Aug 16, 2001

Seagate Receives Best IT Product Award 2001 in Vietnam

SINGAPORE - Continuing its tradition of award-winning products, Seagate Technology, a leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications, today announced that it has been awarded PC World Vietnam's "Best IT Product 2001." The results are based on a readers' poll conducted by PC World Vietnam, one of the leading IT magazines in Vietnam. Having won the same inaugural award last year, this year's recognition reaffirmed the popularity of Seagate products in the Vietnamese market and continued Seagate's excellence in delivering innovative, best-in-class disc drives.

According to PC World Vietnam, the poll indicated that Vietnamese 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.

"Seagate is pleased to be acknowledged for its product strengths that Vietnamese users have come to rely on to meet their data storage needs," said Joel Stead, Seagate senior vice president of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. "By receiving the Best IT Product in the hard disc drive category for the second year running, Seagate has yet again proven its continued commitment to provide the world's best storage products. This type of recognition will continue to drive Seagate to fuel the future growth of storage technology."

Seagate disc drives are protected by its exclusive 3D Defense System, the most comprehensive set of protective features in the industry. Unique advantages, such as the SeaShield and SeaShell, protect the drive from accidental damage that may occur during the integration process. SeaShell is a clear, recyclable clamshell package that protects the drive from 1000+ Gs of non-operating shock, resists ESD and simplifies barcode scanning. SeaShield is a unique, integrated PCB cover that enhances handling protection, reduces returns and lowers service costs. SeaTools software helps the end-user diagnose problems and determine whether they are drive-, hardware-, or file system- related, helping customers to quickly and intuitively find solutions to system issues. Seagate drives also ship with Seagate's exclusive DiscWizard software, which ensures fast and easy installation.

Seagate is the world's leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications. The Company's products include disc drives for the Enterprise, PCs and Consumer Electronics, as well as Storage Area Network (SAN) solutions and Server Appliances. Seagate's market leadership is based on 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, Seagate Technology, 3 D Defense System, SeaShell, SeaShield, SeaTools and DiscWizard are trademarks of Seagate Technology. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.