Seagate Ships Over Fifteen Million 10k-rpm Cheetah Disc Drives, More 10k-rpm Drives Than All Competitors Combined

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Seagate Technology LLC

    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Seagate has consistently
 been first-to-market with the world's highest performance disc drives. Now, in
 just a few short years since its introduction, total shipments of 10K-rpm
 Cheetahs have exceeded 15 million units, more 10K-rpm drives than all its
 competitors combined. Seagate Cheetahs serve as the storage backbone of the
 Internet and also drive many of today's most data-intensive applications for
 businesses of all sizes. Because Cheetahs have to perform in 24 x 7 x forever
 server environments that run business-critical applications, reliability is
 not an option but a requirement. Time-to-market, exceptional performance value
 and field-proven reliability are the reasons Seagate's Cheetah disc drives are
 the most popular 10K drives in the world today.
     "Seagate's Cheetah drives are positioned to satisfy the performance and
 reliability requirements associated with key growing enterprise markets," said
 Dave Reinsel, senior analyst at IDC. "IDC sees storage becoming increasingly
 consolidated into centrally managed storage solutions that will demand faster,
 cooler, and quieter drives -- performance metrics Seagate continues to
 optimize in the Cheetah platform."
     "Even from the initial development of the very first Cheetah, its role was
 clear:  to meet our customers' demand for the fastest, most reliable disc
 drives in the world," said Joel Stead, Seagate's senior vice president,
 Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "Since their introduction, all of the major
 OEMs have qualified and incorporated Seagate Cheetahs for use in their
 systems. It is this combination of fulfilling our customers' needs, on-time
 delivery, and having superior technology leadership that has helped make
 Seagate's Cheetah family of disc drives the most popular Enterprise drives in
 the world."
     For more information about Seagate's entire family of products including
 its award-winning Cheetah models, visit http://www.seagate.com.
 
     About Seagate
     Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for
 Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include
 disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as
 Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and Server Appliances. Seagate's market
 leadership is based on delivering 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 Cheetah are registered trademarks
 of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Seagate Technology LLC
    SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Seagate has consistently
 been first-to-market with the world's highest performance disc drives. Now, in
 just a few short years since its introduction, total shipments of 10K-rpm
 Cheetahs have exceeded 15 million units, more 10K-rpm drives than all its
 competitors combined. Seagate Cheetahs serve as the storage backbone of the
 Internet and also drive many of today's most data-intensive applications for
 businesses of all sizes. Because Cheetahs have to perform in 24 x 7 x forever
 server environments that run business-critical applications, reliability is
 not an option but a requirement. Time-to-market, exceptional performance value
 and field-proven reliability are the reasons Seagate's Cheetah disc drives are
 the most popular 10K drives in the world today.
     "Seagate's Cheetah drives are positioned to satisfy the performance and
 reliability requirements associated with key growing enterprise markets," said
 Dave Reinsel, senior analyst at IDC. "IDC sees storage becoming increasingly
 consolidated into centrally managed storage solutions that will demand faster,
 cooler, and quieter drives -- performance metrics Seagate continues to
 optimize in the Cheetah platform."
     "Even from the initial development of the very first Cheetah, its role was
 clear:  to meet our customers' demand for the fastest, most reliable disc
 drives in the world," said Joel Stead, Seagate's senior vice president,
 Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "Since their introduction, all of the major
 OEMs have qualified and incorporated Seagate Cheetahs for use in their
 systems. It is this combination of fulfilling our customers' needs, on-time
 delivery, and having superior technology leadership that has helped make
 Seagate's Cheetah family of disc drives the most popular Enterprise drives in
 the world."
     For more information about Seagate's entire family of products including
 its award-winning Cheetah models, visit http://www.seagate.com.
 
     About Seagate
     Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for
 Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include
 disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as
 Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and Server Appliances. Seagate's market
 leadership is based on delivering 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 Cheetah are registered trademarks
 of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks are the property of their
 respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Seagate Technology LLC