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Fujitsu Asia Unveils New USB 2.0 Magneto-Optical Drives

Featuring removable storage at its best with new high-speed USB 2.0, high-capacity magneto-optical drives

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.

Singapore, December 09, 2002 magneto-optical drive

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd announces an addition to its high capacity magneto-optical (MO) storage product line with the introduction of its new USB 2.0 models. The new DynaMO 2300U2 and DynaMO 1300U2 external storage drives mark Fujitsu's first high-speed USB 2.0 compliant drives with heightened performance targeting both PC and Macintosh end-users.

Available in capacities 2.3GB and 1.3GB, the new DynaMO 2300U2 and DynaMO 1300U2 offer the same ruggedness, durability and reliability benefits as its predecessors with a simple connectivity. Not only does it deliver ultra high-speed data transfer and retrieval, it is compact, lightweight and stylish. The user-friendlyUSB interface makes it easy to install, and is often preferred for use with multimedia peripherals and other high-speed devices.

The new DynaMO 2300U2 and DynaMO 1300U2 achieve data transfer rates of up to 60MB/s, which is 40 times faster than previous USB 1.1 connections. It offers strong random accessibility, an excellent seek time of 19ms, and an 8MB buffer, making it an ideal choice for intensive audio/video and graphical applications, data backup, archiving, data acquisition and a variety of demanding applications that require high-capacity, reliable, removable storage.

Unlike other storage devices, the new DynaMO 2300U2 and DynaMO 1300U2 offer full backward compatibility with existing 3.5-inch MO media with capacities ranging from 128MB to 1.3GB. It offers unlimited rewritability and read/write capability to 2.3GB GIGAMO standard media, combining the utmost reliability, superior performance and excellent cost-effectiveness among today's removable storage devices. DynaMO 2300U2 and DynaMO 1300U2 are compatible with Mac OS 9.0.4 onwards, Mac OS X, 10.0.1 onwards and PCs running on Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, ME, 2000 Professional and XP Professional/Home Edition.

The new DynaMO 2300U2 and DynaMO 1300U2 retail at S$669 and S$549 respectively and come complete with driver software, interface cable, AC adapter, uplight stand and one MO media. Both models are available now through Fujitsu authorised distributor, Systems Technology Pte Ltd and its appointed dealers.

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.
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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.
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Date: 09 December, 2002
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd