Mar 06, 2003

Legend Chooses Seagate Barracuda 5400.1 Disc Drive For Superior Quality, Reliability And Ease Of Integration

BEIJING - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that top Chinese PC manufacturer Legend has embraced the Seagate Barracuda 5400.1 disc drive, designed to meet the specific requirements of the entry level desktop market. With mechanics and electronics leveraged from Seagate's popular line of Ultra ATA-interface U Series and Barracuda drives, Barracuda 5400.1 can be quickly and easily integrated into OEM desktop business and multimedia computer systems. This drive provides the capacity and performance needed for today's popular desktop applications like Internet navigation and downloads, audio and video, email and word processing.

"Seagate's disc drive performance standards and outstanding reputation for providing reliable, innovative products is a great competitive advantage for our desktop PCs," said Mr. Chen Shaopeng, vice president and general manager of Legend Commercial Desktop PC Business. "Users today want a PC that delivers speed, the flexibility to upgrade, business-ready software and a low price tag. The incorporation of Seagate Barracuda 5400.1 disc drive is the latest example of our marketing emphasis to meet these demands with reliability and features you'd expect in more expensive drives."

Barracuda 5400.1 combines many advanced features and the well-known reliability of Seagate's Barracuda and U Series product families. It offers a value-focused, single-head configuration with a 40-Gbyte capacity and a 5400-rpm performance level. It's 25-percent thinner than a traditional PC drive to improve system airflow-so it can be employed in fanless systems, which are more attractive to consumers and less expensive to design and build. And it sports Seagate's patented SoftSonic fluid dynamic bearing motors for low acoustics - only 2.6 bels during idle. Barracuda 5400.1 is designed for applications that require low cost, high reliability, low acoustics, and the popular 40-Gbyte capacity sweet spot: office computers and entry-level PCs, mainstream PVRs, game consoles and audio jukeboxes, and other non-traditional markets like ATMs, security cameras, printers and Karaoke machines.

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.

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