Seagate Ships the World's Highest Areal Density Desktop Drive to Extend Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Leadership

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., June 7 /CNW/ -- Building on its storage technology
leadership, Seagate (NYSE:   STX) today announced that it has begun worldwide
volume shipments of the industry's first 250GB-per-disc, 3.5-inch disc drive
on the strength of second-generation perpendicular magnetic recording
    Packing an industry-leading data density of 180 Gbits per square inch,
the one-disc Barracuda(R) hard drive sets new benchmarks for power
consumption, acoustics and performance for Seagate desktop PC hard drives --
all critical factors in providing the massive amounts of storage required for
the world's exploding volume of digital content at home and in the office. 
Low power consumption reduces operating temperatures, crucial in ensuring high
reliability and a long drive life.
    The Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 drive, the industry's most advanced
3.5-inch desktop drive, is built with a fast SATA 3Gb/s interface and will
serve as the foundation for Seagate's 1-terabyte desktop, enterprise, consumer
electronics and external hard drives.
    "Seagate remains focused on leading the hard drive's pivotal transition
to perpendicular recording technology and maintaining our areal density
leadership in order to meet our customers' growing storage capacity and
reliability needs," said Brian Dexheimer, chief sales and marketing officer
for Seagate.  "This product's leading areal density epitomizes our efforts to
deliver technologies that are unmatched in allowing organizations and
consumers to store, protect and share digital content."

    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
and at

    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.  One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes when referring to hard
drive capacity.  One terabyte, or TB, equals 1,000 gigabytes when referring to
hard drive capacity.  Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating
environment and formatting.

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For further information: Michael Hall, +1-831-439-2731,, or Woody Monroy, +1-831-439-2838,, both of Seagate Web Site:

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