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Fujitsu Unveils 60GB 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drives, Extends Push for HDD Market Leadership

New Low-Profile, 4200 RPM, 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drives Achieve Best-in-Class Areal Density, Offer Ideal Storage Solution for Notebooks, Digital Home Appliances

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.

Singapore, September 27, 2002

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd, one of the leading suppliers of hard disk drives and computer peripherals, today introduced its MHS Series of next-generation 2.5-inch hard disk drives (HDD), a family of three 9.5mm-height form-factor HDD products that feature the highest-ever areal density in the 2.5-inch HDD class. Moreover, the new products are standardized on Fujitsu's fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motor technology, which renders the drives virtually silent. The new drives will be available in November 2002, with volume shipments to follow.

Fujitsu's new mobile MHS Series drives offer a best-in-class areal density of 53.2Gb/in2, enabling 30GB of storage to be provided on a single 2.5" disk. The new drives come with capacities of 60, 40 and 30GB at speeds of 4,200 RPM.

A 60GB capacity point is equivalent to about 1.2 million emails, 60,000 digital photographs, 900 CD-quality MP3 music files, or 15 DVD-quality full-length motion pictures. Together, the large capacity, low form-factor, and 2.5-inch configuration make Fujitsu's new drives ideal not only for intensive mobile computing applications, but also for emerging markets that include digital home appliances, MP3 players, and portable HDD systems.

The new MHS Series supports the Ultra ATA/100 interface and offers exceptional performance with 12ms average seek time and up to 38.1MB/s (max) transfer rate. The new drives are the third generation of Fujitsu HDD mobile products to utilize the company's FDB technology, which vastly improves the drive's acoustic performance, achieving virtually silent operation while offering better tolerance to shock and improved "drive" performance by eliminating errors due to Non-Repeatable Run-Out.

Additionally, the drives incorporate Fujitsu's Synthetic Ferrimagnetic (SF) Media technology, which uses an advanced recording medium highly resistant to thermal instability and will enable hard disk drives to eventually achieve recording densities up to 300 Gigabits per square inch.

About Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd

Fujitsu Asia Pte. Ltd. was established in Singapore in 1997 to provide leadership in business development, technology innovation and customer support as regional headquarters for the Fujitsu group of companies in Asia outside of Japan. Building on Fujitsu's three decades of experience in Singapore and the broader Asian region and with a pool of highly skilled engineering talent, Fujitsu Asia is dedicated to providing comprehensive integrated IT, telecommunications and networking solutions that deliver tangible business value and enable customers to meet the challenges of the new global economy. Fujitsu Asia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702), a leader in customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com/sg/

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high-reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002.
For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Press Contact:

Rachael Low

Phone: Phone: +(65) 6512 7184
E-mail: E-mail: rachael.low@sg.fujitsu.com
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd
Head of Marketing


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Date: 27 September, 2002
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd