Maxtor QuickView Consumer Hard Drives Reach the Eight Million Mark

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NCTA, NEW ORLEANS, May 3 – Maxtor Corporation

(NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage
products, has marked another milestone with the shipment of its eight
millionth Maxtor QuickView(R) hard disk drive. Maxtor QuickView consumer
electronics (CE) hard drives are specially designed for digital video
recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs) and game consoles, and leverage the
design, integration and test services of Maxtor’s MaxLabs(TM) for optimum AV
performance and reliability.

„QuickView drives have put Maxtor in the leadership position in the
consumer hard drive market,“ said John Donovan, vice president with technology
firm TrendFocus. „Maxtor is a trusted, well-recognized brand in the industry
and is acknowledged by major global manufacturers as offering the best in
consumer electronics storage today. Forecasts show that over 30 million homes
will have DVRs by 2007, and with Maxtor’s stronghold in the market, they are
uniquely positioned to continue leveraging their prowess in the marketplace.“

Maxtor QuickView 3.5″ hard drives power the most sophisticated consumer
devices on the market. Consumer manufacturers such as Toshiba and JVC choose
and trust Maxtor QuickView drives for their DVRs because of the enhanced
features, performance and reliability the drives offer.

Maxtor prides itself in being a true partner when it comes to integrating
hard disk drives in consumer electronics devices. To enhance Maxtor’s
relationship with its customers, the company provides a global set of services
and support called MaxServices(TM). Under this umbrella, the company includes
its MaxLabs testing facilities. MaxLabs underscores the company’s continued
commitment to providing the services and expertise in further developing the
growing market of disk drive driven technologies in the consumer marketplace.

„By providing quality, application-specific products and dedicated
consumer programs such as MaxServices, Maxtor continues to be the storage
provider of choice for the DVR market,“ said Mike Cordano, executive vice
president of worldwide sales and marketing at Maxtor. „We look forward to
continuing and strengthening our relationships with the CE OEM manufacturers,
working closely with them as this market continues to grow.“