Hard Disk Drive Giant Pairs Industry-Leading Capacity with Next Generation
Milpitas, CA, June 6, 2005 - Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO), 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 www.maxtor.com .