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Legato Certifies Maxtor MaxAttach NAS 4100 File Server as First NAS Device
Approved as a Legato NetWorker Backup Target

Mountain View, CA, March 27, 2001 - Legato Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTO), a worldwide leader in enterprise storage management software, and Maxtor Corp. (NASDAQ:MXTR), a leading supplier of information storage solutions, today announced a disk-to-disk data protection solution utilising Legato NetWorker that delivers fast, reliable backup and recovery for business critical information.

The Legato and Maxtor solution enables disk-to-disk backup from Windows-based desktops and servers to Maxtor MaxAttachÔ NAS 4100, a Windows-based file server. This solution also simplifies centralised data management by transferring data from disk to disk instead of from disk to tape, and significantly reduces storage space requirements and increases performance.

"Maxtor is pleased that the MaxAttach NAS 4100 is the first network attached storage (NAS) device certified by Legato as a backup target," said Victor Jipson, president of Maxtor’s Network Systems Group. "The integration of Legato’s NetWorker with Maxtor’s high-density MaxAttach NAS 4100 reinforces our mutual commitment to provide cross platform, enterprise data protection solutions that support disk-to-disk backup up to Gigabit Ethernet speeds."

Because NetWorker features native support of disk-to-disk backup, the solution simplifies operations and reduces cost while increasing the speed of backup and recovery operations. Traditionally, tape storage has been used for data backup because it is the least expensive option. However, restoring data from tape is a cumbersome process, because the tapes must be read sequentially.

"With the introduction of cost-effective, highly-interoperable NAS devices such as the MaxAttach NAS 4100, Legato recognised the opportunity to provide small/medium-sized businesses and corporate departments with a fast data backup and restore previously found only in more costly solutions," said George Symons, vice president, product management and development, Legato Systems. "As the first vendor to offer off-the-shelf, disk-to-disk backup capability, we’re building on our expertise in enterprise data protection to be first to market with a solution that can be easily deployed into customer environments."

About Maxtor
Maxtor Corporation is a leading supplier of information storage solutions. The company's current hard drive products include the award-winning DiamondMax™ and DiamondMax Plus line of products for mainstream and high-performance personal computers and consumer electronics applications, as well as the DiamondMax VL line for entry-level PCs, as well as the recently introduced Maxtor 531DX drives targeted for internet appliances and entry-level PC’s. Maxtor also offers a new 1394 External Storage solution and the MaxAttach family of network-attached storage servers.

Maxtor's leadership position has been built by consistently providing leadership products, and by delivering high levels of quality and support for its customers. More information about Maxtor and its products can be found at or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on NASDAQ under the MXTR symbol.

Forward-Looking Statement
This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning future technology, products incorporating that technology, and Maxtor’s execution. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties which could materially affect the company’s results, including, but not limited to, market demand for NAS file servers, the company’s ability to execute future production, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in periodic reports filed with the SEC, including, but not limited to, Maxtor’s most recent form 10-K for fiscal 1999, its recent 10-Qs and the recent S-4 Registration Statement.

About Legato
Legato Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGTO), the award winning software innovator, specialises in providing its customers with a seamless approach for protecting, moving and making available business-critical company information. Legato pioneered the industry standard for storage management software products. More than 10,000 customers and 65,000 licenses worldwide, including Fortune 1000 companies utilise Legato's software products and services. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, USA, Legato has an established global presence with offices in 23 countries to fully serve its customers. For more information go to

Legato, The Legato logo design, Legato NetWorker, GEMS, SmartMedia and Octopus are registered trademarks and Celestra, Co-StandbyServer, Snapshotserver, eCluster and WanCluster are trademarks of Legato Systems, Inc. All other brand and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Information regarding products, services and offerings may be superceded by subsequent documents. For the latest information and specifications regarding Legato Systems, Inc. and any of its offerings or services, please contact your local sales office or the Corporate Headquarters.

Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements about Legato’s prospects for its products, technologies, the markets into which it sells, and its expectations for future periods. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, demand for the Company's products, customers' acceptance of terms that result in deferred revenue, product concentration, competition from other companies, and rapid technological change. For a more detailed discussion of these factors, interested parties should review the "Risk Factors" listed in the Company's Form 10-K for fiscal 1999 and the Form 10-Qs for the first, second and third quarters of fiscal 2000, which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release reflect the Company's beliefs and prediction!
s as of the date of the press release. The Company disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements as a result of financial, business or any other developments occurring after this date.

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Maxtor EMEA
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Michelle Basch
Public Relations
Legato Systems, Inc

Sandy O'Halloran
VP, Investor Relations
Legato Systems, Inc.

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