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Maxtor Intros Personal Storage 3000DV 80GB FireWire Drive

Combines FireWire with 7200 rpm performance (November 12, 2001)
Maxtor Corporation, today announced the availability of the 80 GB Personal Storage 3000DV, a 7200 rpm external hard drive with FireWire connectivity.

The 80GB Personal Storage 3000 DV is an ideal solution for storing and retrieving the increasingly large libraries of content generated by digital video editing, digital camcorders, digital cameras, scanners and MP3 digital music. It is also useful for backing up internal hard disk drives, playing games and/or file sharing between PC and Apple Macintosh systems.

"FireWire is the standard for digital video editing due to its high speed, flexible connectivity and ability to add storage quickly and easily," said Tex Schenkkan, senior vice president, consumer electronics and business development at Maxtor. "Using FireWire, our Personal Storage devices are providing the performance that enables the creative community to make movies more productively and grow their digital portfolios of photographs and music."

According to the latest Cahners In-Stat research studies, over 35 million PC-based and consumer electronics products were shipped in 2000 equipped with IEEE 1394. The overall adoption of 1394 connections among PC hosts continues to gain ground and will grow by over 30% compound annual growth rate through 2005. Major manufacturers who currently support 1394 include Apple, Casio, Compaq, Dell, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP, NEC, Panasonic, Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba.

"Because of their ease of use and high-performance, we see continued growth for 1394 devices and expect that by 2005, more than 200 million products will ship with the interface," said Joyce Putscher, Director, Converging Markets and Technologies Group, at Cahners In-Stat.

"Apple enabled the digital video revolution with its invention of FireWire, the interface of choice for today's high-speed peripherals, digital video camcorders and fast external hard drives," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior director of Hardware Product Marketing. "With Apple customers creating the next generation of digital productions using iDVD, FinalCut Pro and iMovie applications, Maxtor's external storage devices provide the performance and capacity they need for storing their library of digital creations."

Available immediately through Maxtor's network of nationwide retailers, as well as the company's on-line store,, the 80GB Personal Storage 3000DV has a suggested retail price of $349.95.

To complement the Maxtor Personal Storage family, the company offers both 1394 PCI Adapter Card and 1394 CardBus products to upgrade previous-generation desktop and laptop computers not equipped with IEEE 1394 ports. Both are currently available at major retailers and directly from, priced at $49.95 and $99.95, respectively.

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