Simple, safe and powerful describe the new Maxtor OneTouch™ II drive, the next generation of Maxtor Corporation’s award-winning external drive family that allows consumers to easily back up family photos, MP3 music collections, and other important personal and business data with a simple touch of a button. Leveraging the company’s first-to-market leadership and proven expertise in external storage and push button backup, the new Maxtor OneTouch II drive offers an exclusive version of Dantz® Retrospect® software for easy backup, a Maxtor DriveLock™ security feature for added data protection and more powerful restore capabilities, including historical backup recovery. The new Maxtor OneTouch II external drive comes with a 7200RPM 300GB or 250GB hard drive with a 16MB buffer. Both feature a combo FireWire®/USB 2.0 interface for easy connection to a Mac or PC. The drives will be available from October through Maxtor’s network of leading retailers and distributors. Suggested retail price is S$ 699 for 300GB and S$ 599 for 250GB. Additional capacities will be rolled out later this year.

Simple, safe and powerful describe the new Maxtor OneTouch™ II drive, the
next generation of Maxtor Corporation’s award-winning external drive family that
allows consumers to easily back up family photos, MP3 music collections, and
other important personal and business data with a simple touch of a button. No
high tech knowledge is required to set up the new drive, giving consumers no
excuse to not backup their computers.

Leveraging the company’s first-to-market leadership and proven expertise in
external storage and push button backup, the new Maxtor OneTouch II drive offers
an exclusive version of Dantz® Retrospect® software for easy backup, a Maxtor
DriveLock™ security feature for added data protection and more powerful restore
capabilities, including historical backup recovery.

“Combine all this with a new, consumer-friendly user interface, and now the
most difficult part of a backup solution may be choosing which capacity Maxtor
OneTouch II drive to buy,” said Mike Williams, vice-president of marketing for
Maxtor’s Branded Products.

“The new Maxtor OneTouch II drive is unequaled in its intuitive functionality,”
he said. “We listened to our customers and incorporated features and functions
that improve upon our existing solution. The Maxtor OneTouch family continues to
be the leading external hard drive for consumers, creative professionals, mobile
warriors and small-business users.”

New features of the Maxtor OneTouch II external drive include:

• Simpler backup─No complex menus or commands or in-depth technical knowledge
are required to set up the Maxtor OneTouch II drive. The new click-through
installation asks a few simple questions such as the user’s name and preferred
language, while configuring the software in the background to automatically back
up all locally connected drives and files on the computer every day. This
powerful, yet simple, default setting backs up virtually everything on the local
drives including all Microsoft Outlook emails, address books, Internet
favorites, My Documents folder, operating system, applications and more. Once
installed, the Maxtor OneTouch II drive runs quietly and automatically. Users do
not even have to close an application or a file for the drive to back up the
saved versions.

• DriveLock security─The Maxtor OneTouch II also offers Maxtor’s new DriveLock
feature for added data protection. This feature allows users to password-protect
the contents of the drive, keeping important data safe from unauthorized users.
Once a consumer powers down the computer, or the drive is removed from the
system, access to the drive will be automatically locked until the correct user
defined password is provided.

• More powerful restore─If data is lost, restoring a backed up copy from the
Maxtor OneTouch II drive to the source system is simple. With historical backup
copies, users can restore their entire system to its backed up status from
yesterday, two days ago or even two weeks ago. The user is simply guided though
a three-step process that includes clicking on the desired point in time,
selecting the files or folders to restore and then choosing the destination for
the restore. The drive also self-manages its storage space and deletes older
backup versions as the drive fills up.

• New user interface─Maxtor has redesigned the graphical user interface from the
ground up so that installation and setup are easier than ever. The wizard has an
exclusive design that combines storage, security and backup in a single
solution, in contrast to other offerings that only drop in software without
integration

• Mac® bootability function*─ Mac users have the option to create a fully
bootable backup copy of their main system drive. Once a bootable backup copy is
made, users can restart their system quickly using their Maxtor OneTouch II
drive as if it were their system drive. Nothing needs to be moved or
disconnected.

• New look─The Maxtor OneTouch II drive sports a new, sophisticated,
contemporary look that suits a home or office setting and distinguishes it from
competing products.

“Maxtor has helped make external storage and backup solutions a popular and
growing consumer market category,” said Larry Zulch, CEO and president of Dantz.
"It’s been a pleasure working with Maxtor to develop Retrospect Express HD
backup software for their next generation Maxtor OneTouch II drive. The Maxtor
OneTouch II is a significant achievement in consumer data protection, combining
true backup power and honest ease of use.”

Pricing and Availability

The new Maxtor OneTouch II external drive comes with a 7200RPM 300GB or 250GB
hard drive with a 16MB buffer. Both feature a combo FireWire®/USB 2.0 interface
for easy connection to a Mac or PC. The drives will be available from October
through Maxtor’s network of leading retailers and distributors. Suggested retail
price is S$ 699 for 300GB and S$ 599 for 250GB. Additional capacities will be
rolled out later this year. For more detailed information on the Maxtor OneTouch
II drive and its new features, please visit www.maxtor.com.