Maxtor, LSI Logic Storage Systems Team for FC-to-SATA Enterprise Storage

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MILPITAS, Calif., Nov. 17 – Maxtor Corporation

(NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage
products, announced today that its MaXLine(TM) Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives
have been certified by LSI Logic Storage Systems for use with its new Fibre
Channel (FC)-to-SATA enterprise-class storage solution.

LSI Logic Storage Systems‘ new offering, powered by MaXLine SATA drives,
delivers an affordable, high-capacity storage solution that can be easily
attached to an existing FC network environment. Used as a mid-line solution,
the system aids in quickly storing and accessing fixed content and reference
data such as corporate images, reports, graphics and email messages. Offering
up to 56 TB of capacity, the solution can also be used in a near-line
disk-to-disk backup application for large enterprises to complete their full
data backups to tape each evening.

„With the availability of our new enterprise-class SATA storage systems,
the market for secondary storage within the enterprise is poised to grow
quickly,“ said Flavio Santoni, senior vice president of worldwide sales,
marketing and customer support, LSI Logic Storage Systems. „We’re pleased to
have selected the Maxtor MaXLine drive as a key component of these solutions,
which provide customers the robust functionality they need at a very
attractive price.“

„Mid-line and near-line storage continues to grow due to the explosion of
fixed content and reference data,“ said Mike Williams, vice president of
marketing at Maxtor. „With the favorable cost benefits, performance and
reliability of SATA drives, LSI Logic Storage Systems‘ new Serial ATA solution
provides enterprise customers with an ideal way to manage fixed content data
in a Fibre Channel environment.“

Maxtor MaXLine drives provide a durable platform for system development.
With up to 250GB in the Serial ATA version, these drives offer a high
mean-time-to-failure (MTTF) hours rating and low cost per GB. MaXLine drives
are ideal for applications that require vast amounts of storage space such as
video security, post production editing, multimedia/graphics and medical
imaging. Maxtor’s SATA drives offer higher data transfer rates, a more
reliable connection, simpler RAID integration and faster HDD installation than
parallel ATA drives. Maxtor SATA drives also offer hot-plug compatibility and
allow for smaller system designs.

LSI Logic Storage Systems‘ SATA storage solutions are designed for
environments that need lower cost storage, but do not want to give up the
availability, manageability, data integrity and functionality achieved with
Fibre Channel based storage systems. These systems integrate
low-cost-per-gigabyte SATA disk drives with LSI Logic’s powerful controllers
and management software. Together, they create robust SATA storage solutions
that are truly enterprise class.

Maxtor’s MaXLine drives are shipping today to major OEMs and channel
partners around the world.

LSI Logic Storage Systems