Apr 11, 2006

StorCase Technologies Inc. Bundles its Infostation Chassis with Seagate Hard Drives

MILAN, Italy - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's leading supplier of disc drives, is providing StorCase Technologies Inc., a division of Kingston Technology, with hard drives for its InfoStation Enclosure Solutions. StorCase has selected a wide range of Seagate's 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch hard drives to be included in its reliable and modular backplane multi-bay storage chassis. These highly configurable bundled solutions respond to the growing demand for high capacity storage while enabling enterprises to obtain maximum data security. The outstanding product quality is represented by a seven year warranty for StorCase InfoStation Chassis and a five year warranty for Seagate hard drives. In Italy, Aster Information Technology configures and distributes these reliable data storage solutions and provides customers with technical assistance and support.

Tailored 2.5 and 3.5-inch storage solutions: Wide product range offers high configurability
Customers interested in one of the many 3.5-inch InfoStation chassis can choose from a wide range of Seagate 3.5-inch hard drives especially designed for the requirements of the enterprise storage market, such as different models of the Cheetah and NL35 Series families. The Cheetah enterprise solutions offer an excellent price-performance-ratio while enabling a low total cost of ownership. The Cheetah 10K.7 drives, equipped with either SCSI or Fibre Channel interface, is available in different versions with 73, 146 or 300GB capacity. The capacities of the Cheetah 15K.4 drives are 36, 73 and 146GB. This model is also available with the new Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface. Finally, Seagate NL35 Series drives are dedicated to the cost-effective Nearline RAID storage in the enterprise offering SATA-interfaces and high capacities of 250, 400 and 500GB.

StorCase 2.5-inch multi-bay chassis, such as the InfoStation 10-Bay 1U, can carry Seagate's 2.5-inch Savvio or Momentus drives. While Savvio disks offer high capacity enterprise storage on the smallest possible space, the Momentus product family represents 2.5-inch storage solutions dedicated to the notebook market. Seagates Savvio drives are the world's first 2.5-inch enterprise drives and are available with 36 or 73 GB capacity, each with SAS or SCSI interfaces. The flagship of the 2.5-inch Momentus series drives, the Momentus 5400.3, implements the new perpendicular recording technology which allows significantly higher data density per square inch in comparison to the traditional longitudinal recording and thus reaches a capacity of 160GB, a milestone in the 2.5-inch segment. The Momentus series drives currently offers PATA interfaces and will be soon available in SATA-versions as well.

Lots of data: fast access, secure storage
StoreCase selected Seagate's hard drives for their high performance, innovation and reliability. By offering a five year warranty for its internal hard drives, Seagate fully satisfies StorCases high-quality policy. Customers can benefit from both reliable chassis and hard drives obtaining flexible storage solutions that provide them with an outstanding level of configurability, capacity, performance and data security.

"Today, organizations rely on high performance storage solutions as much as on high reliability to provide data security. Together with StorCase Technology, we are able to satisfy both these needs by delivering high capacity storage solutions that offer an impressive level of data security. Both our companies offer a wide range of quality products to the storage market and customers can therefore configure their own tailored storage solution," said Fulvio Innocente, channel account manager, Seagate.

"Seagate's products are exactly in line with our strict standards for outstanding product quality and reliability. In fact, by offering a five year warranty, Seagate easily qualified as a valid StorCase partner. Customers looking for high performance reliable data storage systems will find their own personalized solution that meets all their needs. Our combined solutions will mutually reinforce our widespread reputation for flexibility and reliability," said Salvatore Vento, country manager Italy, Kingston Technology.

Availability and contact information
The combined storage solutions are available immediately and distributed by ASTER Information Technology (www.asterit.com). Commercial information can be obtained by contacting info@asterit.com or 0039 011.22 57 501. ASTER established a technical support team entirely dedicated to StorCase-Seagate product bundles at: supporto@asterit.com. More information on Seagates products can be found at: www.seagate.com, on StorCase InfoStation solutions at www.storcase.com.

StorCase Technology, Inc.
Launched in 1989, StorCase Technology offers a unique range of storage products for every level of the market. The company's philosophy of providing high quality products, close customer relationships, superior service and generous, comprehensive warranties has quickly earned StorCase the respect of storage customers worldwide. Products such as InfoStation(r), Data Express(r), Data Silo(r) and other StorCase enclosures have become industry standards for business and mission-critical applications in a variety of vertical markets including, national and local government, finance, defence, education, plus security, video and sound editing and back office. All StorCase products are rigorously tested to ensure high performance and reliability and are designed to ensure excellent heat dissipation, superior cooling and maximum protection against rotational vibration. The combination of these features ensure StorCase enclosures are the Safest Place for Your Data(r). For further information on StoreCase products please visit the following web site: www.storcase.com.

ASTER Information Technology
ASTER Information Technology Srl, established in Italy in year 2000, after an extensive and protracted experience within the Anglo-Saxon Information Technology frame, is today a leading company having diversified activities ranging from brokerage, selling storage solutions to the ICT, digital photography and mobile communication and information infrastructure sectors. For further information please visit the following web site: www.asterit.com.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture 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.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Cheetah, NL35 Series, Savvio and Momentus are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliates. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment formatting.