Apr 02, 2002

Seagate Removable Storage Solutions (RSS) Launches Tape-Centric Website: rss.seagate.com

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Seagate Removable Storage Solutions (RSS), a Seagate company and a leading manufacturer of computer tape drive and tape head products, announces the launch of a separate tape-centric website: http://rss.seagate.com. The new website focuses on the products and services that support Seagate customers interested in tape backup and restore solutions. The site, http://rss.seagate.com, supports three extensive tape product lines based upon LTO Ultrium, DDS and Travan formats offered by RSS.

"The new website represents another milestone in Seagate RSS' drive to deliver world-class tape backup and restore solutions and services to our customers," said Brad Renfree, director, product line management for Seagate Removable Storage Solutions. "The new website can be accessed through http://rss.seagate.com or from a link off www.seagate.com. This new site enables us to better serve our tape customers by providing a website platform designed specifically to support tape users' unique needs as well as an avenue to share with the public, the strengths of tape backup and the synergy of Seagate and its partners."

For more information on Seagate Removable Storage Solutions' tape drives, data cartridges and accessories, customers in the U.S. can call Sales Support at 1-800-626-6637 or 1-714-641-2500 or check the new Seagate RSS website at http://rss.seagate.com. Seagate RSS products are available worldwide through resellers, VARs and authorized distributors. In the United States, the products are available for purchase on the Internet at Seagate's online store for tape products at http://buytape.seagate.com.

DDS, Travan and LTO Ultrium Product Lines
Seagate RSS' Scorpion Digital Data Storage (DDS) drives and autoloaders, with compressed capacities of up to 240 Gbytes, are designed for a wide range of system platforms from high-performance workstations and large PC servers up to midrange servers. To meet the backup requirements of users with workstations and small PC servers, Seagate RSS' Hornet Travan drives provide compressed capacities of up to 40 Gbytes. Seagate RSS also offers TapeStor Travan tape drives and TapeStor DAT bundled solutions that include backup software, data cartridges and accessories. Seagate RSS provides branded data cartridges for all of the tape drives it markets.

Seagate, along with fellow technology providers Hewlett-Packard and IBM, created Linear Tape-Open, or LTO, technology, as a new powerful, scaleable, open tape format to meet the growing demands of data protection in midrange to enterprise-class server environments. Viper is the Seagate RSS product family based on LTO technology's Ultrium format. It includes the award-winning Viper 200 tape drive, engineered as a best-in-class drive with the highest announced data transfer rate of up to 115.2 Gbytes per hour (compressed) and a compressed per-cartridge capacity of up to 200 Gbytes; Ultrium-format data cartridges; and Viper 2000 autoloader.

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 or trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Viper, Scorpion, Hornet, TapeStor, and FastSense are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Seagate Removable Storage Solutions LLC. Other product names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their owners. Linear Tape-Open, LTO, Ultrium, and the Ultrium logo are U.S. trademarks of HP, IBM and Seagate. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.