Maxtor hard drives and Maxtor external hard drives were produced by Maxtor Corporation. However, in 2006 Seagate Technology Incorporated purchased this hard drive manufacturer in a huge two billion dollar deal.
Since the acquisition, the Maxtor brand name still appears on some products since the Maxtor brand operates as a subsidiary of Seagate.
The Maxtor Corporation was an American company and founded in 1982 by a group of ex-IBM employees. Later in 1990, Maxtor acquired the assets of MiniScribe, a low-end hard disk drive manufacturer that founded in 1980 and had filed for bankruptcy. Ten years after this acquisition in 2000, the Maxtor Corporation purchased the hard disk drive division of Quantum, which increased the company size considerably.
Like other hard drive manufacturers, Maxtor possessed a number of hard drive products for desktop and server applications. The emphasis for Maxtor was on creating hard drives with very high capacity as opposed to very high speed.
After the acquisition by Seagate in 2006, the Maxtor brand name did not disappear but maintained by Seagate for some hard disk drive products. Several hard drive products are available with the Maxtor name on them. Both internal and external hard drive products exist, although the emphasis seems to be on the growing external hard drive market.
As of 2019, external hard drive products from Maxtor out number the internal products by three to one. Examples Maxtor hard drives are provided below.
One of the Maxtor external hard drive products is called the Maxtor One Touch II. The emphasis for this product is convenience for the personal computing market. Maxtor does not produce any 2.5-inch hard disk products for the laptop computing market. A variety of other hard drives is available with the Maxtor brand name, such as BlackArmor, Fusion, Central Axis, D3 Station, Shared Storage, as well as other external drives.
The Seagate website lists the Maxtor DiamondMax Hard Drive line under its desktop computing section. These hard drives provide a balance between the most popular capacities, basic hard disk drive performance, and reliability. The DiamondMax line of Maxtor hard drives come with a 3-year warranty.
There are several capacities available for these 7200 rpm Maxtor drives, namely, 80 GB, 160 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB, and 1 TB. This wide range of available capacities allows flexibility when choosing an appropriate hard drive for an application. For internal drives, Atlas, MaXLine, MobileMax, and QuickView are also sold.
More information on these Maxtor hard drives is available at Maxtor/Seagate website.