Maxtor(R) Begins High-Volume Drive Shipments To Nation's Largest Provider of Satellite TV Hard Disk Products

DISH Network DishPVR 501 Satellite TV Receiver

Employs Maxtor QuickView(TM) Technology



Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Maxtor Corporation

    MILPITAS, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Maxtor
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   MXTR) announced today that it has begun high-volume
 shipments of disk drives for use in advanced DISH Network(TM) digital
 satellite television products.  This further establishes Maxtor as the premier
 supplier of hard disk drive-based video recording technologies designed for
 the rapidly-expanding satellite television and consumer electronics markets.
     DISH Network is the fastest-growing satellite television service provider
 in the United States 'with more than 5.26 million customers.  In 2000, DISH
 Network subscribers increased 26 percent over the previous year as DISH
 Network captured approximately 55 percent of all net new direct broadcast
 satellite TV customers.
     Maxtor is the primary supplier of hard disk drives used by DISH Network as
 a key component of the new DishPVR 501 satellite television receiver, which
 began shipping to DISH Network retail stores in April.  A Maxtor QuickView
 40 gigabyte hard disk drive enables DISH Network DishPVR 501 users to record
 up to 35 hours of MPEG2 compressed digital video, along with several advanced
 features that are unavailable on traditional analog video recorders.  These
 advanced features include simultaneous record and playback, live TV pause,
 four fast-forward speeds and fast-reverse speeds, skip forward 30 seconds, and
 skip backward 10 seconds.
     "DISH Network's adoption of Maxtor QuickView technology is a significant
 milestone in further establishing hard disk drives as a common platform for
 advanced video recording and playback," said Tex Schenkkan, Maxtor's senior
 vice president, Consumer Electronics Business and business development.
 "Towards this goal, we are committed to building strong relationships with key
 set-top box manufacturers and service providers that will enable their
 customers to enhance the quality of their viewing experience."
     "EchoStar's DISH Network has shipped over 200,000 hard disk units with its
 first generation hard disk satellite TV receiver, establishing DISH Network as
 the U.S. leader," said Mark Jackson, senior vice president at EchoStar.  "In
 our preliminary tests, Maxtor technologies quickly proved to meet our
 performance demands for our second generation hard disk recorder, the DishPVR
 501."
     Hard disk drive-based recording and storage technologies represent a
 significant growth opportunity within consumer electronics product segments,
 including satellite TV set-top boxes.
     "The U.S.-installed base of digital set-top boxes that contain hard disk
 drives will reach 5.4 million by 2002," stated Mary Joy Scafidi, senior
 analyst at International Data Corp.  "Set-top boxes that combine satellite TV
 reception with personal video recorder functionality will account for 38
 percent of the installed base."
 
     About Maxtor
     Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading
 suppliers of information storage solutions.  The company has an expansive line
 of storage products for desktop computers, network storage, high-performance
 Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics.  Maxtor has a reputation of
 being a proven market leader built by providing consistent high-quality
 products, and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products
 can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR.  Maxtor
 is traded on the NASDAQ under the MXTR symbol. Maxtor will transfer its
 listing to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MXO symbol effective
 on or close to April 30, 2001.
 
     About DISH Network
     DISH Network is a trademark of EchoStar Communications Corporation.  DISH
 Network is EchoStar's state-of-the-art direct broadcast satellite TV system
 that is capable of offering over 500 channels of digital video and CD-quality
 audio programming, as well as advanced satellite TV receiver hardware and
 installation.  DISH Network was ranked number one in overall customer
 satisfaction among cable/satellite TV subscribers by J.D. Power and Associates
 in 1999 and 2000.  EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX).  DISH
 Network currently serves over 5.26 million customers. For more information,
 visit www.dishnetwork.com.
 
     Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor logo are registered trademarks of Maxtor
 Corporation.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements concerning Maxtor
 products.  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, risks in Maxtor's ability to
 successfully bring the products to market, market demand or and acceptance of
 the products, the company's ability to execute production ramps, changes in
 product and customer mix, pricing trends, and actions by competitors.  These
 and other risk factors are contained in periodic reports filed by Maxtor
 Corporation with the Securities Exchange Commission, including, but not
 limited to, Maxtor's Form 10-K for fiscal 2000, recent Forms 10-Q and the
 registration statement on Form S-4 related to the combination with Quantum
 HDD. Maxtor is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any obligation
 to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X59242974
 
 

