Seagate launches new Pipeline HD drives

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Seagate launches new Pipeline HD drives
With up to 1TB of available storage, the new series allows DVRs to capture up to 200 hours of high-definition (HD) television or up to 1,000 hours of standard definition television.

It also supports up to 10 simultaneous streams of HD video for optimal playback and recording of television programming.

Pipeline HD Series drives are Microsoft Vista certified ensuring the drives work for both DVR and Media Centre PCs.

“We now live in a media landscape where all information and entertainment, be it video, photos, music or other files, are enabled by digital storage,” said Brian Dexheimer, president of Seagate’s Consumer Solutions Division.

“When it comes to HD video, there are demands placed on storage that are specific to the CE industry, and Seagate’s latest line of Pipeline HD hard drives is built to meet and exceed these rigorous demands.

“Additionally, with the imminent transition to digital broadcast, the demand for HD video storage in the home will grow to new heights and Seagate is ready,” he added.

The Pipeline HD.2 and the Pipeline HD Mini hard drives both feature acoustics for near silent operation, 24/7 operation capabilities and temperature ranges common to consumer electronics applications.

They are made up of 50 percent recycled materials with 75 percent of the materials being recyclable.

These drives also contribute to sustainable energy initiatives by achieving a 52 percent improvement in power savings over previous generations.
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