Oct 16, 2006

Seagate Opens New State of the Art Data Recovery Services Facility in Europe

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) today announced the opening of a full service data recovery lab facility in the Amsterdam area to extend its industry leading data recovery services to the European market. Seagate Data Recovery Services is a leader in recovering critical data loss for all brands and formats of digital media. Responding to regional client demand, the new center will provide Seagate's renowned data recovery services and technology within the European marketplace.

"This is an exciting venture for our organization," commented David Foster, vice president of Lab Operations for Seagate Data Recovery Services. "Although we have been serving the European market for a number of years, our physical presence in Europe will enable us to support local clients even more efficiently than before." The organization anticipates investing generously in further training and technology in the coming months.

European operations of Seagate Data Recovery Services will adhere to the organization's ISO 9001:2000 guidelines to ensure procedural and quality excellence for all cases. The new facility is equipped with multiple laminar air flow stations, providing the ultimate in clean air working conditions. The center's staff of highly experienced and professional technicians will provide 24/7 and critical response services for all media brands. The new operation will also leverage unique, drive-independent SignalTrace(tm) technology to recover data from severely damaged media, which cannot be addressed by traditional in-lab recovery methods.

Until now, Seagate Data Recovery Services had served all clients from its full service labs in the United States and Canada. The new European facility is part of the company's ongoing expansion of its global data recovery services operations and represents its commitment to provide optimum service to customers around the world. It will also serve as a centralized base for European sales and marketing initiatives of Seagate Data Recovery Services. The new Data Recovery Services facility from Seagate now provides European businesses and consumers with a broader choice of recognized data recovery service providers.

About Seagate Data Recovery Services
Seagate Data Recovery Services is an industry forerunner and innovator in recovering inaccessible or corrupted data from all digital media, including computers, servers and back-ups. Seagate Data Recovery Services is the world's only ISO 9001:2000 certified recovery services provider serving thousands of consumer and business clients from its facilities around the globe. For more information, please visit www.seagatedatarecovery.com.

About Seagate
Seagate 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. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

Seagate and Seagate Technology are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. SignalTrace is a trademark of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliated companies.