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Fujitsu increases storage mobility to 500GB*

Free-to-travel: Fujitsu mobilises portable HandyDrive hard disk series with greater capacities

July 11, 2008

Fujitsu Europe Limited today announced its newest travel-ready portable HandyDrive additions, featuring the world’s highest capacity 2.5-inch external hard disk drive (HDD) with up to 500GB* of storage space in one drive. Suitable for the busy mobile professional looking for a compact-size external HDD with industry-leading capacities, Fujitsu HandyDrives are equipped with the necessary components for safe and easy data transports. Its utility management reduces the drive’s power consumption in stand-by mode by 35% over normal idle mode. And for extra security, Fujitsu provides a new password lock tool option to secure stored data and prevent unauthorized access.

Industry-leading profile
Available in capacities of 160GB*, 250GB*, 320GB*, 400GB*, 500GB*, the new Fujitsu HandyDrive is an ideal solution for storing work files, multimedia applications, photos, videos, MP3s, temporary data backup, data exchange, data transport, and security solutions. The easy-to-carry HandyDrive has a maximum data transfer rate of 60MB per second, comes with an 8MB** read/write buffer, weighs less than 220 grams, with a robust housing of just (D) 142 x (W) 82 x (H) 22 mm in size. Its distinctive internal shock-endurance mechanism helps to reduce the effect of impact and lends increased data protection.

Bus-powered USB 2.0 interface
The HandyDrive´s integrated, bus-powered USB 2.0 interface freely permits the drive’s connection and disconnection during computer operations. A notebook PC can lend the device the necessary power without external resources required. Primarily for mobile use, Fujitsu´s new external HandyDrive can be utilized as an ideal storage extension for desktop PCs.

“With this 4th generation of external drives and our company’s special know-how gained through more than 40 years experience in hard disk drive design and manufacturing, Fujitsu is committed to provide ideal solutions for the expanding mobile storage market and users looking for portable HDD devices with higher capacities, compact designs, and advanced data security features,” emphasises Georg Dietsch, Director of Fujitsu Storage Products Group in EMEA.

Price and availability
The Fujitsu HandyDrive series in capacities of up to 400GB* is available in EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) now, priced at 79€ (160GB*), 99€ (250GB*), 129€ (320GB*) and 179€ (400GB*) recommended retail. The 500GB* device will become available July-end 2008, with a recommended retail price of 229€. Prices may vary pending on local VAT rates.

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* One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.** Buffer: Small portion of buffer memory is used for drive firmware control.

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 July, 2008