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Fujitsu announces optimum capacity Picobird 16HE hard disk drives

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, July 03, 2001

Fujitsu Australia, the largest supplier of hard drives for desktop computers in Australia, today announced an addition to its Picobird 16HE family of hard disk drives. The new MPG3409AH-EF, a 40.9GB ATA100, and MPG3307AH-EF, a 30GB ATA100 interface drive, offer many features. The 7200RPM model boasts an internal transfer rate as high as 60.7MB/s, an average seek time of 8.5 ms, a large 2MB buffer and Fujitsu's proprietary Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology.

These optimum capacity drives are ideally suited for today's wide range of data intensive desktop applications. Whether it is digital audio and video file processing, business productivity software releases or the vast number of video games evident in the home market, Fujitsu's drives will meet these storage appetites and many others.

"We are pleased with Fujitsu's latest IDE drive offering," said Mike Yell, Fujitsu Australia General Manager Peripheral Products. "The new features exemplify Fujitsu's continuing advancements in drive design and performance, which complements our reputation as a leading producer of reliable drives for today's market."

Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology

The MPG3409AH-EF and the MPG3307AH-EF both incorporate Fujitsu's proprietary Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology, giving it one of the industry's lowest acoustic ratings. FDB technology has several advantages over conventional ball bearing motor technology. Acoustic noise is reduced to approximately a quarter of the level emitted from equivalent conventional drives and reliability is improved through reduced wear characteristics and better shock tolerance features. The result is quality drives that are ideal for data integrity and noise-sensitive applications.

Availability and pricing

The MPG3409AH-EF and the MPG3307AH-EF hard disk drives, including the entire family of Picobird 16 series are now available from Australian resellers nationwide. The MPG3409AH-EF has a recommended retail price of A$310 including GST, while the MPG3307AH-EF has an RRP of A$255 including GST.

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About Fujitsu Australia Limited

Fujitsu is one of the world's leading e-services organisations. Fujitsu technology solutions, from servers to e-Business applications, are powering the new Internet economy. In Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu is helping corporate and government customers to design, build and operate solutions which offer competitive advantage in the Internet world, from state-of-the-art infrastructure through to complex e-Business solutions. Our portfolio of IT services includes consulting, systems integration, prime contracting and a full range of professional services. Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan.
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com.au

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001.
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Gillian Lamrock

Phone: Phone: (02) 9776 4799
E-mail: E-mail: gillian.lamrock@fujitsu.com.au
Company:Fujitsu Australia Limited

Shuna Boyd

Phone: Phone: (02) 9418 8100
E-mail: E-mail: shuna@boydpr.com.au
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Date: 03 July, 2001
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited