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Fujitsu Partners with Enhance Technology to Deliver Next Generation Multi-Disk Storage Enclosure

Interoperable Removable Storage Enclosure Offers Ideal Solution for Next Generation Dense Storage & Embedded Applications

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

San Jose, CA, August 01, 2005

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today announced that Enhance Technology, Inc. is using Fujitsu next-generation Serial interface hard disk drives in its QuadraPack™ Q14. The storage solution is the industry’s first compact removable storage enclosure designed to house four Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial ATA (SATA) 2.5" hard disk drives mounted in a single 5.25" drive bay.

To address the ever increasing demands for additional storage capacity, Enhance Technology worked closely with the Fujitsu engineering team to create a solution utilizing enterprise-class small form factor (SFF) hard disk drives to develop a 2.5" multi-drive storage enclosure. As a result of the QuadraPack Q14’s compact size, potential customers are currently seeking out the unit for advanced storage applications including audio recording, video editing, high performance computing, on-demand streaming media servers, RAID implementations and server storage.

Additionally, the modular design and interface options allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), System Integrators and Value Added Resellers (VARs) to offer more capacity with less enclosure real estate, and its hot-swap architecture makes it a perfect building block for dense computing and embedded applications.

The interoperability afforded through the Serial interface backplane is another key benefit of the QuadraPack Q14. The SAS physical layer is compatible with SATA, so users have the choice of populating their systems with 2.5" SAS or SATA hard disk drives, or a combination of both. It also allows the unit to connect with any notebook equipped with a high-speed SAS or SATA host bus adapter (HBA).

Fujitsu is currently the only supplier recommended for use with the QuadraPack Q14 product line. Enhance selected Fujitsu as its preferred hard disk drive partner due to the company’s position as the industry leader in 2.5" Serial hard disk drive technology.

Announced in early 2004, Fujitsu delivered the industry’s first 2.5" SATA hard disk drive and redefined the possibilities for manufacturers in emerging notebook and enterprise storage markets. It is among the world’s fastest and most efficient mobile hard disk drive, enabling innovation and improvements in laptop and notebook computers and various other platforms and applications.

Additionally, Fujitsu was first to market with 2.5" and 3.5" SAS hard disk drives and recently announced volume shipment to distribution partners. Fujitsu expects SAS to become the enterprise hard disk drive interface of choice because it allows users to significantly increase input-output (I/O) performance by increasing storage density while decreasing power consumption.

About Enhance Technology, Inc.

Founded in 1997, Enhance Technology ( designs and manufactures high performance storage systems and removable drive enclosures for the content creation, audio/video and IT market. Enhance Technology is a leader in the development of hybrid Serial ATA products with their enterprise class "UltraStor™" RAID System, "QuadraPack" Multi-disk storage backplane, and "editBOX™" Pro-video Desktop Storage Disk Array. To learn more about Enhance Technology, Inc. call (562) 777-3488.
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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 open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, and Magneto-Optical drives. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
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Date: August 01, 2005
City: San Jose, CA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America