Nov 19, 2001

Seagate RSS Enhances TapeStor DAT Tape Drive Bundles with Yosemite TapeWare XE Backup Software

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Seagate Removable Storage Solutions (RSS), a leading manufacturer of computer tape drive and tape head products, and Yosemite Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of scalable and flexible data management software, today announced that Seagate TapeStor DAT tape drive bundled solutions now include TapeWare XE backup software from Yosemite Technologies. TapeStor DAT is a complete high-performance tape backup solution for workstations through midrange servers.

"The combination of Seagate's award-winning TapeStor DAT (DDS) value bundled solutions with TapeWare backup software provides our customers with a best-in-class, complete backup solution that is reliable, fast and compatible with Windows, NetWare and Linux networks," said Michelle Vilchuck, vice president of product management and customer support, Seagate Removable Storage Solutions.

The Seagate TapeStor with TapeWare value bundle solution features the TapeStor DAT tape drives and the industry-standard TapeWare software. The software package provides backup to either desktop or server systems on Windows, NetWare or Linux; simple user interface common to all platforms; intelligent restore to select files and target locations or restore the entire system; readiness for software upgrades without reinstall; and disaster recovery module for Windows and NetWare (upon customer product registration).

"Small and mid-sized companies now have cost-effective access to data protection that is typically available to the enterprise market segment," said Robert Checketts, vice president, sales and marketing at Yosemite Technologies, Inc. "TapeWare's performance and reliability are enhanced by Seagate's DDS technologies."

Each Seagate TapeStor DAT value bundle includes a high-performance internal or external DDS tape drive with up to 24- or 40- Gbytes of compressed capacity per cartridge, two data cartridges (five with the TapeStor DAT 240 autoloader), one cleaning cartridge and now TapeWare XE Backup software. The TapeStor DAT is available with the following features:
• Up to 40 Gbytes of compressed data protection per cartridge
• Compressed data transfer rates up to 19.8 Gbytes per hour (based on 2:1 compression)
• Compatibility with MS Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP, Novell NetWare and Linux

Seagate RSS and Yosemite Technologies will co-market the Seagate TapeStor DAT (DDS) value bundle with TapeWare worldwide through resellers, VARs and authorized distributors. In the United States, products are available for purchase at buytape.seagate.com. For more information on Seagate RSS tape drives, data cartridges and accessories, customers in the U.S. can call 1-800-626-6637 or 714-641-2500 or check Seagate's website at www.seagate.com.

About Yosemite Technologies, Inc.
Yosemite Technologies, Inc. is a privately held software developer that designs innovative, scaleable, enterprise-class storage management software under the TapeWare product name. Yosemite Technologies, Inc. can be found at www.tapeware.com.

About Seagate Removable Storage Solutions
A Seagate company, Seagate Removable Storage Solutions (RSS) is a market leader in tape backup products and data protection solutions with more than 10 million drives installed. Seagate RSS produces an extensive range of products designed to meet the backup, restore and personal external storage needs of virtually every platform from notebooks and PCs to enterprise servers. Seagate Removable Storage Solutions can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Seagate logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. TapeStor is either a registered trademark or trademark of Seagate Removable Storage Solutions LLC. Other product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their owners. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.