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Fujitsu introduces low-cost, compact disk array - GR710

Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited

Hong Kong, September 20, 2001

Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited today introduces the GR710, a low-cost disk array system. It efficiently helps companies like Internet Data Center (IDCs), Internet Services Providers (ISPs), Application Service Providers (ASPs) and Storage Service Providers (SSPs), which have the Internet at their core to handle the ever-increasing amount of information. More important, GR710 employs a modular design enabling flexible scalability of disk array capacity which enables isolation of discrete sets of customer or application data, thereby ensures effective system management.


GR 710 is a new member to Fujitsu's SAN-family in the GR 700 series. It comes in a compact 3U height (approximately 13 centimeters) cabinet and has a maximum memory capacity of 286GB. The adoption of Fibre Channel drive interface enables high-speed data transmission of up to 100MB/second. The rack mount models allow the mounting of up to 10 units on a special-purpose rack for scalability of up to 2.8 terabytes, giving users enormous flexibility in choosing the configuration that best suits their needs.

Fujitsu's storage system framework emphasizes on flexible connectivity, dynamic scalability, continuous access and superior enterprise storage management. The GR 700 disk array series is developed for open system environments. It is a highly reliable disk array system with rich functions and thus can reduce the total cost of ownership. Besides, the SystemWalker™/StorageMGR software allows integrated management of the entire system including SAN. Storage integration using SAN not only makes it possible to connect to multiple servers of different types to create large-scale configurations, but also facilitates the effective management of storage resources through file sharing and the reduction of duplication data.

Apart from GR710, Fujitsu also offers a full range of product choices including GR 720, GR 730, and GR 740. GR 720 and GR 730 are for medium size companies while GR 740 is for large enterprise. All models are now available in Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited, for further information please visit: or call our Product Hotline: 2828 2833

GR 710 Specification:

Model Tower model Rack mount model
RAID supported 0, 1, 0+1, 5
Storage capacity (with RAID5 configuration) (*1, *2) Max. 286GB (*3)
Number of controllers 1, 2
Host interface Fibre Channel (max. 100 MB/s)Ultra 160 SCSI (max. 160 MB/s)
Number of Host Interfaces 1, 2
Cache capacity 256 MB per controller
Number of drives Max. 12
Drive capacity 17.9 GB/10,000 rpm, 35.8 GB/10,000 rpm
Drive interface Fibre Channel (max. 100 MB/s)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 174 x 622 x 518 mm 483 x 580 x130 mm (3U)
Weight Max. 46 kg Max. 39 kg
Power requirements Voltage 100 to 240 VAC 0%
Phase Single phase
Frequency 50/60 Hz
Power consumption 170 to 320W
Heat dissipation 612 to 1,150kJ/h
Environmental conditions Temperature 5 to 35°X (operating), 5 to 50°X (non operating)
Humidity 20 to 80%RH (operating), 8 to 80%RH (non operating)

*1: The storage capacity value was calculated as 1Kbyte=1,000bytes
*2: The storage value includes the system area as well as the user area.
*3: With a RAID5 configuration (4data+1parity+1spare). The Rack mount model allows up to 10 GR 710 units to be installed in a dedicated rack.

About Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited

Fujitsu Hong Kong, wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited, has been in operation in Hong Kong since 1986. It is a well established supplier of IT products and services in China and Hong Kong. It offers a full range of products from supercomputers and corporate systems to notebook computers and peripherals. It also provides services including systems integration, professional services, managed services, software services, training services and multi-vendor desktop services.
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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. For more information, please see

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Company:Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited, Planning Dept.

Date: 20 September, 2001
City: Hong Kong
Company: Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited