International CES Innovations Showcase, at Innovations Plus in CES Central Plaza, in Las Vegas on January 6-9, 2005. Media are also invited to visit Seagate at CES Unveiled, the Official Press Event of CES, and discover the industry’s broadest line of innovative and fun external storage devices, including Seagate’s new CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive, the huge 400GB Seagate External Hard Drive with pushbutton backup, the 100GB Seagate Portable External Hard Drive and the CES award-winning Pocket Hard Drive. CES Unveiled is January 4, 2005 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at LVCC Room S226.</p>
<p>“After an unprecedented development effort, Seagate this year launched the industry’s broadest variety of new hard drives in history, including the first-of-its-kind Seagate Pocket Hard Drive, and targeting applications ranging from handheld music players to DVRs and other consumer electronics, notebook computers, PCs and servers,” said BanSeng Teh, Seagate’s vice president of Asia Sales and Marketing. “This CES Innovations Award reflects the important success we’ve seen this year in Seagate’s newest target markets, and our growing global leadership as the number one provider of consumer-friendly hard drive storage. Seagate’s unique capabilities, our broad technology portfolio and investments in leading-edge product design uniquely enable us to serve an industry of growing complexity, driven by new and varied customer trends.”</p>
<p>The new Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Hard Drive is the biggest small hard drive on the planet – it’s the world’s first external hard drive small enough for consumers to fit in their pockets or throw in a backpack. Safely encased in its sleek palm-sized shell, it’s as convenient as a USB thumb drive – but it offers an incredible 5GB of storage to conveniently carry a huge amount of digital music, photos, video, and business files.</p>
<p>The Seagate Pocket Hard Drive has a distinct round design just over two inches in diameter. Its shape is designed to move in and out of a pocket easily and enables a unique retractable USB cable, and its rubberized feet keep it steady on the desktop. With a shock resistant design, it delivers high performance, low power consumption and reliability. The Seagate Pocket Hard Drive even includes software for data security and easy content management, letting users safeguard files – or the entire drive – with password protection.</p>
<p>The Seagate USB 2.0 Pocket Hard Drive features a worry-free one-year warranty that covers all parts and labor, plus free technical support, even after the warranty ends.</p>
<p>Seagate’s inventive new USB 2.0 Pocket Hard Drives, and its entire range of external hard drives, are built on the world’s most advanced hard drive technology platforms from Seagate, and are designed to make data and digital content storage, backup and transfer more portable, more reliable and easier than ever to meet a variety of consumers’ computing needs. Seagate is at the forefront of rapidly evolving consumer storage trends – with these new drives, consumers now have better control of their data, video, music, digital photography, games and multimedia.</p>
<p>This product will soon be available at Harvey Norman, Harris Technology and major retail outlets throughout Australia.</p>
<p>A photo of the Seagate Pocket Hard Drive is available at CES Innovations 2005:
http://www.cesweb.org/shared_files/innovations/innovations_2004/3656/mainphoto3656.jpg</p>
<p>Photos of Seagate products are also available at Seagate’s web newsroom:
http://www.seagate.com/newsinfo/newsroom/photo/index.html</p>
<p>Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide range of Enterprise, PC, Notebook and Consumer Electronics applications. The company is committed to delivering 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.</p>
<p>For more editorial information please contact Pru Quinlan at Einsteinz Communications on (02) 9965 7227 or pru@einsteinz.com.au</p>
<p>Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are U.S. registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Specified storage capacities reflect standard configurations exclusive of operating system or other software formatting.</p>

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