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Maxtor Demos The "Infinite Possibilities" Of Serial Attached SCSI Technology At Storage Networking World


MILPITAS, Calif., March 29, 2006 - Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) will be participating in the Storage Networking World Conference, April 3-6, 2006 in San Diego, Calif. at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Maxtor’s booth will showcase the flexibility, performance and scalability of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) technologies. Maxtor will also be speaking at a session on SAS architecture during the conference.

Maxtor Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA Demonstrations

WHO: Maxtor Corporation, one of the world’s leading suppliers of hard disk drives and consumer storage solutions.
WHAT: Maxtor’s booth will feature an educational video on disk drive mechanics and best fit applications, highlighting the industry’s broadest range of 3.5-inch SAS and SATA drives offered from Maxtor. These drives combined with SAS technology provide a platform for infinite possibilities, offering the ability to create systems with the flexibility to meet a wide range of performance and capacity storage requirements.

Maxtor’s booth will showcase its enterprise hard drive family including the Atlas® 15K II SAS drive for the highest performance storage, the industry’s only 10,000 RPM SAS drive, the Atlas 10K V SAS drive, for balanced performance and capacity storage and the MaXLine® Pro 500 enterprise SATA drive for high-capacity storage.

Maxtor’s Atlas 15K II SAS drives will also be featured in the LSI Logic Platinum Galleria kiosk #PG22.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 4, 5:40 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California Maxtor Booth #C23 LSI Logic Platinum Galleria kiosk #PG22

SNIA Tutorial Session – SAS and SATA: Revolutionizing Storage Architectures

WHO: Marty Czekalski, Maxtor’s interface and architecture initiatives manager and vice president of the SCSI Trade Association.
WHAT: This SNIA Tutorial Session discusses the benefits of serial technology, including technical details on how SATA and SAS interfaces function, interoperate and provide IT mangers with flexible choices.
WHEN: Monday, April 3, 1:55 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
WHERE: Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, California

About Maxtor Corporation

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, near-line storage, high-performance Intel-based servers and consumer electronics. Maxtor has a reputation as a proven market leader built by consistently providing 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, the Maxtor stylized logo, Atlas and MaXLine are registered trademarks of Maxtor Corporation. All other brand, company and/or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

’Infinite Possibilities’ refers to the ability to create systems with the flexibility to meet a wide range of performance and capacity storage requirements.

This announcement relating to Maxtor may contain forward-looking statements concerning the distribution and sale of Maxtor products 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 market acceptance of the transition from the parallel SCSI standard to the serial SCSI standard, the successful execution of volume manufacturing, distribution and sales development programs, the development and implementation of new technologies and the compatibility of the company’s implementation of technology standards with products offered by others implementing the same standard , 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. 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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