Jun 23, 1998

Fuji Xerox Integrates Seagate's Medalist Disc Drive into Able Family of Multifunctional Copy Machines

Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE: SEG) today announced that Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd will use Seagate Medalist disc drives in their Able family of multifunctional copy machines. The two-gigabyte Medalist disc drives provide capacity to digitally retain images being photocopied, faxed, printed, or scanned, enhancing users' abilities to store, access, and manage their important information.

"Fuji Xerox adoption of Seagate information storage technology into its digital, multifunctional machines validates the convincing capability and performance advantages available with our innovative disc drive products," said Joel Stead, Seagate's senior vice president of International Sales. "The incorporation of Seagate Medalist drives into the industry-leading Able family of multifunctional office automation systems provides users with capabilities that other multifunctional copy machines cannot offer. Being able to store multiple documents and/or images within the memory of the Able allows users to establish job caching, utilize 'Super XBIT' technology for photo-realistic output, and optimize system productivity."

Designed to meet high volume document process needs, the Able family features high quality image digital copying and high performance laser facsimile transmission. The system's memory function allows users to multitask as well. Fuji Xerox's Able also features printing and network scanning capability. Drawing on its extensive document processing, digital, network and related technologies, the Able machine brings together Seagate's Medalist drive with Fuji Xerox's Super XBIT to deliver the highest quality and photo-realistic digital copying.

"Seagate has an outstanding reputation for providing high-quality, innovative products that help people get their information when, where, and how they want it," said Mr. Jiro Komori, Fuji Xerox's senior manager of Material Sourcing Department. "The Able incorporates Seagate Medalist drives to provide the information storage capacity, performance and reliability that many corporate customers need for extensive document management."

Seagate's Medalist features a spindle speed of 4,500-rpm, 12-millisecond average seek time and data transfer rates of up to 33 Mbytes/second via the Ultra ATA interface. These drives utilize partial response-maximum likelihood (PRML) read channel technology for faster throughput during read/write operations. The drives also feature a new, form-fitted top cover that dampens acoustics for quieter operation and are resourcefully designed with advanced power management capabilities to save energy. Seagate Medalist specify a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating of 300,000 hours, and come with a standard, three-year limited warranty.

About Fuji Xerox

Fuji Xerox is a joint venture between Fuji Photo Film and Xerox Limited (U.K.), which develops, manufactures and distributes office equipment in Japan and most of the Asia Pacific region. The company's products include copiers, network and color printers, on demand publishing systems and fax machines. In cooperation with Xerox Corporation, the company puts much effort in research and development, leading to many breakthrough technologies. Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company employs approximately 15,000 people and has more than 60 group companies including domestic and overseas affiliates and sales subsidiaries. Additional information on Fuji Xerox products and services can be found on Fuji Xerox products and services can be found on the Internet at http://www.fujixerox.co.jp

About Seagate Technology

Seagate Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of technology and products enabling people to store, access, and manage information. Seagate is committed to providing best-in-class products to help people get their information when, where and how they want it. Seagate is the world's largest manufacturer of disc drives, magnetic discs and read-write heads, an innovator in tape drives, and a leading developer of software for information availability, access and analysis. With over $7 billion in revenue for the last twelve months, Seagate can be found around the globe and on the World Wide Web at http://www.seagate.com.

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