Seagate and Supermicro Form Strategic Alliance to Offer Customers Seagate Pulsar SSD Line

  Seagate and Supermicro Form Strategic Alliance to Offer Customers Seagate
  Pulsar SSD Line

   Seagate Names Supermicro a Premier Partner Providing Program Benefits to
                   Accelerate Qualification and Integration

Business Wire

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- August 27, 2012

Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) today announced a strategic alliance with Super Micro
Computer, Inc. or Supermicro (NASDAQ:SMCI), a global leader in
high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, to
focus on expanding the market for Seagate^® Pulsar^® solid state drives
(SSDs). As part of the initiative, Supermicro customers will have access to
the latest Pulsar.2^™ enterprise-class, MLC-enabled products featuring 2.5”
form factors with SAS2/SATA3 6Gb/s performance in up to 800GB capacities.
Qualified Seagate SSD products will be listed on Supermicro’s product web
pages.

“Supermicro is known for delivering advanced computing technologies to mass
markets and SSD technology has matured to a stage where it is a viable option
for large scale, enterprise-class application,” said Wally Liaw, vice
president, Sales International at Supermicro. “Seagate is a trusted storage
technology partner and their latest Pulsar^® SSD product line offers the
optimal balance of performance, capacity, reliability and affordability our
diverse customer base expects from Supermicro’s solutions. This alliance
brings both our company’s best expertise to the table and will serve to
accelerate adoption of SSD technology in the industry.”

Supermicro has years of experience working closely with Seagate to develop
high performance, enterprise-class server and storage solutions featuring
Seagate’s hard disk drives (HDDs). As a Seagate Premier Partner, Supermicro
will have access to SSD programs offering:

  *Field support
  *Priority support & RMA
  *Evaluation units
  *Training, sales and branding tools
  *Newsletters
  *The Seagate Premier Partner Web Portal

“Supermicro is one of the world’s largest solid state drive server and storage
solution providers and offers its customers tremendous flexibility in product
configuration,” said Bob Griswold, senior vice president of Seagate Product
Line Management. “The addition of Seagate SSDs in Supermicro products will
give more visibility to our industry-leading technology, and make it faster
and easier for customers around the world to acquire our SSD solutions.”

For more information:

http://www.seagate.com/internal-hard-drives/enterprise-hard-drives/2-5/pulsar/
http://www.supermicro.com

About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance,
high-efficiency server and storage technology is a premier provider of
advanced server Building Block Solutions^® for Data Center, Cloud Computing,
HPC, Enterprise IT and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to
protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green^®” initiative and
provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly
solutions available on the market. Learn more at www.Supermicro.com.

About Seagate

Seagate is a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and storage solutions. Learn
more at http://www.seagate.com.

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