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Seagate Wins 2006 CRN Channel Champion Award for Server-Class Hard Disc Drives


SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif.—01 March 2006— Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the world’s number one hard drive maker, today announced it has won the prestigious 2006 CRN Channel Champion award for server-class disc drives. The CRN award, based on a survey of more than 1,200 North American resellers and system integrators, measured their overall perceptions of 115 technology vendors in 26 key product and service categories.

“The CRN Channel Champion award is evidence of Seagate’s commitment to providing computing makers with best-in-class disc drives that move, store and protect digital content in the data center, on the desktop and on-the-go,” said Jeff Loebbaka, senior vice president of global channel sales and corporate marketing for Seagate. “We are delighted that North American system builders have recognized Seagate for a portfolio of server-class drives that deliver the highest levels of performance, capacity and reliability.”

“The CRN Channel Champions study is a premier resource for solution providers to use throughout the year to evaluate vendors and programs,” said Dan Dignam, vice president/publisher, CRN. “Congratulations to all of the winning companies. They have demonstrated that they deliver the highest quality solutions to their channel customers.”

Seagate continues to be the number one storage provider in the enterprise and server space, with solutions that deliver the performance and reliability needed for a range of enterprise requirements. Seagate’s portfolio of enterprise solutions include the award-winning Cheetah 10K- and 15K-RPM models, the Savvio 2.5-inch small form factor drives, and the NL35 Series drives for capacity-intensive RAID applications.

Seagate’s server-class disc drives also include Barracuda 7200.9, a family of 7200-RPM drives that delivers the industry’s leading combination of performance, capacity and reliability. The Barracuda family combines 3 Gigabits/second of Serial ATA bandwidth with the industry’s broadest capacity range to meet the high throughput and low cost-per-gigabyte requirements of builders of low-cost and Serial ATA servers for small offices.

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About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture 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 was named 2006 Company of the Year by Forbes Magazine. Seagate can be found around the globe and at

Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. Cheetah, Savvio, NL35 Series and Barracuda are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. When referring to drive capacity one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one megabyte, or MB, equals one million bytes. Accessible capacity may vary depending on operating environment and formatting.


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