Mar 14, 2003

Seagate Disc Drives Recognized As Best-In-Class In China

The best-in-class disc drives designed and manufactured by Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) continue to garner numerous editorial awards and recognition from leading IT publications and review/benchmark specialists in China. Seagate, the world's leading provider of storage technology, offers a broad range of products for personal, enterprise and consumer electronics (CE) applications.

In August 2002, Seagate's best selling 7,200RPM Barracuda ATA hard disc drive received the "Editor's Recommendation" award from review/benchmark specialist Chip. In September 2002, the drive was voted the "Best Value HDD" by China Infoworld. That same month, Seagate was named the "Number One HDD Brand in China" by Popular Computer Weekly and was awarded the "Chinese DIY Users' Choice 2002" by China Computerworld.

In the months of October and November 2002, Seagate Barracuda ATA was named "Best Choice For Home and Commercial Use" by Beareyes.com, and was awarded the "Editor's Choice" by Beareyes.com and Computer Business Information.

In January 2003, the Barracuda family of disc drives received 10 editorial awards. Seagate Barracuda ATA garnered the "Editor's Choice of the Year 2002" by three leading PC magazines - China Infoworld, China Computer Education and PopHard - and was named the "Best Innovation Product of the Year 2002" by Computer Business Information. Seagate Barracuda ATA received accolades with an "Editor's choice of the Year 2002" award from Computer Business Information, two "Editor's Choice" awards from PopHard and www.pcline.com, and the "Best Integrated Performance Product" award from Computech. Seagate Barracuda SATA V was named the "Editor's Choice" by China Popular Computer Weekly and www.pcline.com and received the "Master View Point" award from Computer Master. Seagate was also voted the "Reader's Choice of the Year 2002" by Chip China.

Seagate Barracuda ATA V, the industry's first hard drive to achieve 120GB using only two discs, is the first to offer native SATA technology, a faster, simpler, more intelligent technology designed to replace today's Parallel ATA hard drive interface.

Seagate disc drives are protected by the 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 ease of installation.

For more information about Seagate and its products, visit www.seagate.com or ww.seagate.com/china.

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives for Enterprise, PC 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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