Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hard Drives Shipping with preloaded movies

Paramount Pictures is selling Seagate Technology hard drives with the latest Star Trek, GI Joe,Nacho Libre and Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius come pre-loaded. They have a digital lock that requires a code that can be purchased online for $10 to $15 each

The 500GB hard drive will sell for a special promotional price of $100 and the claim that "an empty 500 GB Seagate hard drive usually sells for $140.
Although Newegg sells a similar 500GB Seagate for $54.99 with free shipping.

This must be similar to the deal Paramount cut for putting movies on USB Sticks.
Movies to ship on USB Sticks. 11/2009

Ironically I pitched this to Western Digital in 1999 and Maxtor R&D back in Feb 2001 and they show
Cell Processors for use in Hard Drives, Chuch Moore CPU, Enumera (PPT Version)

Also work with a Hollywood start-up back in 2005 planning to sell  a self contained media player using 2.5 inch laptop drive preloaded with movies.  Based more secure design of the Unibrain iZak Media player. It just had composite and HDMI video output and IR remote and no USB.

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