The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2006-04-05T18:05:00Z MAXTOR AND LSI LOGIC CONTINUE TO ADVANCE SAS AND SATA RAID STORAGE 2006-04-05T18:05:00Z maxtor-and-lsi-logic-continue-to-advance-sas-and-sata-raid-storage Maxtor Corporation continues to work with LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) to drive Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) adoption in the channel and advance SAS and Serial ATA (SATA) RAID storage development. The SAS leaders recently completed compatibility testing to provide channel customers with tested and proven SAS and SATA components to develop storage solutions. LSI MegaRAID SAS adapters, coupled with a combination of Maxtor Atlas SAS hard drives and Maxtor MaXLine hard drives, enable system builders to meet both performance and capacity requirements for servers and high-performance workstations. Testing included the Maxtor Atlas SAS hard drive family with the LSI MegaRAID SAS adapter and the Maxtor MaXLine enterprise SATA drive family with the LSI 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s MegaRAID SATA adapters. Maxtor Atlas 15K II SAS drives are ideal for applications requiring the highest performance, while Maxtor Atlas 10K V SAS drives are ideal for applications requiring a balance of performance and capacity. LSI MegaRAID SATA adapters can be combined with Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 or MaXLine III drives for applications requiring the highest capacity and data density. Ongoing compatibility testing of our enterprise family of SAS and SATA disk drives with the LSI MegaRAID family of adapters provide our channel customers assurance that they are using proven solutions, said Brendan Collins, vice president of enterprise marketing at Maxtor. This saves them time and money by taking advantage of pre-tested products. Maxtor and LSI understand that customers various forms of data can have very different storage requirements, said Joe Leader, senior director of channel marketing and business development, LSI Logic. To account for these differences, Maxtor provides a complete range of SAS and SATA solutions enabled by LSI. Maxtor testing should provide customers with security in knowing that our MegaRAID SAS adapters work seamlessly with the Atlas family of drives for todays online applications, while our MegaRAID SATA adapters are proven with the Maxtor MaXLine portfolio for secondary applications. As the industry continues its transition to SAS, Maxtor looks forward to continuing to work with LSI on ongoing compatibility testing to enable a comprehensive infrastructure for SAS and SATA RAID deployment. About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, near-line storage, high-performance Intel-based servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products, and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. Note: For purposes of measuring disk drive storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) represents one billion bytes and one terabyte (TB) represents one trillion bytes. Maxtor, the Maxtor stylized logo, Atlas and MaXLine are registered trademarks of Maxtor Corporation. All other brand, company and/or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. MAXTORS BROAD LINE OF ENTERPRISE DRIVES POWER PROMISES SERIAL ATTACHED SCSI JBOD SYSTEM 2006-03-08T19:28:00Z maxtors-broad-line-of-enterprise-drives-power-promises-serial-attached-scsi-jbod-system Maxtor Corporation and Promise Technology announced today that Maxtor Atlas Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and MaXLine Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives are qualified with the Promise VTrak J300s JBOD system, combining to provide customers with ultimate flexibility and choice for their application needs. The companies have also completed compatibility testing of the Promise SuperTrak EX8300 and EX8350 SATA 3 Gb/s RAID 6 controllers with the Maxtor MaXLine family of enterprise SATA hard drives, enabling system integrators and resellers to develop SATA-based storage systems for high-capacity, cost-effective storage for data protection and reference data applications. The Promise VTrak J300s is a cost-effective, 2-unit high JBOD (unconfigured) storage system, supporting up to 12 3.5-inch form factor high-performance Maxtor Atlas SAS drives, high-capacity MaXLine SATA drives or a combination of both. With the Promise VTrak J300s customers can install Atlas 15K II drives for random Input/Output (I/O) applications such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Enterprise Resource Planning /Customer Relationship Management (ERP/CRM) and video on demand, which require the fast performance. For capacity hungry applications such as disk-to-disk backup or reference storage, customers can install MaXLine Pro 500 drives into the Promise system for a capacity up to 6TB. Systems for applications requiring a balance of performance and capacity can be populated with the Atlas 10K V drives. The VTrak J300s system also can be populated with a combination of Atlas SAS and MaXLine SATA drives, enabling tiered storage in a box, while delivering flexibility, advanced data protection features, redundant components and high-speed bandwidth to help ensure maximum data storage reliability. Enterprise IT professionals demand powerful storage solutions for high-bandwidth and high I/O applications. Promise, in our leadership role in the development of standards-based building blocks, is working with Maxtor to create such solutions; Maxtors SAS and SATA drives teamed with our JBOD create powerful solutions for high-bandwidth and high-I/O applications, said Suresh Panikar, vice president of World-Wide channel sales and marketing at Promise Technology, Inc. SAS technology is the key enabler, delivering flexible storage to meet a wide range of business needs. Promise controllers teamed with Maxtor SATA hard drives help developers create a high-capacity storage system with advanced RAID features for greater data protection and management. Maxtor and Promise continue to work closely together to test and qualify complementary products such as hard drives, host bus adapters and storage systems, said Brendan Collins, vice president of enterprise products marketing at Maxtor. This helps enable seamless support and interoperability with Maxtors broad line of enterprise hard drives, helping system developers bring their solutions to market in a timely manner. Maxtors family of enterprise hard drives includes the Atlas 15K and 10K RPM SAS drives with capacities up to 300GB and the MaXLine 7,200 RPM enterprise SATA drives with capacities up to 500GB. Maxtor Atlas SAS and MaXLine SATA drives are currently shipping and available at Maxtor distributors worldwide. Promises external storage systems and SATA RAID controllers are currently available through the worldwide Promise distribution network. About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, near-line storage, high-performance Intel-based servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products, and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com.au or by calling Maxtors ANZ office on 02 9369 3662. