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Maxtor QuickView hard drives power new Toshiba HDD & DVD Video Recorder

  • 10 October, 2003 16:03

<p>Brings QuickView Design Wins to over 50</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia, October 10, 2003 - Maxtor Corporation (NYSE:MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage products, today announced that Maxtor® QuickVIEW® Consumer Electronic (CE) hard drives have been chosen for Toshiba’s HDD &amp; DVD Video recorder, RD-XS41 - the industry’s first DVD multi-drive video recorder. Maxtor’s QuickVIEW hard drive provides the new Toshiba device with up to 208 hours of recording time and enables viewers to record and playback simultaneously.</p>
<p>“Maxtor’s expertise and commitment to consumer electronics hard drive development plays a significant role in bringing our RD-XS41 product leadership position in the HDD &amp; DVD recorder market,” said Hiro Tokoro, technology executive of Digital AV, Digital Media Network Company at Toshiba Corporation. “We are looking for a leader and an experienced partner who understands the consumer market and Maxtor was the obvious choice.”</p>
<p>With over 50 design wins, Maxtor continues to be the hard drive manufacturer of choice for consumer electronic applications. Designed for digital entertainment, Maxtor QuickVIEW drives bring features such as Quiet Drive Technology, AV Streaming Performance and Thermal Monitoring Systems. Maxtor’s MaxLabs™ services, offered to global OEMs, provide a team of dedicated professionals who perform specialised testing and integration services to further assist in specific HDD design and development requirements for digital entertainment.</p>
<p>“Maxtor QuickVIEW hard drives bring convenience, ease of use and an array of AV performance and reliability options to manufacturers looking to optimise the consumer’s digital experience,” said Mike Cordano, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Maxtor Corporation. “Maxtor has enjoyed a long relationship with Toshiba. We look forward to expanding that relationship and bring new and advanced entertainment technologies to the consumer market.”</p>
<p>Availability and Pricing
Toshiba’s RD-XS41 is now available. Please contact your local dealer for pricing.</p>
<p>About RD-XS41
Toshiba’s RD-XS41, equipped with the “DVD Multi-drive” has been announced as a new addition to Toshiba’s “RD-Style” series. Supporting DVD-RW along with traditional DVD-RAM and DVD-R functions, users can select the appropriate media. The 160GB HDD is ideal for volume storing and editing of TV programs and BS broadcasting programs. For more information, please visit: http://www.rd-style.com/.</p>
<p>About Toshiba
Toshiba, a world leader in high technology, is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning information &amp; communications equipment and systems, Internet-based solutions and services, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliances. Driven by innovation and customer-focused growth, the Toshiba Group of companies aims to provide total utmost satisfaction to customers worldwide through leading-edge products and top-of-the-line services.</p>
<p>About Maxtor Corporation
Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world’s leading suppliers of hard disk drives for consumer, industrial and entertainment applications. The company has an expansive line of storage products for desktop computers, storage systems, high-performance 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 www.maxstore.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol.</p>
<p>About Maxtor Digital Entertainment
Maxtor’s specially designed QuickVIEW CE hard drives enable viewers to record, store and playback digital audio and video on Personal Video Recorders (PVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), game consoles and other consumer electronics devices. Maxtor QuickVIEW-equipped PVRs are available in thousands of locations worldwide from a variety of familiar consumer electronics manufacturers and service providers. In addition, Maxtor MaxLabs provides design, development and manufacturing services worldwide to CE OEMs enabling them to facilitate the creation of new generations of consumer products powered by Maxtor hard drives.</p>
<p>Note: Maxtor and QuickVIEW are registered trademarks and MaxLabs is a trademark of Maxtor Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
<p>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 backup related products, 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. These and other risk factors are contained in documents that the company files with the SEC, including the Form 10-K for fiscal 2002 and its recent 10-Qs.</p>
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<p>For further information please contact:</p>
<p>Craig Davis Fiona Martin
Maxtor Australia Max Australia
Phone: (02)-9369-3662 Phone: (02)-9954-3492
Email: craig_davis@maxtor.com Email: fiona.martin@maxaustralia.com.au</p>

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