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Fujitsu to Release 200 GB 2.5" Hard Disk Drive Designed for 24-hour Continuous Operation

Suitable for Use in Industrial Equipment and Enterprise Applications

Fujitsu Limited

Tokyo, July 24, 2007

Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has developed the new MHY2 BS Series of 2.5" hard disk drives, which are designed for 24-hour continuous operation and are available in storage capacities of up to 200 GB(1) . Sales of the new series will start at the end of August.

Figure: MHY2 BS series

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Whether for use in industrial equipment, such as ATMs, POS systems, and medical equipment, or for enterprise applications, such as entry-level servers and storage systems, there is a need for HDDs that deliver exceptional reliability and meet a variety of needs, such as for 24-hour continuous operation and high-frequency access, as well as for lower heat generation and reduced energy consumption. Fujitsu developed the MHY2 BS Series of 2.5" HDDs,with storage capacities of up to 200 GB, to meet these needs.

Models in this series have a disk speed of 5,400 RPM and Serial ATA(2) interface. They are also designed with features that minimize the effects of rotational vibration(3) , which degrades drive performance.

The MHY2 BS Series joins two other series of 2.5" ATA HDDs from Fujitsu that are also designed for 24-hour continuous operation and harsh operating conditions, both of which are already available: the MHW2 BK Series, which features a disk speed of 7,200 RPM, and the MHW2 AC Series, which is designed to withstand extremely high and low temperatures. With these three series, Fujitsu is able to offer HDDs for industrial equipment and enterprise applications that are best suited to customers' specific needs.

In addition, all three of these series are RoHS(4) compliant.

Pricing and Availability

Series name Price Shipment
MHY2 BS per order End August, 2007
MHW2 BK per order Available now
MHW2 AC per order Available now

Sales Targets

For fiscal 2007:

  • MHY2 BS Series: 1 million units
  • MHW2 BK Series: 500,000 units
  • MHW2 AC Series : 500,000 units

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MHY2 BS Series Specifications (16 KB)

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  • [1] 200 GB

    One gigabyte is calculated as one billion bytes. Usable storage capacity may be lower than stated figures. Actual usable storage capacity will vary depending on details of the user’s environment and formatting.

  • [2] Serial ATA

    "ATA" is a specification for interfaces between storage devices and computers. In Serial ATA, each storage device has a one-to-one connection with the host, and passes data one bit at a time. This reduces noise and interference for a more reliable, faster connection.

  • [3] Rotational vibration

    Occurs when multiple drive mechanisms are mounted in a single chassis.

  • [4] RoHS

    A directive issued by the European Union on February 13, 2003 that has set legal regulations for hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment to minimize risk to the environment and people in member countries. Based on the directive, as of July 1, 2006, the amount of lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, cadmium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) is regulated in electrical and electronic equipment intended for Europe.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

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Date: 24 July, 2007
City: Tokyo
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