Dec 14, 2001

Leading Thai Computer Maker Uses Seagate Drives

Seagate Technology, the world's leading disc drive manufacturer, today announced that it is now providing the disc drive for Computech Micro System's popular Laser brand of desktop PCs. Computech is one of the leading local computer systems manufacturers in Thailand and Seagate supplies the company with a wide range of disc drives, for PCs as well as servers, including the award-winning U Series, Barracuda ATA, Cheetah and Barracuda families.

Since its establishment in 1986, Computech has provided computers, network systems, IT training and consultation to many organizations. In Thailand, the local HDD market is developing rapidly and the Thai government has encouraged support in buying local brand PCs, as well as developing Thailand into an IT powerhouse in South-east Asia. Seagate has strategic component manufacturing operations here.

"At Computech, we aim to deliver the best-in-class products for today's market needs and we expect the same commitment from our vendors," said Mr. Palakorn Chirasopone, Sales & Marketing manager of Computech. "Seagate drives are the most reliable - making the Seagate brand the most widely accepted among the Thai users. In addition, Seagate also provides good post-sales service with their well-trained and equipped local distributors. Our endorsement of Seagate drives supports our efforts and commitment to setting the highest quality standards for our products."

Computech has an extensive service network, including over 100 dealers and sixty service centers across the country. This nationwide network expedites sales, maintenance and other support services, and provides the company with accurate assessments of customers' preferences so that it is able to respond quickly and effectively to market trends and demand.

"The explosion of digital information and networked computing continue to drive demand for storage on a global basis," said BanSeng Teh, managing director of Asia Sales and Marketing at Seagate. "As a global technology leader, Seagate consistently innovates and develops storage technology to meet the evolving needs of IT users. We are pleased that Computech puts its trust in reliable Seagate products for use in its PCs and servers."

Seagate disc drives are protected by its exclusive 3D Defense System, the most comprehensive set of protective features in the industry. Unique advantages, such as the SeaShield and SeaShell, protect the drive from accidental damage that may occur during the integration process. SeaShell is a clear, recyclable clamshell package that protects the drive from 1000+ Gs of nonoperating shock, resists ESD and simplifies barcode scanning. SeaShield is a unique, integrated PCB cover that enhances handling protection, reduces returns and lowers service costs. SeaTools software helps the end-user diagnose problems and determine whether they are drive-, hardware-, or file system- related, helping customers to quickly and intuitively find solutions to system issues. Seagate drives also ship with Seagate's exclusive DiscWizard software which ensures fast and easy installation.

Established in May 1986, Computech Micro System CO., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of computer products in Thailand. The company employs over 120 people and its products are distributed by over 100 dealers nationwide. With a top priority focus on product quality and reliability, Computech's market leadership is based on delivering the best-in-class computer products to meet the market needs of Thai users.

About Seagate
Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions. Seagate's market leadership is based on delivering 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, Seagate Technology and the Seagate logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Barracuda, Cheetah, U Series, SeaShield, SeaShell, DiscWizard, 3D Defense System, are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC or one of its affiliate companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications.