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Seagate Ships 7200-RPM 2.5″ 160GB HD with Free-Fall Protection

Seagate Ships World’s First 7200-RPM Notebook Hard Drive with 160GB of
Capacity and Free-Fall Protection

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.-March 12, 2007-Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today
announced the worldwide distribution channel availability of the world’s
first 7200-RPM notebook PC hard drive to combine capacity-boosting
perpendicular recording technology with free-fall protection for beefed-up
laptop durability. Seagate’s newest Momentus hard drive is also shipping to
a major original equipment manufacturer.

“The growing number of computer users turning to laptops as their primary
PCs want every inch of capacity, performance and durability they enjoy in
their desktop systems,” said Michael Wingert, Seagate executive vice
president and general manager, Personal Compute Business. “The new Momentus
7200.2 hard drive epitomizes Seagate’s focus on delivering cutting-edge
storage technologies that make it easier to move, use and protect digital
information in the home, in the office and on-the-go.”

Momentus 7200.2 delivers up to 160GB of capacity using perpendicular
recording technology and combines a fast Serial ATA 3.0 Gbit/second
interface with 7200-RPM spin speed to enable the highest- performance
laptops ever. The hard drive is also offered with an optional free-fall
sensor to help prevent drive damage and data loss upon impact if a laptop
PC is dropped. The sensor works by detecting any changes in acceleration
equal to the force of gravity, then parking the head off the disc to
prevent contact with the platter in a free fall of as little as 8 inches.

Momentus 7200.2, Seagate’s second-generation 7200-RPM notebook drive, is
designed for a wide range of systems including mainstream notebook PCs,
workstations, RAID enclosures, and small form factor desktop PCs. Offered
in 80GB, 100GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities, the 2.5-inch drive also is
perfect for users looking to upgrade their notebooks to deliver true
desktop PC performance.

The entire Momentus series is built tough to withstand up to 900 Gs of
non-operating shock and 350 Gs of operating shock to protect drive data,
making them ideal for systems that are subject to rough handling or high
levels of vibration. The hard drives are also lean on power consumption,
allowing notebook users to work longer between battery charges, and are
virtually inaudible thanks to Seagate’s innovative SoftSonic fluid-dynamic
bearing motors and QuietStep ramp load technology.

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
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