Apr 20, 1998

Seagate Hard Disc Drives Sweep Top Industry Awards

The first quarter of 1998 began with a bang for Seagate Technology, Inc.'s (NYSE: SEG) Cheetah, Barracuda, and Medalist Pro disc drive families. Leading industry publications from around the world have distinguished Seagate disc drives 24 times over the past three months, with recognition coming from such well-known voices as PC Computing, Computer Reseller News, Computer Shopper, C|NET, New Media Magazine, A/V Video and Multimedia Producer, boot, Computer Gaming World and IT Times. The editorial praise for Seagate storage products affirms the Company's continuing leadership in delivering best-in-class products to help people store, access and manage their information.

"Clearly, we are very honored to be recognized by so many leading industry experts already this year," said Phil Detwiler, Seagate's senior vice president of Marketing. "The product line-up we provide our customers continues to highlight Seagate's innovation, quality and value. The products include the new Cheetah 9LP, which has reduced power by up to 25% from earlier-generation and competing 10,000-rpm products, to the Medalist 9140, the industry's first and only 7,200-rpm Ultra ATA disc drive. While Seagate has received the awards, the real winners are our customers."

Computer Reseller News began the year picking the Cheetah 9LP as its Editors' Choice in SCSI hard discs. "The CRN Test Center gave its Editors' Choice award to Seagate for its Cheetah 9LP, a superior performer backed by a company that truly acknowledges that resellers will be the key players in the channel-assembly and build-your own markets," the review stated. "The Cheetah 9LP turned in the fastest transfer rate of all drives reviewed under all conditions, making it suitable for any application where 9 Gbytes of storage is sufficient."

PC/Computing recognized Seagate storage products six times in the first three issues of 1998. Both the Barracuda 18 and Medalist Pro 9140 received "A-List" recommendations in the January, February and March editions of the publication. "File management? Why bother? With a drive this big and fast you can just save it all," wrote the editors about the Medalist Pro 9140, while the Barracuda 18 was touted as the "mother of all hard drives."

New Media Magazine picked the Cheetah line of disc drives as the overall Storage Product of the Year in its March issue, beating out both removable storage devices and conventional hard drives. "Seagate has managed to maintain its lead in AV hard drive performance for several years now, first with the Barracuda series, and now with the second-generation 10,000-rpm Cheetah drives, the first to break the 7,200-rpm barrier for desktop hard discs," wrote the magazine. "Synonymous with both speed and reliability," Cheetah drives used in arrays were cited as "the first choice of discerning multimedia professionals."

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 http://www.seagate.com

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