Seagate(R) 500GB Notebook Hard Drives Power New Acer Notebook Computers With World's Highest Capacity and Speed



    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 29 /CNW/ -- Seagate (Nasdaq:   STX) today
announced that Acer, one of the world's largest providers of notebook
computers, is offering new mobile computers using Seagate Momentus(R) 5400.6
hard drives -- a 500GB 2.5-inch HDD with the fastest data transfer rates in
its class, designed to meet explosive worldwide demand for high capacity home
and business notebook computers.
    Seagate Momentus 5400.6 500GB hard drives deliver the perfect combination
of capacity, speed and durability to support rich digital gaming and other
intensive multimedia applications that are the hallmark of the Acer Aspire
consumer notebook PCs, and the blazing on-the-road performance and shock
tolerance of the Acer TravelMate professional notebooks.  Momentus 5400.6
drives combine an areal density of 394 Gbytes per square inch -- the highest
ever for a notebook hard drive -- with a data transfer rate of 87
Megabytes/second, the fastest available for a 5400-rpm notebook drive.
    "Acer mobile PC customers want notebooks that deliver state-of-the-art
capabilities to meet their needs for capacity, performance and durability,"
said Campbell Kan, vice president of the Mobile Computing Business Unit at
Acer. "Seagate's new 500GB Momentus hard drive enables Acer to deliver the
richest multimedia experience and on-the-go robustness available for notebook
computers."
    "We are pleased that Acer is delivering cutting-edge mobile computers
with 500GB notebook hard drives from Seagate, with more personal computer
makers to follow," said BanSeng Teh, vice president and managing director,
Seagate Asia Pacific. "Seagate continues to advance hard drive capacity, speed
and durability, and our latest 500GB 2.5-inch drives and 1.5 Terabyte 3.5-inch
drives provide the highest capacities on the planet to meet the growing need
to create, store, share and protect digital content."
    Momentus 5400.6 HDD, Seagate's newest 2.5-inch 5400-rpm drive, delivers
the best combination of capacity, mobility and durability for mainstream
notebook computers, external storage solutions and industrial applications
requiring a small form factor. The drive, the fourth generation of Seagate's
notebook family to use capacity-boosting Perpendicular Magnetic Recording
technology, combines a powerful Serial ATA 3GB/second interface and capacities
of 500GB, 320GB, 250GB, 160GB and 120GB with 8MB of cache.
    To help protect data, the hard drive is built tough to withstand up to
1,000 Gs of non-operating shock and 350 Gs of operating shock, making it ideal
for systems that are subject to rough handling or high levels of vibration.
For extra durability in mobile environments, Momentus 5400.6 hard drives are
offered with G-Force Protection(TM), a free-fall sensor technology that helps
prevent drive damage and data loss upon impact if a notebook PC is dropped.
The sensor works by detecting any changes in acceleration equal to the force
of gravity, then parking the head off the disk to prevent contact with the
platter in a free fall of as little as 8 inches. Moreover, the drive is
thrifty on power consumption, allowing mobile notebook users to work longer
between battery charges, and virtually inaudible thanks to Seagate's
innovative SoftSonic(TM) fluid-dynamic bearing motors.
    
    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, 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, 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.
    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC. Momentus, G-Force Protection and SoftSonic are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its
affiliated companies. 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 system 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. Actual quantities will vary based on various
factors, including file size, file format, features and application software.
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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