Maxtor Showcases Engineering Samples of Serial Attached SCSI Drives At HP World 2003

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HP WORLD, ATLANTA, Aug. 12 – Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) announced that it will show its first

engineering sample units of its Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives at HP
World 2003. This technology demonstration will show how Maxtor(R) MaXLine(TM)
Serial ATA (SATA) drives can be combined with Maxtor Atlas(TM) SAS drives in a
single system enclosure, creating Serial storage in the box. The demonstration
will take place August 12-14, 2003 in the Server Storage booth #443 at the
Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Maxtor’s HP World demonstration will highlight the differences and the
compatibility of the two Serial interface technologies and the role each class
of drive will play in the data center. The demo includes sample units of
Maxtor MaXLine SATA drives and Atlas 10K RPM and 15K RPM SAS drives.

„With engineering demonstration units of our SAS drives, customers will be
able to see the features that are designed into SAS drives such as the dual
port connector in contrast to the single port connector that is present on
today’s parallel SCSI drives,“ said Joe DeRosa, senior director of marketing,
Maxtor’s Server Products Group. „In addition, customers will be able to see
the common form factor and connectors that will enable system administrators
to configure SAS systems with SAS or SATA disk drives.“

Maxtor’s MaXLine family of Serial ATA disk drives are the only Serial ATA
disk drives designed for multi-user, 24 x 7 operation in low I/O storage
applications. By combining these drives with SAS drives in the same storage
system, IT managers will be able to support both near-line and
high-transactional applications with a common storage enclosure.

„Storage systems based on Serial Attached SCSI will scale capacity and
performance to meet the requirements of the most demanding enterprise
applications while maintaining compatibility with Serial ATA disk drives,“
said Linus Wong, director of marketing for Adaptec’s Storage Solutions Group.
„Adaptec continues to work with technology leaders like Maxtor to drive Serial
Attached SCSI development and bring the performance, flexibility and
scalability benefits of the next-generation storage technology to our

Maxtor recently announced it reached a SAS engineering milestone when it
successful exchanged SAS data packets between two prototype devices. Building
on the company’s accomplishments in being first to market with the previous
three generations of SCSI interfaces, Maxtor engineers were able to
successfully initialize the target device, execute SCSI commands, and read and
write data across the interface.

For more information on Serial Attached SCSI, please refer to the Maxtor
website at: