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Fujitsu Asia Unveils MHY2BS Series of SATA Hard Disk Drives for ASEAN

2.5-inch, 5,400rpm HDDs to be available from end-August

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.

Singapore, August 01, 2007

Leading regional IT and communications solutions provider Fujitsu Asia today announced the MHY2BS series of Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disk drives (HDDs).

Designed for round-the-clock operation, the series of 2.5-inch HDDs comprises seven models with storage capacities ranging from 40 gigabytes (GB)* to 200 GB, and a spindle speed of 5,400 revolutions per minute (rpm). The HDDs also incorporate Fujitsu’s proprietary technology that counteracts the adverse effects of rotational vibration, which occurs when multiple mechanisms are mounted on a single chassis.

The series also possess attributes found in earlier SATA HDDs by Fujitsu, such as:

  • fast data transfer rates
  • low power consumption
  • high shock tolerance
  • near-silent operation

Specifications for the MHY2BS Series

Capacity 40 / 60 / 80 / 100 / 120 / 160 / 200 GB
Interface SATA 1.5 Gb/s (ATA-8, Serial ATA 2.5)
Rotational speed 5,400 rpm
Avg seek time (typ) 12 ms (read), 14 ms (write)
Data transfer rate Max. 150 MB/s
Buffer size 8 MB
Shock tolerance
- Operating
- Non-operating
325 G (2 ms)
900 G (1 ms)
Power supply +5 V ± 5%
Power consumption
Read/write (typ)
Idle (typ)
Standby (typ)

1.9 W
0.60 W (in slumber mode)
0.13 W (in slumber mode)
Acoustics Idle (typ) 2.4 bels
Dimensions (H x W x L) 9.5 x 70 x 100 mm
Weight 101 g or less

The MHY2BS series is engineered via perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology. Unlike conventional longitudinal magnetic recording techniques, in which information is stored parallel to the surface of a HDD, PMR technology aligns magnetic charges perpendicular to the disk surface. This allows a HDD to store data using smaller bit sizes, for higher storage densities and capacities.

The compact form factor and fast spindle rotation make the MHY2BS series ideal for industrial or mission-critical enterprise applications, such as:

  • automated teller machines
  • medical equipment
  • point-of-sale systems
  • robotics
  • surveillance cameras
  • telecommunications platforms
  • servers and storage networks

“In modern-day business, even a minimal amount of business downtime can affect your bottom-line,” said Mr Loh Chong Shing, Regional Senior Vice President, Volume Products Group, Fujitsu Asia. “As a result, Fujitsu has developed the MHY2BS series of HDDs to ensure round-the-clock operation for industrial applications such as surveillance cameras, industrial PCs, POS/ATMs, and robotics,” he added.

The MHY2BS series will be available for the ASEAN (including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam) markets from end-August. Visit or call 6512-7555 for more details.

* 1GB is equivalent to 1 billion bytes, or 1,000,000,000 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 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 (TSW: 6702), a leader in customer-centric IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace.
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Date: 01 August, 2007
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd