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Seagate Wins Ultimate Choice Award for Mobile Storage Solution


LAPTOP Magazine Honors the Seagate Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition for Best Portable Storage and Digital Content Protection

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.—19 June 2006— Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) announced today that its Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition storage solution has won the Ultimate Choice Award from LAPTOP-Mobile Solutions for Business & Life, a leading mobile technology magazine. Now featured in the portable hard drive section of LAPTOP’s Ultimate Mobility special issue, currently on newsstands, the sleek and innovative storage solution continues Seagate’s legacy of providing the most simple and intuitive ways for consumers, small business owners and executive road warriors to store, manage and automatically protect their valuable business documents, personal media content and files.

As “the mobile tech authority,” LAPTOP magazine features the most trusted, in-depth product reviews. For this award, the magazine’s editors selected the best portable products by rigorously testing and comparing them for reliability, performance, speed, user-friendliness, affordability and innovative features.

“In the end, we couldn’t resist the product’s blend of very cool style, robust software suite, extreme ease of use, and attractive cost per gigabyte,” noted LAPTOP. Awarding the solution four and a half out of five stars, LAPTOP continues to state that “at seven ounces, the Mini Edition remains a good fit for most jackets.”

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“We’re honored to be recognized for an elegant solution like the Maxtor OneTouch Mini,” said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Branded Solutions. “Our team is dedicated to providing innovative solutions to today’s challenges managing digital content.”

Making it easy to work between two computers, the Seagate Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition includes Maxtor Sync(tm), a software feature that automatically synchronizes files between two or more computer systems on the same operating platform. The portable storage solution also includes two levels of security: software encryption to protect its contents if the drive is ever lost or stolen, and Maxtor DriveLock(r), embedded firmware that further restricts data access should it fall into the wrong hands. The firmware is designed to deny access without the correct password, even if the internal hard drive is removed from the casing and attached to another computer.

The Maxtor OneTouch III, Mini Edition comes in a 60GB or 100GB capacity and easily connects to a Microsoft Windows 2000 or XP computer via a USB 2.0 or USB 1.1 port. Currently available at major U.S. retailers, distributors and online stores, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 60GB is $149.95 and $199.95 for the 100GB. Please visit for local distribution channels and retail outlets.

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About LAPTOP Magazine
LAPTOP-Mobile Solutions for Business & Life celebrates the infusion of mobile technology into our daily lives. LAPTOP delivers hands-on product reviews, objective comparisons, groundbreaking coverage of the latest tech trends, and insightful interviews with industry leaders. With page after page of the latest mobile gear for work and play, including notebooks, smart phones, handhelds, Wi-Fi, digital cameras, MP3 players, projectors, and more, LAPTOP continuously provides business travelers, IT professionals, and mobile enthusiasts with the information needed to stay connected effortlessly. In addition to the monthly issues, the six specials include Ultimate Mobility, Mobile Entertainment (spring and fall), Ultimate Wireless & Cellular Guide, Gadget Gift Guide, and Mobile Tech Buyer’s Guide. LAPTOP and its special issues are published by Bedford Communications, Inc.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, and Consumer Electronics applications. 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

Seagate, Seagate Technology, and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Maxtor, Maxtor Drivelock, Maxtor OneTouch and Maxtor Sync are trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology or one of its affiliated companies. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. One gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes when referring to hard drive capacity. One terabyte, or TB, equals 1,000 gigabytes when referring to hard drive capacity. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting. Quantitative usage examples for various applications are for illustrative purposes. Actual quantities will vary based on various factors, including file size, file format, features and application software.

The Maxtor OneTouch is an element of a user’s overall backup solution and protection plan. For purposes of measuring disc drive storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) represents one billion bytes and one terabyte (TB) represent one trillion bytes.


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