Maxtor OneTouch Delivers Firewire 800 for Mac Market

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MILPITAS, Calif., June 13 – Maxtor Corporation

(NYSE: MXO) today unveiled its new Maxtor OneTouch II drive with a FireWire
800 interface. Ideal for creative professionals, computer power users and
digital content creators, the drive delivers up to 800Mbit per second data
transfer rates to quickly transfer and store high-resolution graphics, digital
audio/video, heavy multimedia files, photos and more. Mac(R) or PC users
simply plug the Maxtor OneTouch II drive into any FireWire 800-enabled
computer and are able to store their valuable data in seconds.

Shipping this month to major U.S. and Canadian retailers, distributors and
online stores, including Apple Retail Stores and the Apple Online Store, the
new Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 Edition features a triple interface for
universal connectivity and ease of use. Consumers can connect the drive to
their system using its FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 interface. With
Maxtor OneTouch drives, users continue to have peace of mind knowing that
their data is safely stored on the industry’s leading brand of external hard

“We continue to build a leading reputation in the external storage and
backup market by offering the most powerful yet simple external storage
solutions available,” said Stacey Lund, vice president of marketing, Maxtor’s
Branded Products Group. “The Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 Edition is a
perfect addition to our family, as it supports our strong following of
creative professionals who need reliable, high-performance storage.”

The new Maxtor OneTouch II drive features the highest performing FireWire
external drive interface on the market today. FireWire 800 provides twice the
bandwidth of FireWire 400 and is 66 times faster than USB 1.1. Coupling the
interface with the Maxtor OneTouch II drive’s 300GB capacity and 16 MB buffer,
users can transfer and store their digital content at blazing speeds. The
drive also features stunning good looks and cool operation, so users can
either stack multiple drives or position them upright to save desktop space.

With every Maxtor OneTouch II drive, consumers receive Maxtor’s award-
winning backup package. This includes Maxtor DriveLock(TM) for added security
and an exclusive version of EMC Dantz Retrospect(R) Express HD software for
simple backup and restores. The drive also features a simple user-friendly
interface for easy set up and navigation. Using the FireWire interface, the
Maxtor OneTouch II drive is fully bootable on a Mac computer running OS X
system software. No additional software or hardware is required.

Manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing is $259.95 for the 200GB and
$329.95 for the 300GB. Worldwide availability begins in July. A 500GB version
will be shipping later this year.