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Fujitsu launches four new hard disk drive series for enterprise and entry server applications

High performing SAS Drives & Extended Duty Serial ATA Drives Designed for 24/7 Operation

June 01, 2007

Fujitsu Europe Limited today announced the launch of four new hard disk drives (HDD) designed to meet the needs of enterprise and entry server applications. Fujitsu's Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives provide a one-stop solution for a broad range of applications, such as business to mission-critical, multi-drive server, and storage system environments requiring 24/7 reliability and performance.

"Fujitsu understands our customers' storage needs for high reliability and high capacity hard disk drives that meet the growing demand for enterprise and entry server applications. Today we announce four new series of hard drives to support customer growth and position Fujitsu at the forefront of the enterprise storage market," said Georg Dietsch, Director Storage Products Group EMEA. "I believe that the new small form factor Serial Attached SCSI drives compliment Fujitsu's established position in the enterprise storage market with industry-leading performance and capacity inside a form factor that allows users to maximize the use of storage footprint, while reducing energy consumption."

Hard Disk Drive Specifications

New Enterprise Class SAS Drives
Fujitsu has introduced a portfolio of three new enterprise class SAS (serial attached SCSI) drives designed to support mission critical server and storage systems.

The first hard disk drive in this series, the MBB2147/MBB2073, Fujitsu's second generation SFF 10K SAS drive with a load/unload head ramp that helps to reduce handling damage. The 2.5" HDD offers up to 147GB(*1) capacity at a rotational speed of 10,000 RPM, with an average read/write seek time of 4.0/4.5ms typ., acoustic noise level of 2.9 bels(*2) typ., with 16MB buffer size and best-in-class idle power consumption of 4.7W typ. This hard disk drive series will be available in the second quarter of 2007.

The next hard disk drive in this new lineup is the MBC2073/MBC2036, a 2.5" enterprise SAS drive with 15,000 RPM rotational speed offering up to 73GB(*1) capacity and 16MB buffer size. This drive also targets mission critical server and storage system applications. Its average read/write seek time is 3.0/3.5ms typ., with an acoustic noise level of 3.2 bels(*2) typ. and best-in-class idle power consumption of 5.3W typ. This hard disk drive series will be available in the third quarter of 2007.

The third hard disk drive of the new portfolio is the MBA3300/MBA3147/MBA3073 drives, with capacity up to 300GB(*1) at rotational speed of 15,000 RPM. These 3.5" drives include a 16MB buffer size for SAS and 4Gb/s fibre channel interface drives, and are targeted toward mission critical applications and systems where high performance and high capacity is required. It offers an average read/write seek time of 3.4/3.9ms typ. with an acoustic noise level of 3.6 bels(*2) typ. This hard disk drive series will be available in the second quarter of 2007.

24/7 Operation - The MHW2120BK Series 2.5" SATA
In addition to its enterprise lineup, Fujitsu has introduced the MHW2120BK series 2.5" SATA hard disk drives that will offer up to 120GB(*1) capacity to enable 24/7 operation for a variety of applications, including blade server, telecommunications, surveillance, industrial PC, and robotic applications. Key features and enhancements include 24/7 operation, built-in functions to minimize the adverse effects of rotational vibration and a 3.0Gb/s transfer rate. Offering a rotational speed of 7,200 RPM ensures the highest possible performance available with 2.5" SATA drives today. Additionally, it offers a maximum buffer-to-host transfer rate of 300MB/s, with an average read/write seek time of 10.5/12.5ms typ. and track-to-track seek time of 1.5ms typ. idle power consumption of 0.8W typ. whilst an acoustic noise level of 2.5 bels(*2) typ. This hard disk drive series will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2007.

(*1) One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.
Buffer: Small portion of buffer memory is used for drive firmware control.
(*2) bel: A unit for indicating noise levels. 1 bel is equivalent to 10 decibels.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

About Fujitsu Europe Limited

Operating in Europe/Middle East/Africa, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a market leading provider of document image scanners for professional desktop, workgroup and high volume production environments; Enterprise SCSI, FCAL and SAS, and Mobile ATA and SATA hard disk drives; high capacity external 2.5-inch drives; KVM devices including switches, CAT-5 extenders and pull-out drawers; biometric authentication sensors as well as dot-matrix printers.Established in the United Kingdom in 1981, Fujitsu Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global electronics giant Fujitsu Limited and has its head office in the UK as well as subsidiary offices in Germany, Italy and Spain. http://emea.fujitsu.com/felg

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Date: 01 June, 2007

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