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Maxtor, LSI Logic Storage Systems Team for FC-to-SATA Enterprise Storage

  • 19 November, 2003 08:57

<p>LSI Logic Storage Systems' New Secondary Storage Solution Coupled with Maxtor MaXLine Serial ATA Drives Offer Affordability, Highest Capacity and Quick Access to Data for Mid-line Fixed Content Applications and Near-Line Disk-to-Disk Backup</p>
<p>MILPITAS, Calif., November 19, 2003 -- Maxtor Corporation (NYSE: MXO), a worldwide leader in hard disk drives and consumer storage products, announced today that its MaXLine(TM) Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives have been certified by LSI Logic Storage Systems for use with its new Fibre Channel (FC)-to-SATA enterprise-class storage solution.</p>
<p>LSI Logic Storage Systems' new offering, powered by MaXLine SATA drives, delivers an affordable, high-capacity storage solution that can be easily attached to an existing FC network environment. Used as a mid-line solution, the system aids in quickly storing and accessing fixed content and reference data such as corporate images, reports, graphics and email messages. Offering up to 56 TB of capacity, the solution can also be used in a near-line disk-to-disk backup application for large enterprises to complete their full data backups to tape each evening.</p>
<p>"With the availability of our new enterprise-class SATA storage systems, the market for secondary storage within the enterprise is poised to grow quickly," said Flavio Santoni, senior vice president of worldwide sales, marketing and customer support, LSI Logic Storage Systems. "We're pleased to have selected the Maxtor MaXLine drive as a key component of these solutions, which provide customers the robust functionality they need at a very attractive price."</p>
<p>"Mid-line and near-line storage continues to grow due to the explosion of fixed content and reference data," said Mike Williams, vice president of marketing at Maxtor. "With the favorable cost benefits, performance and reliability of SATA drives, LSI Logic Storage Systems' new Serial ATA solution provides enterprise customers with an ideal way to manage fixed content data in a Fibre Channel environment."</p>
<p>Maxtor MaXLine drives provide a durable platform for system development. With up to 250GB in the Serial ATA version, these drives offer a high mean-time-to-failure (MTTF) hours rating and low cost per GB. MaXLine drives are ideal for applications that require vast amounts of storage space such as video security, post production editing, multimedia/graphics and medical imaging. Maxtor's SATA drives offer higher data transfer rates, a more reliable connection, simpler RAID integration and faster HDD installation than parallel ATA drives. Maxtor SATA drives also offer hot-plug compatibility and allow for smaller system designs.</p>
<p>LSI Logic Storage Systems' SATA storage solutions are designed for environments that need lower cost storage, but do not want to give up the availability, manageability, data integrity and functionality achieved with Fibre Channel based storage systems. These systems integrate low-cost-per-gigabyte SATA disk drives with LSI Logic's powerful controllers and management software. Together, they create robust SATA storage solutions that are truly enterprise class.</p>
<p>Maxtor's MaXLine drives are shipping today to major OEMs and channel partners around the world. For more information, please visit Maxtor at or LSI Logic Storage Systems at</p>
<p>About Maxtor Corporation
Maxtor Corporation ( 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 or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NYSE under the MXO symbol.</p>
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<p>For disk drive storage capacities, TB means 1 trillion bytes and GB means 1 billion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating
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 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 2002 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.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Craig Davis Erika Longworth
Maxtor Australia Max Australia
Phone: (02)-9369-3662 Phone: (02)-9954-3492
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