Sep 30, 2004

Seagate Teams with Industry Leaders to Unveil SAS Knowledge Center

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced the SAS Knowledge Center, an online resource to educate and prepare IT professionals and system builders for the transition to Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology in the enterprise. Developed by Seagate, with additional support from Adaptec, Intel, and LSI Logic, the SAS Knowledge Center provides information about SAS using intuitive and interactive online visual demonstrations.

Each educational module covers a unique area of SAS content and features a range of topics and material created for both technical and business-focused audiences. Current topic titles include, "The Future of SCSI," "SAS Bridges the Enterprise," "SAS in the Data Center," and "Industry Leaders Embrace SAS." SAS Knowledge Center is downloadable and is designed to be easily shared by IT departments as well as resellers seeking to educate their own customers.

Bill Schilling, Seagate director of Global Product Marketing, stated, "As SAS adoption begins to take place later this year, we anticipate the SAS Knowledge Center will continue to be a valuable tool to help ensure that the users can get the most from their SAS-enabled systems."

Linus Wong, director of Strategic Marketing at Adaptec: "Adaptec and Seagate have long teamed up to drive seamless technology transitions and the companies are extending their longstanding product development and engineering relationship to provide a smooth migration to SAS. Spanning direct-attached and network storage for servers and workstations, Adaptec's SAS solutions will combine new levels of storage configuration flexibility and scalability with next-generation performance for database, streaming video and audio, mainline storage, video editing and other bandwidth-intensive enterprise applications."

Robin Wagner, director of Marketing for LSI Logic Storage Standard Products division: "LSI Logic is proud to support the SAS Knowledge Center and its role that it takes in educating potential adopters as well as users of SAS technology. Seagate has worked hard with LSI Logic to drive SAS technology, from product development and compatibility, to education and promotion."

As Seagate prepares to release its first family of SAS-configured disc drives to the market this fall, the SAS Knowledge Center is an especially timely and valuable resource to help people get the most from their future SAS-based system. The SAS Knowledge Center is currently available at Adaptec and LSI Logic also plan to offer the SAS Knowledge Center at their respective web sites this quarter.

About Serial Attached SCSI
Serial Attached SCSI is the logical evolution SCSI. Boasting features that liberate SCSI from its parallel predecessor, Serial Attached SCSI delivers new levels of breakthrough speed and connectivity while retaining the functionality and reliability that has made SCSI the only enterprise storage I/O standard with over two decades of use.

With enterprise storage requirements escalating and becoming more complex, factors such as larger capacity, greater density, security, scalability and accessibility are more critical than ever. Enterprise data centers must be online all the time, fulfill requests from numerous users simultaneously, allow for constant growth and expansion and be maintained while in operation. Serial Attached SCSI meets all these demands while providing the highest performance. Seagate will deliver its first Serial Attached SCSI products in Fall 2004. For more information about Seagate and its Serial Attached SCSI solutions, visit

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