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Maxtor Expands Hard Drive Capacity To Half A Terabyte

Hard disk drive giant pairs industry-leading capacity with next generation features (June 06, 2005)

Maxtor Corporation, a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage products, announced today that the company will be shipping its next-generation 3.5-inch 7200RPM 3.0Gb SATA and ATA 133 hard drives with capacity points up to 500GB in the third quarter of this year. The new capacity will span the company's line of award-winning products, including Maxtor QuickView (consumer electronics - DVR/STBs, DVD/HDD combo devices), MaXLine (enterprise applications), DiamondMax (desktop), Maxtor Shared Storage (easy add-on storage for a home network) and Maxtor OneTouch (simple external storage and backup) brand hard drives.

The new 500GB hard drives will include a host of new features to meet the distinct needs of each brand's application area. The features will provide significant improvements in areas such as performance, thermal optimization, data management and security, interface and AV stream detection. The 500GB hard drives will also be RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.

"Maxtor continues to focus on storage solutions tailored for specific market needs," said David Reinsel, director of storage research at IDC. "The Maxtor 500GB hard drive underscores the company's emphasis on differentiation across all of its product lines, and reflects competitiveness within market segments demanding the highest capacity drives."

"Maxtor continues to demonstrate its ability to access and integrate technology and capitalize on emerging segments with robust product at the highest capacity," stated Mike Wingert, Maxtor president and COO. "We are committed to supporting the needs of all our customers around the world - from global manufacturers and regional distributors to individual consumers. Maxtor will continue to deliver advanced technologies, innovative products and solutions to both traditional and emerging markets."

The Maxtor 500GB hard drives will be available and shipping in Q3 2005. For general information about Maxtor hard drives, please visit

For purposes of measuring disk drive storage capacity, a gigabyte (GB) means 1 billion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

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 or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol.

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