Dell and Alienware First to Ship High-Performance Laptops Powered by New Seagate(R) Momentus(R) 7,200-rpm Hard Drive With 320GB of Capacity

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., May 19 /CNW/ -- Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX)
today announced that its Momentus(R) 7200.3 hard drive, the industry's first
7,200-rpm, 320GB hard drive for mobile computing, now powers Dell XPS laptop
PCs and will be available soon in select Alienware laptops -- making the
leading computer manufacturers first to market with systems featuring
high-performance 320GB hard drives.
    "Laptop users want every bit of capacity, performance and durability that
desktop PCs deliver," said Michael Wingert, Seagate executive vice president
and general manager, Personal Compute Business. "The new Momentus 7200.3 hard
drive exemplifies Seagate's focus on delivering leading storage technologies
that make it easier to move, use and protect digital information in the home,
in the office and on-the-go."
    Perfect for performance laptops, workstations and small form factor
desktop PCs, the Momentus 7200.3 hard drive for on-the-go workers and
consumers combines the industry's lowest power consumption, free-fall
protection and industry-leading performance. Seagate's new 2.5-inch hard drive
delivers up to 320GB of capacity and combines a fast Serial ATA 3.0
Gbit/second interface with 7200-rpm spin speed and a 16MB cache to enable the
highest-performance laptops ever. The drive also is offered with G-Force
Protection, a free-fall sensor technology, to help prevent drive damage and
data loss upon impact if a laptop PC is dropped. The sensor works by detecting
any changes in acceleration equal to the force of gravity, then parking the
head off the disc to prevent contact with the platter in a free fall of as
little as eight inches.
    The Momentus 7200.3 hard drive is designed for a wide range of systems
including mainstream notebook PCs, workstations, and small form factor desktop
PCs. Offered in 80GB, 120GB, 160GB, 250GB and 320GB capacities, the 2.5-inch
drive also is perfect for users looking to upgrade their notebooks to deliver
true desktop PC performance.
    The entire Momentus series is built tough to withstand up to 1000 Gs of
non-operating shock and 350 Gs of operating shock to protect drive data,
making the drives ideal for systems that are subject to rough handling or high
levels of vibration. The hard drives are also lean on power consumption,
allowing notebook users to work longer between battery charges, and are
virtually inaudible thanks to Seagate's innovative SoftSonic(TM) fluid-dynamic
bearing motors and QuietStep(TM) ramp load technology.
    About Seagate
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing
of hard disc 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
    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC. Momentus, SoftSonic, and QuietStep 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. Specified storage capacities reflect standard
configurations exclusive of operating system or other software formatting. One
gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes when referring to hard drive
capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and

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