Apr 03, 2001

Want to Name Your Price on the World's Largest Capacity Disc Drive?

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate announced today that it will offer its Barracuda 180 disc drive, the drive with the world's largest capacity, through a private auction for Seagate Partner Program members using the E2open market exchange. Seagate's first online auction for Barracuda 180 drives marks an opportunity for new and existing partners to get an even better deal on what has already been heralded as the industry's lowest cost-per-gigabyte solution for enterprise-class systems. Seagate's international auction event for a limited number of the Barracuda 180 drives will start on April 5 and end on April 6. To participate in the auction, you must be a Seagate Partner Program member. If you are not a member today, please visit http://reseller.seagate.com and sign up to become a member.

About the Barracuda 180
The Barracuda 180's best-in-class specifications are focused on maintaining Seagate's high levels of quality and reliability, important factors when storing business-critical information. The Barracuda 180 has a low idle power consumption rating of less than 10.3 watts and also incorporates a low acoustic rating of 3.7 Bels making it the quietest half-height disc drive ever. The Barracuda 180 is currently available in the Ultra160 SCSI interface with a 2-Gbits-per-second Fibre Channel model available at a later date. Additionally, the Barracuda 180 incorporates an exclusive Rotational Vibration Protection System that monitors and reduces or eliminates any possible head positioning errors resulting from rotational vibration within a server cabinet or mounting system. The Barracuda 180, like all of Seagate's high-end enterprise-class drives, includes a full 5-year warranty as well as a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating of 1,200,000 hours.

About Seagate
Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and Server Appliances. Seagate's market leadership is based on 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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