Seagate and Paramount Team to Offer Pre-Loaded Movies on Portable HHDs

For the first time, shoppers for additional disk-based storage will have a choice of buying portable drives already loaded with feature-length, DVD-quality movies. Seagate, the world’s largest hard disk drive maker, and Viacom’s Paramount Pictures announced April 12 that they have come together to offer a total of 21 movies preloaded on 500GB Seagate FreeAgent Go portable hard drives. The movies all will be made available through the use of a key. One movie, “Star Trek” (2009) comes unlocked on the drive and is free with the purchase. The other 20 movies, which range from popular comedies to dramas to movies for children, will be made available for a cost comparable to buying a DVD off the shelf — or $9.99 to $14.99 per film. For example, other titles on the drive will include “The Hunt for Red October,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” and “GI Joe.” This arrangement, … Continue reading