Aug 21, 2006

ASUS Selects Seagate's Momentus 5400.3 Hard Drive for Leading-Edge Notebook PCs

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's number one hard drive maker, today announced that ASUSTeK Computer Inc., a leading supplier of notebook computers, has selected and qualified the Seagate Momentus 5400.3 disc drive for its new line of notebook computers. Momentus 5400.3 is the industry's first 2.5-inchhard drive to use perpendicular recording technology and provides up to 160GBof storage capacity. Ideal for mainstream notebook PCs, the 5400-RPM drive delivers the industry's leading combination of performance, acoustics, reliability and capacity.

"ASUS is committed to bringing customers the most advanced technologies and pleased to be integrating Seagate's innovative Momentus hard drive into its newest notebook PCs," said Tony Chen, general manager of ASUS Notebook Business. "The Momentus 5400.3 drive is an ideal solution for notebook PC users who need the highest levels of notebook performance and capacity."

"Seagate continues to work closely with major PC OEMs to ensure that Momentus drives deliver the performance, capacity, reliability and acoustics required to power a new generation of notebook computers that meet the growing storage needs of end users," said BanSeng Teh, Seagate vice president and managing director of Asia Sales and Marketing. "Our best-in-class notebook drives are meeting the needs of a broad and rapidly expanding base of customers."

Momentus - Delivering a Range of Solutions for System Builders
Perpendicular recording is a key addition to Seagate's 2.5-inch Momentus family of drives, allowing the drives to deliver higher capacity, performance and reliability without increasing spin speed, power consumption or heat dissipation. Seagate has implemented perpendicular recording across all its platforms to lead the industry in the rollout of perpendicular recording technology.

With Momentus drives, Seagate is redefining mobile computing by delivering rugged, power-thrifty hard drives that combine whisper-quiet operation with new levels of performance and capacity. The Momentus family of drives give system builders a range of spin speeds (4,200-, 5,400- and 7,200-rpm), capacities (40GB to 160GB), and interfaces (Serial ATA and Ultra ATA), allowing them to offer a variety of differentiated systems ranging from low-cost and mainstream notebook PCs to high-performance mobile workstations, small form factor PCs and blade servers. The drives are covered by Seagate's industry-leading five-year warranty for customers that buy through authorized distribution.

Ranked in Business Week InfoTech 100 for the 9th straight year, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) is a leading provider of 3C total solutions. Its product portfolio includes notebooks, motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, information appliances, desktop PCs, servers, wireless solutions, mobile phones and networking devices. With strong engineering capability, ASUSTeK won 1706 awards in 2005, translating to more than 4 awards per day. The company is the perennial leader of the motherboard and graphics card industries and a top 4 maker globally for notebooks.

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

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