Seagate 160GB Portable HD On Perpendicular Recording

At the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, Seagate introduced innovative consumer products that add exciting benefits and functionality to already proven Seagate consumer product lines. The Seagate Portable Hard Drive will boost storage capacity to 160GB, which is 30% over the current standard while maintaining the same compact footprint. For data-intensive applications such as video editing or massive data transfers, the Seagate Pushbutton Backup Hard Drive now backs up and transfers data five times faster than existing storage devices, by taking 3Gb/s Serial ATA out of the box. The Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive will be available in February, 2006 and will retail for US$ 379. The Seagate 500GB eSATA PushButton Hard Drive will be available in April, 2006.

At the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show, Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX)
introduced innovative consumer products that add exciting benefits and
functionality to already proven Seagate consumer product lines. The Seagate
Portable Hard Drive will boost storage capacity to 160GB, which is 30% over the
current standard while maintaining the same compact footprint. For
data-intensive applications such as video editing or massive data transfers, the
Seagate Pushbutton Backup Hard Drive now backs up and transfers data five times
faster than existing storage devices, by taking 3Gb/s Serial ATA out of the box.

"Our storage innovations are driving the infusion of exciting new capabilities
into applications of all kinds, from the home to the office to the road and
beyond," said Jim Druckrey, general manager, Branded Solutions. "We design and
deliver products that will help consumers make the most of their active digital
lifesyles, whether they are at work, play, for entertainment or learning."

First of Its Kind Portable Drive
The Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive is the industry’s first portable drive
built with perpendicular recording, an innovative technology that Seagate has
employed to deliver the market’s highest capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor. The
new portable hard drive provides 30% more capacity than comparably sized drives.

The 160GB Portable External Hard Drive enables users to carry a massive array of
business files, digital music, digital photos, digital videos and games in a
package that weighs less than one pound. Engineered to be taken on the road, the
Portable Hard Drive features a robust internal shock-mounted design and aluminum
alloy enclosure to protect from drops and falls. Additionally, it is powered
through the computers’ USB port, eliminating the need for a power cord; delivers
up to 480Mbps, optimal for transferring huge amounts of data; and is Macintosh
and PC compatible. The Portable External Hard Drive also includes the award
winning Bounce Back Express software used in Seagate’s desk-top storage
solutions, making backups easier and faster than ever.

Back-up or transfer Important Files Up To Five Times Faster
The Seagate 500GB eSATA Pushbutton Backup Hard Drive provides external data
backup and protection with speeds up to a 300MB/s or 3Gb/s interface rate – up
to five times faster than existing external storage solutions such as USB 2.0
and 1394a. Seagate eSATA Pushbutton Back-up hard drives are advanced, high speed
solutions for desktop systems, entry servers or digital video work stations
needing fast, reliable single drive speed or even faster, larger, multi-drive
capacities. With 500GB of capacity, the newest Seagate Pushbutton Backup Drive
is capable of holding up to 8,330 hours of digital music, 160,000 digital
photos, 500 hours of digital video and 250 exciting games.

Availability and Pricing
The Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive will be available in February, 2006 and
will retail for US$ 379. The Seagate 500GB eSATA PushButton Hard Drive will be
available in April, 2006.

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