Maxtor ‚Tops‘ the PC World Top 10 Hard Drives List

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MILPITAS, Calif., July 17 – Maxtor(R) Corporation

(NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives, announced today that two
models of its Maxtor DiamondMax(R) hard drives came in first and second place
in PC World’s August 2003 Top 10 Hard Drives list. The company took first
place with its DiamondMax Plus 9 120GB parallel ATA (PATA) drive and came in
second with its DiamondMax Plus 9 160GB Serial ATA (SATA) drive, both of which
received PC World’s Best Buy honor.

„These top two placements in a leading publication like PC World is
confirmation of the importance that Maxtor places on ensuring that all of our
hard drives meet the highest quality and highest performance standards in the
industry,“ said Mike Williams, vice president of product marketing at Maxtor.
„We are committed to providing our customers with the best
total-cost-of-ownership through our broad product offerings, easy installation
tools and excellent customer service.“

Maxtor’s family of PATA and SATA hard drives are designed for applications
demanding maximum storage capacity and performance for use in environments
such as personal and entertainment applications, small offices/home offices,
mid-sized businesses and the entry-level enterprises. In retail, each Maxtor
hard drive kit comes with a 3.5-inch hard drive, PATA or SATA cable, mounting
screws, installation guide and MaxBlast(TM) installation software. MaxBlast is
a one-step, ATA/IDE hard drive installation utility that makes hard drive
installations and upgrades hassle-free for novices and professionals alike.
The software automatically identifies, partitions and formats any Maxtor ATA
hard drive, making it data-ready in minutes.

PC World is the most widely read technology or business magazine, with a
readership of 6.3 million. PC World’s Test Center designed and conducted the
hard drive tests that were based on price (30 percent), performance
(35 percent), features (20 percent), and technical support policies
(15 percent). All drives tested for this list cost less than $2 per gigabyte.
The full Top 10 Hard Drives chart from the August 2003 issue of PC World can
be viewed at:,aid,111118,00.asp