New Maxtor OneTouch Solution Hits a Terabyte

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MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 17 – Based on customer

feedback and innovative new technologies, Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) today
announced its new Maxtor OneTouch(TM) III, Turbo Edition external storage
solution that takes the complexities out of RAID and delivers a simple-to-use,
easy-to-understand solution for the consumer mass market. With capacities up
to one terabyte (1TB or 1,000GB), the new Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition
integrates Maxtor’s award-winning automated backup and restore capabilities
for Mac and PC users, allows users to easily configure the solution for either
RAID 0 or RAID 1 and includes new software tools to synchronize data between
two or more computers and to help repair PC systems after a damaging spyware
or virus attack.

Building on Maxtor’s years of success as a leader in external storage, the
Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition also sports a completely new customer
experience, including a cool new industrial design, an improved software user
interface and redesigned retail package from award-winning consulting firm
frog design inc. The solution’s new industrial design provides added
reliability and robustness, while being soft to the touch and easily
stackable. The improved user-friendly interface creates a level of consistency
and ease of use, and the redesigned retail packaging system protects the
product during transit. Built to last, the new high-capacity, dual-drive
Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition solution is aesthetically appealing for
either a home or office setting. It features improved acoustics, a
self-adjusting cooling system and an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts
for additional drive protection, underscoring Maxtor’s commitment to providing
durable and innovative storage solutions.

„As a leader in consumer storage and backup solutions, our job is to help
protect our customers‘ digital lives. We’re thinking about the difficult
things so our consumers don’t have to. We want data backup and protection to
be virtually effortless,“ said Stacey Lund, vice president of marketing,
Maxtor Branded Products Group. „We’ve designed our new Maxtor OneTouch III,
Turbo Edition to be the easiest, most trustworthy way to reap the benefits of
RAID, and to back up and store photos, videos, games, music, business data and
personal information in the most demanding environments. Whether you’re a
consumer, creative professional, mobile warrior or small business owner, you
can use our trusted, intuitive storage solutions in safeguarding your digital
life or life’s work.“

The new Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition is ideal for more advanced
users and creative professionals, such as videographers, photographers, and
graphic artists who need high performance and high capacity. It’s the
industry’s first two-drive solution that is user configurable as either RAID 0
or RAID 1.

Until very recently, a redundant array of independent disks
(RAID) — which can increase data safety, performance or both — was only
found on very expensive servers. But now even mainstream computer users can
easily take advantage of these benefits by using the new Maxtor OneTouch III,
Turbo Edition in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration. RAID 0 divides a data
stream and writes pieces of it to both drives at once, a process called
striping. This process enables significantly faster write and read times for
speed-hungry applications like video editing and game loading. RAID 1, also
called mirroring, simply takes everything that gets written to the primary
hard drive and creates a copy of it on the second drive. That way, if calamity
hits the first drive, the second one swings into action so the user does not
experience data loss or downtime.

Maxtor has also added Sync — a feature with the ability to automatically
synchronize files between two or more systems on the same operating
platform — to its newest external storage solution. Increasingly, customers
want to share data easily and automatically between home and office, syncing
files and folders in both computers. Also, to combat spyware, adware and
viruses that can slow a system to a crawl or even a screeching halt, the new
Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition includes a System Rollback feature that
reverts a PC system to a healthier point in time while preserving current
data. All of these features are easily accessed through Maxtor’s completely
redesigned graphical user interface.

All Maxtor OneTouch external storage and backup solutions come with a data
security feature called Maxtor DriveLock(TM), providing a password protection
option to safeguard contents if the drive is ever lost or stolen. If the
Maxtor OneTouch solution falls into the wrong hands, special firmware embedded
on the hard drive restricts data access. Even if the internal hard drive is
removed from the casing and attached to another computer, access will be
denied without the correct password.

The Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition comes in a 600GB or 1TB capacity
and features a triple USB 2.0/FireWire 400/FireWire 800 interface for easy
connection to a Mac or PC. Availability begins in December at major U.S.
retailers, distributors and online stores, as well as at The
manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 600GB is $549.95 and
$899.95 for the 1TB. Worldwide availability varies by region. Please visit for local distribution channels and retail outlets.