updated 02:05 pm EDT, Mon May 19, 2008
Seagate Showcase drives
Seagate today at the 2008 Cable Show announced a new product that will add to the storage capacity of DVRs. The Showcase range will at first include a 1TB capacity drive, which will allow users to keep up to 200 more hours of HD programs. All Showcase drives will support eSATA-capable DVRs including devices from Motorola, which worked with Seagate on developing the products.
For non-eSATA devices, a USB 2.0 connection is also part of the Seagate drives. The company will use its Pipeline HD drives in the devices, capacities of which should start at 320GB. The drives can support up to 12 HD streams at the same time, and are Windows Vista certified for a straightforward PC setup in addition to its easy connections with DVRs and Mac computers.
The Showcase drives will be sold on Seagate's website in July, although no prices have been revealed.