Dec 07, 2005

TCL Adopts Seagate High Capacity Hard Drive for its High-End PC

Seagate Technology, the world's leading supplier of hard disc drives, today announced that TCL Digital Technology Ltd, one of the leading PC suppliers for the China market, has selected Seagate's high capacity Barracuda 7200 disc drive to meet the storage needs of its high performance flagship PC - Pirate II. The Seagate drive's unique combination of high capacity, reliability and fast access to data enables TCL to achieve new heights of performance with its innovative high-end, home entertainment PCs.

"We selected the Seagate Barracuda 7200 drive for its high capacity, outstanding performance and reliability which are key design attributes for our PCs. Future Pirate II systems will feature two Barracuda 7200 500GB SATA drives which we believe will provide end-users with unsurpassed performance and reliability," said Wenqing Bao, marketing director, Digital Electronic Business Department, TCL. "Our important relationship with Seagate has provided computer users with best-in-class products that come with leading-edge storage solutions, and we strongly believe this winning partnership will continue to benefit the China IT market."

"Seagate is strongly committed to working closely with our OEM customers to meet their unique product and service requirements," said BanSeng Teh, Seagate vice president and managing director, Asia Sales and Marketing. "TCL's adoption of the Barracuda 7200 disc drive family ensures that its customers get the leading desktop and storage solutions."

The Barracuda 7200 family is industry's most popular hard drive. Seagate Barracuda 7200 disc drives target mainstream and high-performance PCs, low-cost servers, PC gaming systems and media PCs with the best-in-class combination of capacity, performance and reliability backed by an industry-leading five-year warranty. The unique warranty demonstrates Seagate's commitment to product reliability and its customers' success. With the Barracuda 7200.9, Seagate is the only hard drive maker to offer 3Gb/second SATA with NCQ across all capacities, from 80GB to a half terabyte.

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.

Seagate and Seagate Technology are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. The Wave logo and Barracuda 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 and one megabyte, or MB, equals one million bytes. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting.