Jun 18, 2003

Acer Qualifies Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Disc Drive

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that major global computer supplier Acer has selected Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 disc drives for its commercial and consumer PCs - including the Acer Veriton desktop PC family, and the AcerPower ST and Aspire T300 PCs. The Seagate drives' unique combination of reliability, fast access to data and low acoustics enables Acer to achieve new heights of performance and quiet operation in its innovative business PCs and home entertainment PCs.

"We selected the Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 drive for its outstanding performance, reliability and whisper-quiet acoustics which were key design attributes for our PCs," said J. T. Wang, president of Acer Inc. "Our strategic partnership with Seagate has provided computer users with best-in-class products that come with leading-edge storage solutions, and we strongly believe this winning partnership will continue to benefit the IT market."

"Seagate is strongly committed to working closely with our strategic OEMs and meeting their product and service requirements," said BanSeng Teh, Seagate vice president and managing director, Asia Sales and Marketing. "Acer's qualification of the Barracuda 7200.7 ensures that its customers get the leading desktop and storage solutions that will enable them to keep up with the computing needs and information demands of today."

Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 disc drives deliver 7,200-rpm performance on an 80 Gbyte-per-disc platform for mainstream desktop PCs, home media servers and small workgroup servers. The drives are available in capacities ranging from 40 to 160 Gbytes. Barracuda 7200.7 is Seagate's second generation drive to offer the Serial ATA interface as an option. With Seagate's patented SoftSonic FDB motors, the drives have the lowest acoustics of any 7,200-rpm ATA drive (<2.5 bels). Barracuda 7200.7 drives include the Seagate exclusive 3D Defense SystemTM and achieve one of the best shock specs in the industry at 350 Gs.

About Acer
Acer ranks among the world's top ten branded PC vendors, designing and marketing easy, dependable IT solutions that empower people to reach their goals and enhance their lives. Acer's product offering includes desktop and mobile PCs, servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users. Established in 1976, the pan Acer Group employs 39,000 people supporting dealers and distributors in over 100 countries. Revenues reached US$12.9 billion in 2002. Please visit www.acer.com.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC 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.

Seagate and Seagate Technology are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. The WAVE logo, Barracuda, SoftSonic and 3D Defense System are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.