Maxtor 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® QuickView® (consumer
electronics – DVR/STBs, DVD/HDD combo devices), MaXLine® (enterprise
applications), DiamondMax® (desktop), Maxtor Shared Storage™ (easy add-on
storage for a home network) and Maxtor OneTouch™ (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.
The Maxtor 500GB hard drives will be available and shipping in Q3 2005.

Maxtor 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® QuickView® (consumer
electronics – DVR/STBs, DVD/HDD combo devices), MaXLine® (enterprise
applications), DiamondMax® (desktop), Maxtor Shared Storage™ (easy add-on
storage for a home network) and Maxtor OneTouch™ (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.