Nov 04, 2003

Medion Qualifies Seagate's Momentus Hard Drive For Its Notebook Computers

MUNICH, Germany - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) is now shipping its Momentus hard drives to Medion, an international, full-service partner for major retailers. Seagate and Medion already have a long and successful tradition of teaming up in the multimedia PC and consumer electronics segments. With Momentus, they are expanding their technological strengths into the mobile PC market.

Medion has welcomed Seagate's entry into the notebook hard drive market. Momentus is the first notebook hard drive to combine the high performance of a 5400-rpm hard drive with the low power consumption of a traditional 4200-rpm notebook hard drive. Seagate's patented SoftSonic fluid dynamic motor and new QuietStep ramp load technology make Momentus one of the quietest, most rugged notebook hard drives available. QuietStep keeps head loading and unloading acoustics down to a whisper when switching between active and standby modes.

"Seagate's excellent business processes coupled with its speed, flexibility and efficiency in designing and delivering high-quality hard drives are at the very heart of our relationship's success. That's because Medion's own business model calls for reliable partners like Seagate who help Medion tap into promising new markets," explains Christian Eigen, a member of Medion's Board of Management.

"With Momentus, Seagate has developed a notebook hard drive that satisfies all of our requirements for performance, reliability and quality. Thanks to Seagate's consistent efforts to optimize its energy-saving functions, this drive utilizes the full potential of the laptop computer and makes our notebooks an exceptional deal with an unbeatable price-performance ratio," continues Eigen.

"We are pleased that our long-standing partner Medion has qualified the Seagate Momentus hard drive for its notebooks. The fact that a company like Medion puts its trust in our hard drives says a lot for the success of our business model. It also goes to show that our ongoing efforts to optimize our customer relations, R&D and manufacturing processes are paying off. We are able to enter new markets and continue to develop successful partnerships at the same time," said Don Kennedy, Vice President Sales and Marketing EMEA at Seagate.

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide range of Enterprise, PC, Notebook 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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