Dec 02, 2004

Seagate Technology and COS Group Sign Distribution Agreement

MUNICH, Germany - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) and Linden/Hessen-based COS Distribution AG have signed a distribution agreement under which COS will distribute Seagate hard disc drives for a variety of enterprise, desktop and mobile computing applications in Germany. With COS, Seagate gains yet another important distribution customer that is committed to outstanding service in e-commerce, marketing and logistics.

COS' catalogue will now include 2.5 and 3.5-inch Seagate hard drives for PCs, notebooks, servers and data centers, with IDE, SCSI, Serial-ATA, Serial-Attached-SCSI and fiber-channel interfaces, speeds of up to 15,000 rpm and up to 400 GB storage capacity. Among them are new models like the Barracuda 7200.8 with SATA interface and Native Command Queuing (NCQ), the 15,000-rpm Cheetah 15K.4 SCSI hard drive with a mean time between failure (MTBF) of 1.4 million hours, the 2.5-inch Savvio enterprise hard drive and the Momentus family of notebook hard drives.

"The Seagate products will allow us to optimally address the rapidly growing small and mid-sized companies' market. Seagate hard disc drives are outstanding in terms of quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Seagate is also great when it comes to support, service and availability. This allows us to ensure that our customers are well served," explains Roland Bartunek, head of purchasing at COS Distribution AG.

"We have found another strong distribution partner in COS," says Hans-Dieter Blaser, executive director, EMEA Sales and Marketing, at Seagate. "The need for state-of-the-art storage products is growing among small and mid-sized companies and we expect it to stay strong. We see great potential for Seagate to grow in the German market and we want to work together with COS to develop this potential."

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