Maxtor Announces External DVR Drives

From Maxtor’s press release:

Maxtor Corporation announced today its QuickView portfolio of consumer hard drives will include an external storage offering. The Maxtor QuickView Expander drive will enable digital video recorder (DVR) owners to readily add-on up to 160 hours of recording time to their existing units. First of its kind, the QuickView Expander emphasizes Maxtor’s commitment to develop and market application-specific storage solutions for emerging categories such as consumer electronics.

The new QuickView Expander offering leverages the core technology of Maxtor QuickView consumer electronics (CE) hard drives, which power over 80 percent of today’s DVRs worldwide. Maxtor QuickView CE drives are designed for consumer applications and offer exceptional performance and advanced features that enhance the digital entertainment experience. Maxtor QuickView drives have been a core component of the company’s consumer product mix for many years and are recognized by our global OEMs as the preferred drive for consumer electronics devices.

“Maxtor continues to introduce innovative storage products and solutions designed to meet market needs,” said Mike Paxton, senior analyst with In-Stat/MDR. “The QuickView Expander underscores Maxtor’s emphasis on opportunity and differentiation, and reflects the company’s leadership in the industry.”

“Our award-winning Maxtor MaXLine hard drives and Maxtor OneTouch drives, and now the addition of the QuickView Expander, continue to demonstrate our ability to access and integrate technology and capitalize on emerging segments,” stated Paul Tufano, CEO at Maxtor Corporation. “At Maxtor, we are committed to supporting all of the markets we serve, and are especially focused on creating distinction in markets such as digital entertainment.”

For more information about Maxtor QuickView consumer electronics hard drives, please visit The QuickView Expander product will be available for shipping in early Q3 ’04.


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