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Fujitsu Delivers Industry Leading 160GB 2.5” 7200 RPM SATA Hard Disk Drive

Desktop Performance and Functionality Offered in a Laptop Hard Disk Drive Form Factor


Sunnyvale, CA, March 6, 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 global launch of its MHW2160BJ series mobile hard disk drives (HDDs). The newest Fujitsu products feature impressive storage capacities of up to 160GB1 and industry leading performance with 7200RPM speed. This is also the 3rd product family Fujitsu has developed using perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR). The MHW2160BJ series attains the industry’s highest capacity points while utilizing an industry first SATA 3.0Gb/sec interface on a 2.5” HDD. The MHW2160BJ series will begin shipping in second quarter 2007.

With the introduction of the 7200RPM product, Fujitsu now offers a comprehensive portfolio of notebook hard disk drives featuring capacity points up to 300GB and spindle speeds from 4200RPM to 7200RPM. Engineered using PMR technology, the new mobile HDDs will address the growing demand for higher performance and higher capacity laptop storage solutions. Laptop PCs continue to overtake desktop sales and market share, and high-performance mobile hard disk drives are required to help run graphic intensive applications and the increasing capacity of audio and video files.

“Fujitsu has positioned itself well to capitalize on the growing demand for higher performance 7200RPM laptop hard disk drives that replace the functionality found traditionally on desktop PCs,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “Since we exited the desktop hard disk drive market in August 2001, we have focused on building desktop functionality and performance into rugged mobile products that serve the changing professional and consumer markets.”

Fujitsu has been an industry leader in the research and development of PMR technology to support capacity expansion. Valuing the reputation for high quality that Fujitsu HDDs have earned to date, the company has successfully developed perpendicular hard disk drives that maintain the same high quality standards and going forward, plans to steadily expand and enhance its lineup of high performance, large-capacity PMR products.

Hard Disk Drive Specifications

Fujitsu designed the MHW2160BJ hard disk drive series to provide specifications that are vital for today's mobile computing applications, including:

· Capacity: 80GB/120GB/160GB

· Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM

· Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/sec & 1.5Gb/sec

· Buffer to Host Transfer Rate: 300MB/sec max.

· Disk to Buffer Transfer Rate: 102.8MB/sec max.(160GB)

· Read/Write Seek Time: 10.5/12.5 ms typ.

· Track to Track Seek Time: 1.5ms typ.

· Idle Power Consumption: 0.8 W typ.

· Acoustic (Idle): 2.5 bels typ.

· Operating Shock: 300G (2ms)

· Cache size: 8MB


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 about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
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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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1 One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.