Nov 12, 1997

Seagate Introduces the Medalist Pro SCSI Family: Value-Class Disc Drives for Entry-Level SCSI Applications

q Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG) today introduced the new Medalist Pro SCSI series of disc drivessa line of value-oriented UltraSCSI drives that provide SCSI-based desktop PC and small-server users with storage capacities ranging from 4.55 to 9.1 Gbytes. In addition to the drives' focus on providing leading storage value, the units also offer top performance for desktop computer systems, demonstrated by the sibling Medalist Pro 9140's five star accolade in PC Computing's December, 1997 edition.

"While the majority of desktop PC's gain the needed performance with Ultra ATA disc drives such as Seagate's Medalist Pro 9140, some personal workstation users look to tap the capabilities of Windows NT and the UltraSCSI interface while still maintaining costs similar to that of Ultra ATA models," said Phil Detwiler, Seagate's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "Additional benefits to using SCSI in a desktop system are connectivity and bandwidth, with sustained bus rates of up to 40 Mbytes/second. Leveraging the award-winning design of the Medalist Pro 9140 series and integrating it with some of Seagate's renowned SCSI technology creates a drive that is sure to be a winner."

The Medalist Pro SCSI series of drives is available at three capacity points: 9.1 Gbytes, 6.5 Gbytes, and 4.55 Gbytes. Each Medalist Pro SCSI drive provides 7,200-rpm performance, typically seen in higher performance enterprise-class models. Sustained data transfer rates reach 14 Mbytes/second while average seek times are as low as 8.5 msec.

The Medalist Pro SCSI utilizes the head-disc design of the Medalist Pro 9140 while also combining the SCSI chip technology found in Seagate's industry leading Barracuda and Cheetah disc drive families. The Medalist Pro SCSI utilizes fluid-dynamic bearing motors for increased shock resistance and reduced acoustics, making it ideal for desktop PC environments.

Samples of the Medalist Pro SCSI will be available for major OEMs in November, with volume production planned to begin in the first calendar quarter of 1998. More information and detailed technical specifications regarding Seagate's new Medalist Pro SCSI disc drives are available online at http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,,12,00.html.

Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG) is a leading provider of technology and products enabling people to store, access, and manage information. Seagate is committed to providing best-in-class products to help people get their information when, where and how they want it. Seagate is the world's largest manufacturer of disc drives, magnetic discs and read-write heads, a market leader in tape drives, and a leading developer of software for information availability, access and analysis. With nearly $9 billion in revenues for its 1997 fiscal year, Seagate can be found around the globe and on the World Wide Web at http://www.seagate.com.

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