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. About Promise Technology, Inc. Promise Technology is the originator of ATA RAID and worldwide leader in SATA RAID with over 14 million controllers shipped. Using Serial ATA and SCSI (SAS) technology to design and manufacture fast, reliable cost-effective data protection, Promise is the preferred choice for SATA host bus adapters, RAID controllers and SAS/SATA external storage systems. Promise Technology maintains ongoing product development relationships with leading storage and server manufacturers. Headquartered in Milpitas, CA, the company is ISO-9001:2000 and ISO-14001:2004 certified and has offices and operations throughout Asia and Europe to support local business partners and customers. For more information, visit http://www.promise.com. Note: For purposes of measuring disk drive storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) represents one billion bytes and one terabyte (TB) represents one trillion bytes. Maxtor, the Maxtor stylized logo, Atlas and MaXLine are registered trademarks of Maxtor Corporation. All other brand, company and/or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning the distribution and sale of Maxtor products and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the companys results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives and market acceptance of the transition from the parallel SCSI standard to the serial SCSI standard, the successful execution of volume manufacturing, distribution and sales development programs, the development and implementation of new technologies and the compatibility of the companys implementation of technology standards with products offered by others implementing the same standard , the companys ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10K for fiscal 2005 and its recent 10-Qs. Maxtor is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or alter, its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. NEW MAXTOR ONETOUCH III FAMILY IS UNVEILED 2006-02-15T19:41:00Z new-maxtor-onetouch-iii-family-is-unveiled External Storage Solutions New Robust Design, Intuitive User Interface and Innovative Software Features Garner a CES Innovation 2006 Design and Engineering Award With the goal of making data backup and protection effortless, Maxtor Corporation announced today that a new family of Maxtor OneTouch III external storage and backup solutions will start shipping in Australia this month. The new drives offer a range of features, capacities and performance for home users, creative professionals and business executives. The new line of Maxtor OneTouch III storage solutions, with capacities from 100GB to one terabyte (1,000 GB), provide easy-to-use, automated backup and restore capabilities for PC and Mac users. New software tools, including the ability to synchronise data between two or more computers and a System Rollback feature that helps return PC systems to a healthier state after a damaging spyware attack, are now integrated into the entire Maxtor OneTouch III family of products. The Maxtor OneTouch III solution, with a triple FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 interface was lauded as an Innovations Design and Engineering Honoree in the Computer Accessories category at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month. The drive was chosen for its engineering qualities, its intended use/function, unique features, and aesthetic and design qualities, among other reasons. The triple interface drive is accompanied by a dual interface and a USB 2.0-only drive in the OneTouch III family. To meet the needs of mainstream creative and business professionals, Maxtor is offering the Maxtor OneTouch III with dual interfaces, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0, for quickly and easily backing up photos, music and data. For the home PC market, the company is offering a USB 2.0-only interface model that provides basic file-level backup capabilities. Like the 1TB Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition launched in October 2005, the expanded Maxtor OneTouch III family sports an innovative new industrial design, an improved consumer friendly user interface and a redesigned retail package from award-winning consulting firm frog design inc. Built to last, the Maxtor OneTouch III family features improved acoustics, an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts for additional durability and drive protection. The entirely new user interface is simple to navigate for both Mac and PC users, making it easier to set up and manage data backup, file archiving and system settings. All Maxtor OneTouch external storage and backup systems come with an added data security feature called Maxtor DriveLock, which provides a password protection option to safeguard contents if the drive is ever lost or stolen. Digital entertainment and data have become absolutely integral to our everyday lives, for people and businesses, but the vast majority of Australians still dont protect valuable files by backing them up, said Edwin Tien, country manager, Australia. Maxtor strives to create innovative solutions that make it simple for consumers to expand, share, and protect their digital lives. Our new Maxtor OneTouch III family is designed from the inside out to be the easiest, most trustworthy way to back up and store photos, videos, games, music, business data and personal information. Based on customer feedback and innovative technologies, Maxtor has added Sync, the ability to automatically synchronise files between two or more systems on the same operating platform, across its new family of Maxtor OneTouch III storage solutions. Increasingly, customers want to share data easily and automatically between home and office, synching files and folders in both computers. Also, to combat spyware, adware and computer registry issues that can slow a system to a crawl or even a screeching halt, the new Maxtor OneTouch III product family includes a System Rollback feature that reverts the system to a healthier point in time while preserving the most current user data in Word and Excel documents, photos, music and other digital files. System programs that can be rolled back in time include operating system, settings and applications. Maxtor OneTouch III external storage and backup solutions will be available starting this month at selected retailers and distributors including Harris Technology, DSE, Officeworks, Harvey Norman, and City Software. The Maxtor OneTouch III with a triple interface will be available late in Q1 2006. Each drive in the Maxtor OneTouch III family is available in multiple capacities. Please visit www.maxtor.com.au or phone Maxtor on 02 9369 3662 for further information. The recommended retail price (RRP) for the Maxtor OneTouch III drives currently shipping ranges from $229 for the 100GB USB 2.0 only version to $549 for the 500GB dual interface solution. RRP for the 1TB Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition is $1199. About Maxtor Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com.au) is one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and consumer storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader, built by consistently providing high-quality products, services and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com.au or by calling 02 9369 3662. Maxtor is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MXO. Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor stylized logo design are registered trademarks, and Maxtor OneTouch and Maxtor DriveLock are trademarks of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. For purposes of measuring disk drive storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) represents one billion bytes and one terabyte (TB) represents one trillion bytes. The Maxtor OneTouch solution serves as an element of an overall backup strategy. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning future technology, products incorporating that technology, and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives and network storage, component availability, integration of the company's products with products produced by others, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products and technologies, and the growth and implementation of home networking. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2003 and its recent 10-Qs. Maxtor is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or alter, its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. MAXTOR EXTENDS SHARED STORAGE SIMPLICITY TO MAC USERS 2006-01-12T17:24:00Z maxtor-extends-shared-storage-simplicity-to-mac-users Maxtor Corporation, the leader in consumer storage and backup solutions, today announced that it will be shipping its Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution with Mac OS X version 10.4 Tiger support in February 2006. With the same simplicity and ease of use found in all Maxtor external and network storage solutions, the enhanced Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution makes it easier than ever for Mac OS X users to connect, store, share, stream, print, and automatically back up computer files, digital photos, music and videos to one central location on a home or small office network. After years of helping the Mac community store and protect data, our simple, elegant and automatic backup experience is now available for Mac users across our entire family of Maxtor OneTouch and Maxtor Shared Storage external storage and backup solutions, said Edwin Tien, Maxtor Country Manager, Australia & New Zealand. With the new Maxtor Shared Storage Plus, Mac OS X users can rest assured they now have the ability to easily centralise and automatically back up all data on their home or small office network. Were thrilled that the popularity of Mac OS X opens doors for developers to create innovative solutions across a broad range of markets, said Ron Okamoto, Apples vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.As the use of digital media grows rapidly theres strong demand for a centralised place to securely store, back up and share content sowe are delighted to see Maxtormake it easier for Mac users to protect their digital media files. As home network adoption continues to growapproximately 61.9 million home networks will be deployed worldwide by the end of 2006 (IDC 2005)the need for a simple and easy-to-install centralised storage solution becomes paramount. For instance, many first-time home network buyers are interested in sharing entertainment content between different devices, including using both Macs and PCs on a shared network. With the new Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution, a family could simultaneously listen to a music collection via a networked sound system upstairs, play movies on a networked theatre system in the living room and view a slide show of recent vacation photos on a laptop in the kitchen. Because the Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution is based on industry-standard DNLA and UPnP AV guidelines, consumers can easily share their digital content with a broad array of consumer electronics devices on the market. Key features and benefits of the new Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution include: Supports Bonjour for automatic network configuration, providing quick and easy installation for Mac users. Up to 20 users can simultaneously access and protect their files using multiple Macs or PCs on a shared network. A quick-start CD automatically gives Mac or PC users a desktop icon for easy access to a shared public folder and a set of personal, password-protected private network folders. The solution includes two USB ports to connect and share two USB printers or two additional external storage drives or one of each. Industry-compliant media serving capabilities allow users to stream content on compatible UPnP AV digital media adapters for viewing content on televisions or listening to music on stereo systems. Users can set privacy levels for shared folders with an intuitive browser interface. To organize digital files, Maxtor's exclusive Drag and Sort feature automatically identifies and sorts more than 100 different file types and puts them in specific music, photo, movie, Web, software or documents folders. The solutions SimpleView feature acts like a built-in IT administrator, providing detailed backup and storage status at a glance to all users on the network. Integrated and easy-to-use software allows users to automatically back up hours of creative work stored on networked Mac or Windows computers, such as digital video and audio files as well as vital home or business documents. Pricing and Availability The enhanced Maxtor Shared Storage Plus network storage solutions should be available in February at selected retailers and distributors including AppleCentres, Harvey Norman, Officeworks, Dick Smith Electronics and Harris Technology. Please visit www.maxtor.com.au or phone Maxtor on 02 9369 3662 for further information. The recommended retail price for the Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution with Mac support is AU$399 for the 200GB drive, AU$499 for the 300GB drive, and AU$699 for the 500GB drive. About Maxtor Maxtor Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and consumer storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader, built by consistently providing high-quality products, services and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com.au or by calling 02 9369 3662. Maxtor is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MXO. MAXTOR WINS 2006 PC WORLD INNOVATIONS AWARD 2006-01-10T16:46:00Z maxtor-wins-2006-pc-world-innovations-award Maxtor Corporations Shared Storage Plus network backup and media streaming solution has been selected from hundreds of products to be honored with a 2006 Innovations Award from US publication PC World, one of the most widely-read computer and business magazines for tech-savvy IT managers with a total audience of over 5.2 million. This years 25 award winners, revealed online at www.pcworld.com, were presented with trophies during the ShowStoppers Media Showcase reception at the Wynn Hotel as part of the 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Continuing a legacy of award-winning innovations, the Maxtor Shared Storage Plus network solution makes it simpler than ever to simultaneously share, store, print and back up digital photos, music, videos and any other computer files on home or small office networks. Installation and setup is nearly effortless. With the new storage solutions automatic network configuration and quick-start software, users can swiftly add hundreds of gigabytes of storage capacity in minutes. Maxtors intuitive and integrated backup software allows consumers to easily back up their data from multiple PCs or Macs on the network. These are among the most inventive devices available, breaking the boundaries of the computer and consumer electronics worlds while pushing the limits of technology, stated Harry McCracken, vice president and editor-in-chief of PC World. These trend-setting products help define industry standards and raise the bar for creativity in the future. Congratulations to the Maxtor Shared Storage Plus network solution! The Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution is the companys first network storage and backup solution to act as a digital entertainment center. One of the solutions new software features allows users to stream and view media content on many networked entertainment devices at once. For example, one family member can listen to digital music via a networked sound system in a one room, while a second watches movies on a networked theatre system in the living room and a third views a slide show of digital photos on a laptop in the kitchen. The solution is built on industry standards that allow numerous consumer electronic devices to seamlessly connect and communicate with one another. The Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution is remarkable because it provides automated network backup, innovative data protection features and the ability to stream entertainment content in one simple network solution, said Stacey Lund, vice president of marketing, Maxtor Branded Products Group. Winning this 2006 Innovations Award affirms our continued leadership in delivering the best storage and backup solutions for home and small business networks. Maxtor continues to break new ground in consumer electronics convergence with the cutting-edge features and eye-catching design that the marketplace demands. For easy backup and data management, the solutions SimpleView feature provides detailed backup and storage status at a glance to all users on the network. In addition, the exclusive user-friendly wizard interface easily designates shared folders for full or limited access, sets backup schedules and simplifies restoring files. Organizing digital files is a breeze with Maxtor's exclusive Drag and Sort feature, which automatically identifies and sorts more