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Maxtor Wins First Place For Small-Business Ingenuity

WEBWIRE Readers Recognize Maxtor for Best Storage and Backup Solution for Third Straight Year

MILPITAS, Calif., February 6, 2006 – Storage and backup innovator Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) announced today that its Maxtor OneTouch™ III, Turbo Edition external storage solution has won JupiterWeb’s “ 2006 Excellence in Technology Awards.” Occupying first place in the storage category for the third consecutive year, the company’s cutting-edge storage solution has set a new standard in providing the easiest way for small businesses to back up and protect their often irreplaceable digital assets.

Every year the publication polls its readers to select the most outstanding products of the year, based on their ability to help small businesses increase efficiencies and improve productivity. The Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition external storage and backup solution was one of 24 category winners to earn this year’s top prize by, part of the Jupitermedia network of Web sites, which covers hardware and software designed for small business use.

According to a recent news article by Lauren Simonds, managing editor, “The amount of data a small business has to retain nearly doubles every year, and it’s even worse for people in financial, medical and other industries subject to federal compliance regulations that require them to save every e-mail, file and instant messages they generate.”

“Many small businesses lack an IT staff to implement a backup and storage solution, so we wanted to make it simple,” said Stacey Lund, vice president of marketing, Maxtor’s Branded Products Group. “Our Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo edition is ideal for small office managers, sole proprietors and independent contractors who don’t have the time or expertise to manage a complex backup system, but instead need a, simple, automatic and reliable way to protect their business-critical content.”

The Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition external storage and backup solution, with capacities from 100 GB to one terabyte (1,000 GB), features a new intuitive user interface, improved acoustics, an inner disk drive casing and shock mounts for additional durability and drive protection. The dual-drive enclosure is the first consumer solution to offer RAID 0 and 1 functionality for improved speed or data security, respectively. Its sleek industrial design provides added reliability and robustness, while being soft to the touch and easily stackable. Enhanced software tools include the ability to synchronize data between two or more computers, a System Rollback feature that helps return PC systems to a healthy state after a virus infection or spyware infestation, and an added data security feature called Maxtor DriveLock™, which provides a password protection option to safeguard digital content.

“Unfortunately, the majority of small businesses aren’t taking the necessary precautions to safeguard data,” said Ray Boggs, vice president, Small/Medium Business Research at IDC. “Fewer than 50 percent of small businesses regularly back up or keep data in a safe location, which reflects the need for a simple, easy-to-use solution such as the Maxtor OneTouch III, Turbo Edition.”

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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.

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About Jupitermedia Corporation

Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) (, headquartered in Darien, CT, is a leading global provider of original information, images and research for information technology, business and creative professionals. Jupitermedia includes Jupiterimages, one of the leading images companies in the world with over 7.0 million images online serving creative professionals with brands like BananaStock, Brand X, FoodPix, Botanica, Nonstock, Comstock Images, Creatas Images, PictureQuest, Liquid Library, Thinkstock Images, Thinkstock Footage, Bigshot Media, Goodshoot, ITStockFree, Stock Image, Pixland,,,, and; and JupiterWeb, the online media division of Jupitermedia which operates four distinct online networks: and for IT and business professionals; for developers; and for creative professionals. JupiterWeb properties include more than 150 Web sites and over 150 e-mail newsletters that are viewed by over 20 million users and generate over 300 million page views monthly. Jupitermedia also includes: JupiterResearch, a leading international research advisory organization specializing in business and technology market research in over 30 business areas and vertical markets.

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

The Maxtor OneTouch 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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