Jul 25, 2008

Seagate's Barracuda® One TB Hard Drives Power Haier's Baolan V9 Digital High Definition Entertainment Center

Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) announced that the Barracuda® 7200.11 1TB hard disc drive has been incorporated into one of the world’s first digital high definition (HD) entertainment centers, the Haier Baolan V9. Resolving a long-standing issue, the shortage of sufficient storage space to support HD, Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.11 1TB HDD enables the Haier Baolan V9 to store 50 full HD 1080P movies, 1,000,000 high-resolution photos, 250,000 pieces of music and more, offering sufficient capacity for home HD entertainment.

The Seagate® Barracuda® 7200.11 drive combines proven technology with expert manufacturing to deliver up to 1TB of reliable desktop storage. It’s ideal for applications such as workstations, desktop RAID, gamer PCs, high-end PCs, mainstream PCs and USB/FireWire?/eSATA external storage. The Barracuda 7200.11 1TB hard disc drive also provides the ultimate HD home entertainment experience with the industry’s highest sustained transfer rate – 105MB/s for the most vivid and seamless HD video quality.

“Seagate remains the only hard drive manufacturer dedicated to the digital entertainment and security markets with hard drives built to specifically address these unique applications. The great demand for sophisticated digital entertainment solutions in China will continue to expand,” said BanSeng Teh, Seagate vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific. “To meet the demand for high capacity storage in consumer entertainment products, Seagate will continue to extend the speed, capacity and reliability of its drives.”

Today’s entertainment PCs serve as total multimedia platforms for home users. However, there are concerns among users about power consumption on these multi-media platforms as well as the acoustics. The Haier Baolan V9 offers users an important benefit in that it lowers power consumption as the Barracuda 7200.1 1TB hard disc drive’s low power rating of 8 watts at idle makes it extremely energy-efficient and cooler when in operation. Another important benefit to users is that the Barracuda 7200.11 1TB hard disc drive delivers industry-leading acoustics levels as low as 2.7 decibels, which is nearly undetectable by the human ear.

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB hard disc drive delivers 1TB of capacity, 7,200-rpm spin speeds, average seek times of 8.5ms, caches up to 32MB comes with Seagate’s industry-leading five-year limited warranty. These features make it optimal to power the Baolan V9 and other home entertainment PCs and multimedia devices.

Seagate has shipped over 42 million of the award-winning Barracuda PMR hard drives, making them an industry standard for computing applications ranging from mainstream, high-performance and gaming PCs to workstations and desktop RAID environments.

About Haier Baolan V9
As the world’s first digital HD entertainment center to feature Intel’s 45nm technology, the Haier Baolan V9 provides the capability to download and manage Blue-Ray HD movies, and by connecting to a large screen HD TV, it allows your entire family to enjoy the amazing hi-def picture and sound of Blue-Ray HD movies to provide home users with an extremely unique home entertainment experience.

About Haier
Haier Group is the world’s fourth largest home appliance manufacturer and China’s most valuable brand name. It has local design centers, manufacturing bases and trade companies in more than 30 countries, a global workforce number over 50,000, and a global business revenue of RMB107, 500,000,000 yuan in 2006. Please visit www.haier.com and www.ithaier.com.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives and storage solutions, 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, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader 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 http://www.seagate.com.

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