than 100 different Windows file types and puts them in specific music, photo, movie, Web, software or documents folders. Two built-in USB ports allow users to plug in extra external drives or USB printers for sharing on the network. Maxtor Shared Storage Plus network solutions are expected to be available in Australia in February from selected retail outlets including Harvey Norman, Officeworks, Dick Smith Electronics and Harris Technology. Please visit www.maxtor.com.au or phone Maxtor on 02 9369 3662 for further information. The recommended retail price is AU$399 for the 200GB solution, AU$499 for the 300GB solution, and AU$699 for the 500GB solution. About PC World PC World Communications Inc., a subsidiary of IDG, is the publisher of PC World, PCWorld.com (www.pcworld.com), and home of the PC World Test Center. The winner of the 2005 Maggie Award for Best Computer/Consumer magazine, PC World is the most widely-read computer or business magazine with a readership of over 5.2 million (MRI, Fall 2005). With an average of 6 million unique visitors per month (HitBox, August October 2005), PCWorld.com, winner of the 2005 Neal Award for Best Web Site, is a leading online resource for technology product buyers and users. About Maxtor Maxtor Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives and consumer storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader, built by consistently providing high-quality products, services and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com.au or by calling 02 9369 3662. Maxtor is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MXO. JVC Integrates Maxtor QuickView Consumer Hard Drives in New DVD Recorder 2003-12-04T21:20:00Z jvc-integrates-maxtor-quickview-consumer-hard-drives-in-new-dvd-recorder Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage products, announced today that Victor Company of Japan Ltd (JVC), involved in the development, manufacturing, and sales of audio, visual, and computer-related products, has selected Maxtor(R) QuickView(R) consumer electronics (CE) hard disk drives for its DR-MH5, HDD & DVD video recorder. "We are pleased to continue building upon our strong relationship with JVC," said Mike Cordano, executive vice president, worldwide sales and marketing at Maxtor. "This selection is yet another proof point in Maxtor's strength in the Digital Entertainment market and demonstrates our commitment to providing consumer electronics manufacturers with the best advancements in disk drive technology." The new JVC DR-MH5 HDD & DVD recorder incorporates a Maxtor 120GB QuickView CE hard disk drive. The drive provides approximately 120 hours of video recording and has the ability to record two programs simultaneously. In addition, the DR-MH5 includes a ghost reduction tuner which brings the ability to record clearer images. "The Maxtor QuickView hard disk drive offers the most advanced features and integrated technology for AV digital recorders and CE devices," said Hiroshi Kuramoto, group leader of AVM company at JVC. "The performance, reliability, large capacity, AV streaming, and Quiet Drive Technology greatly benefit our customers experience. We are privileged to have such a valued business partner as Maxtor." About Victor Company of Japan Ltd (JVC) Victor Company of Japan Ltd (Representative -- Masahiko Terada, Head office -- Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) is well-known for its development of the VHS video standard, and has developed as an international company in the fields of audio, visual (A&V), information-related equipment, components, and entertainment for the domestic consumer market, as well as in the business market as a comprehensive provider of both hardware and software. The company has received high praise in both domestic consumer and business markets. Visit the JVC home page at http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp . About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives for consumer, industrial and entertainment applications. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxstore.com or by calling toll-free 800-2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. About Maxtor Digital Entertainment Maxtor's specially designed QuickVIEW CE hard disk drives enable viewers to record, store and playback digital audio and video on Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), game consoles and other consumer electronics devices. Maxtor QuickView-equipped PVRs/DVRs are available in thousands of locations worldwide from a variety of popular consumer electronics manufacturers and service providers. In addition, Maxtor MaxLabs(TM) design centers provide development and manufacturing services worldwide to CE OEMs enabling them to facilitate the creation of new generations of consumer products powered by Maxtor consumer hard drives. # # # Note: Maxtor and QuickVIEW are registered trademarks and MaxLabs is a trademark of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For purposes of measuring disk drive storage capacity, a gigabyte (GB) means 1 billion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning future technology, products incorporating that technology, and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives and backup related products, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products and technologies. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2002 and its recent 10-Qs. Maxtor, LSI Logic Storage Systems team for FC-to-SATA enterprise storage 2003-11-19T17:52:00Z maxtor-lsi-logic-storage-systems-team-for-fc-to-sata-enterprise-storage Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage products, announced today that its MaXLine(TM) Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives have been certified by LSI Logic Storage Systems for use with its new Fibre Channel (FC)-to-SATA enterprise-class storage solution. LSI Logic Storage Systems' new offering, powered by MaXLine SATA drives, delivers an affordable, high-capacity storage solution that can be easily attached to an existing FC network environment. Used as a mid-line solution, the system aids in quickly storing and accessing fixed content and reference data such as corporate images, reports, graphics and email messages. Offering up to 56 TB of capacity, the solution can also be used in a near-line disk-to-disk backup application for large enterprises to complete their full data backups to tape each evening. "With the availability of our new enterprise-class SATA storage systems, the market for secondary storage within the enterprise is poised to grow quickly," said Flavio Santoni, senior vice president of worldwide sales, marketing and customer support, LSI Logic Storage Systems. "We're pleased to have selected the Maxtor MaXLine drive as a key component of these solutions, which provide customers the robust functionality they need at a very attractive price." "Mid-line and near-line storage continues to grow due to the explosion of fixed content and reference data," said Mike Williams, vice president of marketing at Maxtor. "With the favorable cost benefits, performance and reliability of SATA drives, LSI Logic Storage Systems' new Serial ATA solution provides enterprise customers with an ideal way to manage fixed content data in a Fibre Channel environment." Maxtor MaXLine drives provide a durable platform for system development. With up to 250GB in the Serial ATA version, these drives offer a high mean-time-to-failure (MTTF) hours rating and low cost per GB. MaXLine drives are ideal for applications that require vast amounts of storage space such as video security, post production editing, multimedia/graphics and medical imaging. Maxtor's SATA drives offer higher data transfer rates, a more reliable connection, simpler RAID integration and faster HDD installation than parallel ATA drives. Maxtor SATA drives also offer hot-plug compatibility and allow for smaller system designs. LSI Logic Storage Systems' SATA storage solutions are designed for environments that need lower cost storage, but do not want to give up the availability, manageability, data integrity and functionality achieved with Fibre Channel based storage systems. These systems integrate low-cost-per-gigabyte SATA disk drives with LSI Logic's powerful controllers and management software. Together, they create robust SATA storage solutions that are truly enterprise class. Maxtor's MaXLine drives are shipping today to major OEMs and channel partners around the world. For more information, please visit Maxtor at www.maxtor.com or LSI Logic Storage Systems at www.lsilogicstorage.com. About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives for consumer, industrial and entertainment applications. