Maxtor OneTouch Drive Named Storage ‚Product of the Year‘ by CRN Test Center

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LAS VEGAS, CES, Jan. 7 – Maxtor Corporation

(NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage
products, announced today that CRN magazine, which provides vital information
for business and technology integrators, has named the Maxtor(R) OneTouch(TM)
external hard drive as „Product of the Year.“ Maxtor’s 250GB OneTouch
external hard drive was recognized by CRN’s Test Center for its high capacity,
performance, ease of use, design and affordability.

„It is a privilege to have been acknowledged by CRN in this capacity,“
said Mike Cordano, executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing
at Maxtor. „One of our primary objectives is to deliver innovative storage
products that provide tremendous value and quality, and are easy to use. We
are honored that Maxtor OneTouch drives have been selected by such a reputable
industry publication as this year’s Storage Product of the Year.“

Maxtor OneTouch external hard drives incorporates the award-winning
OneTouch button and Dantz Retrospect(R) Express software. Maxtor OneTouch
drives make it easy to store and make backup copies of personal, business and
family files, pictures, music, and digital video clips, with the
sophistication and style demanded by today’s consumer.

Maxtor OneTouch drives will be on display at the annual 2004 International
Consumer Electronics Show (CES), at the company’s technology suite #N242 at
the Las Vegas Convention Center January 8-11.