Seagate unveils new storage options for DVRs


MUMBAI: Seagate Technology announced that the fourth generation of its DB35 Series Hard Disc Drives for digital video recorders (DVRs) and home media centers – has now reached a terabyte of capacity in a single drive, now allowing DVRs to capture up to 200 hours of exciting HD television. Through its significant research and development efforts, Seagate has created the world’s most advanced hard drive for recording and playing audio/video content, with the new Seagate DB35.4 family representing the next evolution of storage for home media.


Consumers continue to drive changes in the way entertainment is distributed and enjoyed, and the entertainment ecosystem is responding with new ways of delivering convenience, choice, and control. Digital video is now available through many channels worldwide, including cable and satellite TV, digital broadcast, IPTV, Internet streaming and download outlets, and mobile networks, to name a few. As a result, consumer demand for storage continues unabated, particularly with HDTV’s rapid global adoption. Today’s announcement furthers Seagate’s leadership in meeting this demand for both the consumer’s digital content hub – the home – and for mobile content on mobile devices, in automobiles, and virtually anywhere. Seagate’s expertise in delivering storage products optimized for digital entertainment has resulted in the world’s DVR manufacturers awarding Seagate a global market share approaching 50%.


“Today’s consumer is no longer asking whether they need hard drive storage for their digital content – they’re asking us how much we can deliver. Today’s announcement furthers Seagate’s leadership in meeting the demands of the consumer’s digital content hub, by offering the highest capacity hard drive for the DVR market,” said Seagate’s Consumer Electronics Business Unit senior vice president and general manager Patrick King.