May 10, 2004

Seagate Momentus Disc Drive Selected for Lemel Notebook PCs

Seagate (NYSE:STX) today announced that Synnex Technology International Corp., a global IT supply chain services company, has selected the Seagate Momentus 2.5-inch hard drive for its popular brand Lemel notebook PCs. Momentus is a 5400 RPM drive that is ideal for mainstream notebook PCs, and provides the best combination of performance, acoustics and reliability that drives today's notebook PC applications.

"Seagate engineers worked closely with ours on qualifying Momentus so that we deliver the best products, incorporating leading edge storage technology that meets today's notebook PC users' storage requirements," said David Tu, general manager, Product Marketing Business Unit of Synnex. "The selection of the Seagate Momentus disc drive for our products reflects the ongoing successful technology partnership the two companies have established over the years. We continue to look to Seagate to meet the storage needs of the fast-growing notebook market in Taiwan."

"Synnex's adoption of Seagate disc drives into its Lemel notebook computer systems clearly demonstrates their confidence in our storage technology leadership and the success of Momentus," said Teh Ban Seng, Seagate vice president and managing director of Asia Sales and Marketing. "Seagate is the only independent disc drive manufacturer with the vertical integration capabilities to control development of components and technology and own its manufacturing capabilities. This strategy gives Seagate a unique opportunity to meet the needs of evolving notebook PC applications and deliver the best-in-class products to our strategic customers such as Synnex."

Synnex has an extensive service network in Taiwan. This nationwide network expedites sales, maintenance and other support services, and provides the company with accurate assessments of customers' preferences so that it is able to respond quickly and effectively to market trends and demand. Designed for middle-to-high end notebook market segments, Synnex's Lemel notebooks are one of the leading local brands and are sold mainly to the retail market and corporate enterprises including the education sector.

Momentus is the industry's first notebook hard drive to combine a high-performance 5,400-rpm spindle speed with the low battery-consumption of a traditional 4200-rpm notebook hard drive, giving notebook PC makers the advantage of performance without compromising on mobility. Seagate's patented SoftSonic fluid dynamic motor and new QuietStep ramp load technology make Momentus one of the quietest, most rugged notebook hard drives available.

Synnex Technology International Corp. is a global IT supply chain services company providing a comprehensive range of design-to-distribution services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and technology solution providers worldwide. The company has strong expertise in IT distribution, electronics manufacturing and logistics services. Synnex works with leading industry suppliers in PCs and servers, motherboards, CPUs, memory, storage, networking, communication and component products.

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