Seagate Ships Barracuda LP - New Low-Power Desktop Hard Drive Family With Best Power Efficiency and Largest Storage Capacity Available



    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., April 22 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (Nasdaq:   STX)
today began worldwide shipments of a power-thrifty desktop hard drive family
that combines the largest storage capacity available with the best power
efficiency and performance in its class, using as much as 50 percent less
electricity than standard desktop hard drives(*).
    

    
    The new line of Seagate Barracuda(R) LP (Low Power) hard drives deliver
on the promise of sustainability, energy efficiency and a more eco-friendly
footprint by helping organizations cut PC power costs and giving money-minded
consumers great performance for their energy dollar. The new family of
energy-efficient Seagate desktop drives helps reduce system power costs, runs
quieter than traditional drives and operates at lower temperatures, extending
the life of system components.
    

    
    "Growing demand for power-efficient computing systems is not just a data
center phenomenon as more builders of external storage devices, desktop PCs
and home networking systems work to provide customers with products that
combine power-efficiency with rock-solid performance," said Joan Motsinger,
Seagate vice president of Personal Systems Marketing and Strategy. "Seagate is
pleased to deliver a new low-power product line in our Barracuda family that
enables system builders and end users alike to attain a higher level of
environmental friendliness while cutting costs."
    

    
    The Seagate Barracuda LP hard drive, a 3.5-inch 5900RPM drive, is
available in capacities of 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB. The new hard drive family helps
reduce product costs for makers of low-power personal computers, external PC
storage and multiple-drive home networking SOHO systems by allowing them to
use lighter-duty fans, power supplies and other system components.
    

    
    For more information on the Barracuda LP family, please visit:
http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/products/desktops/barracuda_hard_drives/barra
cu da_lp
    

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    (*)The Barracuda LP hard drive also uses as much as 25% less electricity
than competing "green" hard drives.
    

    About Seagate
    
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disk drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range
of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer
Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and
world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality
to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader 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
    

    
    Copyright (C) 2009 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Printed
in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Wave logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or its affiliates in the
United States and/or other countries. Barracuda is either a trademark or
registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated
companies in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or
registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When
referring to hard drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion
bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one trillion bytes. Your computer's
operating player may use a different standard of measurement and report a
lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for
formatting and other functions, and thus will not be available for data
storage. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product
offerings or specifications.
    




    




For further information:

For further information: Michael Hall of Seagate, +1-831-439-2731,
michael.l.hall@seagate.com Web Site: http://www.seagate.com

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