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Fujitsu Asia Releases MHZ2 BT Series of 2.5-inch SATA Hard Disk Drives for ASEAN and India

500 GB and 400 GB versions to be available beginning May 2008

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.

Singapore, February 28, 2008

Leading regional IT and communications solutions provider Fujitsu Asia today announced the MHZ2 BT series of Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disk drives (HDDs) for the ASEAN and India markets.

Incorporating a 2.5-inch form factor, the MHZ2 BT series includes two models with storage capacities of 500 gigabytes (GB)* and 400 GB. The maximum storage capacity of 500 GB is the highest for any 2.5-inch SATA HDD commercially available today.

The high storage capacities are realised 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.

Both versions offer a maximum data throughput rate of 3 gigabits per second (Gbps) and a spindle speed of 4,200 revolutions per minute (rpm), for fast read and write times.

The compact form factor, high storage capacities and throughput rates as well as fast spindle speed make the series suitable for use in products such as:

  • HDD-based digital audio and video recorders
  • external HDDs
  • desktop and notebook PCs
  • other consumer electronics products

The series is announced as part of Fujitsu’s Green Policy Innovation program to promote energy-efficient IT products and services. Both models consume only 1.8 watts of power when reading or writing data, making them among the most power-efficient HDDs in their class.

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

  • large buffer sizes
  • high shock tolerance
  • near-silent operation

Specifications for the MHZ2 BT Series

Capacity 400 / 500 GB
Interface SATA 3.0 Gb/s (ATA-8, Serial ATA 2.5)
Rotational speed 4,200 rpm
Avg seek time (typ) 12 ms (read), 14 ms (write)
Data transfer rate Max. 3.0 Gb/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)

1.8 W (3.0 Gbps) / 1.6 W (1.5 Gbps)
0.50 W (in slumber mode)
0.13 W (in slumber mode)
Acoustics Idle (typ) 2.1 bels
Dimensions (H x W x L) 12.5 x 70 x 100 mm
Weight 135 g or less

“The worldwide demand for high-volume data storage capabilities has increased with the rising popularity of digital broadcasts and online video distribution. Yet, with heightened concerns over global warming and other environmental issues, there is also a growing need for energy-efficient products. Fujitsu has responded to these twin needs with the MHZ2 BT series of HDDs that offer large storage capacities with a reduced ecological footprint,” said Mr Loh Chong Shing, Regional Senior Vice President of Fujitsu Asia.

The MHZ2 BH series of SATA HDDs will be available for the ASEAN (including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam) and India markets beginning May 2008. 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.
A small portion of buffer memory is used for firmware control.

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: 28 February, 2008
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd