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Fujitsu announces Allegro 7 (AL7) 73.5GB SCSI hard disk drive

Fujitsu Australia Limited

Sydney, July 03, 2001

Fujitsu Australia, the largest supplier of hard drives for desktop computers in Australia, today released its new 73.5GB SCSI hard disk drive, which can "fit" more storage into a much smaller space.

The 73.5GB drive, available initially with Ultra-160 interface, is the first of the family of Allegro (AL7) series hard drives (MAN3xxx) to be released. The AL7 series has been engineered for high-end storage environments as well as the most demanding server and workstation applications.

Fujitsu's new high-capacity 73.5GB SCSI hard drive with 10,000RPM spindle speed, provides an industry-leading maximum internal data transfer rate of speeds up to 84MB/s. In addition to a fast data transfer rate, the Ultra-160 interface drive features a larger 8MB, multi-segmented data buffer and an improved average seek time of a low 4.5ms.

Anthony Rixon, Product Manager of enterprise storage products at Fujitsu Australia, said "The release of the 1" high 73.5GB drive will increase the storage capacities of systems based around the standard 1" form factor of drive storage systems. This reflects Fujitsu's commitment to maintain industry leading quality and data throughput of our enterprise storage products."

Fujitsu endeavours to continue providing an upgrade path as market conditions evolve and mature.

Availability and pricing

The AL7 Series 10 000 RPM Ultra-160 interface 73.5GB hard disk drive is now available from Australian resellers nationwide and is covered by a five-year manufacturer's warranty. Recommended retail price: A$2185 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

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Date: 03 July, 2001
City: Sydney
Company: Fujitsu Australia Limited