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. For disk drive storage capacities, TB means 1 trillion bytes and GB means 1 billion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning the distribution and sale of Maxtor products and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives, the successful execution of distribution and sales development programs, the development and implementation of new technologies, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2002 and its recent 10-Qs. Maxtor is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or alter, its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Maxtor appoints Alvin Ong to head APAC sales operations 2003-10-27T19:51:00Z maxtor-appoints-alvin-ong-to-head-apac-sales-operations Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) today announced the appointment of Alvin Ong to the position of Vice President for its APAC sales and operations. Ong, based out of Maxtor's APAC headquarters in Singapore, will be responsible for continuing Maxtor's growth and profitability across the region. He will also oversee the company's regional sales, marketing and channel relations. Ong replaces Tony Hsu, who will be retiring from Maxtor after eight years of service. "Throughout Alvin's career with Maxtor, he has participated in the development of the PC and HDD industries for APAC, as well as the strategy for our introduction into emerging markets such as India," said Mike Cordano, executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing, Maxtor. "He brings over 20 years of hard drive industry experience to this position and we are confident in his abilities to manage and lead our initiatives in APAC." Ong, previously Maxtor's sales director for ASEAN, Australia and India, started his career with Maxtor in 1997 as the Director of Global Accounts for the APAC region. In this position he was responsible for spearheading the growth of the company's global accounts business and overseeing sales and marketing activities in the region. Prior to joining Maxtor, Ong held senior management positions across diverse industries including being the General Manager of Avex Electronics and Regional Sales Manager at Digital Equipment Corporation. "Maxtor is committed to building upon its strong and established presence in several key countries," said Mr. Ong. "Being recognized as one of the leading hard disk drive companies, we will continue to work closely with our OEM distribution partners in the region to further strengthen our channel strategies and increase our customer base." About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives for consumer, industrial and entertainment applications. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. # # # Note: Maxtor is a registered trademark of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning the distribution and sale of Maxtor products and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives, the successful execution of distribution and sales development programs, the development and implementation of new technologies, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2002 and its recent 10-Qs. Maxtor is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or alter, its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Maxtor and LSI Logic show first Serial Storage working demo 2003-10-23T13:53:00Z maxtor-and-lsi-logic-show-first-serial-storage-working-demo Maxtor Corporation (NYSE:MXO) and LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI) announced today that they participated in the industry's first public demonstration of data exchange between Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives via SAS controllers and expanders. The interoperability demonstration included Maxtor MaXLine(tm) SATA drives and Maxtor's prototype SAS hard drives in conjunction with LSI Logic SAS controller and SAS expander prototypes. "The significance of the interoperability of these technologies is that it validates that SATA and SAS hard drives can be used together in a single storage system," said Kevin Wittmer, director of technical marketing for Maxtor's Server Products Group. "This allows IT managers to create pools of storage based on a combination of SATA and SAS hard drives that can be allocated to applications based on performance, availability, capacity, and cost requirements." The demonstration showed SCSI write/read command pairs being executed using full Serial Attached SCSI Protocol (SSP) to the prototype SAS drive, and full Serial ATA Tunneling Protocol (STP) and SATA protocol to the SATA drive. It also included the Serial Management Protocol (SMP), which is used for discovery and expander management, and attendees could see that SSP, STP, and SMP frames were being generated across the interface on a SAS analyser connected between the controller and expander prototypes. "This is the first ever demonstration of four key protocols operating simultaneously," said David Steele, director of product planning and management for the LSI Logic storage standard product division. "By being able to demonstrate a practical implementation of SAS and SATA interoperability, LSI Logic and Maxtor have moved next-generation SCSI technology another step closer to real product availability." SAS is the next generation of the SCSI interface. It has been developed to improve storage system performance, scalability, and availability while providing compatibility with high-capacity Serial ATA (SATA) drives and dual port, high performance SAS drives. Further information on the technology and its capabilities can be located at: * Maxtor Serial Attached SCSI <http://www.maxtor.com/en/technologies/serial_attached_scsi/index.htm * LSI Logic Serial Attached SCSI http://lsilogic.com/sas Editor's Notes: 1. All LSI Logic news releases (financial, acquisitions, manufacturing, products, technology, etc.) are issued exclusively by PR Newswire and are immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website, <http://www.lsilogic.com>. 2. Maxtor is a registered trademark and MaXLine is a trademark of Maxtor Corporation. 3. LSI Logic and the LSI Logic logo design are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Logic Corporation. 4. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com http://www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, near-line storage, high-performance Intel-based servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products, and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com http://www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. About LSI Logic Corporation LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading designer and manufacturer of communications, consumer and storage semiconductors for applications that access, interconnect and store data, voice and video. In addition to supplying OEMs worldwide, LSI Logic supplies products to the channel with distribution through US partners such as Arrow Electronics, Avnet, Bell Microproducts, Insight Electronics, Ingram-Micro, Microland and TechData. LSI Logic expects storage product (components and systems) solutions to be a $1 billion dollar business this year. A listing of international distribution partners can be found by visiting: http://lsilogic.com/contacts/intl_distributors.html LSI Logic is headquartered at 1621 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA 95035. http://www.lsilogic.com/ This announcement relating to Maxtor and LSI Logic may contain forward-looking statements concerning future technology, products incorporating that technology, and each company's respective execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives, integration of the company's products with products produced by others, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2002 and its recent 10-Qs. Neither company is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or alter, its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. # # # MAXTOR validates cost efficient Perpendicular Recording 2003-10-20T14:07:00Z maxtor-validates-cost-efficient-perpendicular-recording Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, MMC Technology Inc., has demonstrated its new perpendicular recording medium (PMR) disk manufacturing process, delivering production costs similar to today's longitudinal recording media. MMC showcased a single-pass media production process for perpendicular medium using existing manufacturing equipment, making the transition to the next era of areal density possible at affordable costs. "The storage requirements customers demand are rapidly increasing and we need new recording technologies to maintain hard disk drive areal density growth trends," said Craig Davis, national sales manager, Maxtor. "By recording data so that it is perpendicular to the read/write head versus current longitudinal recording, more data can be stored in a platter." MMC is able to leverage the same equipment used to produce today's longitudinal media (LMR) with only an incremental cost of material due to the development of its new thick soft underlayer (SUL) magnetic material structure. This structure reduces the SUL required for efficient writing from 400 nm to as thin as 100 nm, does not require extra sputtering machines and can be produced at the same throughput as LMR. MMC's existing equipment can also accommodate the increased complexity associated with future PMR media that requires additional metallic layers. "The formula for perpendicular recording success from a disk point of view depends as much on the cost of production as it does on the recording density capability," said Dr. Ken Johnson, vice president of research and development at MMC Technology. "We've made achievements in reducing production costs by using existing capital equipment and in improving media performance through technological innovations." MMC media is capable of a 175 GByte/platter density using advanced developmental PMR heads. This achievement is a result of decreasing grain sizes from today's LMR grains at 8 nm to an average of 6 nm in diameter. In addition, the MMC team reduced the recording layer-to-SUL spacing, resulting in continued improvements in signal to noise ratio and bit error rates. By fabricating narrow grain size distributions and large negative nucleation fields, MMC's PMR media is magnetically stable exhibiting non-detectable thermal decay. "This perpendicular media achievement continues the MMC tradition of developing highly efficient and scaleable processes," said Bruce Hachtmann, senior vice president of MMC Technology's manufacturing operation. "MMC was the first media company in the world to transition its factory 100 percent to the 40GB and then to the 80GB design points, and we were also the first to convert all products to CVD carbon several years ago." ### About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, high-performance Intel-based servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products, and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. About MMC Technology Inc. MMC Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Maxtor Corporation, is a leading supplier of media, a critical component in hard disk drives. Based in San Jose, California, the company's manufacturing process offers high utilization, industry-leading yields and low overhead. Purchased by Maxtor in September 2001, MMC plays an integral role in Maxtor's manufacturing strength and provides it with a significant competitive advantage. Note: Maxtor is a registered trademark of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning the distribution and sale of Maxtor products and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives, the successful execution of distribution and sales development programs, the development and implementation of new technologies, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2002 and its recent 10-Qs. Maxtor is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or alter, its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. MAXTOR QuickView hard drives power new Toshiba HDD & DVD Video Recorder 2003-10-10T19:49:00Z maxtor-quickview-hard-drives-power-new-toshiba-hdd-amp-dvd-video-recorder Maxtor Corporation (NYSE:MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage products, today announced that Maxtor QuickVIEW Consumer Electronic (CE) hard drives have been chosen for Toshiba's HDD & DVD Video recorder, RD-XS41 - the industry's first DVD multi-drive video recorder. Maxtor's QuickVIEW hard drive provides the new Toshiba device with up to 208 hours of recording time and enables viewers to record and playback simultaneously. "Maxtor's expertise and commitment to consumer electronics hard drive development plays a significant role in bringing our RD-XS41 product leadership position in the HDD & DVD recorder market," said Hiro Tokoro, technology executive of Digital AV, Digital Media Network Company at Toshiba Corporation. "We are looking for a leader and an experienced partner who understands the consumer market and Maxtor was the obvious choice." With over 50 design wins, Maxtor continues to be the hard drive manufacturer of choice for consumer electronic applications. Designed for digital entertainment, Maxtor QuickVIEW drives bring features such as Quiet Drive Technology, AV Streaming Performance and Thermal Monitoring Systems. Maxtor's MaxLabs(tm) services, offered to global OEMs, provide a team of dedicated professionals who perform specialised testing and integration services to further assist in specific HDD design and development requirements for digital entertainment. "Maxtor QuickVIEW hard drives bring convenience, ease of use and an array of AV performance and reliability options to manufacturers looking to optimise the consumer's digital experience," said Mike Cordano, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Maxtor Corporation. "Maxtor has enjoyed a long relationship with Toshiba. We look forward to expanding that relationship and bring new and advanced entertainment technologies to the consumer market." Availability and Pricing Toshiba's RD-XS41 is now available. Please contact your local dealer for pricing. About RD-XS41 Toshiba's RD-XS41, equipped with the "DVD Multi-drive" has been announced as a new addition to Toshiba's "RD-Style" series. Supporting DVD-RW along with traditional DVD-RAM and DVD-R functions, users can select the appropriate media. The 160GB HDD is ideal for volume storing and editing of TV programs and BS broadcasting programs. For more information, please visit: <http://www.rd-style.com/>. About Toshiba Toshiba, a world leader in high technology, is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning information & communications equipment and systems, Internet-based solutions and services, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances. Driven by innovation and customer-focused growth, the Toshiba Group of companies aims to provide total utmost satisfaction to customers worldwide through leading-edge products and top-of-the-line services. About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of hard disk drives for consumer, industrial and entertainment applications. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxstore.