Seagate Savvio Enterprise Hard Drive Delivers Record Energy Savings in New SPC-1C/E Benchmark Extension

    SCOTTS VALLEY, CA, June 5 /CNW/ -- Seagate (Nasdaq:   STX) today announced
that its Savvio(R) 10K.3 hard drive has achieved exceptional results in the
Storage Performance Council's new benchmark extension, SPC Benchmark 1C/Energy
(SPC-1C/E), which includes the industry's first energy use data for storage
components that are audited and peer reviewed. The benchmark highlights
anticipated energy use in environments that impose zero (idle), light,
moderate or heavy workload demands upon the Test Storage Configuration. The
24-drive array, configured with over 7 Terabytes of storage, reported an
outstanding Annual Energy Use of 1,765.41 kWh and projected Annual Energy Cost
of $211.85 at $0.12/kWh [1], making it a compelling choice for Tier 1 storage
solutions on price, power, capacity and performance.

    The SPC's new industry-standard SPC-1C/E benchmark extension consists of
the complete set of SPC-1C performance measurements and reporting, combined
with measurement and reporting of energy use. SPC-1C/E is the first
industry-standard performance benchmark to provide energy use reported data in
conjunction with storage performance reported data.

    "The SPC congratulates Seagate on its Savvio benchmark results using
SPC-1C/E," said Walter E. Baker, administrator for the Storage Performance
Council. "The new SPC-1C/E Reported Data is a refinement for the storage
industry which demands ever-increasing performance along with system power
savings that can be measured in real-world environments."

    Seagate Savvio 10K.3 drives offer the best combination of enterprise
performance and power efficiency, with up to 300GB capacity for mainstream
servers and external storage arrays. The 2.5-inch footprint enables the lowest
power profile of any tier-1 mission-critical drive. Savvio 10K.3 drives
include PowerTrim technology to enable lower cooling costs and reduced total
cost of ownership to data centers that require optimized power and

    About the SPC
    The SPC is a non-profit corporation founded to define, standardize and
promote storage product benchmarks and to disseminate objective, verifiable
performance data to the computer industry and its customers. For a complete
list of SPC benchmark results, visit the SPC website at

    For a complete list of SPC Results, visit

    About Seagate
    Seagate is the worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage
solutions. Learn more at

    Copyright (C) 2009 Seagate Technology LLC. All rights reserved. Printed
in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered
trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC in the United States and/or other
countries. Savvio 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.

    [1] SPC-1C/E Result current as of June 3, 2009. Specific disclosure
information for this SPC-1C/E result may be found at

For further information:

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

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