Make Your Move to Windows 8 with Seagate

  Make Your Move to Windows 8 with Seagate

              Upgrade to the New OS and Take Your Files with You

Business Wire

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- October 26, 2012

With the consumer availability of Microsoft Windows 8 operating system,
Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) is helping to make the move as seamless
as possible for those making the upgrade. Seagate^® Backup Plus family of
drives is the essential upgrade tool to ensure that all your important files
make the move with you. All of Seagate’s external storage devices are
compatible with current Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, and will also
work with the new Windows 8 OS.

Make your move to Windows 8 with Seagate Backup Plus (Graphic: Business Wire)

Make your move to Windows 8 with Seagate Backup Plus (Graphic: Business Wire)

According to Gartner’s Forecast Analysis: PC OS Market, Worldwide, 2008-2015,
2011 Update, July 2011; “By the end of 2012 it is expected that 9.6 million of
the installed base of personal computers will run Windows 8 and by 2013, it is
predicted that 193.2 million personal computers in use will be running Windows

Without a doubt the Windows 8 launch is the most exciting upgrade of the year
for the PC market. But before you make the upgrade, it is critical that you
perform a back up, or, to put it more succinctly, pack up all your photos,
music, movies, financial records and other important documents. Sometimes
things get lost in a move and a Seagate Backup Plus hard drive can be your
protection plan. This award-winning external hard drive from Seagate makes the
task of backup and migrating of important data and content simple. Back up
doesn’t need to be complicated and Seagate is making it easier than it has
ever been.

Seagate Backup Plus hard drives featuring the Seagate Dashboard backup
software removes the barriers to performing back up and content preservation
by making it as easy as possible. With just a click of an icon, computer files
are replicated onto a Backup Plus drive. Once you’ve performed the upgrade to
Windows 8 or purchased a new computer, Backup Plus is ready to be put to work
on your new system with all of your files. Additionally, after migrating your
files, Seagate Backup Plus drives can also be set up using the new Windows 8
backup feature, File History.

Seagate Backup Plus Storage

Available immediately from Amazon, Best Buy and other retailers including, Seagate Backup Plus drives are available in capacities of 500GB,
750GB and 1TB capacities for portable drives and 1TB to 4TB for Backup Plus
Desktop drives.

This family of external storage is available in red, blue, silver and black
for the portable 2.5-inch form factor with manufacturer’s suggested retail
prices by capacity: 500GB, $109.99; 750GB, $119.99 and 1TB, $129.99. The
Backup Plus Desktop 3.5-inch drive: 1TB, $129.99; 2TB, $159.99; 3TB, $179.99
and 4TB, $239.99 MSRP.

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