Apr 02, 2003

Trigem Selects Seagate Disc Drive For Its Desktop PCs

SEOUL, Korea - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced that top Korean PC maker and major global computer supplier TriGem has adopted the Seagate Barracuda 5400.1 disc drive for its business and multimedia PC systems. Designed to meet the specific requirements of office computers and entry-level PCs, the Barracuda 5400.1 disc drive provides the capacity and performance needed for popular desktop applications like Internet navigation and downloads, audio and video, email and word processing. The Barracuda 5400.1 is also ideal for consumer electronics applications like PVRs, game consoles and audio jukeboxes, and other non-traditional markets like ATMs, security cameras, printers and Karaoke machines.

"Providing our customers with affordable yet reliable and powerful desktop computing solutions continues to be a top priority for TriGem," said D S Chang, HDD Buyer, Commodity Procurement team of TriGem. "After vigorous testing and integration, Seagate Barracuda 5400.1 hard drives meet our stringent requirements for today's computing demands - they are extremely reliable, whisper quiet and of optimum performance. Our strategic relationship with Seagate and our endorsement of its leading edge storage products support our efforts and commitment to setting the highest quality standards for our products."

The Barracuda 5400.1 disc drive combines many advanced features and the well-known reliability leveraged from Seagate's Barracuda and U Series product families. It offers a value-focused, single-head configuration with a 40-Gbyte capacity and a 5400-rpm performance level. It's 25-percent thinner than a traditional PC drive to improve system airflow-so it can be employed in fanless systems, which are more attractive to consumers and less expensive to design and build. And it sports Seagate's patented SoftSonic fluid dynamic bearing motors for low acoustics - only 2.6 bels during idle. It also features the Seagate exclusive 3D Defense System(tm), the most comprehensive set of protective features in the industry.

"As a customer success focused company, Seagate continues to align itself to meet its customer needs - by delivering best-in-class products that they require to drive today's applications and their business growth," said Teh Ban Seng, Seagate vice president and managing director of Asia Sales and Marketing. "The qualification of Barracuda 5400.1 for TriGem's quality and value-class PCs is one of the latest customer success examples that reaffirms Seagate's commitment and efforts to being the Drive of Choice in the storage industry."

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to delivering 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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