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Maxtor Earns Top Honors For Safeguarding Digital Life


PC Magazine Editors Select Maxtor OneTouch™ Family as Best Storage and Backup Solutions.

MILPITAS, Calif., February 13, 2006 – Storage pioneer Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO) announced today that two members of its Maxtor OneTouch family of external storage and backup solutions have won an Editors’ Choice Award from PC Magazine, one of the world’s leading personal technology publications. The company’s innovative storage solutions continue Maxtor’s legacy of providing the most dependable, simple way for consumers and small businesses to automatically back up and protect their valuable digital assets.

The magazine’s editors select the best products by rigorously testing and comparing them for reliability, performance, speed, user-friendliness, affordability and innovative features. Along with the print publication, which reaches more than 700,000 subscribers, PC, part of the Ziff Davis Media network of Web sites, is a trusted source for in-depth product reviews that reach more than 6.6 million technology buyers worldwide.

“Being recognized for product excellence by the most influential and respected technology editors is an honor and reflects our commitment to provide simple, intuitive and dependable storage and backup solutions,” said Stacey Lund, vice president of Maxtor’s Branded Products Group. “Our Maxtor OneTouch product family is the most trusted brand on the market for storing and protecting people’s digital music, videos, photos, personal files and business documents.”

In his January 7 review of the Maxtor OneTouch II, FireWire 800 solution, PC Magazine Contributing Editor Bill Machrone rates it as excellent, awarding it five out of five stars. In the article, Machrone writes: “The Maxtor OneTouch II is a roomy, solidly built drive with vastly improved backup software. At roughly $1 per gigabyte, it’s a sensible investment in protecting your data, and the best single-system backup solution we’ve seen yet.”

Earning four out of five stars in a review published on January 13, PC Magazine lead analyst Joel Santo Domingo says the Maxtor OneTouch II Small Business Edition is “a security blanket for the business that wants to be serious about backup.” Santo Domingo recommends the Maxtor solution for small businesses with a single server and limited or no IT staff. Calling it an “appealing alternative to manual DVD burning or even old-school tape backups,” Santo Domingo points out that it’s more convenient to “carry the drive than it is to tote a box of tapes or DVDs” when safeguarding backup copies of business data and files.

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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.

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

The Maxtor OneTouch 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.

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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