Alienware to Use Seagate Drives in Gaming Systems

Alienware, a leading manufacturer of high performance computer gaming PC systems has chosen to arm its top-of-the-line gaming systems with Seagate’s Serial ATA (SATA) Barracuda hard drives–the only native SATA hard drives available. Alienware says the move comes as Seagate’s SATA drives are being rapidly adopted by PC game enthusiasts.

The game-makers award-winning Area-51 is one of the first PCs to feature the SATA hard drive along with Intel’s new 875P chipset (code-named Canterwood) and a 3GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor. “Seagate’s exclusive native SATA technology allows us to deliver a new level of storage performance,” says Alienware vice president of marketing Kevin Wasielewski. “Our customers are choosing Seagate SATA drives and adding them to their Alienware system configurations to take advantage of the increase in data throughput.”

Alienware’s Area-51 system is receiving a good measure of praise from the computer-enthusiast press. CNET gave the game its Editor’s Choice, noting that with "its finely-tuned compilation of bleeding-edge components, the Area-51 is a hard-core gamer’s dream machine.” Smart Computing, meanwhile, called it “a power user’s dream.” And ZDNet, with its Editors’ Choice award says: "Our reviewers liked it so much they recommend it not only to gamers, but to anyone who’s interested in a top-of-the-line desktop.”

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