SOURCE Maxtor Corporation
    MILPITAS, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Maxtor
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   MXTR) announced today that it has begun high-volume
 shipments of disk drives for use in advanced DISH Network(TM) digital
 satellite television products.  This further establishes Maxtor as the premier
 supplier of hard disk drive-based video recording technologies designed for
 the rapidly-expanding satellite television and consumer electronics markets.
     DISH Network is the fastest-growing satellite television service provider
 in the United States 'with more than 5.26 million customers.  In 2000, DISH
 Network subscribers increased 26 percent over the previous year as DISH
 Network captured approximately 55 percent of all net new direct broadcast
 satellite TV customers.
     Maxtor is the primary supplier of hard disk drives used by DISH Network as
 a key component of the new DishPVR 501 satellite television receiver, which
 began shipping to DISH Network retail stores in April.  A Maxtor QuickView
 40 gigabyte hard disk drive enables DISH Network DishPVR 501 users to record
 up to 35 hours of MPEG2 compressed digital video, along with several advanced
 features that are unavailable on traditional analog video recorders.  These
 advanced features include simultaneous record and playback, live TV pause,
 four fast-forward speeds and fast-reverse speeds, skip forward 30 seconds, and
 skip backward 10 seconds.
     "DISH Network's adoption of Maxtor QuickView technology is a significant
 milestone in further establishing hard disk drives as a common platform for
 advanced video recording and playback," said Tex Schenkkan, Maxtor's senior
 vice president, Consumer Electronics Business and business development.
 "Towards this goal, we are committed to building strong relationships with key
 set-top box manufacturers and service providers that will enable their
 customers to enhance the quality of their viewing experience."
     "EchoStar's DISH Network has shipped over 200,000 hard disk units with its
 first generation hard disk satellite TV receiver, establishing DISH Network as
 the U.S. leader," said Mark Jackson, senior vice president at EchoStar.  "In
 our preliminary tests, Maxtor technologies quickly proved to meet our
 performance demands for our second generation hard disk recorder, the DishPVR
 501."
     Hard disk drive-based recording and storage technologies represent a
 significant growth opportunity within consumer electronics product segments,
 including satellite TV set-top boxes.
     "The U.S.-installed base of digital set-top boxes that contain hard disk
 drives will reach 5.4 million by 2002," stated Mary Joy Scafidi, senior
 analyst at International Data Corp.  "Set-top boxes that combine satellite TV
 reception with personal video recorder functionality will account for 38
 percent of the installed base."
 
     About Maxtor
     Maxtor Corporation (www.maxtor.com) is one of the world's leading
 suppliers of information storage solutions.  The company has an expansive line
 of storage products for desktop computers, network storage, high-performance
 Intel-based servers, and consumer electronics.  Maxtor has a reputation of
 being a proven market leader built by providing consistent high-quality
 products, and service and support for its customers. Maxtor and its products
 can be found at www.maxtor.com or by calling toll-free (800) 2-MAXTOR.  Maxtor
 is traded on the NASDAQ under the MXTR symbol. Maxtor will transfer its
 listing to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the MXO symbol effective
 on or close to April 30, 2001.
 
     About DISH Network
     DISH Network is a trademark of EchoStar Communications Corporation.  DISH
 Network is EchoStar's state-of-the-art direct broadcast satellite TV system
 that is capable of offering over 500 channels of digital video and CD-quality
 audio programming, as well as advanced satellite TV receiver hardware and
 installation.  DISH Network was ranked number one in overall customer
 satisfaction among cable/satellite TV subscribers by J.D. Power and Associates
 in 1999 and 2000.  EchoStar is included in the Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX).  DISH
 Network currently serves over 5.26 million customers. For more information,
 visit www.dishnetwork.com.
 
     Note: Maxtor and the Maxtor logo are registered trademarks of Maxtor
 Corporation.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements concerning Maxtor
 products.  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, risks in Maxtor's ability to
 successfully bring the products to market, market demand or and acceptance of
 the products, the company's ability to execute production ramps, changes in
 product and customer mix, pricing trends, and actions by competitors.  These
 and other risk factors are contained in periodic reports filed by Maxtor
 Corporation with the Securities Exchange Commission, including, but not
 limited to, Maxtor's Form 10-K for fiscal 2000, recent Forms 10-Q and the
 registration statement on Form S-4 related to the combination with Quantum
 HDD. Maxtor is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any obligation
 to) update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
 information, future events or otherwise.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X59242974
 
 SOURCE  Maxtor Corporation