Maxtor Diamond Max Drives Selected as Storage Solution of Choice by Google

DiamondMax Plus 40 hard drives deliver speed, capacity and reliability required by one of the Internet’s top search engines

MILPITAS, Calif., June 7, 2000 – Maxtor Corporation (NASDAQ: MAXTOR) announced today that Google, one of the fastest growing search engines on the Web, has selected Maxtor and its DiamondMax Plus 40 hard disk drives to meet its expanding need for reliable, high-capacity storage for its rapidly-growing website. Maxtor is a global supplier of powerful storage solutions, including the award-winning DiamondMax line of hard drives and MaxAttach family of server appliances.

Google is ushering in a data storage upgrade with an initial installation of 3,000 DiamondMax Plus 40 hard drives. Maxtor also provides Google with the supporting software utilities necessary for processing information and retrieving search queries across all of Google’s data centers.

"Maxtor’s 7200 RPM drives provide Google with the high performance and reliability necessary to power the thousands of Internet servers for the Google website," said Urs Hoelzle, Google’s vice president of engineering. "Using Maxtor’s DiamondMax drives is a cost-effective way for Google to process large scale computations that keep pace with Google’s dramatic increases in visitor traffic."

The need for reliable, around-the-clock accessibility to files is especially critical for Google because the search engine hosts queries at other top portal sites, including AOL’s Netscape Netcenter and Washington, in addition to handling millions of search queries on its own website.

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 drives provide one of the most comprehensive reliability packages in the industry, including Maxtor ShockBlock, enabling the drives to withstand high shock load levels without drive failure.

"High-traffic websites such as Google require the best performing products the industry can deliver," said Mike Cordano, Maxtor vice-president of worldwide sales. "We take great pride that Google has selected our DiamondMax Plus 40 line of hard drives to solve its need for fast, reliable, high-performance storage."

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 40 drives feature a sub-9.0 ms average seek time; a 2 MB cache buffer incorporating a high-speed 100 MHz SDRAM memory for high sustained transfer rate; Maxtor’s proprietary DualWave processor, and UltraDMA 66 for up to 66 MB per second transfer rates, convertible to 100 MB/second rate with a simple utility installation.

With 7200 RPM spin speed, high-capacity and reliability features, Maxtor DiamondMax IDE drives deliver high-quality, cost-effective and dependable performance for a number of storage-hungry categories such as multimedia, Internet, video, and audio applications on high-end desktop systems; as well as for traditionally SCSI applications such as servers and entry-level RAID systems.

About Maxtor

Maxtor Corporation is a leading supplier of information storage solutions. The company’s current hard disk drive products include the award-winning DiamondMax and DiamondMax Plus line of products for mainstream and high-performance personal computers (PCs) and consumer electronics opportunities, as well as the DiamondMax VL line for entry-level PCs. Maxtor also offers the new MaxAttach family of server appliances for network attached storage applications. Maxtor’s market leadership position has been built by consistently providing leadership products, and by delivering high levels of quality and support for its customers. More information about Maxtor and its products can be found at or by calling toll free (800) 2-MAXTOR. Maxtor is traded on the NASDAQ nder the MXTR symbol.

About Google Inc.

Google Inc. exists to provide the best Internet search experience, and accomplishes this for millions of users daily by delivering a powerful, fast, and easy-to-use search service for finding the most relevant information. Google has received numerous industry awards for its technological innovations, including "Best Search Engine on the Internet" from Yahoo! Internet Life. Google recently was ranked No. 1 in user satisfaction and loyalty in a leading independent research firm’s Search & Portal Site Tracking Study, with 97 percent of users surveyed indicating they would recommend Google to a friend. A growing number of companies, including Netscape and The Washington Post, rely on Google to power search on their websites. A privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif., Google’s investors include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. For the information you need, visit


This release 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, 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 Maxtor’s most recent Prospectus as well as in its 10-K for fiscal 1998 and its recent 10-Qs.