Channel Leaders Adaptec, Seagate Drive Adoption of Ultra320 SCSI Products with First Complete Solution

8/27/2002 - Adaptec, the global leader in data storage access solutions, and Seagate Technology, the world's leading disk drive supplier, continued their leadership in driving channel adoption of next-generation storage technologies by providing the first complete Ultra320 SCSI solution to resellers for system prototype development, testing and evaluation.

"By bringing the first complete Ultra320 solution to resellers, Adaptec and Seagate are once again extending their technology and market-share leadership in the channel," said Ahmet Houssein, vice president of Adaptec's Storage Solutions Group. "Resellers count on Adaptec and Seagate's channel leadership, proven products and robust technical support to accelerate migration to next-generation solutions."

Powered by Adaptec's Seamless StreamingTM technology, which maximizes Ultra320 performance by streamlining data and command packet processing, the solution delivers data transfer rates of 320 megabytes per second, double that of Ultra160. It also incorporates packetization and other key features to bolster overall system performance, data integrity and reliability. Designed for mainline storage, streaming video and audio, video editing and other bandwidth-hungry applications, the solution consists of the Adaptec SCSI Card 39320D, Seagate's 147-gigabyte Cheetah 10K.6 drive, Adaptec Ultra320 cabling, software drivers, installation guides and product literature.

"The Adaptec SCSI Card 39320D ideally complements Seagate's high capacity, high-performance 147-gigabyte Cheetah 10K.6 disk drive," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of worldwide sales, marketing, and customer service. "Users of Ultra320 SCSI-enabled storage systems will see improved throughput, higher storage capacity and lower ownership costs as more drives are added across the Ultra320 SCSI data pipeline."

Top resellers such as MegaHaus are working closely with Adaptec and Seagate to accelerate the deployment of Ultra320 solutions.

"No other host SCSI storage solution vendors can match the product quality and technical support provided by Adaptec and Seagate," said Donald Alyea, executive director, sales and marketing of MegaHaus. "We know Adaptec and Seagate will provide the quality solutions and full support we need to help satisfy our customers."

About the Cheetah 10K.6
The Cheetah 10K.6 is Seagate's sixth-generation 10K RPM high-performance, high-capacity disk drive offered in 147GB, 73GB and 36GB capacities. With the fastest interfaces (Ultra320 and 2Gbit/sec Fibre Channel), the highest reliability and the most mature product design, the Cheetah 10K.6 enables the lowest ownership cost. The Cheetah 10K.6 offers the most capacity in the smallest amount of space at the lowest cost per gigabyte.

About Seagate
Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disk drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions. Seagate's market leadership is based on delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage.

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Seagate logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Barracuda and Cheetah are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliate companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.

About Adaptec (
Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ:ADPT) provides highly available storage access solutions that reliably move, manage and protect critical data and digital content. Adaptec's storage solutions are found in high-performance networks, servers, workstations and desktops from the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through OEMs and distribution channels to ISPs, enterprises, medium and small businesses and consumers. Adaptec is an S&P SmallCap 600 Index member.

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