For Immediate Release Selects Maxtor QuickView Consumer Hard Drives for TiVo Digital
Video Recorder Upgrades

Add Up to 344 hours of Storage to Your TiVo DVR with QuickView Drives

Milpitas, CA, January 20, 2004 – Maxtor Corporation, a worldwide leader in
hard disk drives and consumer storage products, today announced that its
Maxtor=AE QuickView=AE consumer electronics (CE) hard drives are now availab=
to integrators through select Maxtor channel distribution partners.
WeaKnees, an integrator and Maxtor VIP Partner, will include Maxtor
QuickView drives in all enhanced TiVo=AE DVRs and self-install upgrade kits.
Available in capacities of 80GB, 120GB, 160GB and 300GB, Maxtor QuickView
drives can provide an additional 70 hours to 344 hours of recording time to
TiVo DVRs.

“The performance and reliability of our TiVo upgrade products will improve
significantly with Maxtor=92s QuickView brand of hard drives,” said Jeff
Shapiro, president of WeaKnees. “Our internal tests have demonstrated that
QuickView hard drives offer optimized AV streaming performance, significant
noise reduction, and an improved thermal profile in DVR/PVR applications.
We are excited that those who upgrade to high-capacity TiVo DVRs can now
experience the benefits of QuickView hard drives, which until now, were
available only to OEM partners.”

“We are pleased to expand the availability of the QuickView brand to
aftermarket integrators such as WeaKnees,” said Mike Cordano, executive
vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Maxtor. “The size of the
upgrade market is growing rapidly. Making available our QuickView brand of
products to upgrade specialists will ensure that consumers benefit from the
value and quality our specialized hard drives offer.” Pricing
WeaKnees offers complete TiVo systems with QuickView hard drives ranging
from 80GB to 300GB, and prices from $299 to $1,299. Self-install upgrade
kits, which add between approximately 70 and 344 hours, are priced from
$139 to $349. WeaKnees also offers professional installation services
starting at $49. All prices include free shipping.

WeaKnees was founded in 2000 with the goal of providing enhanced capacity
TiVo DVRs and hard drive upgrades for TiVos. The company specializes in the
TiVo and DirecTV DVR market, and offers specially engineered parts and
accessories designed to improve the TiVo experience. By developing upgrade
products that require no technical experience and are easy to install,
WeaKnees has come to dominate a rapidly growing niche market. WeaKnees is
also an authorized DirecTV dealer. The company is privately held and is
located in Los Angeles, CA. Additional information can be found at

About Maxtor Corporation
Maxtor Corporation ( is one of the world=92s leading supplier=
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.

About Maxtor Digital Entertainment
Maxtor=92s specially designed QuickView CE hard drives enable viewers to
record, store and playback digital audio and video on Personal Video
Recorders (PVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), game consoles and other consumer
electronics devices. Maxtor QuickView-equipped PVRs are available in
thousands of locations worldwide from a variety of familiar consumer
electronics manufacturers and service providers. In addition, Maxtor
MaxLabs(TM) provides design, development and manufacturing services
worldwide to CE OEMs enabling them to facilitate the creation of new
generations of consumer products powered by Maxtor hard drives.

About the Maxtor VIP Partner Program
The Maxtor VIP Partner Program is a global partner program designed to help
resellers, systems integrators and retailers of Maxtor products better
support their customers. Maxtor VIP Partners receive in advance new product
information and news, priority technical support, special promotions, and a
secured private Web site containing sales and marketing tools, including
downloadable logos, images, marketing copy and bullet points. Members may
also qualify for the VIP Council that advises Maxtor on programs and
products. Visit for more information.