Aug 25, 1997

Seagate Medalist Hard Disc Drives for Desktop Systems Garner Industry Accolades

Seagate Technology, Inc. (NYSE:SEG) today announced it has won two prestigious awards and continues to receive positive reviews worldwide for its Medalist line of hard disc drives designed for desktop computer systems.

PC Home UK (September 1997) chose the Medalist Pro 6450 for its prestigious Gold Award. Calling it the "monster of the roundup" and "an incredible bargain," PC Home praised the Medalist Pro 6450 as "the fastest drive of the roundup in all the tests ... an excellent choice for those conscious of the cutting edge ... it is doubly ideal for the power user."

Judged on price, performance, features, ease of installation and support, the Medalist Pro 2520 was named Editors' Choice by PC World (New Zealand, June 1997). "Affordability and excellent setup software (DiscWizard) made this a top choice..." said PC World, awarding the Medalist Pro 2520 top marks for ease of installation.

Other awards garnered by Seagate's Medalist disc drives include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • PC Home UK: Gold Award, September 1997
  • PC World, New Zealand: Editors' Choice, June 1997
  • PC World: Best Buy, April 1997
  • PC Welt, Germany: Best of IDE Drive Top 10, April 1997; Very Fast Drive Recommendation, April 1997; Value Disc Drive Recommendation, April 1997
  • Apple Daily, Hong Kong: Speed Winner, April 1997
  • Information and Telecom, Singapore: Best Seller, April 1997
  • Computer Buyer UK: Best Buy/Top 50 Products, December 1996
  • PC/Computing: Most Valuable Player Finalist, Desktop Storage, November 1996
  • PC Magazine UK: Editors' Choice, August 1996
  • VARBusiness: Readers Choice: Product of the Year, June 1996
  • PC/Computing: A-List, May 1996
  • Windows Sources: Editors Choice, May 1996
  • HomePC: Top 100 Products, April 1996
Additional information pertaining to Seagate's Medalist product awards can be found on the Internet at http://www.seagate.com/newsinfo/newsroom/awards/D2e3.html.

Seagate Technology, Inc. is a leading data technology company providing products for storing, managing and accessing digital information. Seagate develops and manufactures some of the industry's most advanced information technologies, including disc and tape storage devices, magnetic recording heads and media, precision motors, microelectronics, and data access and management software. With nearly $9.0 billion in revenue, operations in 22 countries and over 110,000 employees worldwide, the Scotts Valley, CA-based company is the world's largest manufacturer of disc drives and related components and one of the globe's largest industrial corporations. Seagate's home page address on the World Wide Web is http://www.seagate.com .

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