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Maxtor and AIC Demo the Benefits of Serial Attached SCSI For the Video Market at NAB2006


SAS offers maximum flexibility to build scalable video systems

MILPITAS, Calif., April 21, 2006 – Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) announced today its Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives will be featured in a demonstration at the AIC booth (#SL5206) at NAB2006, April 22 - 27, 2006 in Las Vegas. AIC is an industry leading designer and manufacturer of rack-mount server and data storage enclosure solutions. The demonstration will highlight AIC’s 3U 16-bay 3.5-inch RMC3E-SA server populated with 12 Maxtor® Atlas® 15K II SAS drives.

As the follow-on to the widely deployed parallel SCSI interface, SAS brings a number of benefits to the broadcasting and video industry. The advantages of the new SAS interface for video systems range from fast data transfer rates, large storage capacity to maximum flexibility. The SAS architecture offers the flexibility to build scalable video systems that can serve as universal building blocks for constructing a digital studio’s storage infrastructure.

“One of the significant advantages of the SAS architecture is that it allows the mixing and matching of both SAS and Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of enterprise marketing at Maxtor. “This provides the flexibility for video professionals to configure systems to best suit their requirements. Systems for I/O-intensive video editing and video on demand applications can be populated with high-performance 10K or 15K SAS drives. For maximum storage capacity, video professionals can install high-capacity SATA drives.”

“The video broadcasting industry addresses high performance and high availability as core requirements for its storage systems and network architecture, to fulfill its high definition quality, multi-I/O access, and on-demand digital content delivery,” said Gene Lee, vice president, at AIC. “The high density RMC2E-SA, packaged with Maxtor’s Atlas 15K II high performance enterprise class SAS drives, provides a streamlined solution to the broadcasting industry.”

Maxtor’s family of enterprise hard drives includes the Atlas 15K and 10K RPM SAS drives with capacities up to 300GB and the MaXLine® 7,200 RPM enterprise SATA drives with capacities up to 500GB. Maxtor Atlas SAS and MaXLine SATA drives are currently shipping and available at Maxtor distributors worldwide.

For further information on Advanced Industrial Computer, Inc. (AIC) and its SAS server lines, call (626) 581 4300 or log on to

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: For purposes of measuring disk drive storage capacity, one gigabyte (GB) represents one billion bytes and one terabyte (TB) represents one trillion bytes.

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.

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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