Feb 21, 2007

Seagate Cheetah 15K Hard Drive Named a SearchStorage.com 'Product of the Year'

The editors of TechTarget's Storage Media Group honored Seagate Technology's® (NYSE:STX) Cheetah 15K.5 hard drive with a Silver award in the category of "Disk and Disk Subsystems" for its annual "Storage Products of the Year" awards. According to the review and selection team, as the only hard drive chosen, the Seagate Cheetah 15K.5 300GB hard drive earned a Silver award in the disk subsystems category for "...its impressive marriage of capacity and performance."

The Cheetah 15K.5 hard drive was the world's first enterprise hard drive to use perpendicular recording. Perpendicular recording technology enables the Cheetah 15K.5 to deliver twice the capacity of its previous generation while increasing performance by as much as 30%.

"It is an honor to be named as one of the 'Storage Products of the Year'," said Sherman Black, senior vice president and general manager of Seagate's Enterprise Compute business. "It is a testament to our customers around the world who have embraced our high-performance storage solutions, and to the team at Seagate who work tirelessly to ensure that our enterprise-class products are second-to-none."

The awards were judged by TechTarget's Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Judges selected the 15 "Products of the Year" from among enterprise-related products introduced, upgraded, and shipped between October 27, 2005 and November 3, 2006. After noting the Cheetah 15K.5's benefits, the review and selection team concluded that, "The Cheetah will influence the entire storage industry."

About the Cheetah 15K.5
The Cheetah 15K.5 was designed and manufactured by the same teams that successfully delivered the past four award-winning generations of Cheetah 15K. Its 15K RPM and fast seek times deliver the fastest time-to-data, resulting in 30 percent more I/O's-per-second and more than 20 percent faster response times than typical 3.5-inch 10K RPM drives.

The Cheetah 15K.5 is available in a choice of 3 Gb/sec Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Ultra320 SCSI, and 4 Gb/sec Fibre Channel interfaces with capacities of 73, 147, and 300GBs. It delivers an industry-leading Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) reliability rating of 1.4 million hours at full duty cycle.

About Storage
TechTarget's Storage is the only monthly publication that provides information technology (IT) executives, managers, and staff with in-depth analysis and forward-looking guidance on managing, storing, networking, and safeguarding the data at the core of large organizations. TechTarget distributes the magazine to a controlled, qualified circulation of 50,000 storage-focused IT professionals. Storage has received numerous awards, including the ASBPE Awards for Editorial Excellence and the Folio: Show "Ozzie" and "Eddie" Awards. In addition, the editorial staff of Storage has been named a finalist for the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards for Excellence in Business Journalism.

About SearchStorage.com
TechTarget's SearchStorage.com is the number-one online destination for IT professionals charged with purchasing, implementing, and managing storage systems at the core of large- and medium-sized businesses. More than 400,000 storage-focused IT executives, managers, and staff rely on SearchStorage.com for the information they need to do their jobs. SearchStorage.com content includes original editorial features, news, expert storage advice, Webcasts, and white papers. More information can be found at www.SearchStorage.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 applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. 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 is a trademark or registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliates. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting.

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