All Is Not Lost When Your Hard Drive Crashes! Seagate Recovery Services and STAPLES Business Depot's Easy Tech Force Make It Easy to Recover Lost Data



    TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - Seagate Recovery Services and STAPLES Business
Depot's Easy Tech Force today announces a new service to easily help customers
restore their data and digital media. The new Easy Tech service reduces
business and consumer risk of permanent data loss by putting Seagate's
advanced in-lab recovery technology to work for STAPLES customers.

    A recent survey conducted by Seagate shows that nearly half of adult U.S.
computer users risk losing their data because they do not adequately backup
their files to external storage devices.

    "We're extremely excited to have partnered with a market leader like
Staples Business Depot," commented Paul Steele, Vice President, Sales and
Marketing for Seagate Recovery Services. "Staples' strong presence among
business clients enables us to effectively generate awareness of our services
across the country. We're proud to be part of Staples' commitment to provide
their customers with full after-market service solutions."

    "The STAPLES Easy Tech Force will be able to conduct data and flash
camera card recovery service assessments and provide price quotations on all
brands of hard drives and digital media," said Paul Stire, Technical Services
Manager for STAPLES Business Depot. "Plus, the customer is provided with
on-line tracking information to track their case's progress every step of the
way."

    All STAPLES Easy Tech service desks have been equipped with customer
literature describing in-lab data recovery options and service features.
Should customers choose in-lab recovery their storage media will be shipped,
free of charge, to one of Seagate's lab facilities and returned to the STAPLES
Business Depot location upon completion of the recovery.

    "If no data is recovered then there is no charge to the customer," said
Stire, "and the service is 100% secure and confidential. We are delighted to
be the only national retailer in Canada offering this specialized recovery
service."

    About STAPLES Business Depot

    The Business Depot Ltd. was founded in Toronto in 1991. It is Canada's
largest supplier of office supplies, business machines, office furniture and
business services for the small business and home office customer. The company
is an everyday low price retailer. The chain operates stores in all provinces
across Canada under the banners STAPLES (R) Business Depot(TM) and BUREAU EN
GROS(TM). The company has over 13,500 employees serving customers through more
than 280 office superstores, catalogue, and e-commerce. STAPLES(R) Business
Depot(TM)/BUREAU EN GROS(TM) is committed to making shopping easy by offering
customers three ways to shop - on-line, by catalogue and in-store. More
information is available at www.staples.ca.

    About Staples

    Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and today is
the world's largest office products company. With 74,000 talented associates,
the company is committed to making it easy to buy a wide range of office
products, including supplies, technology, furniture, and business services.
With 2006 sales of $18.2 billion, Staples serves consumers and businesses
ranging from home-based businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 22 countries
throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of
Boston, Staples operates approximately 1,900 office superstores and also
serves its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract
businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.

    About Seagate Recovery Services

    Seagate Recovery Services is an industry forerunner and innovator in
recovering inaccessible or corrupted data from all digital media, including
computers, servers and tape back-ups. Seagate Recovery Services is the world's
first ISO 9001:2000 certified recovery services provider serving thousands of
consumer and business clients from its facilities around the globe. For more
information, please visit http://services.seagate.com.

    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 www.seagate.com. Seagate and Seagate Technology are registered
trademarks of Seagate Technology LLC.

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For further information:

For further information: Seagate Recovery Services Dionne Dames,
905-474-2220 ext. 267 Marketing Manager dionne.dames@seagate.com or STAPLES
Business Depot Alessandra Saccal, 905-737-1147 ext. 2363 Public Relations
Manager alessandra.saccal@staples.ca Ann Dennis, 905-737-1147 ext. 2424 Public
Relations ann.dennis@staples.ca

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