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Next Generation Electronics and High Performance Disk Drive Combine to
Make the 3000DV Ideal for Video, Graphics, and Games

MaxtorÒ Corp. (NYSE: MXO) today announced volume shipments have begun for the new Maxtor Personal StorageÔ 3000DV, a high-speed IEEE 1394-based (FireWire, iLink) external storage solution designed to handle demanding applications such as video editing and graphic-intensive gaming. Operating up to four times faster than internal laptop drives and 56 percent quicker than Maxtor’s previous generation of external storage devices, the 3000DV provides users with an easy way to add 60GB of storage without opening their computers.

The 3000DV raises the bar for video performance, allowing users who require high-end capability to access, edit, and view digital video directly from the drive, with fluid playback and without dropped frames. Users playing advanced games from the drive can expect realistic action, free of choppy motion. The drive’s large capacity and speedy performance make it an ideal storage solution for both PC and Apple Macintosh platforms.

"With incredible and easy-to-use applications such as iMovie, iTunes and iDVD, the Macintosh platform is the ideal hub for today's digital lifestyle," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Maxtor's new powerful FireWire-based storage solution provides a great way for customers to easily store and quickly access hours of their favorite digital video and music."

Maxtor Personal Storage 3000DV’s enhanced electronics, combined with its 7200 RPM speed, make it more than 56 percent faster than the company’s previous generation of external storage devices. In Winbench testing, the 3000DV scored two-to-four times higher than internal laptop hard drives and is up to 15 percent faster than an internal desktop 5400 RPM ATA 100 disk drive.

“The popularity of digital video and gaming has increased the need for high-performance personal storage,” said Tex Schenkkan, senior vice president, consumer electronics and business development at Maxtor. “As a result, we have developed our new Personal Storage device as an easy way to add storage that is fast enough to keep up with users’ computing needs.”

The 3000DV is the latest addition to Maxtor’s family of Personal Storage solutions. Up to 62 Maxtor Personal Storage devices can connect to a single 1394 port for virtually unlimited storage. With 60GB of capacity, each 3000DV can store up to:
· 15,000 4-minute MP3 tunes
· 6,000 high-resolution digital photos (3.3M pixels)
· 60 hours of compressed digital video or 4.5 hours of uncompressed digital video
· 1,500 video games (400MB each)
To complement the 3000DV, Maxtor offers a PCI Adapter Card and CardBus as accessories to enable connections to desktop and laptop computers that are not equipped with a 1394 port.

Pricing and Availability
Maxtor Personal Storage 3000DV is shipping immediately and will be available through MaxtorDirect.com and retail stores at £319 (inc VAT). The Maxtor 1394 PCI Adapter Card is currently available at major retailers and is priced at £59 (inc VAT).




About Maxtor
Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) 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, providing consistent high-quality products, and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol.

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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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