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Maxtor Demonstrates The Flexibilty Of Serial Technology At Storage Networking World Orlando


Working demo and presentations highlight the latest in Serial Attached SCSI technology

MILPITAS, Calif., October 20, 2005 -Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) will be participating in the Storage Network World Conference, October 24-27, 2005 in Orlando, Florida at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort. Maxtor will be teaming with Promise Technology and other storage industry leaders to showcase the flexibility, performance and scalability of serial technologies. Maxtor will also be speaking at a session on Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) during the conference.

Maxtor Serial Attached SCSI and Serial ATA Demonstration

Who: Maxtor Corporation

What: Maxtor’s booth will highlight its complete line of enterprise hard drives including the Atlas® 15K II SAS drive for the highest performance storage, the Atlas 10K V SAS drive for balanced performance and capacity storage and the next-generation 500GB MaXLine® SATA drive for high-capacity storage. The drives will be featured in three Promise Vtrak J300s SAS storage systems.

The Maxtor booth will also showcase systems including the Adaptec SANbloc S50 JBOD, JMR SAS subsystem and Xyratex 1603 16-bay SAS subsystem, and controller cards and host bus adapters including the PCIe Adaptec Serial Attached SCSI RAID 4805SAS controller, AMCC’s 3ware 9550SX SATA II RAID card, ARIO Data’s SANARIO FS PCI RAID Controller and LSI Logic SAS3442 Host Bus Adapter (HBA).

When: Tuesday, October 24 – Wednesday, October 25

Where: JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort, Booth C24

SNIA Tutorial Session – Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Transforming the Storage Market

Who: Marty Czekalski, Maxtor’s interface and architectures initiatives manager and vice president of the SCSI Trade Association

What: This SNIA Tutorial Session discusses the benefits of serial technology, including technical details on how SATA and SAS interfaces function, interoperate and provide IT mangers with flexible choices.

When: Monday, October 24, 1:55 – 2:40 p.m.

Where: JW Marriott Grande Lakes Resort

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.

For purposes of measuring disk drive storage capacity, a gigabyte (GB) means 1 billion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

Note: 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, the successful execution of volume manufacturing, distribution and sales development programs, the development and implementation of new technologies, 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 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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