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Antec Unveils New Enclosures Featuring Seagate® GoFlex® Technology at Computex 2011
Custom Sonata IV and DF-35 Chassis Outfitted With GoFlex® Ultra-Portable Drive Bay
FREMONT, CA–(Jun 2, 2011) – In its 25th anniversary year, Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced it will showcase two new Sonata IV and DF-35 models at Computex 2011, exclusively built to accommodate Seagate’s new GoFlex® ultra-portable external hard drive technology.
As a key partner in Seagate’s Certified GoFlex® Storage System ecosystem, Antec has incorporated a hot-swap drive bay using the new USM™ (Universal Storage Module) in two of its popular mid-tower enclosure models (Sonata IV and DF-35), helping to make Seagate’s ultra-portable 2.5-inch external hard drive technology accessible to the gaming, business and enthusiast audience.
The GoFlex module is built into the chassis, but will also be available as a standalone retail kit. The pre-installed adapter plate fits within one external 5.25-inch drive bay and accepts Seagate’s new 2.5-inch ultra-portable, multi-platform external hard drive. The module also features a tool-less internal mount for users to install a second 2.5-inch Solid State Drive. With this integrated support, users can now take advantage of the removable GoFlex external hard drives’ flexibility and high-performance capabilities, as well as maintaining compatibility with bare 2.5-inch hard drives and SSDs.
The GoFlex 2.5-inch external drive enables users to enjoy instant access to their music, movies, photos and data, seamlessly transfer content between devices, as well as store, automatically and continuously backup, encrypt and access files — anywhere and at any time.
“The Sonata IV and DF-35 already come packed with useful solutions, a wide variety of features and convenient access to components,” said Tak Niwa, director of Antec enclosures and accessories. “Computex 2011 is the ideal event to demonstrate how these enclosures enabled for GoFlex modules will bring convenience, accessibility to data and portability to help meet the fast-paced lifestyles of today’s enthusiasts and creative professionals.”
The Certified GoFlex Storage System initiative is a certification process whereby Seagate will qualify products from participating companies to incorporate slots that meet the specifications of accepting ultra-portable drives that meet the Certified GoFlex Storage System standard. The Certified GoFlex Storage System will establish placement of both slot-based consumer electronics devices as well as certification of third-party external storage modules. Seagate’s certification also endorses the soon to be established USM™ (Universal Storage Module) SATA interface specification.
The USM™ specification is a standard specification to accept a complete, powered external storage device into consumer electronic devices. Modules designed according to the USM™ specification will enable consumers to instantly access their music, movies, photos and other content from a variety of consumer electronics products, and to seamlessly transfer content between devices.
“Seagate is pleased to be working with Antec in providing additional storage options for their customers,” said Patrick Connolly, vice president of development and general manager for Seagate retail. “The system builder and gamer audience that Antec has a close relationship with readily understand the value of numerous storage options because they consume so much capacity with their games and media files.”
Join Antec at the Taipei World Trade Center from May 31 – June 4, 2011 in Nangang Exhibition Hall, First floor, Booths J802, J902, J806, J906 to see these systems in action and receive more information.
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About Seagate Technology
Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) is the worldwide leader in hard disk devices and storage solutions. Learn more at http://www.seagate.com.
About Antec, Inc.
Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, is recognized world-wide as a pioneer in the industry, and has maintained its role as market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products.
Now in its 25th anniversary year celebration, Antec has achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec’s offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, innovative state-of-the art LanBoy Air and Skeleton cases, critically acclaimed Sonata line of Quiet Computing™ enclosures, and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market.
Antec’s products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium High Current series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gaming enclosure, the Nine Hundred Two. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.
Founded in 1986, Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company’s products are sold in more than 40 countries world-wide. Please visit www.antec.com for more information.