Mar 27, 2002

Seagate RSS Ships TapeStor Travan Tape Drive Bundles with Yosemite TapeWare XD 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 Travan tape drive bundled solutions for the desktop now include TapeWare XD backup software from Yosemite Technologies. TapeStor Travan is a complete high-performance tape backup solution designed to reliably protect data in today's high performance workstations and entry-level servers.

"The combination of Seagate?s award-winning TapeStor Travan solutions and TapeWare backup software provides our customers with a best-in-class, complete backup solution that is reliable, fast and compatible with Windows and Linux systems," said Bob Hawkins, director, product line management for Seagate Removable Storage Solutions.

The TapeWare desktop software package provides complete backup of a desktop system on Windows or Linux. It includes a simple user interface common to all platforms; intelligent restore to easily select files and target locations or restore the entire system; readiness for software upgrades without reinstall; and a free disaster recovery module for Windows (upon customer product registration). The TapeStor Travan line also offers server-oriented TapeWare XE for Windows, NetWare and Linux with the new Travan 40 tape drives.

"SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) and small 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 Travan technology."

Each Seagate TapeStor Travan value bundle includes a cost-effective internal Travan tape drive with 20 or 40 Gbytes of compressed capacity per cartridge, a data cartridge and TapeWare XD or TapeWare XE backup software.

Seagate RSS and Yosemite Technologies will co-market the Seagate TapeStor Travan value bundle with TapeWare worldwide through resellers, VARs and authorized distributors. In the United States, products are available for purchase at http://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 the new Seagate RSS website at http://rss.seagate.com.

About Yosemite Technologies, Inc.
Yosemite Technologies, Inc. is a privately held software developer based in California. With its award-winning, flagship product, TapeWare, Yosemite Technologies, Inc. has become a leader in the storage management and back up sector and has created alliances with industry frontrunners and pioneers including Seagate and others.

The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of TapeWare coupled with its numerous features including its all-in-one design, multiple operating system functionality and disaster recovery solutions make TapeWare and Yosemite Technologies the choice for storage management software needs. To learn more, visit 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 11.5 million drives installed. Seagate RSS produces an extensive range of products designed to meet the backup and restore needs of virtually every platform from notebooks and PCs to enterprise servers. Seagate Removable Storage Solutions can be found around the globe and at http://rss.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.