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. About Maxtor Digital Entertainment Maxtor's specially designed QuickVIEW CE hard drives enable viewers to record, store and playback digital audio and video on Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), game consoles and other consumer electronics devices. Maxtor QuickVIEW-equipped PVRs are available in thousands of locations worldwide from a variety of familiar consumer electronics manufacturers and service providers. In addition, Maxtor MaxLabs provides design, development and manufacturing services worldwide to CE OEMs enabling them to facilitate the creation of new generations of consumer products powered by Maxtor hard drives. Note: Maxtor and QuickVIEW are registered trademarks and MaxLabs is a trademark of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning future technology, products incorporating that technology, and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives and backup related products, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products and technologies. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2002 and its recent 10-Qs. MAXTOR develops storage systems based on iSCSI and serial attached SCSI (SAS) technology with EqualLogic 2003-09-25T13:56:00Z maxtor-develops-storage-systems-based-on-iscsi-and-serial-attached-scsi-sas-technology-with-equallogic Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) and EqualLogic* Inc. announced today plans to develop storage systems based on iSCSI and Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) technology. Working in partnership with EqualLogicTM Inc, Maxtor is performing disk drive testing services for the integration of EqualLogic's PeerStorageTM arrays with Maxtor MaXLine(tm) Serial ATA (SATA) disk drives in the PeerStorage development process and is also supporting EqualLogic's development of storage systems based on SAS technology. The companies will cooperate in product planning and development activities for the new systems, including the exchange of prototype Maxtor SAS disk drives and EqualLogic storage systems to facilitate compatibility testing processes. "By 2006, iSCSI will connect approximately 1.2 million servers to Storage Area Networks, more than any other technology," said James Opfer, research vice president at Gartner. "iSCSI lowers the entry costs for deploying storage area networks making SANs more attractive for mid size companies and remote offices that cannot afford the specialised support required to maintain a fibre channel SAN. The combination of Serial Attached SCSI and iSCSI will provide cost and configuration flexibility that is compelling to these customers." EqualLogic also plans to integrate the SAS interface into its line of PeerStorage arrays. Adding the SAS interface to its line of storage arrays will extend the I/O performance of the architecture by providing support for high-performance, dual-port SAS disk drives. "We are pleased to be working with EqualLogic on the development of storage systems based on the Serial Attached SCSI interface," said Mike Wingert, executive vice president and general manager of Maxtor's Server Products Group. "Serial Attached SCSI offers a new level of flexibility in configuring storage systems. EqualLogic's PeerStorage arrays will combine this flexibility with the benefits of iSCSI and its self-managing PeerStorage architecture to simplify storage management." SAS is the next generation enterprise disk interface that enables one storage system to use both high-performance, dual-port SAS drives and cost-effective, high-capacity SATA drives. SAS enables a common storage enclosure to serve as a universal building block for constructing a data center's storage infrastructure. SAS enclosures can be configured with SATA drives for applications requiring the maximum capacity at the best cost or SAS drives for the highest transactional performance. EqualLogic's PeerStorage arrays utilise the industry standard iSCSI protocol to leverage the economies of scale and simplicity of Ethernet technology. "iSCSI combined with Serial Attached SCSI will simplify storage management by minimising the number of unique components in the data center," said Peter Hayden, executive vice president of business development for EqualLogic. "Our partnership with Maxtor supports our overall goal of reducing the complexity of installing and managing a company's storage infrastructure." For more information about EqualLogic's PeerStorage architecture, please refer to EqualLogic's website at <http://www.equallogic.com>. To learn more about Serial Attached SCSI, please go to the Maxtor website at: <http://www.maxtor.com/en/technologies/serial_attached_scsi/index.htm> About EqualLogic, Inc. PeerStorage solutions from EqualLogic Inc. deliver the benefits of consolidated storage in a modular, self-managing, IP-based storage area network that is affordable and easy to use, regardless of scale. By eliminating complex tasks and enabling fast and flexible storage provisioning, PeerStorage solutions dramatically reduce acquisition and ongoing operational costs and make enterprise class shared block storage practical for the mid-range storage market. EqualLogic is based in Nashua, NH. For more information visit <http://www.equallogic.com/> or <http://www.peerstorage.com/> About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxstore.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. Note: Maxtor is a registered trademark, and MaXLine is a trademark, of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning future technology, products incorporating that technology, and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives, integration of the company's products with products produced by others, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2002 and its recent 10-Qs. Maxtor is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or alter, its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Maxtor, Silicon Image and Comax demonstrate serial ATA external storage device 2003-09-18T15:23:00Z maxtor-silicon-image-and-comax-demonstrate-serial-ata-external-storage-device A working prototype of the first external storage Serial ATA (SATA) device has been developed, meeting the need for faster external hard drive connections for the storage and backup of games, video, photos, corporate and other data. Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives, Silicon Image, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIMG), a leader in high-bandwidth semiconductor and system solutions for mass markets, and Comax Technology Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of computer cables, connectors and accessories, have joined together to demonstrate the first external storage Serial ATA (SATA) device based on an early draft of the Serial ATA II Cables and Connectors Volume 2 specification being developed by the SATA II Working Group. The external storage prototype is a sample of next-generation SATA technology designed to meet the growing demand for faster external hard drive connections. The demonstration includes video playback from an external storage device for entertainment PCs. External storage devices are also well suited for gaming PCs and notebooks, or to expand storage for graphic artists and media creators. The prototype was exhibited Sept. 16-18 at the Intel Developers Forum 2003 in San Jose, Calif. "It's great to see these companies working together to develop and validate the SATA II external interconnect technology by delivering a complete solution based on the early drafts of the specification," said Knut Grimsrud, SATA Working Group chairman and Intel senior principal engineer. "Maxtor, Silicon Image and Comax are part of the Serial ATA Working Group and have been instrumental in defining the external connector draft specification, which is expected to be released by the end of this year. Together, the Working Group is enabling new uses of Serial ATA that delivers positive user experiences and robust interoperability. The SATA prototype uses a Maxtor DiamondMax SATA hard drive in an external drive enclosure; Silicon Image's industry leading SiI 3112 SATALinkTM PCI-to-SATA Host Controller; and Comax's early version of its shielded external SATA cable. The companies' demonstration shows how easily external SATA storage can be added to PCs for games, video, photos, corporate data