Mar 31, 2003

Seagate Donates 130 Hard Drives To Burnsville High School

MINNEAPOLIS - The world today runs on information. Every time you access the Internet, hit "send," create digital images, watch TV or even enjoy a Hollywood blockbuster movie with computer-generated special effects, you create, access or share large amounts of digital information. And technology has become an increasingly important tool for sharing information in the classroom. As digital information booms, Burnsville High School administrators have found that their need for more storage capacity on the student computers had far surpassed their capabilities.

Currently, the school can save 10 to 20 gigabytes worth of information on each one of the school?s computers. But now with Seagate?s recent donation of 130 hard drives, each storing 80 to 120 gigabytes, the school?s total storage capacity ranges from 10,400 to 15,600 gigabytes?the equivalent of storing 4,492,800 copies of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

The 80-and 120-gigabyte Barracuda ATA V hard drives will benefit the students of Burnsville High School by increasing the storage capacity in its graphic and CAD labs, as well as support its new digital video editing efforts. The school also will use the drives to administer its network and manage labs.

"These drives will be utilized immediately for current student projects and programs," said Penny Damlo, technology coordinator, Burnsville High School. "We appreciate Seagate?s commitment to the community and our school. This donation will positively affect our student?s ability to access and use technology now and in the future."

"Seagate feels strongly about helping students in the communities where our employees work and live," said Tom Hall, Seagate vice president of Human Resources. "It is important to support interest in technology among today?s youth and give them the right tools to learn. This donation is a great way to do so."

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC 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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