Apr 29, 2004

Outstanding Seagate Disc Drives Score Big With Technology Experts In China

Among its recent accolades from leading technology publications, Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) was just honored with three new awards by CHIP China magazine. Readers of CHIP China voted Seagate "2003 Readers' Most Reliable IT Brand" in the disc drive category. Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 160G ATA100 was given the "Editor's recommended PATA hard drive" award and the "Annual Award for Editor's Recommended Products" while Barracuda 7200.7 200G ATA drive was also named "Editor's Recommended Product" by CHIP.

In its competitive review of hard disc drives, CHIP's reviewer recommended the Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 160G ATA100, naming it "Editor's recommended PATA hard drive" and rewarding it the "Annual Award for Editor's Recommended Products" and winner in the 'heat/noise' and 'cost per platter' tests.

The Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Plus SATA 160G (8M) disc drive also won the "Best Value Product" award in CBI group's Family Computer's annual IT product survey and China Popular Computer World's "Recommended Product" award. In addition, Seagate was recognized by Chinabyte.com (Top Market Share award), Dostor.com (2003 Fist Choice for Hard Disc Drive), PCHome.net (2003 readers' choice), PC DIY (2003 Most Popular Brand).

"Over the years, we have witnessed Seagate's commitment to delivering best-in-class products and customer-centric approach to the business," said David Li, chairman of VST Group (HK) Limited. "As a company and for their products, Seagate continues to garner recognition. As strategic business partners, we are working closely with Seagate to continue providing best-in-class storage solutions for the IT market."

Seagate is the disc drive market leader and features the broadest range of disc drives, with interface options of ATA, Serial ATA (SATA), Ultra320 SSCI, and Fibre Channel. This comprehensive line of disc drives include products for both commercial and consumer desktop markets, high performance PCs and workstations, the expanding consumer electronics market, notebook computing and the entry-level server and mission-critical application segments.

A list of awards received over the last six months includes:

Publications Awards/Recommendations
POPSoft •Seagate ranked first in market share
•Readers' Choice award
China Computer Education •Readers' Choice award
Micro Computer •Reader's Top Choice - 2003
•Top Application Award
•Barracuda 7200.7 Plus received Editor's Choice Award
China Popular Computer World •Readers' Choice Award - 2003
•Barracuda 7200.7 Plus 160G SATA received Recommended Product Award

China Information World •First Choice Award
•Barracuda 7200.7 80G--Value for Money Award

Chinabyte.com •Top Market Share
•Barracuda 7200.7 Plus received Editor's Choice Award
Dostor.com •First Choice - Hard Disc Drive 2003
www.PCHome.net •Readers' Choice Award - 2003
CHIP •Reader's Most Reliable IT Brand (Hard Drive) 2003
•Barracuda 7200.7 ATA received the Editor's Recommendation
•Barracuda 7200.7 160G ATA100 received the Annual Award for Editor's Recommended Products
•Barracuda 7200.7 200G ATA named Editor's Recommendation
PC DIY •Most Popular Brand - 2003
•Barracuda V (Plus) & Barracuda 7200.7 (Plus) both received Editor's Choice awards
Cybers •Barracuda 7200.7 received summer's most recommended product - 2003
China Computer •Barracuda 7200.7 received Product of the Year 2003 Award
CBI-Group's Family Computer •Barracuda 7200.7 SATA 160G received Editor's Choice award
•Barracuda 7200.7 Plus SATA 160G (8 M) received Best Value Product
PCShow.net •Barracuda 7200.7 SATA 80G received Most Worthy Buy award
Beareyes.com •Momentus received Editor's Choice award
PC World China •Cheetah 15K.3 received Product of the Year Award 2003

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, PC, Notebook, and Consumer Electronics applications. The Company is committed to 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.

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