Feb 27, 2007

Seagate Wins 2006 Product of the Year Finalist Award from Small Business Technology Magazine..

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - Seagate Technology(r) (NYSE:STX) today announced that Seagate's Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server has won a 2006 Product of the Year Finalist Award for the second year in a row from Small Business Technology Magazine, the only print and digital publication in the U.S. focusing on the technology needs of small businesses. More than 50 of the publication's 2006 Product of the Year award winners are profiled online and in print as part of the publication's Best of the Year Issue and 2007 Buyer's Guide, available now at http://www.sbtechnologymagazine.org/products.

The magazine's annual Product of the Year Awards program recognizes outstanding technology products that improve key functions within a small business, such as operations, management, marketing and sales, productivity and financial management, in addition to critical technology areas such as security and infrastructure. The 2006 honorees were selected from nearly 300 entries and comprise four categories: Top 10, Finalists, Products to Watch and Products that Get the Job Done.

"For small business and home office users, Seagate's personal servers provide a trustworthy, easy-to-use solution for protecting, sharing and accessing mission-critical data - anytime, anywhere," said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Branded Solutions. "Winning the Product of the Year Finalist Award reflects our commitment to providing the most innovative network storage and backup solutions for small businesses on the market today. We're honored and delighted to have won this award."

Seagate's Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server provides automatic, continuous backup to ensure users have all their data stored in one, central location on their small office or home network. It automatically synchronizes data between computers so that multiple users can easily work with the exact same version of a file. Sporting a new and innovative design, it includes a free online service for remotely accessing and sharing files with friends, family and co-workers - anytime, anywhere - from nearly any Web browser.

For added data protection, the solution is covered by Seagate's three-year MirraGuard(tm) Data Guarantee. If a user is unable to recover lost data from a computer, Seagate will help restore the data and spend up to $1,000 for forensic data recovery services to do so.

This latest award builds on prior accolades for the Seagate's Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server, including the 2005 Technology Product of the Year award from Small Business Technology Magazine and one of the 2005 Best Products of the Year from PC Magazine.

Seagate's Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server can support multiple PCs and Macintosh computers and comes in two storage capacities: 320GB ($499.99 MSRP) and 500GB ($599.99 MSRP). It's available for purchase at major retail outlets and distributors nationwide and at www.seagate.com. For more information about the full line of award-winning Seagate and Maxtor storage and backup solutions, please visit www.seagate.com or www.maxtorsolutions.com.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing 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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