May 15, 2006

Seagate is Widely Recognized by the Chinese Media for its Industry-Leading Products

BEIJING - Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world's leading supplier of hard disc drives, has received a number of recent product awards from several top IT/trade publications in China.

"These awards are an endorsement of Seagate's ongoing commitment to providing its customers with industry-leading, innovative products for personal, enterprise, mobile and consumer electronics (CE) applications," said BS The, vice president and managing director of Asia Pacific Sales and Marketing, Seagate Technology. "These accolades are also a testimonial to the enormous contributions of our global design, engineering and manufacturing teams."

Seagate's new Barracuda 7200.9 hard drive for PC applications has been recognized by numerous Chinese publications for its industry- leading combination of performance, reliability and capacity since its launch in China last October. CHIP and CE World voted Seagate's Barracuda 7200.9 drive as its "Product of the Year," rated the Barracuda 7200.9 drive "The Most Reliable Product," while PC DIY and Popular Computer Week recognized it as the "Recommended Product of the Year 2006" and "Editor's Choice," respectively.

In January, Seagate's best-selling Barracuda 7200.8 hard drive was ranked among the "Top 10 HDD Products of the Year" from one of the most popular Chinese product-review Web sites, Moreover, the most authoritative review/benchmark specialist CHIP named the Barracuda 7200.8 drive an "Editors' Choice" product in March.

Besides the excellent performance of the Barracuda family, Seagate's Savvio 2.5-inch enterprise drive was also awarded "Product of the Year" in January by China Computer World for advanced technology that boosts the productivity of enterprise users. Earlier this month, CHIP magazine hailed Seagate's Momentus 5400.3 160 GB notebook drive, the industry's first 2.5 inch drive built with perpendicular-recording technology, as an "Editor's Recommended Choice" for its leading-edge technology and outstanding performance.

The Seagate brand was also voted the "Reader's First Choice" by China Computer Education and PC DIY. CHIP named Seagate as its "Reader's Most Reliable IT brand" and rated Seagate as its "Top Brand of the Year." made Seagate its "Net Users' Top Choice," while named Seagate as China's "Net Users' Favourite IT Brand." And China's Popular Computer Week declared that Seagate is the "Largest Market Share Brand in China."

Seagate's Barracuda 7200.9 3Gbit/second SATA disc drive family delivers the high capacity, performance and reliability and great value that are perfect for systems such as media, gaming, high-end workstations and consumer PCs. Barracuda 7200.9 also meets the high throughput requirements for multi-user systems such as low-cost and SATA servers for small offices. The Barracuda 7200.9 family stores up to 160 GB on a single disc, the industry's highest data density, and, like all other Seagate internal hard drives, is backed by Seagate's industry-leading five-year limited warranty. The 7200-RPM drives are available in SATA and Ultra ATA interfaces and capacities starting at 40GB. Cache sizes include 2MB, 8MB and 16MB.

Seagate Savvio is a true enterprise-class drive, designed specifically to meet the demanding requirements of enterprise applications. In addition to its fast 10,000-RPM spin speed and industry sweet-spot capacity choices of 36- and 73-Gbyte capacities, the Savvio disc drive also has an impressive reliability specification of 1.4 million hours MTBF. And unlike MTBF testing for ATA and SATA disc drives based on desktop-environment conditions, Savvio's reliability rating is specified based on testing in a 7/24/365 100 percent duty cycle enterprise-class workload environment and therefore is ideally suited for meeting the needs of IT professionals challenged by continuing server and storage consolidation.

Seagate Momentus 5400.3 is the industry's first 2.5-inch notebook PC disc drive built with perpendicular- recording technology for the worldwide distribution channel. Delivering up to 160 GB of capacity, the most available in a 2.5-inch disc drive, the Momentus family continues to close the capacity and performance gap between desktop and notebook PC hard drives to help meet the growing demand for fast, high-capacity notebook computers.

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