Quantum and Maxtor have announced the dates for their shareholders to decide on the proposed merger of the companies.

The companies will hold simultaneous meetings on March 30 at 6pm (GMT), in separate locations, in Milpitas, California.

Maxtor and Quantum announced their intention to merge last October. The combined company is expected to ship over 50 million hard drives a year and to become a $6 billion-per-year business. The plan was approved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission in December, subject to shareholder approval.