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Additions to Maxtor’s DiamondMax® Family Feature 40 GB Per Platter,
and Capacities up to 100 GB

MILPITAS, Calif., June 18, 2001 – Maxtor Corporation (NYSE:MXO), the world’s largest hard drive manufacturer in terms of unit shipments, today announced new additions to its DiamondMax family of 5400 RPM hard drives. The DiamondMax D540X is a 40 GB per platter drive and the DiamondMax D536X is the highest capacity ATA drive on the market at 100 GB. These drives are in volume production, and qualifications by major PC OEMs are nearly complete.

Offered in capacities from 20 GB to 100 GB, the DiamondMax family provides solutions for a range of storage-intensive applications such as personal computers (PCs), consumer electronics (CE) and network attached storage (NAS) systems. At its peak capacity –100 GB – the drive can store 100 hours of compressed digital video or can load up to 25,000 four-minute MP3 files.

“We continue to meet our customers’ needs with reliable and cost-effective storage solutions,” said Mike Cordano, executive vice president of worldwide marketing and sales at Maxtor. “The DiamondMax family combines the highest areal density for an ATA desktop drive with the quality assurance and reliability the industry has come to expect from Maxtor. The positive response we have received from OEM customers and channel partners is a testament to their confidence in our ability to deliver products that blend value, innovative storage technology and reliability.”

All DiamondMax products feature the Ultra ATA/100 interface, a 2MB buffer, and an industry-leading data and shock protection system. Coupled with its high capacity, these features make Maxtor’s 5400 RPM hard drives ideal for storing high-resolution images, multimedia content, and personal as well as business information.

“An increasing number of users are editing home videos on their desktop computers. This is one of the most storage-hungry consumer applications,” said Dave Reinsel, analyst at IDC. “Maxtor’s 100GB solution not only satisfies the needs of this storage-intensive segment, but also provides ample capacity for downloading the Internet’s media-rich content such as music video files, and operating advanced consumer audio/video (AV) applications.”

About Maxtor

Maxtor Corporation ( is one of the world’s leading suppliers of information storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, network storage, high-performance Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation of being a proven market leader built by providing consistent high-quality products, and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol.
Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor logo are registered trademarks of Maxtor Corporation.
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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 hard disk drives, the company’s ability to execute future production ramps and utilise manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2000 and its recent 10-Qs.

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