Jul 17, 2003

Seagate Once Again Wins Title As Hard Disc Drive Of Choice In Vietnam

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's leading hard drive company, today announced that it has won PC World Vietnam's "Best HDD Award 2003." This marks the fourth straight year Seagate has won this prestigious award. Based on a readers' poll conducted by PC World Vietnam, one of the leading IT magazines in the country, Seagate received an impressive 74% of the vote. According to the poll, Vietnamese computer users chose Seagate as their top hard disc drive vendor based on the following criteria: Product/Service Quality and Reliability, Technical and Customer Support, Price Competitiveness and Brand Awareness.

"Receiving PC World Vietnam's 'Best HDD Award' for four years running shows that Seagate's ongoing effort to meet the storage needs of the Vietnamese IT market are hitting the mark," said Robert Yang, Seagate general manager of South Asia Sales and Marketing. "We thank the Vietnamese computer users for their continued support for and confidence in Seagate storage products. As a global storage technology leader, Seagate is committed to time-to-market and technology leadership, and delivering best-in-class products and services to our customers in Vietnam and around the globe to meet their rapidly evolving data storage needs."

Seagate disc drives, including its Cheetah, Barracuda and U Series product families, are protected by Seagate's exclusive 3D Defense System, the most comprehensive set of reliability features in the industry. Seagate is the only independent disc drive manufacturer with a vertical integration strategy to control the development of components and technology used in its products, as well as owning its manufacturing capabilities. Vertical integration enables Seagate to achieve a cost-effective platform of mechanics and electronics, enabling the proliferation of computing systems that meet the needs of a wide variety of consumers.

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.

Seagate and Seagate Technology are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. The WAVE logo, Barracuda, Cheetah, U Series, and 3D Defense System are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.