Jan 09, 2006

MPIO Chooses Seagate's 8GB 1-inch Hard Disc Drive for its New Audio Player

SEOUL, Korea - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's largest supplier of hard drives for consumer electronics, announced today that Digitalway Co. Ltd., a leading brand that brings innovative digital audio and multimedia devices to the consumer market, has chosen Seagate 8GB 1-inch hard disc drives for its new digital audio player, the MPIO HD400. The Seagate 8GB ST1 Series is the highest capacity 1-inch hard disc drive in the market and is delivering cutting-edge portable audio products to consumers.

By delivering 8GB of storage capacity in a 1-inch form factor, the Seagate ST1 Series enables Digitalway's new MPIO HD400 to hold up to 200 hours of high-quality music. Seagate's ST1 Series allows consumers to quickly download massive libraries of high-fidelity music and images and incorporates Seagate's unique RunOn Technology to ensure consistent music playback while in a high-motion environment by sensing and compensating for motion to stay on track. In addition, Seagate's G-Force Protection technology protects the drive against shock, increasing the robustness of the devices into which it has been integrated. This unique rugged design has changed the playing field for 1-inch hard disc drives, helping music players better withstand the abuse that handheld devices are subject to.

"By choosing the Seagate ST1 Series, we are expanding our product line-up for end users that meet the market expectations," said Dustin Koh, vice president of Digitalway. "Seagate's ST1 Series 1-inch hard drive offers the best combination of performance, reliability, battery life and cost that meet our stringent requirements. Moving forward, we will continue to work in close collaboration with Seagate to develop more innovative, leading edge products that our customers have come to expect of us."

"Seagate has worked in close partnership with Digitalway in the product development phase of this cutting edge digital audio player," said Ban Seng Teh, Seagate vice president, Global Consumer Electronics Sales. "The features of the Seagate ST1 Series - quiet acoustics, high reliability, and top streaming performance for digital media - are critical in helping Seagate maintain our lead in the CE world and we are committed to working closely with our customers during product development so that we can develop superior products with improved performance and capacity that consumers want."

MPIO HDD 400 is equipped with a 1.8-inch TFT color LCD, which enables users to play games, read texts and view pictures. HDD 400 received 2006 IF Award. The product will be available worldwide.

About Digitalway
Digitalway is the leader in bringing innovate digital audio and multimedia device to the consumer market. Founded in July 1998 by a pioneer in the MP3 industry, Digitalway is dedicated to providing leading-edge products to OEM's, distributors and end users. In Asia, including Japan and Korea, Digitalway's products are recorded as No.1 selling digital audio products. Worldwide brand market share is reported as 20%. (As of June 2002, Business Week) Digitalway's technologies include portable music players, digital voice recorders, multi function digital still cameras, MP3 encoders, multi-function hybrid digital music devices and digital A/V products.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture 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 was named 2006 Company of the Year by Forbes Magazine. 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 and ST1 Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliates. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one megabyte, or MB, equals one million bytes. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting.