Dec 10, 2003

Acer Chooses Seagate Momentus For "Fast, Quiet, Durable" Notebook Storage

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Seagate (NYSE:STX) today announced that leading notebook PC brand Acer has selected the Seagate Momentus notebook disc drive to meet the storage requirement across its range of reliable notebook computers. Momentus is the industry's first notebook hard drive to combine a high-performance 5,400-rpm spindle speed with the low battery-consumption of a traditional 4200-rpm notebook hard drive, for performance without compromising on mobility. Seagate's patented SoftSonic fluid dynamic motor and the new QuietStep ramp load technology together make Momentus one of the quietest, most rugged notebook hard drives available.

"Acer and Seagate have worked closely to integrate leading-edge storage technology that meet the requirements of PC users today," said Campbell Kan, Head of the Notebook Products Line, IT Products Business Group, Acer Inc. "We have established a successful technology partnership over the years, and selecting the Momentus disc drive for Acer's notebook PC line represents an extension of this mutual cooperation. We continue to look to Seagate to drive the storage needs of the fast-growing notebook market with their fast, quiet and durable disc drive."

"Seagate has worked closely with major notebook OEMs to design Momentus to specifically meet their most important storage needs," said Teh Ban Seng, Seagate vice president and managing director of Asia Sales and Marketing. "We're pleased to mark our successful entry to the notebook market with a quality notebook drive that meets the performance and reliability requirements of our customers such as Acer. Today, Seagate is the only independent notebook HDD supplier, providing us a unique opportunity to benefit from the notebook market growth potential."

As the only independent maker of notebook hard drives, leading notebook computer makers have welcomed Seagate's entry into the fastest growing segment of the computer market. Seagate's successful entry into the notebook hard drive market leverages the unique design, manufacturing, and customer-focused business processes that have made it the largest hard disc drive supplier for Enterprise, PC, Notebook and Consumer Electronics applications.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, PC, Notebook, and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to 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.