Jul 10, 2000

Seagate's Cheetah X15 Drives HP's Stress-Free Storage Solutions

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG) today announced that Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HWP) has selected Seagate's 15K RPM Cheetah X15 disc drive for its HP SureStore E family. The 18 GB Cheetah X15 will be integrated into the HP SureStore E Disk Array FC60 and HP SureStore E Disk System SC10 and HVD10. As the world's fastest disc drive, the Cheetah X15 offers HP customers higher transaction processing performance.

"The X15 provides unprecedented levels of performance," said Neal Clapper, general manager of HP's Modular Network Storage Organization. "The X15 will help HP customers realize greater system performance and more importantly, allow them to remain focused on their eBusinesses, not on their information technology."

"Using Seagate's Cheetah X15, HP's enterprise storage arrays will be able to quickly and reliably handle the increased information demands that Internet and eBusiness servers demand," said Brian Dexheimer, executive vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, at Seagate Technology. "HP's use of the Cheetah X15 helps Seagate reaffirm its commitment to delivering solutions that are the best suited for the needs of customers."

HP's SureStore E Disk Array FC60 and HP SureStore E Disk System SC10 and HVD10 with Seagate's Cheetah X15 are currently shipping. For more information about HP SureStore E enterprise storage solutions, visit http://www.hp.com/products1/mpeixservers/info_library/storage/xp512.html. For more information about Seagate and its family of enterprise disc products, visit http://www.seagate.com.

About the Cheetah X15
The Cheetah X15 is the world's fastest disc drive, with a 50% faster latency than any other drive in the industry, and a record-breaking 3.9 millisecond seek time. For the enterprise-storage industry, this ability to rapidly gain information translates to improved productivity and profitability. With the same power consumption as the last generation Cheetah 18LP, OEM's and integrators are able to easily integrate this class of drive in existing platforms and applications without having compatibility issues or requiring cabinet power and cooling changes.

Already critically acclaimed for both its performance and cool operating temperatures, the X15 paves the way for new levels of drive excellence. "The Cheetah X15 is a groundbreaking product that allows industry-giant Seagate to show the market who's truly in charge," said StorageReview.com's senior editor, Eugene Ra. "The drive will deliver performance that's light-years ahead of the competition."

The Cheetah X15 is available now in the high-performance Ultra160 SCSI interface, and will be 2 Gbit Fibre Channel-ready in July. Offered in the popular capacity of 18 GB, the Cheetah X15 is also the industry's only first-generation 15K RPM disc drive to feature a 1,200,000 hour MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) rating. Its fast seek time, standard 4 MB cache (with 16 MB cache option), low acoustics, high operational and non-operational shock, and low power consumption make the Cheetah X15 the disc drive of choice for enterprise servers that require legendary performance and reliability that can only be delivered by a Cheetah.

About Seagate Technology, Inc.
Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG) is a leading provider of the Internet Infrastructure enabling people to store, access, and manage information. The Company is committed to providing best-in-class products to help people get 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, Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and a leading developer of Business Intelligence software. Seagate can be found around the globe and at http://www.seagate.com. For automated news, stock and financial information by phone, dial toll-free 877-SEG-NYSE. Outside the U.S. and Canada, dial 760-704-4368

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