Seagate Technology, the world’s leading supplier of consumer electronics hard drives,
announced today that the Seagate 8GB CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive has been
awarded Professional Photographer Magazine’s “Hot1 Award” in the digital
storage media category. The prestigious awards are presented by the magazine
annually to products judged to be of the highest quality and most innovative
in their category.

“This is quite an honor for a product that is a new entry into a
competitive market,” said Jim Druckrey senior vice president and general
manager of Branded Solutions for Seagate Technology. “Our Photo Hard Drive
storage card is ideal for the needs of professional photographers, providing
them with a cost-effective, simple way to store and manage the valuable
digital content they accumulate for their work and play.”

The Seagate 8GB CompactFlash Photo Hard Drive storage card offers
unmatched capacities at cost-effective prices for photography enthusiasts. The
highest available capacities make this drive ideal for high-resolution,
digital cameras with CompactFlash Type II media slots. Photographers can shoot
large volumes of high-resolution pictures without changing the card. It offers
unparalleled capacities, delivering 1800+ very high resolution (11 megapixel)
or 2300+ high-resolution pictures (8 megapixel) on one 8GB card.

The Professional Photographer Hot1 Awards is a must-have list of the
year’s hottest, most sought-after new products. Selected by a panel of
professional photographers, the award winning products are chosen for their
innovation, overall quality and value for price. Now in its seventh year, the
Professional Photographer Hot1 Awards are one of the largest product
competitions in the photography industry, with 60 product categories from
hundreds of different companies.