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Fujitsu delivers 3.5” Parallel-SCSI hard disk drives until the end of 2010

Cost reduction in IT investments: Longer use of Parallel-SCSI hard disk drives

November 19, 2008

Fujitsu Europe Limited today announced the availability of its 3.5-inch Parallel-SCSI drives until the end of 2010. Despite the market’s anticipated production stop of 3.5-inch Parallel-SCSI drives by end of March 2009, Fujitsu continues its production and delivery of 3.5-inch Parallel-SCSI hard drives until the end of calendar year 2010. This extension applies to Fujitsu’s 3.5-inch HDD series MBA3-NC/NP with 15,000-RPM spindle speed, 73.5GB* to 300GB* storage capacities and U320-SCA 80-Pin (NC) as well as U320-LVD 68-Pin (NP) interfaces. These drives are designed for sophisticated high-end applications primarily in enterprise server and network system environments.

Especially in current times of economic stagnation and mounting competition, businesses must consider their IT investments, such as new HDD installations and modifications, very carefully. Many companies will have to operate on smaller budgets this coming year and can invest in only the most crucial projects. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drives are the serial replacement of parallel SCSI busses, designed for the professional server application in enterprises as well as industrial environments. The parallel SCSI interfaces are increasingly replaced by serial SAS interfaces.

Modifying IT infrastructures with new technologies can be a cost involving process. “We make every effort in assisting our customers in their decision of either upgrading their systems with new SAS series now or to wait and extend the use of parallel drives. This especially applies prior to this interface changeover. We are the appropriate partner for a gentle upgrade from parallel to serial SCSI - even during a slow economy”, says Georg Dietsch, Director EMEA Storage Products Group at Fujitsu.

Further more information about Fujitsu Europe Limited or our products, please also consult the Internet under http://emea.fujitsu.com/felg

(*) One gigabyte (GB)
One GB is equivalent to one billion bytes. Usable storage capacity is actually less than this figure. Actual storage capacity may vary depending on the environment and formatting of the customer's system.

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: www.fujitsu.com.

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. http://emea.fujitsu.com/felg

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Date: 19 November, 2008