May 26, 1998

Seagate Distinguished with Windows Magazine's 1998 'Win 100' Award

As a result of its commitment to providing best-in-class products that help people get their information when, where and how they want it, Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE: SEG) today announced that it is the recipient of Windows Magazine's prestigious "Win 100" award across three categories of PC products. Seagate's Medalist Pro 9140 received top honors in the hard disc category, while the Scorpion 24 Digital Audio Tape (DAT) drive garnered accolades in the tape drive category. A third award was bestowed upon Seagate Software's Seagate Backup Exec for Windows NT Workstation in the software utilities category.

"Seagate is extremely pleased to receive recognition in three key areas of the Company's business," said Steve Luczo, president and chief operating officer of Seagate Technology, and chairman of Seagate Software. "Products that help people store, access and manage information, including disc drives, tape drives and software utilities, are integral pieces of Seagate's future -- the future of the Information Technology industry -- and to a certain extent, the future of our information-centric world. These 'Win 100' awards are indicative of Seagate's commitment to providing products and technologies that will help enable this future."

According to Windows Magazine, "We believe the 'Win 100' is the single highest honor a PC product can receive. Selection criteria are brutally tough, based on real-world usability and overall design and engineering excellence... Our technical, advanced readers consider the 'Win 100' each year as the last word on what to buy."

About the Medalist Pro 9140

Seagate's Medalist Pro 9140 is the industry's first 7,200-rpm, Ultra ATA-interface hard disc drive for desktop computers. Featuring 9.1 Gbytes of capacity, the Medalist Pro 9140 also brings a key storage technology of the future -- fluid dynamic bearing motors -- to the present day. Designed for performance and reliability, the Medalist Pro 9140 provides an ideal storage solution for people utilizing digital photography, downloading applications from the Internet, and running full-screen, full-motion audio/video. The Medalist Pro 9140 also ships in distribution with two Seagate-exclusive value-added features: the DiscWizard installation, formatting and partitioning software, and SeaShield, a protective circuit board cover designed to enhance reliability.

About the Scorpion 24 DAT Drive

The Seagate Scorpion 24 DAT drive allows up to 24 Gbytes of storage on a single DDS-3 cartridge. The Scorpion 24 delivers high-performance and reliability, with transfer rates up to 2.2 Mbytes per second in compressed mode and a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) rating of up to 320,000 hours at a 12 percent duty cycle. The Scorpion 24 is also available in a bundled solution, the TapeStor DAT 24. Included in the TapeStor DAT 24 package are: single server edition of Seagate Backup Exec software for Windows NT and NetWare, media, cables, cleaning cartridge, software utilities and easy-to-follow multi-language instructions.

About Seagate Backup Exec for Windows NT Workstation

Seagate Backup Exec for Windows NT Workstation is an easy to use data protection solution for Windows NT Workstation compatible with Microsoft Windows NT backup utility. Built-in device support automates setup and configuration and the simple push of a button launches backups or restores. It consistently provides reliable unattended backups with advanced scheduling, high-speed data compression and tape to disc comparisons of data. The sophisticated file search and sort capabilities find any backed up file. The software supports most SCSI tape device and DC2000 tape drives.

Seagate Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of technology and products enabling people to store, access, and manage information. Seagate is committed to providing best-in-class products to help people get their information when, where and how they want it. Seagate is the world's largest manufacturer of disc drives, magnetic discs and read-write heads, an innovator in tape drives, and a leading developer of software for information availability, access and analysis. With over $7 billion in revenue for the last twelve months, Seagate can be found around the globe and on the World Wide Web at

Seagate Software, a subsidiary of Seagate Technology, Inc., develops tools and applications for Business Intelligence and systems and storage management that enhance the availability, access and analysis of information. Its award-winning solutions include Seagate Backup Exec, Seagate Crystal Info, Seagate Crystal Reports, Seagate Desktop Management Suite, Seagate Holos and Seagate WinINSTALL. Seagate Software has established strategic relationships with Microsoft, Novell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard Company, Informix, Oracle, Netscape, PeopleSoft, Compaq and other industry leaders, and markets its products worldwide, through distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, retailers, and OEMs. Seagate Software's home page address on the World Wide Web is

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