SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) — RAID storage expert
Infortrend today announced that Seagate Technology’s 750GB Barracuda
ES Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive has successfully completed
compatibility testing with Infortrend EonStor SATA RAID subsystems
including 4-, 8-, 12-, 16-, and 24-bay models. The 750GB Barracuda ES
is the industry’s highest capacity drive, thereby allowing a RAID
subsystem to support 50 percent more capacity compared to using the
same number of 500GB drives. Optimized for reliability and power
savings for storage-hungry applications, the Barracuda ES maximizes
scalability in Infortrend’s dynamic, high capacity RAID systems and
is ideal for low cost-per-GB storage solutions for digital media
files or in data protection schemes such as disk-to-disk and snapshot.

“Infortrend provides RAID storage products that customers can count
on to protect their valuable data,” said Sherman Black, Seagate
senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Computing. “By
populating high performance EonStor RAID arrays with 750GB Barracuda
ES drives from Seagate, storage managers get a high-end SATA storage
package ideal for fast-growing applications such as maximum capacity
servers and rich media content data storage.”

“Businesses of all sizes are concerned with storing, managing, and
protecting vast amounts of data,” stated Tony Chu, president of
Infortrend Corporation. “IT managers using EonStor subsystems can now
add 750GB Barracuda ES drives from Seagate to reliably and
cost-effectively grow their business-critical infrastructure.”

Seagate Barracuda ES Highlights

— The world’s highest-capacity enterprise SATA drive — 50 percent
more capacity than a 500GB drive
— The industry’s highest reliability 7200rpm, 3GB SATA drive —
Sustained performance in high drive-count server and storage
— Multi-drive firmware features that increase system availability —
8MB to 16MB cache and native command queuing (NCQ) for enhanced
— Industry-leading five-year warranty

Infortrend’s Smart Technologies for Optimal Drive Performance

Infortrend’s exclusive DrvSmart firmware feature tightly integrates
with Seagate’s SMART-enabled drives to safeguard data by managing
drive-related malfunctions. Using predictive technology, DrvSmart
monitors drive conditions, alert users to impending failures, and
configure subsystems to automatically schedule drive replacement to
avoid downtime and data loss. By using the intelligence embedded in
the Barracuda ES drives, DrvSmart has minimal impact on the
controller and strikes the best possible balance between system
performance and data availability.

Product Availability

EonStor RAID subsystems are sold through Infortrend’s worldwide
network of OEMs, distributors, and storage integrators. The 750GB
Barracuda ES drives from Seagate will begin shipping in August to
major retailers, distributors, and online stores (See the “Where to
Buy” page at for details). The Barracuda ES SATA
drive is also offered in capacities of 250, 400, and 500GB.

About Seagate Technology

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

About Infortrend

Infortrend, the RAID storage expert, is a pioneer in cost-effective,
high performance networked storage. The company’s products include
EonStor storage systems and RAIDWatch software for virtually all
storage interfaces including SAS, SCSI, iSCSI, SATA and Fibre
Channel. For over a decade, Infortrend has provided reliable,
fault-tolerant technology to prominent OEMs, distributors, and
storage integrators worldwide. The company’s core competency includes
performance optimized RAID ASICs, feature-rich firmware, and
redundant, high availability RAID subsystems. Founded in 1993,
Infortrend is traded on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (Taiex), ticker
number 2495. For more information, visit