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.
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 www.seagate.com.
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