Oct 17, 2005

Seagate Savvio Drives Chosen by Sun for its Latest Industry-Standard, Enterprise-Class Servers

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that Sun has selected Seagate Savvio disc drives for the company's latest Sun Fire(tm) 64 (x86, 64-bit) servers. The Seagate drives in the Sun Fire X4100 and Sun Fire X4200 servers feature a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, enabling these systems to harness the highest I/O performance density, while providing greater reliability, low power consumption and maximum space-saving.

"The move to the 2.5-inch small form factor and SAS together in the enterprise marks a significant shift in technology, enabling IT professionals to greatly expand the effectiveness of their data centers," said Jeff Loebbaka, Seagate vice president of Global Marketing. "With information demands continuing to grow, Sun recognized the need to help customers speed access to their data with highly energy-efficient and smaller footprint systems."

The Sun Fire X4100 and X4200 servers set new standards for performance, reliability and energy efficiency. Powered by AMD Opteron processors, the highest-performance x64 processors on the market, and running the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS), the new industry-standard servers consume about one-third the power, are one-and-a-half times the performance, and cost half as much as comparably configured 4-way servers.

"Our new industry-standard, x64 servers are designed to save customers millions of dollars in operational expenses in such areas as power and cooling," said Graham Lovell, senior director of x64 servers, Network Systems Group at Sun Microsystems, Inc. "By combining Seagate Savvio SAS disc drives with our servers, our customers can benefit from the enterprise-class features to help efficiently manage their data center needs and seamlessly grow their business."

More information on the Sun Fire x64 servers can be found at: www.sun.com/x64.

For more information about Seagate and its Serial Attached SCSI solutions, visit www.seagate.com.

About Seagate Savvio
Seagate Savvio disc drives are just one of many examples of Seagate's unique capability to deliver leading-edge products across the broadest range of storage markets and applications. From enterprise, PC, mobile and CE markets, using a range of interface choices and multiple form factors, Seagate is best positioned to deliver the widest range of storage solutions that the market demands.

Seagate Savvio disc drives enable a new category of high I/O density storage solutions designed to provide space-constrained Fortune 2000 data centers with higher IOPS (I/O per second) performance in small form factor system configurations with the highest levels of reliability.

Seagate Savvio offers an unmatched combination of features including its smaller size, lower power consumption, fast seek times and the industry's highest reliability. This makes Savvio the ideal storage solution for high I/O density hardware platforms, including new servers, storage arrays and blade servers.

Seagate Savvio is a true enterprise-class drive, designed specifically to meet the demanding requirements of enterprise applications. In addition to its fast 10,000-rpm spin speed and industry sweet-spot capacity choices of 36-and 73-Gbyte capacities, the Savvio disc drive also has an impressive reliability specification of 1.4 million hours MTBF. And unlike MTBF testing for ATA and SATA disc drives based on desktop-environment conditions, Savvio's reliability rating is specified based on testing in a 7/24/365 100% duty cycle enterprise-class workload environment and therefore is ideally suited for meeting the needs of IT professionals challenged by continuing server and storage consolidation.

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 www.seagate.com.

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