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Seagate Wins 2006 World Class Award from PC World


SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.—28 June 2006— Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX) announced today that its Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive has been honored with a 2006 World Class Award from PC World, one of the most widely-read computer and business magazines with a total audience of 4.8 million. On newsstands now, the magazine’s July issue features Seagate’s pioneering mobile storage solution in the fifth-ranked spot overall in the list of “The 100 Best Products of the Year.”

The publication’s annual World Class Award winners span a wide range of products and services such as remote access software, power notebook computers, portable hard drives, home-theater receivers and online bargain trackers. PC World editors selected the award winners from hundreds of products based on exemplary design, features, performance, innovation and price.

“Our cutting-edge storage solutions are designed to help consumers get the most out of their busy digital lifestyles, whether at home, work or on the go,” said Jim Druckrey, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Branded Solutions. “Winning this World Class Award reflects our legacy of innovation and leadership in delivering the most intuitive, powerful and easy-to-use storage solutions on the market. Seagate continues to make trend-setting products that help set industry standards and raise the bar for creativity.”

The Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive is the industry’s first mobile storage solution with perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR), a technology the company has used to deliver the highest capacity in a 2.5-inch, external hard drive. The company’s portable solution provides 30 percent more capacity than comparably sized drives, enabling PC and Mac users to carry a massive array of digital music, photos, videos, games, and business files in a sleek, ruggedized package that weighs less than one pound. The mobile storage solution also leverages the unique properties of PMR technology to deliver more reliable, faster performance, making it ideal for applications withstanding high temperature and extreme operating environments.

The Seagate 160GB Portable Hard Drive also features a robust, internal shock-mounted design and aluminum alloy enclosure to protect its data from drops or inadvertent bumps or jolts. It’s powered through a computer’s USB port, eliminating the need for a power cord, and delivers a sustained throughput speed of up to 480 Mbps, optimal for transferring large amounts of data. The portable solution includes the award-winning BounceBack Express(r) software, making file and data backups easier and more secure than ever.

About PC World
PC World Communications, Inc., a subsidiary of IDG, is the publisher of PC World, (, and home of the PC World Test Center. The winner of the 2005 Maggie Award for Best Computer Magazine/Consumer, PC World is the most widely-read computer or business magazine with a readership of over 4.9 million (IntelliQuest CIMS 2005: Total unduplicated, combined Average Issue Audience: Business, Home, and Dual Studies). With an average of over 6.4 million unique visitors per month (HitBox, February - April 2006),, winner of the 2005 Neal Award for Best Web Site, is a leading online resource for technology product buyers and users.

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

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