Seagate has unveiled a line-up of new hard disk drives that it expects to
launch in the second half of this year, including its first 1-inch drive for
portable consumer electronics devices. Seagate expects to launch its 1-inch
drive in the third quarter of this year and will offer it in two versions, one
for embedded use and one in a CF case. The drive will come in two capacities:
2.5GB and 5GB. For the notebook PC sector, Seagate announced the Momentus 5400.2
and Momentus 7200.1 products.Both are available in 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB
capacities.

For desktop personal computer and entry-level RAID server use, Barracuda
7200.8 series, which will be available in ATA or SATA versions in capacities of
250GB, 300GB, and 400GB. Cheetah 10K.7, which is a 10,000 rpm SCSI or Fiber
Channel drive that will be available in capacities of 73GB, 147GB, and 300GB,
and the Cheetah 15K.4, which is a 15,000 rpm SAS (Serial Attached SCSI), Fiber
Channel or SCSI drive in 36GB, 73GB, and 147GB capacities. The highest capacity
drive in the new line-up is the Seagate NL35-series drive which is a 7,200 rpm
drive with a storage capacity of 500GB.Savvio 10K.1 will also be available in
the fourth quarter and is a 10,000 rpm drive in 36GB and 73GB capacities.

Seagate has unveiled a line-up of new hard disk drives that it expects to
launch in the second half of this year, including its first 1-inch drive for
portable consumer electronics devices.

1-inch Drive

Seagate’s 1-inch drive plans make it the second major hard disk drive maker
to enter this part of the market, which is currently dominated by HGST and its
MicroDrive products. Seagate expects to launch its 1-inch drive in the third
quarter of this year and will offer it in two versions, one for embedded use and
one in a CF case. The drive will come in two capacities: 2.5GB and 5GB. That
could put Seagate ahead of its competitors in terms of capacity. The current
highest capacity 1-inch drive available is a 4GB model from HGST.

DB35 For DVR and Home Media Server

The DB35 series consists of three drives and is targeted at the digital video
recorder and home media server market. The drives have capacities of 250GB,
300GB, and 400GB. In the case of the highest capacity drive this works out to up
to 400 hours of standard definition television or 44 hours of high-definition
television. The 7,200 rpm (revolutions per minute) drives will be available with
ATA or Serial ATA (SATA) interface and will be available in the third quarter.

Momentus For Notebook

For the notebook PC sector, the company announced the Momentus 5400.2 and
Momentus 7200.1 products. The former are 5,400 rpm ATA drives intended for use
in mainstream notebooks and the latter are 7,200 rpm ATA and Serial ATA (SATA)
drives aimed at workstation-class machines. Both are available in 60GB, 80GB,
and 100GB capacities. The slower drives will be available in the third quarter
and the faster drives in the fourth quarter.

Barracuda 7200.8 For Desktop

For desktop personal computer and entry-level RAID server use the company also
announced the Barracuda 7200.8 series, which will be available in ATA or SATA
versions in capacities of 250GB, 300GB, and 400GB. They are expected in the
third quarter. Seagate is also planning a range of three USB (Universal Serial
Bus) external drive products based on the previous drives. Models based on the
1-inch and 2.5-inch products will be available in the third quarter and models
based on the 3.5-inch drive in the fourth quarter.

Cheetah 10K.7 & 15K.4 For Enterprise

Cheetah 10K.7, which is a 10,000 rpm SCSI or Fiber Channel drive that will be
available in capacities of 73GB, 147GB, and 300GB, and the Cheetah 15K.4, which
is a 15,000 rpm SAS (Serial Attached SCSI), Fiber Channel or SCSI drive in 36GB,
73GB, and 147GB capacities. All of these drives are expected in the third
quarter.

The highest capacity drive in the new line-up is the Seagate NL35-series
drive which is a 7,200 rpm drive with a storage capacity of 500GB. The drive is
targeted at use in nearline (between online and archive) storage applications
and will be available with a Fiber Channel interface and is expected to be
available in the fourth quarter. A SATA version will follow in 2005. Rounding
out the enterprise line-up is the Savvio 10K.1, which will also be available in
the fourth quarter and is a 10,000 rpm drive in 36GB and 73GB capacities. It has
an SAS interface and is intended for use in high-density storage applications.