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* Leading Worldwide Publications Honor Maxtor for Innovative
* Network Storage and Backup Solutions

MILPITAS, Calif., February 1, 2006 – Storage pioneer Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) announced today that its Maxtor OneTouch™ and Maxtor Shared Storage™ product families have won numerous awards and accolades during the last year from respected trade, business and consumer publications around the globe. Acclaimed for their innovative features, simplicity, ease of use, performance and value, the company’s industry-leading external storage and backup solutions continue to set the standard for expanding, sharing and protecting consumers’ digital lives.

In the U.S., Maxtor OneTouch and Maxtor Shared Storage solutions have recently been recognized by prominent media outlets such as PC World, CNET, PC Magazine, Digital Video Editing, Computer Shopper and more. Throughout the rest of the world, publications such as PC World (Spain), PC Magazine (Malaysia), Computer Shopper (UK, Best Buy Award, issue 207 March 2005), Australian Personal Computer, PC World Komputer (Poland) and Digital Music (Italy) have crowned Maxtor’s network storage and backup solutions as one of the best on the market.

“We’re committed to developing solutions that foster ongoing innovation and ultimately deliver simple, elegant ways for people to expand, share and protect digital photos, videos, music and documents,” said Stacey Lund, vice president of marketing, Maxtor’s Branded Products Group. “We are truly honored to have received these industry accolades. Whether on a network or directly attached to a PC or Mac, our external storage and backup solutions have proven to be the most trusted brand for consumers, creative professionals and small business users.”

Some of the awards for Maxtor’s network storage and backup solutions include:

2006 CES Innovations Design and Engineering Honoree
Maxtor OneTouch III solution, with a triple interface
2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
January 5-8, 2006

2006 Best of CES, Finalist
Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution
2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
January 5-8, 2006

2006 PC World Innovations Award
PC World
Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution
January 4, 2006

2006 Storage Visions Award
Best Production/Post Production System
Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition
2006 Storage Visions Conference
January 6-7, 2006

2006 Newstips Cherry Pick
Top 100 Products of 2006 CES
Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition
2006 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
January 4, 2006

2005 “Best Buy”
PC World
Maxtor Shared Storage solution
July 2005 issue

2005 Best of RetailVision Award
Best Peripheral Product
Maxtor Shared Storage Plus solution
RetailVision Fall 2005

2005 Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Award
The CPA Technology Advisor
Maxtor OneTouch II solution
August 2005 issue

The new Maxtor OneTouch III family of external storage and backup solutions, with capacities from 100GB to one terabyte (1,000 GB), provide easy-to-use, automated backup and restore capabilities for PC and Mac users. Simple software tools provide the ability to synchronize data between two or more computers, a System Rollback™ feature that helps return PC systems to a healthier state after a damaging virus or spyware attack, and a data security feature called Maxtor DriveLock�, which provides a password protection option to safeguard digital content. Built to last, the Maxtor OneTouch III family features a new intuitive user interface, improved acoustics, an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts for additional durability and drive protection.

The Maxtor Shared Storage Plus family of network storage solutions, with capacities up to a half-terabyte (500GB), is ideal for families or small business owners with multiple PCs or Macs on wired or wireless networks who want to simultaneously backup, share and print digital files via one centralized location. Using the built-in media server, consumers and small businesses can share and stream digital data to multiple entertainment devices on the network.

For more information about the award-winning Maxtor OneTouch and Maxtor Shared Storage product families, please visit

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 , the Maxtor stylized logo design, and Maxtor DriveLock are registered trademarks, and Maxtor Shared Storage, SimpleView, Drag and Sort, and Maxtor OneTouch are trademarks of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

The Maxtor OneTouch and the Maxtor Shared Storage solution are elements 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.

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/A 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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