Nov 07, 2001

Seagate Disc Drives Selected Exclusively by LSI Logic for High-Performance Ultra320 SCSI Demonstrations at Comdex 2001

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology today announced that LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI) has chosen Seagate's industry-leading Cheetah X15-36LP disc drives exclusively for its high-performance Ultra320 SCSI RAID demonstrations at Comdex. Seagate drives are also featured in LSI Logic's Ultra320 SCSI interoperability demonstration. LSI Logic will showcase its latest Enterprise-level solutions using Cheetah X15-36LP disc drives with its Ultra320 PCI SCSI MegaRAID Elite 1700 RAID controller, and Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) based LSI53C1030 Ultra320 SCSI controller featuring Integrated Mirroring.

Ultra320 SCSI technology is ideal for a wide range of intensive multi-drive applications such as department and enterprise servers where high data transfer rates and time-to-data are important factors. The Seagate's Cheetah X15-36LP, heralded as the fastest disc drive in the world, not only has the fastest internal data transfer rate and best overall performance available, but comes from the same family of Seagate 15K RPM disc drives that have record field-proven reliability ratings.

"Enterprise customers require storage solutions without compromise. Drives need to be fast, proven reliable and fully interoperable," said David Steele, LSI Logic's director of product planning and management. "Seagate's Ultra320 Cheetah X15-36LP disc drives working in conjunction with LSI Logic's Ultra320 SCSI controllers and LSI Logic's MegaRAID Elite 1700 RAID solution will enable our customers to access information at industry-leading speeds in shippable products. Both companies have well-earned reputations for reliability and customers can depend on Seagate and LSI Logic solutions to be interoperable and performance driven."

"Last year, Seagate announced it was the first company to successfully demonstrate Ultra320 SCSI disc drive technology as defined by the SPI-4 standard," said Daniel Nicewander, Seagate executive director of ESG Business Development. "As a result of Seagate's Ultra320 SCSI technology development expertise and leadership, the final implementation of Ultra320 SCSI within Seagate's product families is truly world-class. Seagate is proud that LSI Logic has chosen our flagship Cheetah X15-36LP disc drives for its demonstrations and in recognizing the unmatched value that they deliver to enterprise customers."

Seagate's Cheetah X15-36LP featuring the Ultra320 SCSI interface will be available this quarter. LSI Logic's Ultra320 SCSI demonstrations featuring Seagate's disc drives can be viewed from November 12-16 at the Comdex Las Vegas tradeshow, booth number LN259B.

About Seagate's Implementation of Ultra320 SCSI Technology
Seagate's Ultra320 SCSI disc drives, including its Cheetah X15-36LP, have a full implementation of mandatory and optional Ultra320 SCSI interface features as defined in T10/SPI-4 rev 7, including packetized data transfer protocol, RTI (Retained Training Information) and QAS (Quick Arbitrate and Select). When providing data storage solutions for Enterprise systems, maintaining high levels of data reliability and signal integrity is critical, especially at speeds of 320 MB/sec. Seagate's superior implementation of Ultra320 SCSI technology occurred only after rigorous engineering development with a focus on achieving and maintaining the highest levels of signal integrity possible along the SCSI path. Because Seagate's implementation of Ultra320 SCSI provides a highly reliable SCSI signal, the incorporation of other technologies such as adaptive active filtration can be avoided. The final result is not simply a cleaner, stronger SCSI signal, but a continuation of Seagate's leadership and commitment to excellence amongst all of its product families.

About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition, the company supplies storage network solutions for the enterprise. LSI Logic is headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 95035, 866-574-5741, (within the U.S.), 719-533-7679 (outside U.S.),

Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions. Seagate's market leadership is based on 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

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