NextComputing's Portable Flextop Computers Incorporate Seagate Technology's New 160GB, 7200RPM Hard Drives

May 9 , 2007 NextComputing's Portable Flextop Computers Incorporate Seagate Technology's New 160GB, 7200RPM Hard Drives

Cutting edge drive technology enables exceptional data throughput rates for high-performance mobile applications

Nashua, NH - May 9, 2007 - NextComputing, creators of portable, high performance computers, announces the addition of Seagate Technology's Momentus 7200.2 hard drive to its line of flextop computers.

Seagate Technology and NextComputing are significantly narrowing the performance gap between desktop and portable computing. Seagate's high-performance Momentus 7200.2 notebook hard drive and NextComputing's NextDimension Evo flextops enable exceptional data throughput to support performance-hungry applications including video production and advanced 3D medical imaging, as well as seismic, forensic, and other data analysis.

"The growing number of computer users turning to laptops as their primary PCs want every inch of capacity, performance, and durability they enjoy in their desktop systems," said Michael Wingert, Seagate executive vice president and general manager, Personal Compute Business. "The new Momentus 7200.2 hard drive epitomizes Seagate's focus on delivering cutting-edge storage technologies that make it easier to move, use, and protect digital information in the home, in the office, and on-the-go."

Momentus 7200.2 combines the highest levels of performance, capacity, and durability with cool, power-thrifty operation - all essential capabilities for NextComputing's Evo series. Seagate's newest 2.5-inch notebook drive delivers a fast 7200-rpm spin speed with storage up to 160GB and advanced capabilities, including perpendicular recording and 3 Gb/s data throughput - all ideal for Evo's 12-drive RAID array option.

"Seagate is pleased to be working with NextComputing to deliver unprecedented performance for mobile computing," said Joni Clark, Seagate Product Marketing Manager.

NextComputing solutions are ideal for high speed data streaming applications and opening up new business possibilities for sophisticated PCI card manufacturers. Applications utilizing sophisticated I/O typically take data in at a rapid rate, manipulate it, and either store it real-time or generate data and simulated traffic out. The Evo allows you to transfer these multiple simultaneous data streams with its RAID off-load capabilities and multiple Momentus 7200.2 drives. The NextDimension Evo is the smallest and only portable computer available with this capability.

A number of industries can benefit from the technology NextComputing and Seagate Technologies bring to the NextDimension Evo models. For instance, as a portable sniffer or traffic generator, the Evo enables rapid response rates for high speed network monitoring applications. And the Evo HD, with its built-in high-definition display, is ideal for many broadcast applications, such as real-time video encoding and streaming, on-site video editing, or as a portable 3D graphics generator for live television broadcast.

About NextComputing

One of the first in a unique breed of technology companies to specialize in high-performance, small form factor, portable computing solutions, the company invented the flextop, a personal supercomputer offering open standards, modular architecture in a package the size of a small briefcase.

About Seagate Technology

Seagate Technology 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. Seagate can be found around the globe and at

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