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Maxtor Receives Editors’ Choice Award For Protecting Digital Content


PC Magazine Editors Honor Maxtor OneTouch™ Family As Best Storage and Backup Solution for the Third Time

MILPITAS, Calif., March 21, 2006 – Storage innovator Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) announced today that its one-terabyte Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition external storage and backup solution with user-configurable RAID has won an Editors’ Choice Award from PC Magazine, one of the world’s leading personal technology publications. Honored for the third time, the company’s innovative storage solutions continue Maxtor’s legacy of providing simple, elegant and intuitive ways for consumers to automatically back up and protect their valuable content.

“Our Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition combines ample storage capacity, an appealing industrial design and user-friendly RAID, backup and security software features,” said Stacey Lund, vice president of Maxtor’s Branded Products Group. “We’re honored to be recognized again for our unwavering dedication to providing the most intuitive and trusted backup solutions on the market. Whether you’re a consumer, creative professional or small-business owner, our Maxtor OneTouch family is the most dependable and simple way to protect your digital life.”

The magazine’s editors select the best products by rigorously testing and comparing them for reliability, performance, speed, user-friendliness, affordability and innovative features. Along with the print publication, which reaches more than 700,000 subscribers, PC is a trusted source for in-depth product reviews that reach more than 6.6 million technology buyers worldwide.

“If you need copious amounts of directly attached storage, a fast drive system for video editing, and a backup that can hold many, many revisions of many documents, or if you need an external drive with hardware failure insurance, the Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition should be at the top of your list,” wrote PC Magazine lead analyst Joel Santo Domingo in his February 17 review. Awarding the solution four and a half out of five stars, Santo Domingo remarked: “This is the system other high-capacity, direct-connect storage devices have to beat.”

PC Magazine also honored the Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 solution and the Maxtor OneTouch II Small Business Edition with Editor’s Choice awards. In his review, contributing editor Bill Machrone wrote that the Maxtor OneTouch II FireWire 800 solution “was easy to install, requiring only power and a USB 2.0 or FireWire connection.” In his review, Santo Domingo highlighted the Maxtor OneTouch II Small Business Edition’s reliability and ease of use by noting the product is “a security blanket for the business that wants to be serious about backup” and it works with limited or no IT support.

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About Maxtor

Maxtor Corporation ( is one of the world’s leading suppliers of hard disk drives and consumer storage solutions. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader, built by consistently providing high-quality products, services 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 New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MXO.

Note: Maxtor , Maxtor DriveLock and the Maxtor stylized logo are registered trademarks, and Maxtor OneTouch is a trademark of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

The Maxtor OneTouch is an element of a user’s overall backup solution and protection plan. For purposes of measuring disk drive storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) represents one billion bytes and one terabyte (TB) represent one trillion bytes.

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 and network storage, integration of the company’s products with products produced by others, the company’s ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently, pricing, competition, and the significant uncertainty of market acceptance of new products and technologies, and the growth and implementation of home networking. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10K for fiscal 2005 and its recent 10-Qs. Maxtor is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any responsibility to update or alter, its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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