Seagate Ships Desktop Hard Drive with World's Highest Areal Density - 500GB Per Disk

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 5 /CNW/ -- Seagate (Nasdaq:   STX) today
announced first-to-market volume shipments of a mainstream desktop hard drive
with the industry's highest areal density. Packing 1TB of capacity on just two
disks, Seagate's Barracuda(R) 7200.12 HD, a 3.5-inch 7200-RPM drive features
an areal density of 329 Gigabits per square inch to deliver the best
combination of capacity, performance and reliability for PCs, desktop RAID and
personal external storage.
    "Demand for more desktop PC storage capacity is far from letting up as
computer users worldwide generate massive amounts of digital content every
day," said Tom Major, Seagate vice president, Personal Compute Business.
"Seagate is leading the industry with new storage solutions designed to store,
share and manage all of that business- and user-generated content."
    The Barracuda 7200.12 hard drive provides a stellar combination of
storage capacity and speed required for today's most demanding desktop PC
applications. The drive's Serial ATA 3Gb/second interface delivers an
industry-leading sustained data rate of up to 160MB/second for fast boot,
application startup and file access and a burst speed of 3Gb/second. The
3.5-inch drive is also offered in capacities of 750GB and 500GB with cache
options of 32MB and 16MB.
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    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.
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in USA. Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered
trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Barracuda is a trademark or registered
trademark 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. Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for
illustrative purposes. 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

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