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Fujitsu Announces World’s First 300GB 2.5” Hard Disk Drive

Groundbreaking 2.5” Mobile Series Developed Using Perpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology to Achieve Industry Leading Capacity

December 11, 2006

Fujitsu Europe Limited today announced as part of a coordinated global launch the MHX2300BT series of mobile hard disk drives (HDDs). The newest Fujitsu products feature impressive storage capacities of 250GB and 300GB and are the first 2.5” PMR hard disk drives in the industry to attain these high levels of capacity.

Just last March, Fujitsu successfully launched the world’s first 2.5” Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive to feature up to 200GB of storage space. Today, less than a year later, Fujitsu sets the standard even higher as it introduces its latest ultra-high capacity mobile hard disk drive series. Engineered using perpendicular magnetic recording technology, which is essential in achieving the increased capacity per platter, the new small form factor HDDs will address the growing demand for higher capacity storage solutions. Additional benefits of the Fujitsu second-generation PMR products include best-in-class low power consumption at 1.6W as well as high shock tolerance and near-silent operation. These qualities make the MHX2300BT series highly desirable for audio/video (A/V) applications such as gaming, video editing, audio recording and DVR functionality, as well as for the high-end personal computing market.

“With this enormous breakthrough in developing the industry’s first 2.5” 300GB capacity small form factor drive and last week’s announcement of Fujitsu’s new 1Terabit thermal assist recording, Fujitsu again demonstrates its global leadership in storage technology,” said Georg Dietsch, Director Storage Products Group EMEA.

Hard Disk Drive Specifications
Fujitsu designed the MHX2300BT hard disk drive series to provide specifications that are vital for today's mobile computing applications, including storage capacities of 250GB and 300GB; 4,200RPM rotational speed; SATA 2.5, ATA-8 interface with native command queuing, DIPM and HIPM support, staggered spin-up & active LED support and hot plug provision; best-in-class read/write power consumption of an average 1.6W; an average idle power consumption of 0.5W; an average track-to-track seek time of 1.5ms; a maximum host transfer rate of 150MB/s; and with a high operating shock tolerance of 300G (2ms).

Fujitsu’s new MHX2300BT series will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2007.

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About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of information and communication technology (ICT)-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 170,000 employees supporting customers in over 100 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$55 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information, please see:

About Fujitsu Europe Limited

Operating in Europe/Middle East/Africa, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a market leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; Enterprise SCSI, FCAL and SAS, and Mobile ATA and SATA hard disk drives; high capacity external 2.5-inch drives; KVM devices including switches, CAT-5 extenders and pull-out drawers; biometric authentication sensors as well as dot-matrix printers.Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global electronics giant Fujitsu Limited and has its head office in the UK as well as subsidiary offices in Germany, Italy and Spain.

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Date: 11 December, 2006