Seagate Ships World's First 7200-RPM Notebook Hard Drive With 160GB of Capacity and Free-Fall Protection

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Seagate
 Technology(R) (NYSE:   STX) today announced the worldwide distribution
 channel availability of the world's first 7200-RPM notebook PC hard drive
 to combine capacity-boosting perpendicular recording technology with
 free-fall protection for beefed-up laptop durability. Seagate's newest
 Momentus hard drive is also shipping to a major original equipment
     "The growing number of computer users turning to laptops as their
 primary PCs want every inch of capacity, performance and durability they
 enjoy in their desktop systems," said Michael Wingert, Seagate executive
 vice president and general manager, Personal Compute Business. "The new
 Momentus 7200.2 hard drive epitomizes Seagate's focus on delivering
 cutting-edge storage technologies that make it easier to move, use and
 protect digital information in the home, in the office and on-the-go."
     Momentus 7200.2 delivers up to 160GB of capacity using perpendicular
 recording technology and combines a fast Serial ATA 3.0 Gbit/second
 interface with 7200-RPM spin speed to enable the highest- performance
 laptops ever. The hard drive is also offered with an optional free-fall
 sensor to help prevent drive damage and data loss upon impact if a laptop
 PC is dropped. The sensor works by detecting any changes in acceleration
 equal to the force of gravity, then parking the head off the disc to
 prevent contact with the platter in a free fall of as little as 8 inches.
     Momentus 7200.2, Seagate's second-generation 7200-RPM notebook drive,
 is designed for a wide range of systems including mainstream notebook PCs,
 workstations, RAID enclosures, and small form factor desktop PCs. Offered
 in 80GB, 100GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities, the 2.5-inch drive also is
 perfect for users looking to upgrade their notebooks to deliver true
 desktop PC performance.
     The entire Momentus series is built tough to withstand up to 900 Gs of
 non-operating shock and 350 Gs of operating shock to protect drive data,
 making them ideal for systems that are subject to rough handling or high
 levels of vibration. The hard drives are also lean on power consumption,
 allowing notebook users to work longer between battery charges, and are
 virtually inaudible thanks to Seagate's innovative SoftSonic(TM)
 fluid-dynamic bearing motors and QuietStep(TM) ramp load technology.
     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
     NOTE: Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered
 trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Momentus, Softsonic, and Quietstep
 are trademarks or registered trademarks 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. Accessible capacity
 may vary depending on operating environment and formatting.

SOURCE Seagate Technology LLC

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