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Game On! Seagate Hits the Road on a U.S. Tour Highlighting the Benefits of Hard Drives for Gamers


16-City Gaming Tour showcases the most popular HDD-driven video console and PC gaming

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.—20 November 2006— Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world’s leading supplier of Consumer Electronics and PC hard disc drives, today announced the launch of a multi-city gaming tour spanning 16 cities across the United States. For the next four months Seagate will bring its exhilarating gaming experience to local malls in cities including: Atlanta, Austin’s Screenburn at SXSW, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Seattle and Washington DC. The tour will kick off on Friday, November 24 at the Eden Prarie Center in Minneapolis, MN and will feature several daily tournaments with prizes ranging from a Seagate Pocket Hard Drive to one of 12 exciting console or PC game titles.

The interactive gaming tour will feature the world’s most popular gaming consoles and Alienware PC gaming kiosks, for exciting tournament play and to showcase the added benefits of using hard disc drives for the ultimate gaming experience.

“Hard disc drives are at the core of today’s interactive and realistic video game experience,” said Rob Pait, director of Global Consumer Electronics Marketing at Seagate. “As gamers demand more and more entertainment from PC and video console gaming, Seagate is there to provide the capacity and horsepower that brings these exciting new worlds to life. Hard drive storage delivers the ideal capacity and multi-stream capability needed to enable features that are expected in today’s gaming world.”

Seagate’s LD25 Series Hard Drives Enrich Gaming Console Capabilities
Seagate’s LD25 Series fuels the hottest and newest gaming consoles by providing the power to unleash new features that increase gaming realism, excitement and customization. The LD25 Series drives extend the gaming experience by bringing gaming and digital media together to support everything from downloading special content, new game levels, maps, weapons, vehicles, and more, to supporting custom music playlists in every game, storing video messages from friends and downloading movies and TV programs.

Gaming without a Barracuda 7200.10 Hard Drive Isn’t Gaming
Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.10 family of internal hard drives delivers the most powerful gaming performance allowing gamers to deploy multiple drives in a RAID 0 configuration for extreme gaming action. With up to 750GB of capacity, the Barracuda drives offer enough storage space for up to 50 quality games and the Seagate SoftSonic Fluid-Dynamic Bearing motors offer whisper-quiet operation so all the gamer hears is the thrills of the game itself. With its 7200 RPM performance, the Seagate Barracuda hard disc drives are exactly what is needed to provide data to render images as fast as the computer game can spit them out.

Seagate Gaming Tour Schedule

Minneapolis, MN, Eden Prarie Center November 24 - 26
Chicago, IL, Spring Hill Mall December 1 - 3
Cleveland, OH, Westfield Shoppingtown SouthPark December 8 - 10
Pittsburgh, PA, South Hills Village December 15 - 17
Philadelphia, PA, Plaza King of Prussia December 21 - 23
New York, NY, Woodbridge December 29 - 31
Boston, MA, South Shore Plaza January 6 - 7
Washington D.C., Tyson’s Corner Center January 13 - 14
Atlanta, GA, North Point Mall January 20 - 21
Dallas, TX, Town East Mall January 27 - 28
Houston, TX, Houston Galleria February 3 - 4
Denver, CO, Park Meadows February 10 - 11
Phoenix, AZ, Chandler Fashion Center February 17 - 18
Los Angeles, CA, Glendale Galleria February 24 - 25
Seattle, WA, Alderwood March 3 - 4
Austin TX, SXSW Screenburn Festival March 10 - 11
San Jose, CA, Westfield Valley Fair March 17 - 18

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 the globe and at

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. LD25 Series, Barracuda, and SoftSonic are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one megabyte, or MB, equals one million bytes. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting. Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will vary based on various factors, including file size, file format, features and application software.


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