Aug 01, 2002

Vietnamese Computer Users Choose Seagate When It Comes To Hard Disc Drives

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - Vietnamese Computer Users Choose Seagate When It Comes To Hard Disc Drives PC World Vietnam presents Seagate with prestigious "Best HDD Award" for third consecutive year Seagate Technology, a leading provider of storage technology for Internet, business and consumer applications, today announced that it has won PC World Vietnam's "Best HDD Award 2002" with an impressive 71.8% vote. The results are based on a readers' poll conducted by PC World Vietnam, one of the leading IT magazines in the country. 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.

With this year's honor, Seagate scored a hat-trick, having won PC World Vietnam's prestigious Best HDD Award for three consecutive years.

"Seagate continues to fuel the growth of storage applications with its best-in-class disc drives and leading edge technologies," said BanSeng Teh, Seagate managing director for Asia Sales and Marketing. "In Vietnam, and around the world, we have provided computer users with a wide range of reliable storage products to meet their rapidly evolving data storage needs. We are pleased that the people of Vietnam have once again put their faith in our drives and voted Seagate as their Vendor of Choice for the third year running."

Seagate disc drives, including its Cheetah, Barracuda ATA and U Series product families, are protected by Seagate's 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 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, 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.