Seagate Extends Rugged Storage With Leading Capacity and High-Speed SATA Interface



    New 2.5-inch HDD Features Stringent Design for Ruggedness, Durability and
    Data Protection; for Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive, Marine and
    Commercial Applications

    SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, June 18 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX) today
extends its innovative portfolio of storage products built for extreme
environments with the launch of the second-generation Seagate EE25 Series(TM)
hard disc drive. The breakthrough 2.5-inch EE25.2 is designed for the growing
digital storage needs of extreme environment applications, delivering up to 80
Gigabytes of reliable storage to the most hostile temperature, vibration,
humidity, shock and altitude conditions. In addition, Seagate is bringing the
market-leading SATA interface to extreme environment applications.
    Increasingly, digital data for navigation, entertainment and
productivity/control systems needs to be accessible on demand despite exposure
to harsh environmental conditions. The EE25 Series drives support a wide range
of such applications, including:

    
    -- Entertainment, information and navigation systems for commercial
       aircraft, automobiles and marine vessels;
    -- Ruggedized PCs;
    -- Equipment exposed to a range of vibration and temperature extremes;
    -- Commercial/industrial control systems; and
    -- Mobile or remote CCTV systems.
    

    "The digitization of information brings new challenges and new
opportunities, and a number of applications have emerged that require rugged
storage devices to safeguard vital data. We're seeing this growth in a wide
range of vertical markets such as commercial in-flight entertainment systems
field equipment," said Patrick King, senior vice president and general manager
of Seagate's Consumer Electronics Business Unit. "Seagate is providing its
most advanced extreme environment drive to date -- the EE25 Series 5400.2 --
to address these markets and give our customers the secure, reliable and
durable storage solutions they need."

    
    A Rugged Hard Drive for Everywhere on the Planet

    The EE25.2 hard drive delivers reliable performance in the harshest
environments, enabling data to go virtually anywhere on the planet -- or above
it:

    -- Delivers data from Scandinavia to the Sahara with an operating
       temperature range of -30 to +85 degrees Celsius (-22 to +185 degrees
       Fahrenheit).
    -- Specified to operate at 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) above sea level, as
       high as the famed Ticlo mountain pass in Peru -- its predecessor, the
       EE25.1, has been proven in multiple expeditions to Mount Everest and
       other major summits.
    -- With operating vibration tolerance of 150 Gs at 11 milliseconds,
       EE25.2
       drives can withstand more vibration than any other standalone drive,
       ideal for extreme environments.
    -- Tested for continuous operation in 90 percent humidity, EE25.2 drives
       contain 30 percent more absorption material than their predecessors,
       handling environments as humid as the Amazon rainforest with ease.
    -- Designed for 24x7 year-round operation, EE25.2 drives are ideal for
       "set it and forget it" applications such as mobile surveillance
       systems and data collection devices.
    

    The EE25 can also lower customers' total cost of ownership thanks to
reduced maintenance requirements and an extended lifecycle backed by Seagate's
unprecedented five-year warranty. To help customers integrate EE25 Series
drives into their systems, the Seagate Design Service Centers also offer a
world-class team of product designers and engineers -- experienced in new hard
drive applications requiring great levels of robustness -- to provide
integration support.

    About Seagate

    Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications,
including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and
Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership
and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and
quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all
markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing
award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's
growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe
and at http://www.seagate.com.

    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are
the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity one
gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one megabyte, or MB, equals one
million bytes. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment
and formatting.





For further information:

For further information: Woody Monroy, +1-831-439-2838,
woody.monroy@seagate.com, or Colleen Rodriguez, +1-831-439-2499,
colleen.rodriguez@seagate.com, both of Seagate Technology, Web Site:
http://www.seagate.com

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