Seagate(R) Hybrid Hard Drive Wins PC World 25 Most Innovative Products Award



    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 2 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX)
today announced that its Momentus(R) 5400 PSD hard drive, a 2.5-inch notebook
drive that combines disc storage with flash memory to deliver ultra power
efficiency, faster boot-ups and greater reliability for the exploding laptop
PC market, has won the prestigious 2008 PC World 25 Most Innovative Products
Award.
    The Momentus 5400 PSD hard drive ranked number 13 on PC World's list of
top products that included leading-edge notebook computers, an all-in-one
cellular telephone, touch-screen PC and do-it-yourself web page creator. The
Seagate hard drive uses non-volatile cache, or flash memory, to
cost-effectively deliver benefits similar to that of solid state disc drives
but at a much lower price. The 160GB drive places commonly used hard drive
data onto a large 256MB flash memory to accelerate boot-up, reduce power
consumption, increase reliability and boost performance of laptop computers.
    "Seagate is pleased to win this wonderful recognition from PC World as we
continue to focus on innovative technologies that make it easier for consumers
and organizations to store, manage, protect and share digital content at the
office, in the home and on-the-go," said Mike Wingert, general manager,
Personal Compute, at Seagate.
    The 2008 PC World 25 Most Innovative Products Award winners were
announced last week on http://www.pcworld.com and will be presented with
trophies on January 7, at the ShowStoppers media reception at the Wynn Hotel
in Las Vegas during 2008 International CES. The article will also be featured
in the February 2008 issue of PC World.
    The 2008 PC World 25 Most Innovative Products Awards recognize both
benchmark and breakthrough products that set the standard for innovation with
unique qualities that distinguish them from the pack. PC World's editors
compared hundreds of products before narrowing the field to the 25 winners.
    "These are among the most inventive and trend-setting products available,
breaking the traditional boundaries while pushing the limits of technology,"
stated Harry McCracken, VP/editor-in-chief of PC World. "These winners help
define industry standards and raise the bar for creativity in the future.
Congratulations to Seagate's Momentus 5400 PSD."
    
    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, as it strives 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 in the United States and/or other countries.
Momentus 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 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. Seagate reserves the right to change, without
notice, product offerings or specifications.




For further information:

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

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