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Fujitsu Mag EraSURE™ Device's Secure Data Disposal Capability Validated by DriveSavers Data Recovery

Test Results from Leading Data Recovery Organization Confirms Reliability of Commercial Degausser

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Sunnyvale, CA, January 08, 2007

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced the results of data recovery testing on hard disk drives (HDDs) degaussed by its Mag EraSURE™ Professional Value (P2V) product. Conducted by DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, the results indicate that information on the hard disk drives was unrecoverable after having passed through the Mag EraSURE device.

Fujitsu introduced the Mag EraSURE P2V desktop degausser in May 2006 as a high-powered yet economical solution for industries requiring fast and secure removal of data from magnetically recorded media, including HDD perpendicular magnetic recording media with up to 5000Oe coercivity. The Mag EraSURE family of products utilizes a patented array of rare earth permanent magnets to securely dispose of the data. The magnets are powerful enough to destroy both servo and calibration data and, as revealed by the testing, media exposed to the degausser became permanently unrecoverable by commercial means1.

With over twenty years of experience in the data recovery industry, DriveSavers is the global leader in salvaging data from damaged media. DriveSavers’ expert technicians have successfully restored data from hard disk drives, servers, RAID, SAN, NAS devices, tape, DVD, CD, all removable media, Flash Memory and MP3 players. Recoveries are performed in a certified Class 100 cleanroom , a pristine facility that contains highly filtered air 50,000 times cleaner than normal office air, providing a safe work environment for data recovery.

Three Enterprise hard disk drives that had passed through the Mag EraSURE device were provided to DriveSavers for evaluation purposes. After an extensive examination of the media and head stack with a high-powered microscope, complete disassembly of the internal components and media surface testing, DriveSavers’ cleanroom engineers concluded that there was no recoverable data on the HDDs. As a result of being exposed to the powerful magnetic fields in the Fujitsu Mag EraSURE device, the permanent low-level servo tracks and magnetically stored data on the hard disk drives was destroyed, allowing nothing to be read or written to the surface of the platters.

"Fujitsu is very excited about these test results, especially since DriveSavers is well-known for its expertise in the field of data recovery," said Dan Dalton, director, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "One of the challenges for industries today is how to securely dispose of confidential information after it has served its useful purpose. Mag EraSURE is the answer to this problem by offering users a quick and highly secure solution to ensure their information will not fall into the wrong hands."

"DriveSavers is very pleased with the performance of the Fujitsu Mag EraSURE device," said John Christopher, senior data recovery engineer, DriveSavers. "It is a fantastic tool for quickly and securely destroying sensitive data. After personally experiencing the Mag EraSURE degausser’s capabilities, I’m confident in its performance and ability to render all data completely unrecoverable."

With its user-friendly interface and convenient desktop size, the Fujitsu Mag EraSURE P2V product is extremely well-suited for field or remote office applications in a wide variety of industries that deal in highly sensitive information, including: financial, legal, medical and data center markets. Featuring a U.S. list price of $13,500, the degausser is available through select Fujitsu distributors, including Bell Micro (http://www.bellmicro.com/) and Avnet (http://www.avnet.com/).

About DriveSavers

DriveSavers Data Recovery is the largest, most trusted and technically advanced independent data recovery company in the world. Since 1985, the company has successfully recovered data from hundreds of thousands of hard drives, RAID arrays and other storage media from all operating systems that have crashed, mechanically failed, been physically damaged, infected by viruses and worse. Headquartered in Novato, CA, DriveSavers has served customers from around the world including Fortune 100 companies, financial institutions, healthcare providers, colleges and universities, major film studios, government agencies, small businesses, celebrities, musicians, college students and perhaps your neighbor.
For more information, please see: http://www.drivesavers.com

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 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See www.fujitsu.com for further information.
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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 hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology, 10Gb Ethernet switches and degaussers. 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: January 08, 2007
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America