Nov 21, 2005

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start your Engines! Seagate Hard Drives Rev up First Officially Licensed NASCAR PC

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's leading supplier of disc drives, today announced that the Seagate Barracuda family of hard drives will provide up to 400GB of tire-squealing storage for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing's (NASCAR) first officially licensed PC.

Now available at select North American retailers including CompUSA and online at, the NASCAR PC by Cisnet, a division of ZT Group International, includes a NASCAR-branded keyboard, mouse and speakers, NASCAR-themed Windows Media Player and screensaver, and free offers and discounts for several NASCAR partner services. The desktop computer also includes free lifetime 24/7 telephone technical support from ZT Group International. NASCAR is the premiere sanctioning body of stock car racing in North America, claiming one in three American adults as fans.

The Seagate Barracuda family of hard drives targets mainstream and high-performance PCs, low-cost servers, PC gaming systems and media PCs with the best-in-class combination of capacity, performance and reliability backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty.

"For NASCAR fans, power and speed are important both on the track and in personal computing," said Karl Chicca, Seagate senior vice president and general manager, Personal Storage. "The world's most popular desktop PC hard drive is a terrific match for NASCAR, one of the fastest growing spectator sports. Barracuda will help give NASCAR PC users the high-quality, reliable experience they're accustomed to on the race circuit."

"We used only the best computing components to build the NASCAR PC," said Bob Anderson, vice president, Strategic Account Sales of ZT Group. "We are delighted to team with Seagate to bring this exciting PC experience to NASCAR fans."

Seagate continues to strengthen it position in the personal computing market with the recent introduction of 7200-RPM Barracuda desktop PC disc drives that deliver up to a half terabyte of capacity, fast 3Gbit/second Serial ATA throughput and cutting-edge storage technologies such as Native Command Queuing (NCQ) for the industry's highest levels of performance and reliability.

About ZT Group International, Inc.
ZT Group International is recognized as a leading manufacturer of PC's, notebooks, workstations and servers by the computer industry. The company's Cisnet brand is well recognized by consumers and business users as a result of its extensive retail presence over the past few years and has a substantial installed customer base accumulated over its long industry history. ZT offers its products through major retail accounts, as well as through the distribution and reseller channels. The company ships thousands of orders daily through its distribution channels and direct Educational and Government contracts.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, NASCAR, is the sanctioning body for one of America's premier sports, which is the second highest-rated sport on television and has the most corporate involvement of any major sport. NASCAR sanctions approximately 1,800 races at 120 tracks in 38 states. The licensing division of NASCAR, based in Charlotte, N.C., works with more than 200 licensees nationwide. Overall, NASCAR fans purchased $2.1 billion in NASCAR-licensed merchandise in 2004. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, FL, NASCAR also has offices in Concord, N.C., Los Angeles, New York.

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, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. 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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