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Fujitsu Updates Line-up of Enterprise Hard Disk Drives

-Introducing its first 2.5" HDDs running at 15,000 rpm -


Tokyo, May 30, 2007 — Fujitsu Limited today announced that it has updated its line-up of hard disk drives (HDDs) for enterprise applications(1). The new product line includes 2.5'' drives running at 15,000 rpm which support the mainstream Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)(2) interface and Serial ATA(3) interface, providing a one-stop solution to meet an increasingly diverse array of market needs.

Figure: Enterprise Hard Disk

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Enterprise customers are looking for HDDs that deliver better I/O performance(4), lower heat levels, lower power consumption, more sophisticated processing performance, and higher reliability. With its new line of 2.5'' drives running at 15,000 rpm and 2.5'' drives supporting the SATA interface, Fujitsu can meet all of these needs.

Supporting SAS and other traditional interfaces, the new line-up includes the MBB2 series of 2.5'' drives running at 10,000 rpm, as well as Fujitsu's first 2.5'' drives running at 15,000 rpm, the MBC2 series, and the MBA3 series of 3.5'' drives running at 15,000 rpm. Each of these series boasts best-in-class specifications and are ideal for server and storage implementations.

Fujitsu is also introducing the MHW2 BK series of 7,200 rpm 2.5'' drives that are SATA compatible and designed for 24-hour continuous operation. Available in capacities up to 120 GB(5), they are Fujitsu's first SATA-compatible HDDs that also include built-in functions designed to minimize the adverse effects of Rotational Vibration(6).

All four new series of HDDs are RoHS-compliant(7).


Sales Targets

For fiscal 2007:

  • MHW2 BK: 500,000 units
  • MBA3: 2,000,000 units
  • MBB2: 2,000,000 units
  • MBC2: 1,000,000 units

Attachments

Specifications for the MHW2 BK, MBA3, MBB2, and MBC2 series. [33KB]

Notes

For enterprise applications:
For use in high-reliability, high-performance server and storage systems for mission-critical business applications.
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS):
A new serial interface for SCSI capable in the future of higher data-transfer speeds than the parallel interface. Systems configured with SAS drives can also incorporate SATA drives.
Serial ATA (SATA):
The Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface is one of the ATA standards for connecting a computer to a hard disk drive or other storage device. Each device has a 1:1 signal path to the host, transmitting data serially (one bit at a time). Therefore, high-speed data transfer without interference or noise is possible. This interface is also capable of handling even faster data transfers.
I/O performance:
Input/output performance for the server or storage system as a whole
120 GB:
1 gigabyte is equivalent to 1,000,000,000 bytes. Usable storage capacity is actually less than this figure. Actual storage capacity may vary depending on the environment and formatting of the customer's system.
Rotational Vibration:
Rotational Vibration can occur when multiple drive mechanisms are mounted in a single chassis.
RoHS directive:
Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment: 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.

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