Organize Your Home with Seagate Central Shared Storage

  Organize Your Home with Seagate Central Shared Storage

New Award-winning, Simplified Network Backup Solution Easily Brings Access and
                          Sharing to All Your Files

2013 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 6, 2013

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW — Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX) today
announced, its next-generation, networked home storage solution, Seagate^®
Central shared storage, the first storage device to feature a Smart TV app for
access to files on the big screen. A CES 2013 Innovations Honoree, Seagate
Central delivers automatic backup for the entire home, access to digital
movies and music from networked devices, as well as remote access from outside
a home network. Seagate has also taken a new step in making Central storage a
low-profile horizontal design, which takes cues from home entertainment and
looks great in any living room.

Organize your home with Seagate Central shared storage (Photo: Business Wire)

Organize your home with Seagate Central shared storage (Photo: Business Wire)

Simple, Central – Multi-Computer Backup

Seagate built this product for simplicity. By focusing on the number one need
for homes with more than one computer, Seagate designed an easy, centralized
backup for each computer in the home, regardless of operating system. Seagate
retooled the software and user experience for the Seagate Central shared
storage so that it seamlessly provides a backup for each system on a home
network, even in a mixed platform environment of Windows OS and Mac OS X
computers. In addition to automatic and continuous backup of all the computers
in a home, Seagate Central can also backup photos and videos directly from
Facebook, a feature first introduced in the award-winning Backup Plus line of
external drives.

“This is the ideal backup solution for the family of today, who increasingly
have multiple computers, tablets and smart phones,” said Scott Horn, vice
president of marketing at Seagate. “We focused on what would make Central easy
to use in a home setting. Consumers will find Central storage is easy-to-use
as a backup solution with great-looking apps that deliver access to people’s
content from the world’s most popular mobile devices, as well as Samsung Smart
televisions and Blu-ray players.”

A recent study from Parks Associates found consumers keep content in a wide
variety of places including sites like Facebook. The average broadband
household has 8% of their music, video, and photo content on social networking

“Consumers are looking for storage solutions that help them consolidate and
safeguard the content they’ve got scattered across a growing number of
places,” said John Barrett, director of Consumer Analytics at Parks
Associates. “Young consumers in particular do not have central repositories of
content but rather many places where content naturally ends-up as a result of
their media habits.”

Enjoy Your Movies and Music

In addition to its primary role as a total home backup device to organize
content in one location, Central storage is also designed for easy media
streaming. Once all your files and rich media are safely on the drive, Central
storage organizes the content for you according to media type, such as videos,
pictures, music and documents. Seagate then makes it easier than ever before
to access entertainment and documents by providing free apps for Samsung Smart
TVs and Blu-ray players, as well as Apple^® iOS devices, Amazon Kindle HD and
Android mobile devices. Central is DLNA certified and also works with Apple^®
AirPlay^®, which means nearly any network-connected device can connect to it.

New App, New Look,

The newly designed Seagate Media app, available for Android, Kindle Fire HD
and Apple iOS, delivers a seamless, user-friendly experience for accessing,
downloading or sharing files from Seagate Central shared storage. The
experience is the same within the network or connecting to Central storage
remotely. Files are easy to enjoy through the visually appealing app
interface. Everything is organized by category as well as folder view. The
Seagate media app and Seagate Central storage will ensure that you always have
access to the files you need when you need them.

Pricing and Availability:

Seagate Central Shared storage will be available in March of this year for the
following MSRP(s) of 2TB, $189.99; 3TB, $219.99; 4TB, $259.99.

About CES Innovations Awards:

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)^®, the producer of the International
CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been
recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

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