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Demonstrations of Maxtor OneTouch™ II, FireWire® 800 Edition.

External Storage Solutions Now Available at Apple Retail Stores.

MILPITAS, CA – November 21, 2005 – Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) announced today that demonstrations of its award-winning Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 Edition are now being featured at 115 Apple retail stores across the U.S. Ideal for computer power users, digital content creators and creative professionals alike, the Mac-friendly storage and backup solution is available for purchase at Apple retail and online stores (www.apple.com), making it easier for Mac users to easily protect their digital memories, professional creations and personal documents.

The Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 Edition storage solution features a triple interface for universal connectivity and ease of use. Consumers can connect the drive to their system using one of its FireWire 800, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 interfaces, depending on application performance needs. FireWire 800, the highest performing FireWire external drive interface on the market today, provides twice the bandwidth of FireWire 400 and is more than 50 times faster than USB 1.1. By selecting the Maxtor OneTouch solution, users have peace of mind knowing that their photos, music, videos and other important files are stored on the industry’s leading brand of external hard drives. The storage solution also features a sleek, slim design and cool operation. Using the FireWire interface, the Maxtor OneTouch II drive is fully bootable on a Mac computer running OS X system software. No additional software or hardware is required.

“Digital photographers and users of iMovie® and Final Cut Pro® need enough space to safely store their large photo and video files,” said Stacey Lund, vice president of marketing, Maxtor Branded Products Group. “This large-capacity, blazingly fast storage solution fits the bill perfectly, and backs up all your digital content automatically or with the single push of a button. We’re pleased that Apple recognizes the Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 Edition as a ’must have’ on this year’s annual holiday wish list.”

With every Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 Edition storage solution, consumers receive Maxtor’s award-winning backup package. This includes the Maxtor DriveLock™ feature for added security and an exclusive version of EMC® Dantz® Retrospect® Express HD software for simple backup and restore. The storage system features a simple user-friendly interface for easy setup and navigation.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing (MSRP) is $229.95 for the 200GB capacity and $299.95 for the 300GB capacity. Maxtor OneTouch storage solutions are available worldwide. Please visit www.maxtor.com more information.

About Maxtor

Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) 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 www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MXO.

Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor stylized logo design are registered trademarks, and Maxtor OneTouch and Maxtor DriveLock are trademarks of Maxtor Corporation. Apple, Mac, Macintosh and FireWire are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. EMC, Dantz and Retrospect are registered trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

The Maxtor OneTouch drive 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. The number of historical backup versions depends on the backup file size and total available capacity of the Maxtor OneTouch II drive. The Mac bootability feature is available using Mac OS X with the FireWire interface only

For FireWire 800, computers must support 1394b or have a compatible 1394b controller card to receive the high speed 800MB per second data transfer rate.

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, the successful execution of volume manufacturing, distribution and sales development programs, the development and implementation of new technologies and achieving economical production yields, the company’s ability to execute future production ramps and utilize manufacturing assets efficiently and secure its requirements of components from suppliers, 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 2004 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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