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Wednesday, September 29, 2004
Seagate Now Shipping 100GB Notebook PC HDD!

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) announced today the new Momentus 5400.2 hard drive with capacities up to 100GB and industry-leading areal density of 50GB per disc, is shipping to customers.

Leading notebook computer makers and specialty suppliers are choosing the new Seagate Momentus 5400.2 for its high capacity, high reliability, high performance, low battery consumption and quiet acoustics. With the latest technology, Seagate's Advanced Manufacturing leadership, the industry's most comprehensive compatibility and benchmark testing for the most reliable storage solutions ever, and the longest warranty in the business, notebook PC makers and channel system builders can rely on Seagate - the industry's only independent supplier of notebook drives.

Momentus 5400.2 hard drive is among the industry's first to offer a huge 100GB capacity and enhanced productivity with its 5,400-rpm spin speed for almost 50 percent more performance than 4,200-rpm drives - and it lets users work longer with battery consumption like a traditional 4,200-rpm notebook drive. With Seagate's unique G-Force Protection, Momentus' robust design and high resistance to 900Gs of non-operating shock let computer users work even in rugged operating environments. Momentus is also designed to maintain maximum performance longer when subjected to high levels of shock, and when vibration occurs in multi-drive environments such as entry-level server applications. And Momentus is the world's first notebook hard drive with an industry-leading 5-year warranty for all units shipped through authorized distribution and retail channels.

Momentus 5400.2 is ideal for the whitebook segment, which is emerging as a new market among independent System Integrators in the distribution channel. A whitebook is essentially a "bare bones" notebook computer, lacking only memory, hard drive and CPU. It's generic enough for System Integrators to customize and takes about 10 minutes to build, providing a simplified way for System Integrators to get into the notebook market.

"We see Seagate's partnerships in the notebook PC market growing with our expanding range of hard drive capacities and spin speeds," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. "Momentus 5400.2 is bringing unsurpassed technology and the highest product quality to system builders now, helping them deliver the most advanced and reliable notebook PCs to their customers."

"Seagate's manufacturing approach and solid technology have made them a key supplier of storage in all segments," said Brett Faulk, director of Consumer Notebook Product Marketing in the Personal Systems Group at HP. "Seagate Momentus allows us to further our commitment to bringing mobility solutions to our customers that take advantage of today's technology, storage and productivity advancements."

"Seagate is helping us meet the growing demand for high-performance notebook PCs with its new Momentus 5400.2," said Brian Paterson, vice president of Product Marketing & Product Management at ASI. "Momentus' renowned reliability and whisper-quiet acoustics are key attributes for our notebook PCs."

"Seagate's Momentus 5400.2 is the answer for many of our customers who are moving from desktop to mobile PCs - they don't want to sacrifice performance, but they also can't afford a significant boost in power draw," said Andy Rutley, commercial director at NS Optimum Ltd. "Seagate's managed to design Momentus to maximize performance and minimize battery consumption. We expect 5,400-rpm and 7,200-rpm notebook hard drives to continue increasing in popularity among our customers, and we'll be selling more Seagate Momentus hard drives as a result."

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