Nov 02, 2005

Seagate Momentus 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM Hard Drives Power New High-Performance Alienware Notebook PC's

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's leading supplier of disc drives, today announced that Alienware, a leading maker of high-powered desktop and notebook PCs, has selected the Seagate Momentus 5400.2 120GB and Momentus 7200.1 100GB and 80GB hard drives for new Alienware notebooks. The 2.5-inch Momentus disc drives combine a fast, power-thrifty design with the largest capacities available in their class to enable high-performance Alienware notebooks for mainstream desktop PC applications and bandwidth-hungry environments such as 3D animation and post production.

Users can order Alienware notebooks with either the 7200 RPM or 5400 RPM Momentus disc drives and add a second Momentus drive to the high-end models for greater performance, storage capacity (RAID 0) and robust data protection (RAID 1). In dual-drive configurations, the Momentus 7200.1 delivers 200GB of capacity and 240GB with the Momentus 5400.2 disc drive. Seagate Momentus drives will be offered with the Alienware MJ-12 m7700 workstation, Area-51 m7700 mobile desktop, and Sentia notebooks.

Seagate Momentus drives deliver the ruggedness, power-thrifty design and whisper-quiet operation that are redefining mobile computing and fueling growing demand for notebook computers that deliver desktop PC capabilities. Using the highest-performance hard drives, processors and video cards available for PCs, Alienware caters to multimedia professional, business users and video game enthusiasts who demand high-end systems made with state-of-the-art components.

"With its Momentus disc drives, its little wonder that Seagate quickly has become a powerhouse to reckon with in the notebook drive market," said Patrick Cooper, director of product management for Alienware Corporation. "Momentus is critical in delivering the horsepower Alienware notebooks need to deliver true desktop PC performance."

"More system builders like Alienware are turning to Seagate for notebook disc drives that enable mobile computers with the highest levels of capacity, performance, reliability, shock tolerance and power-efficiency," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. "For Alienware, Seagate's first-to-market leadership was also key in their selection of Momentus drives. Seagate is first to ship a 120GB 5400RPM notebook drive and remains the only company to ship a 100GB 7200-RPM notebook drive in volume."

Seagate is strengthening its position in the mobile computing market with the introduction of Momentus 5400.3, the world's first 2.5-inch notebook drive built on perpendicular recording technology to deliver 160GB of capacity. Seagate also announced the first disc drive - Momentus 5400 FDE (Full Disc Encryption) - with strong, transparent hardware-based data protection that prevents unauthorized access to notebook computer data. Robust notebook security is increasingly important as thefts of notebooks with sensitive personal and business information continue to rise, with companies incurring millions of dollars of losses in lost or stolen trade secrets and intellectual property and individuals facing the high cost of identify theft.

About Alienware
Alienware manufactures high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, server, and professional systems. Alienware offers unique and award-winning products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and will soon be offered in other locations around the Pacific Rim. For more information, please visit www.alienware.com or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).

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.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Momentus is either a trademark or registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC. When referring to hard drive capacity one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, refers to one trillion bytes. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting.