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Seagate Hard Drives Fuel the Ultimate Gaming Experience Via Electrifying Multi-City Tour


Seagate partners with GameWorks for 10 City Gaming Tournament Showcasing HDD-driven console and PC gaming

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.—05 January 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 tournament spanning 10 cities across the United States through a partnership with GameWorks. Over the next three months Seagate will bring its rolling thunder gaming experience to key GameWorks locations including: Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, Minneapolis, Chicago, Seattle, Tampa, Tempe and its first stop in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

The interactive traveling tournament will feature multiple Xbox 360 and PC gaming rigs, for exciting tournament play, and showcasing the added benefits of using hard disc drives for the ultimate gaming experience. At the end of the tour, all contestants who have entered the sweepstakes will have the chance to win the grand prize package with gaming, music and photo equipment worth about $6,000. The sweepstakes will be subject to official rules available at each event site.

“Hard disc drives are at the core of today’s pulse-pounding, interactive and incredibly realistic gaming experience,” said Bill Watkins, Seagate president and chief executive officer. “As consumers and gamers demand more and more from PC and console gaming, Seagate will be there to provide the horsepower that brings these exciting new worlds to life. Hard drive storage has the ideal capacity, price and multi-stream capability needed to enable content-rich features that are expected in today’s gaming world.”

Enhanced Console Capabilities with the Seagate LD25 Hard Drive
Seagate’s LD25 Series, the first 2.5-inch hard drive designed for the latest game consoles, fuels Microsoft’s Xbox 360, providing the power to unleash new features that pump up gaming realism, excitement and customization. The LD25 Series extends the gaming experience on the Xbox 360 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 and storing video messages from friends. In addition, the LD25 Series drives allows gamers backward compatibility with Xbox games, protecting their investment across both platforms.

The Ultimate Gaming Rigs have Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 Hard Drives
Seagate’s Barracuda 7200.9 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 500GB of capacity, the Barracuda drives offer enough storage space for up to 50 console 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

Las Vegas January 6 - 8

Seattle January 13 - 15

Minneapolis January 20 - 22

Schaumburg (Chicago) January 27 - 29

Columbus February 3 - 5

Detroit February 10 - 12

Miami February 17 - 19

Tampa February 24 - 26

Dallas April 3 - 5
Tempe April 10 - 12

About GameWorks
Owned and operated by Sega Entertainment U.S.A, Inc. (SEUI), GameWorks delivers guests groundbreaking entertainment by fusing state-of-the-art video games and attractions with a one-of-a-kind, quality dining and bar experience. Developed under the creative direction of entertainment powerhouses Steven Spielberg, Universal Studios and SEGA, GameWorks has become the leader in location based entertainment and currently operates 18 domestic locations and numerous international partnerships. Serving millions of guests annually, GameWorks features signature bar and dining experiences through its GameWorks Grill, Jax Grill, Hopscotch Lounge and the newly launched Arena Sports Bar & Grill. Each GameWorks location features a variety of unique attractions, from the race zone and Indy 500 Formula, a 30-foot vertical free-fall on Sky Pirates, high energy bowling and a scalable 70-foot free-standing climbing rock in Las Vegas. In addition to providing innovative entertainment to the general public, GameWorks hosts hundreds of specialty events throughout the year through its internal party planning department, hosting corporate affairs, teambuilding outings, birthday parties and various other private events for individual and corporate clients.

The U.S. GameWorks’ locations include sites in Ontario, Calif.; Long Beach, Calif.; Las Vegas; Grapevine, Texas (near Dallas); Auburn Hills, Mich. (near Detroit); Ybor City, Fla. (in Tampa); Sunrise, Fla. (near Ft. Lauderdale); Miami; Minneapolis; Seattle; Columbus, Ohio; Tempe, Ariz.; Newport, Ky. (near Cincinnati); and Chicago. There are also two international GameWorks, Guam, and Santo Domingo, The Dominican Republic. Future openings include several domestic locations, and international locations in Mexico, Korea and a second location in The Dominican Republic.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. 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 was named 2005 Company of the Year by Forbes Magazine. Seagate can be found around the globe and at

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Barracuda, DynaPlay and SoftSonic are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. 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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