Apr 24, 2006

ActionFront Data Recovery Labs Becomes A Seagate Company

CHICAGO - ActionFront Data Recovery Labs, a leader in resolving business-critical data loss, will henceforth be known as "ActionFront Data Recovery Labs, a Seagate Company" to reflect its new status as a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate Technology.

The addition of ActionFront Data Recovery Labs enables Seagate to provide a continuum of full service to its customers worldwide. Through its ownership by Seagate, ActionFront Data Recovery Labs is now uniquely positioned to benefit directly from Seagate's extensive engineering and other resources, bringing valuable insight and advancement to the data recovery industry.

Seagate, the world's leading hard drive manufacturer and innovator, is renowned for exceptional product quality supported by its unprecedented five-year limited warranty. Seagate also provides back-up products and services to protect hard drive content vulnerable to human error, viruses, natural disasters and device failure. As a last line of digital defense for data loss, Seagate has now enhanced its data protection offerings by introducing data recovery as a separate service from Seagate's limited warranty that customers can purchase if they ever need it.

Following a comprehensive, world-wide search for a partner with which to provide data recovery services, Seagate selected ActionFront. "ActionFront Data Recovery stood well ahead of its competitors in the areas of recovery success rates, server recovery expertise, R&D commitment and customer service excellence," stated Mark Grace, Senior Vice President, Seagate Sales Operations and Services. "In addition, ActionFront was the only data recovery organization that had implemented a structured quality management system with ISO 9001:2000 certification." The highly successful launch of Seagate Data Recovery Services in April 2005, under contract with ActionFront, was followed by Seagate's acquisition of the company in late 2005.

"By combining our organizations' competencies, we are now able to provide superior data recovery services from the world's most trusted and reputable source of storage technology," Grace commented. "With the addition of ActionFront, Seagate has become the only hard drive manufacturer to widely offer data recovery services."

"ActionFront will truly benefit from Seagate's technical and logistic leadership while continuing to remain hardware agnostic," says Ron Austin, President of ActionFront. "Rest assured, the vast majority of data recovery cases we handle involve non-Seagate products."

About ActionFront Data Recovery
Since 1989, ActionFront Data Recovery has been an industry forerunner and innovator in recovering inaccessible or corrupted data from all digital media, including computers, servers and back-ups. ActionFront 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.ActionFront.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 Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. 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. ActionFront is a trademark or registered trademark of ActionFront Data Recovery Labs.