or back-up protection. "The increasing activities involving digital data, multimedia content and gaming in over 200 million PC households worldwide is impacting the need for external storage capacity devices in a positive way," said David Reinsel, research manager with IDC. "A Serial ATA-based configuration is a unique external storage solution that will provide the interface performance needed today with the headroom for growth tomorrow." Because the proposed SATA external interconnect specification is defined for use only with a more conservative Phy, it allows for longer cable lengths than the internal specification, and offers SATA performance for external storage devices such as hard drives, CD/DVDs, optical devices and more. At 1.5 Gb per second, SATA has a transfer rate as much as three times faster than USB 2.0 and two times faster than 1394b for external storage devices (Editor's note: these are maximum speed burst rates). Future SATA speeds of 3.0 Gb per second and beyond will further increase this performance. About Silicon Image Silicon Image, Inc. (www.siliconimage.com) designs, develops and markets multi-gigabit semiconductor and system solutions for a variety of communications applications demanding high-bandwidth capability. With its proprietary Multi-layer Serial Link (MSL(tm)) architecture, Silicon Image is well positioned for leadership in multiple mass markets including PCs, consumer electronics, storage and networking. Silicon Image leads the global PC/display arena with its innovative digital interconnect technology, and has emerged as a leading player in the storage industry-offering robust, high-bandwidth semiconductors and systems. About Comax Technology Inc. Comax Technology Inc. is a worldwide professional manufacturer for computer cables, connectors and accessories. For more than 15 years, the company's solutions have been widely adopted by well-known motherboard and PC manufacturers around the world. The company was the first to achieve mass production on Serial ATA cables and connectors, and continuously develops reliable and new conceptual Serial ATA cable and connector solutions. About Maxtor Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. Note: Maxtor is a registered trademark and MaxLabs and MaxServices are trademarks of Maxtor Corporation. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning future channel strategy, technology, products incorporating that technology, services relating to Maxtor products and technology, and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives, the successful development and implementation of new technologies and services, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products and services. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2002 and its recent 10-Qs. Maxtor appoints Max Australia as its Australian Public Relations Consultancy 2002-10-08T19:26:00Z maxtor-appoints-max-australia-as-its-australian-public-relations-consultancy Leading supplier of hard disk drives and data storage solutions, Maxtor Australia announced today the appointment of Max Australia, a sister company of Spectrum Communications, as its Australian public relations consultancy. The appointment follows the review of the local PR market by Maxtor, with Max Australia chosen to represent the company in all its consumer and enterprise public relations activities in Australia. We selected Max Australia to increase the awareness and understanding of Maxtor's storage offerings in the Australian market," said Alvin Ong, Regional Sales Director, Maxtor International. "We believe the experience and enthusiasm the Max team has for the IT industry is in line with our vision and we look forward to further developing a relationship with them and with the local media." As of today, all media enquiry's relating to Maxtor will be handled directly by Max Australia on 02 9954 3492. ### About Maxtor Corporation Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing high-quality products and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling 02 9369 3662. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol. NOTE: Maxtor and the Maxtor logo are registered trademarks of Maxtor Corporation. Atlas is a trademark of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning future technology, products incorporating that technology, and Maxtor's execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company's results, including, but not limited to, market demand for hard disk drives, the company's ability to execute future production ramps and utilise manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2001 and its recent 10-Qs. About Max Australia Max Australia is a full service communications consultancy established in 2002 to meet the communications challenges of a broad range of local and international companies. As the sister company of specialist IT&T consultancy Spectrum Communications, Max is owned and managed by principals Naomi Beames and Wendy Docherty. With over twenty years of leading the communications activities for high-profile IT&T clients, Max offers this communications expertise to a broad range of consumer, corporate and technology industry leaders. Maxtor announces support for new storage interface - Serial ATA 2002-03-05T19:48:00Z maxtor-announces-support-for-new-storage-interface-serial-ata Maxtor has announced its support for the new storage interface - Serial advanced technology attachment (ATA). As members of the Serial ATA Working Group, Maxtor, Intel and Adaptec are working together to deliver high-performance to PCs, servers and workstations. At 150 megabytes per second, Serial ATA improves hard drive performance for data-intensive environments such as audio and video, consumer electronics and entry-level servers. Maxtor will bring Serial ATA to its hard drives, replacing the parallel ATA interface. Serial ATA has improved scalability and system design. Its compact serial cable and point-to-point connectivity is an improvement on the bulky cable structure of parallel ATA and it offers more room in the chassis for better system airflow and design flexibility. Maxtors SATA hard drives increase the available bandwidth from the disk drive to the computer system by offering direct connections from each drive to the host. Serial ATA also provides hot-plug connections for CDs, DVDs, tape devices, high-capacity removable devices, zip drives and CDRWs. Its also compatible with existing parallel ATA software and drivers. As a founding member of the Serial ATA Working Group, Maxtor strongly supports the development and industry-wide adoption of the next-generation, Serial ATA storage interface, said Craig Davis, national sales manager, Maxtor. Continuing with its reputation to deliver the latest technology to the market, Maxtor will be a key supplier of Serial ATA drives this year. Availability Maxtor Serial ATA hard drives will be available in Australia and New Zealand at the end of September 2002. ENDS About Serial ATA Working Group Serial ATA interface specification was developed by the Serial ATA Working Group. It is designed to meet the high performance computing and server requirements for the next decade. More information about the Serial ATA Working Group and SATA technology is available at www.serialata.org. About Maxtor Consumer Electronics Business Maxtor's Consumer Electronics Business provides products and services to the consumer retail and OEM markets. Retail products include FireWire and USB external Personal Storage solutions for Mac and PC users, as well as internal hard drive kits and interface accessories. Maxtor provides design, development and manufacturing services worldwide to OEMs to facilitate the creation of new consumer products enabled by Maxtor hard drives. About Maxtor Maxtor Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, network storage, high-performance Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation of being a proven market leader, providing consistent high-quality products and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its product can be found at www.maxtor.com.