Maxtor Expands Hard Drive Capacity to Half a Terabyte

(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)

MILPITAS, Calif., June 6 – Maxtor Corporation

(NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage
products, announced today that the company will be shipping its next-
generation 3.5-inch 7200RPM 3.0Gb SATA and ATA 133 hard drives with capacity
points up to 500GB in the third quarter of this year. The new capacity will
span the company’s line of award-winning products, including Maxtor(R)
QuickView(R) (consumer electronics — DVR/STBs, DVD/HDD combo devices),
MaXLine(R) (enterprise applications), DiamondMax(R) (desktop), Maxtor Shared
Storage(TM) (easy add-on storage for a home network) and Maxtor OneTouch(TM)
(simple external storage and backup) brand hard drives.

The new 500GB hard drives will include a host of new features to meet the
distinct needs of each brand’s application area. The features will provide
significant improvements in areas such as performance, thermal optimization,
data management and security, interface and AV stream detection. The 500GB
hard drives will also be RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant.

“Maxtor continues to focus on storage solutions tailored for specific
market needs,” said David Reinsel, director of storage research at IDC. “The
Maxtor 500GB hard drive underscores the company’s emphasis on differentiation
across all of its product lines, and reflects competitiveness within market
segments demanding the highest capacity drives.”

“Maxtor continues to demonstrate its ability to access and integrate
technology and capitalize on emerging segments with robust product at the
highest capacity,” stated Mike Wingert, Maxtor president and COO. “We are
committed to supporting the needs of all our customers around the world —
from global manufacturers and regional distributors to individual consumers.
Maxtor will continue to deliver advanced technologies, innovative products and
solutions to both traditional and emerging markets.”

The Maxtor 500GB hard drives will be available and shipping in Q3 2005.