Seagate Extends Its Lead with the Fastest, Most Reliable 3.5-Inch Enterprise Hard Drive: The Cheetah 15k.6

    Second-generation perpendicular recording technology drives capacity to
    450GB with blazing 164MB per second transfer rate, exceptional
    reliability and lower power consumption

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Seagate Technology (NYSE:   STX)
today announced its Cheetah(R) 15K.6 hard drive, the newest generation of
Seagate's award-winning enterprise Cheetah family. Built for the most
demanding transaction-intensive enterprise servers and storage systems, the
Cheetah 15K.6 is the highest-performance hard drive ever in a 3.5-inch form
factor, with a 28% increase in sustained data transfer rates compared to its
previous generation drives.
    Using second-generation perpendicular recording technology and available
in capacities of 450GB, 300GB, and 147GB, the new Cheetah 15K.6 provides an
unprecedented blend of storage capacity and performance. Add to this the
highest 3.5-inch hard drive reliability in the industry at 1.6 million hours
MTBF (0.55% AFR), a choice of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Fibre Channel (FC)
interfaces, and a five-year limited warranty, and the Cheetah 15K.6 hard drive
becomes the clear choice for mission critical 3.5-inch SAN, NAS, and other
transactional processing and internet applications.
    "With the Cheetah 15K.6's combination of high performance, capacity, and
optimized power utilization, it is ideal for demanding transactional and
energy-constrained data center environments," said Sherman Black, Seagate
senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Compute Business. "As
enterprises continue to grow in volume and scale, Seagate remains committed to
delivering the industry's most trusted enterprise hard drives to fulfill these
demanding needs."
    The Cheetah 15K.6 includes Seagate PowerTrim(TM) technology which
dynamically optimizes drive power consumption at all levels of activity. With
PowerTrim technology, the Cheetah 15K.6 delivers the highest performance in
its class without increasing power consumption. The Cheetah 15K.6 lowers idle
and operational power requirements from its prior generation -- as much as 61%
in watts/GB -- while increasing overall sustained data transfer rates by 28%
at 164MB/sec.

    The Cheetah 15K.6 is scheduled to begin shipping worldwide in Q1 2008.
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    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
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    Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
of Seagate Technology LLC. Cheetah and PowerTrim are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliates. All other
trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective
owners. One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes when referring to hard
drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating
environment and formatting.

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For further information: David Szabados of Seagate Technology,
+1-831-439-2859,, Web Site:

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