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Maxtor and LSI Logic Continue To Advance SAS and SATA Raid Storage


SAS leaders team to bring tested RAID solutions to the channel market

STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD – SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2006 – Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) continues to work with LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) to drive Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) adoption in the channel and advance SAS and Serial ATA (SATA) RAID storage development. The SAS leaders recently completed compatibility testing to provide channel customers with tested and proven SAS and SATA components to develop storage solutions.

LSI MegaRAID® SAS adapters, coupled with a combination of Maxtor® Atlas® SAS hard drives and Maxtor MaXLine® hard drives, enable system builders to meet both performance and capacity requirements for servers and high-performance workstations. Testing included the Maxtor Atlas SAS hard drive family with the LSI MegaRAID SAS adapter and the Maxtor MaXLine enterprise SATA drive family with the LSI 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s MegaRAID SATA adapters.

Maxtor Atlas 15K II SAS drives are ideal for applications requiring the highest performance, while Maxtor Atlas 10K V SAS drives are ideal for applications requiring a balance of performance and capacity. LSI MegaRAID SATA adapters can be combined with Maxtor MaXLine Pro 500 or MaXLine III drives for applications requiring the highest capacity and data density.

“Ongoing compatibility testing of our enterprise family of SAS and SATA disk drives with the LSI MegaRAID family of adapters provide our channel customers assurance that they are using proven solutions,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of enterprise marketing at Maxtor. “This saves them time and money by taking advantage of pre-tested products.”

“Maxtor and LSI understand that customers’ various forms of data can have very different storage requirements,” said Joe Leader, senior director of channel marketing and business development, LSI Logic. “To account for these differences, Maxtor provides a complete range of SAS and SATA solutions enabled by LSI. Maxtor testing should provide customers with security in knowing that our MegaRAID SAS adapters work seamlessly with the Atlas family of drives for today’s online applications, while our MegaRAID SATA adapters are proven with the Maxtor MaXLine portfolio for secondary applications.”

As the industry continues its transition to SAS, Maxtor looks forward to continuing to work with LSI on ongoing compatibility testing to enable a comprehensive infrastructure for SAS and SATA RAID deployment.

Maxtor is participating at the Storage Networking World Conference, April 3-6, 2006 in San Diego, Calif. at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Maxtor’s booth (#C23) will showcase the flexibility, performance and scalability of SAS and SATA technologies.

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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