Oct 25, 2005

Seagate and Adaptec Team to Deliver Bundled Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Starter Kit for Achieving Simple SAS Deployments

Seagate (NYSE: STX) along with Adaptec (NSDQ: ADPT) today announced a powerful channel program designed to promote early Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) deployments by the system builder and reseller communities. At the heart of the program is the SAS Starter Kit which includes two Seagate Cheetah 15K.4 hard disc drives, an Adaptec 48300 SAS host bus adapter (HBA) and the necessary cabling. This kit is designed to easily integrate into any server environment with a PCI-X host interface to allow resellers and system builders to experience the benefits of SAS first-hand.

The SAS Starter Kit gives system builders the necessary components to start transitioning from parallel SCSI to SAS today. SAS was conceived as a best-of-breed storage solution, retaining the time-tested SCSI command set of its parallel predecessor and melding it with the most up-to-date serial technologies available. The result is an enterprise-class interface that is simple to integrate and blends four compelling attributes (performance, scalability, compatibility and SCSI integration) to form a cohesive, comprehensive solution. Servers based on SAS will reach breakthrough performance levels with the combination of Adaptec SAS HBAs or RAID controllers and Seagate's Cheetah 15K.4 hard disc drives.

"Seagate's collaboration with Adaptec to lead the industry transition to SAS solutions continues our 20-year history of SCSI expertise and leadership," said Jeff Loebbaka, Seagate vice president of Channel Sales and Global Marketing. "We've worked together to ensure high levels of reliability and compatibility to ensure a smooth and easy transition from legacy SCSI systems to industry-standard SAS solutions."

"A successful industry transition to SAS depends on the level of collaboration by storage industry leaders, like Seagate and Adaptec, who are willing to go above and beyond in terms of delivering pre-tested, pre-qualified SAS solutions," said Tim Connolly, vice president of marketing for the Adaptec Data Protection Solutions group. "With the SAS Starter Kit, we've done all the work. It is one of the easiest ways to start experiencing the benefits of SAS today."

The SAS Starter Kit is available at a 50% discount off Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for a limited time starting November 1 through December 30, 2005. There is a limit of one SAS Starter Kit per reseller or system builder. For further information about the program, call 1-800-442-7274 or visit: http://adaptecsas.seagate.com

About Adaptec
Adaptec, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) provides trusted storage solutions that reliably move, manage, and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's software and hardware-based solutions are delivered through leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and channel customers to provide storage connectivity, data protection, and networked storage to enterprises, government organizations, medium and small businesses, and consumers worldwide. Adaptec is an S&P Small Cap 600 Index member. More information is available at www.adaptec.com.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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