Seagate (NASDAQ: STX), the worldwide leader in hard drives and storage solutions, today announced that it has been named an International CES Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering Awards Honouree for its FreeAgent® GoFlex™ family of external hard drives and the Momentus® XT solid state hybrid laptop hard drive. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honour outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 35 product categories.
The GoFlex™ storage system includes easy, plug-and-play portable and desktop drives, with an array of interchangeable cables and desktop adapters that deliver ultimate flexibility in how people collect, protect, share and enjoy their digital memories. In addition to various cable adapters, GoFlex™ drives work with accessories such as the GoFlex™ Net media sharing device and the GoFlex™ TV HD media player, that provide the flexibility to enjoy your content on a TV, a network, using a mobile device, or via the Internet.
Additionally, each GoFlex drive includes technology that enables storage and access of files from both Windows® and Mac computers. With capacities ranging from 320GB to 3TB, GoFlex ultra-portable and desktop drives group high-capacity, adaptability and ease-of-use with all the backup and protection people have come to expect from Seagate.
The Momentus XT drive is the world’s fastest 2.5-inch laptop PC hard drive, combining SSD-like performance with the massive capacity and much lower cost of HDDs. The Momentus XT drive features Adaptive Memory™ technology – a groundbreaking new technology from Seagate that learns and optimises the drive’s performance to each user by moving frequently used information into the flash memory for faster access. The Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive boots up to 100 percent faster than traditional 5400RPM drives, the mainstream spin speed for laptop PCs, and sets new benchmarks for real-world system performance for laptops and gaming systems. The drive is available in capacities of up to 500GB.
The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.
The FreeAgent® GoFlex™ storage system, the GoFlex TV HD media player, and laptops powered by the Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive will be displayed at the 2011 International CES, which runs January 6-9, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honourees by product category in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Centre and will also be featured at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 4.
The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:
- Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
- Aesthetic and design qualities
- The product’s intended use/function and user value
- Unique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
- How the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in the marketplace
Products chosen as Innovations honourees reflect innovative design and engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to previous product designs.
Innovations 2011 Design and Engineering honouree products are featured on www.CESweb.org/Innovations, which lists product categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer, description, photo and URL.
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