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Maxtor announces latest Atlas 10K IV

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Maxtor Corporation, a company dealing in HDD’s and data storage solutions,

has announced its fourth-generation 10K SCSI HDD, the Maxtor Atlas10K IV. Maxtor

also announced its plans to launch a program to deliver a 15K class drive after

the Atlas10K IV reaches volume shipments.

Both drives incorporate Maxtor's proven second generation U320 SCSI interface

— the first-generation Atlas 10K III-U320 has been shipping in volume since

April 2002 and is widely available around the world.

Vertical IT managers in high-performance systems markets continue to need

increased storage and faster access times, and demand greater performance from

today's applications. With Maxtor's extended family of Atlas SCSI drives, IT

professionals can now choose from a variety of storage solutions to match their

business needs.

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Maxtor's newest drives are designed and tested for 24x7 dependability and

offer performance leadership with the industry's fastest average seek times. The

Atlas family is also offered in leading areal densities from 18GB to 146GB

capacities.

The Maxtor Atlas 10K IV has an average seek time of 4.4msec and host

sustained data rate of 72 MB/s. The Maxtor Atlas 10K IV combines this

performance with capacities of 36GB, 73GB and 146GB, acoustics as low as 3.2

bels, a low profile design, a powerful 8 MB cache and proven reliability that

offers discerning enterprise customers a complete storage solution.

The Maxtor Atlas 10K IV provides the lowest cost-per-gigabyte at a

substantially higher level of performance with industry-leading reliability.

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The Atlas 10K IV comes standard with Maxtor's second generation of the

powerful proven implementation of the SCSI U320 interface with Maxtor's unique

Adaptive Active Filtration (AAF). Maxtor's leadership in SCSI and AAF technology

provides customers with improved signal quality at the drive and system level,

which results in lower system down time and higher ROI (Return On Investment).

Sample units of the Maxtor Atlas 10K IV will be available in Q3 2002. Volume

production is scheduled for early Q4 2002.

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