Nov 03, 2004

Seagate Named a Top Technology Company in VARBusiness Magazine ARC Awards

Seagate (NYSE:STX), the world's leading supplier of disc drives, announced it has received an ARC award for Product Innovation in the Enterprise Disk Drives category by CMP Media's VARBusiness. In addition, Seagate won the #1 spot for various criteria within the three Enterprise Disk Drive sub-categories including: loyalty, product quality and reliability, compatibility and ease of integration, pre-sales support, quality of technical support, and ease of doing business.

The recognition and ARC awards themselves are unique in the industry as they are determined by actual solution providers and readers of VARBusiness. The results were published in the most recent issue of VARBusiness.

"The VARBusiness Annual Report Card is the industry-defining research on vendor/partner relationships," said editorial director Robert C. DeMarzo. "It is a significant benchmark because the winners are selected by their own customers."

"Seagate's high ARC scores are evidence of our strong customer focus and commitment to deliver the quality products and support our customers demand," said Brian Dexheimer, Seagate executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. "With Seagate's latest storage solutions that address virtually every market requirement, we look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationships with the channel."

In addition to its unparalleled innovation and industry-leading enterprise products, Seagate's commitment to partnering with solution providers is unsurpassed. The Seagate Partner Program is designed to make Seagate the easiest storage products company to do business with. Partner Program members enjoy online

RMA support and a toll-free priority technical support line that connects directly to senior-level technicians. Customized email information delivery provides enhanced product information, product news and reviews, promotions, selling strategies, customer success stories, technical white papers and other sales, marketing and customer service tools. Registration and a listing of benefits are available at reseller.seagate.com.

The VARBusiness ARC Awards recognize outstanding partner programs in 18 product and service categories including desktops, servers, storage management, Internet application server software and networking hardware. Winners were selected based on the survey results of 4,865 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, value-added resellers (VARs), solution providers and software developers.

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, Desktop, Mobile Computing 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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