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Harvey Norman and Harris Technology back Seagate Consumer Storage Products

  • 28 January, 2005 10:11

<p>Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX), maker of the world’s most popular hard drives, today announced the appointment of Harvey Norman Computers and Harris Technology as its first two retail partners in Asia Pacific. Both retailers already received stock of the newly launched Pocket Drives and will begin selling immediately. Existing Seagate channel partners, including Synnex Australia, will also be distributing the products.</p>
<p>The four consumer products launched today by Seagate include the new Seagate 5GB Pocket Hard Drive, Seagate 100GB Portable External Hard Drive, Seagate 5GB Compact Flash Photo Hard Drive and Seagate 400GB External Hard Drive.</p>
<p>According to Robert Yang, Seagate Managing Director ANZ, today’s announcement is a watershed for Seagate Technology in the region. “Australia and New Zealand are key to our retail strategy in Asia Pacific and we are pleased with the progress we are making, especially with the appointment of our first two retailer partners from Australia.” said Mr Yang.</p>
<p>"The fact that Harvey Norman retail outlets are carrying Seagate Pocket Drives clearly demonstrates our confidence in Seagate's storage technology leadership," said Jeff Woodhouse, Harvey Norman's Product &amp; Marketing manager for computer hardware. "We believe that our relationship with Seagate supports our commitment to deliver quality and reliable products to the Australian community."</p>
<p>"Harris Technology is pleased to partner with Seagate to deliver leading edge products to Australian computer users," said David Foster, managing director of Harris Technology. "Australian consumers value quality and reliability and Seagate's commitment to delivering these features across their product range is the reason we distribute their hard drives."</p>
<p>Kee Ong, General Manager at Seagate partner Synnex Australia said: “Seagate has taken its product line to the next level throughout 2004. The progression has been astounding and with hot products by Seagate being launched into the Australian market in 2005, exciting times lie ahead,”</p>
<p>”Seagate is thoroughly deserving of its’ recently won 2005 CES Innovation Award. It highlights the company’s focus on delivering unique products to consumers, as well as the high level of design and development expertise. We look forward to supplying our reseller base with further high quality and innovative Seagate products,” said Mr Ong.</p>
<p>About Seagate</p>
<p>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 www.seagate.com.</p>
<p>Seagate, Seagate Technology and the Wave logo are U.S. registered trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Specified storage capacities reflect standard configurations exclusive of operating system or other software formatting.</p>
<p>Submitted on behalf of Seagate Technology by Einsteinz Communications. For more media information please contact Pru Quinlan on (02) 9965 7227 or pru@einsteinz.com.au</p>

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