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Fujitsu Asia Announces HandyDrive 2.5-inch External USB Hard Disk Drives for ASEAN and India

Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd.

Singapore, January 28, 2008

Singapore, July 28, 2008 – Leading regional IT services provider Fujitsu Asia today announced the new HandyDrive series of external Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) hard disk drives (HDDs) for the ASEAN and India markets.

Incorporating a 2.5-inch form factor, the HandyDrive series comprises five models with storage capacities of 160 gigabytes (GB), 250GB, 320GB, 400GB and 500GB. The 160GB, 250GB and 320GB versions have a spindle speed of 5,400 revolutions per minute (rpm) while the other two versions are rated at 4,200rpm.

All five models are compatible with Windows and Macintosh operating systems, support a maximum data rate of 600 megabits per second (Mbps) and draw power from the USB 2.0 interface.

Each model measures 22 x 82 x 141.5 millimetres (smaller than a 4R-sized photograph frame) and weighs less than 220 grams, making them highly portable devices ideal for road warriors and frequent travellers. Their built-in internal shock-absorption mechanism increases robustness and serves to protect accidental data loss from rough handling.

The compact form factor, high storage capacities and energy-efficient design make the HandyDrive series ideal for various uses such as:

  • Storing audio tracks, photographs, videos, Microsoft Office documents or other data files
  • Running gaming, video editing or other multimedia applications.
  • Backing up, exchanging or transporting data files.

“With the new HandyDrive series, Fujitsu once again demonstrates our expertise in hard disk drive design and manufacturing. We are pleased to introduce the HandyDrive series as the ideal solution for the expanding mobile storage market and users looking for portable HDD devices with higher capacities, compact designs, and advanced data security features,” said Mr Loh Chong Shing, Regional Senior Vice-President, Fujitsu Asia.

Specifications for HandyDrive series

Capacities(*) 160GB 250GB 320GB 400GB 500GB
Rotational speed 5400rpm 7200rpm
Interface USB 2.0 / USB 1.1
Dimensions (H x W x D) 22mm x 82mm x 141.5mm
Weight less than 191g less than 220g
Power via USB Bus power
Compatibility Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Me, Mac OS X 10.1 or later
Package contents HandyDrive, USB Cable, Bus Power Assist Cable, Carry Bag, Quick Start Guide

Priced from S$121 onwards, the HandyDrive series of external USB HDDs will be available for the ASEAN (including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam) and India markets beginning this month. Visit or call 6512-7555 for more details.

  • [*] Fujitsu Asia Announces HandyDrive 2.5-inch External USB Hard Disk Drives for ASEAN and India

    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 January, 2008
City: Singapore
Company: Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd