Seagate Extends Rugged Storage With Leading Capacity and High-Speed SATA Interface New 2.5-inch HDD Features Stringent Design for Ruggedness, Durability and

Data Protection; for Aerospace, Industrial, Automotive, Marine and

Commercial Applications



    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seagate
 Technology (NYSE:   STX) today extends its innovative portfolio of storage
 products built for extreme environments with the launch of the
 second-generation Seagate EE25 Series(TM) hard disc drive. The breakthrough
 2.5-inch EE25.2 is designed for the growing digital storage needs of
 extreme environment applications, delivering up to 80 Gigabytes of reliable
 storage to the most hostile temperature, vibration, humidity, shock and
 altitude conditions. In addition, Seagate is bringing the market-leading
 SATA interface to extreme environment applications.
     Increasingly, digital data for navigation, entertainment and
 productivity/control systems needs to be accessible on demand despite
 exposure to harsh environmental conditions. The EE25 Series drives support
 a wide range of such applications, including:
     -- Entertainment, information and navigation systems for commercial
        aircraft, automobiles and marine vessels;
     -- Ruggedized PCs;
     -- Equipment exposed to a range of vibration and temperature extremes;
     -- Commercial/industrial control systems; and
     -- Mobile or remote CCTV systems.
     "The digitization of information brings new challenges and new
 opportunities, and a number of applications have emerged that require
 rugged storage devices to safeguard vital data. We're seeing this growth in
 a wide range of vertical markets such as commercial in-flight entertainment
 systems field equipment," said Patrick King, senior vice president and
 general manager of Seagate's Consumer Electronics Business Unit. "Seagate
 is providing its most advanced extreme environment drive to date -- the
 EE25 Series 5400.2 -- to address these markets and give our customers the
 secure, reliable and durable storage solutions they need."
     A Rugged Hard Drive for Everywhere on the Planet
     The EE25.2 hard drive delivers reliable performance in the harshest
 environments, enabling data to go virtually anywhere on the planet -- or
 above it:
     -- Delivers data from Scandinavia to the Sahara with an operating
        temperature range of -30 to +85 degrees Celsius (-22 to +185 degrees
        Fahrenheit).
     -- Specified to operate at 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) above sea level, as
        high as the famed Ticlo mountain pass in Peru -- its predecessor, the
        EE25.1, has been proven in multiple expeditions to Mount Everest and
        other major summits.
     -- With operating vibration tolerance of 150 Gs at 11 milliseconds, EE25.2
        drives can withstand more vibration than any other standalone drive,
        ideal for extreme environments.
     -- Tested for continuous operation in 90 percent humidity, EE25.2 drives
        contain 30 percent more absorption material than their predecessors,
        handling environments as humid as the Amazon rainforest with ease.
     -- Designed for 24x7 year-round operation, EE25.2 drives are ideal for
        "set it and forget it" applications such as mobile surveillance systems
        and data collection devices.
     The EE25 can also lower customers' total cost of ownership thanks to
 reduced maintenance requirements and an extended lifecycle backed by
 Seagate's unprecedented five-year warranty. To help customers integrate
 EE25 Series drives into their systems, the Seagate Design Service Centers
 also offer a world-class team of product designers and engineers --
 experienced in new hard drive applications requiring great levels of
 robustness -- to provide integration support.
     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 http://www.seagate.com.
     Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks
 of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks
 are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive
 capacity one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one megabyte, or
 MB, equals one million bytes. Accessible capacity may vary depending on
 operating environment and formatting.
 
 

SOURCE Seagate Technology

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