Jan 27, 2005

Seagate Momentus Disc Drive Wins the Heart of "Clair-de-lune Lily"

BEIJING - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that Tsinghua Unisplendour Ltd, a listed state enterprise dealing in information technology and communications, has selected the Seagate Momentus 2.5-inch disc drive for its latest "Clair-de-lune lily" notebook series, which targets the female IT consumer market. The Momentus 5400-RPM drive is ideal for mainstream notebook PCs, and provides a unique combination of performance, acoustics and reliability that drives today's notebook PC applications.

"Seagate worked closely with us on qualifying Momentus so that we deliver the best product, incorporating leading edge storage technology that meets today's female notebook PC users' storage requirements," said Mr. Yang Zhong, deputy general manager of Notebook Unit, Tsinghua Unisplendour. "Being relatively light, Momentus offers a perfect combination of high reliability, low battery consumption and whisper quiet operation, which enhances the notebook usage experience for today's cosmopolitan female community. Seagate's Momentus drive delivers the experience, commitment and innovation we expect from the world's leading manufacturer of disc drives."

"Tsinghua Unisplendor's adoption of Seagate disc drives into its "Clair-de-lune lily" notebook computer systems clearly demonstrates their confidence in our leadership and the success of the Momentus disc drive," said Teh Ban Seng, Seagate vice president of Asia Sales and Marketing. "Seagate's vertical integration capabilities help us control the development of components and technology and our manufacturing. This strategy gives Seagate a unique opportunity to meet the needs of evolving notebook PC applications and deliver best-in-class products to our strategic customers such as Tsinghua Unisplendor."

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 drives one of the quietest, most rugged notebook hard drives available.

About Tsinghua Unisplendour
Tsinghua Unisplendour (TH-UNIS) is a famous leading company in information technology and communications. As one of the State Major New Technology Enterprises, one of the State 'Program 863' Industrial Bases, TH-UNIS has acquired scores of titles and awards, such as the National Technology Invention Award and the Best Brand Name in Beijing.

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.

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