Jul 25, 2001

World's Fastest Disc Drive from Seagate Runs Compaq Servers at Full Speed

Seagate Technology LLC today announced that it will deliver the Cheetah X15 36LP for implementation into Compaq Computer Corporation's (NYSE: CPQ) market-leading ProLiant™ servers, AlphaServer systems, and StorageWorks enterprise storage solutions. Compaq is first to adopt Seagate's Cheetah X15 36LP disc drive, which will provide its customers with enterprise-class systems that will allow the highest transaction processing performance available for all business applications.

"Compaq's enterprise and e-business customers expect the ability to move data at increasingly faster levels while retaining high reliability," said Jeff Jenkins, director of Server Storage and Infrastructure-Industry Standards Server Group, at Compaq. "Utilizing Compaq's 15K Universal drive is a key enabling technology for achieving these goals."

Over the past few years as businesses have had to rely on growing levels of critical data, it became clear that newer and faster ways to process and move data would have to be developed. In addition, the amount of online traffic, growing intranets, and database management fueled this need as well as the development of Seagate's Cheetah X15.

"Compaq has been a strategic partner in developing the 15K RPM technology and was a pioneer in creating the market for 15K RPM disc drives," said Brian Dexheimer, executive vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, at Seagate Technology. "Their role in this market has established them as the clear leader in volume shipments of 15K RPM drives that has ultimately enabled IT operations in companies worldwide to provide systems with faster response times and greater efficiently."

About the Cheetah X15 36LP
The Cheetah X15 is the world's fastest disc drive, operating at 15K RPM and delivering high transaction processing performance for servers and professional workstations. With its low 3.6 msec seek times,latencies of 2.0 msec, and the ability to deliver up to 69 Mbytes/sec formatted transfer rates, the Cheetah X15 36LP sets new enterprise performance standards. The Cheetah X15 36LP is offered in leading Ultra160 SCSI, Ultra320 SCSI and 2-Gbit Fibre Channel interfaces and is also backed by a 5-year warranty.

For more information about Seagate and its family of enterprise disc products, visit http://www.seagate.com

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 http://www.seagate.com

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