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  5. 320GB (*1) Hard Disk Drive Sets the Standard for High Performance Laptops and Desktops

Fujitsu combines capacity, performance and power efficiency into the industry`s first 320GB (*1) 7200 RPM 2.5" SATA hard disk drive

320GB (*1) Hard Disk Drive Sets the Standard for High Performance Laptops and Desktops

March 24, 2008

Fujitsu Europe Limited, today announced the release of its 2.5-inch 320GB (*1) 7200RPM SATA hard disk drive (HDD), its second-generation high capacity 7200RPM SATA drive. By doubling storage capacity, increasing data throughput, and keeping power consumption low, Fujitsu has created a 2.5-inch HDD that rivals the performance of traditional 3.5-inch form factor desktop HDDs. Slim-line desktop PCs, along with mainstream and high performance gaming laptops, will benefit from the combination of high storage capacity and high performance. Users will be able to optimize their gaming experience, or store and run simultaneous multimedia photo, high-definition video and office applications.

"Worldwide shipments of 2.5-inch 7200RPM SATA HDDs increased more than 90% in 2007 while average overall 2.5-inch HDD capacities grew more than 60%," said John Monroe, a research vice president at Gartner. "As average HDD capacities continue to increase, the need for greater performance to take full advantage of rich media applications in mobile computing environments will create new dimensions of demand and new opportunities for drive makers and PC OEMs. We anticipate a combined annual growth rate for 2.5-inch 7200RPM SATA HDDs in excess of 60% during the next five years."

Fujitsu has once again engineered a hard disk drive that is unmatched in the marketplace. 320GB (*1) of capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor allows manufacturers to design creative new PCs and applications that aren’t inhibited by performance and capacity limitations. As a part of Fujitsu’s Green Policy Innovation Program, unveiled in December 2007, the Fujitsu MHZ2 BJ series HDD will ensure performance for multimedia and data-intensive applications like gaming, graphic editing and high-definition video, while reducing power consumption.

"Users continue to demand increased HDD capacity and speed, and we are taking an impressive step in that direction by delivering the first 320GB (*1) 7200RPM mobile drives," said Georg Dietsch, Fujitsu Director Storage Products Group EMEA. "In addition, Fujitsu and its customers understand that each future generation of technology must have a smaller carbon footprint without sacrificing quality or performance. The MHZ2 series exemplifies Fujitsu’s dedication to technology innovation and energy efficiency."

Availability and Hard Disk Drive Specifications
The Fujitsu MHZ2 BJ hard disk drive series will start shipping in the second calendar quarter of 2008 with the following specifications:
• Capacity: 80/120/160/250/320GB (*1)
• Rotational Speed: 7200RPM
• Interface: SATA 3.0 Gb/sec and 1.5Gb/sec
• Buffer to Host Transfer Rate: 300MB/sec max.
• Read/Write Seek Time: 10.5/12.5msec typ.
• Track to Track Seek Time: 1.5msec typ.
• R/W Power Consumption: 2.3W typ.
• Idle Power Consumption: 0.8W typ. (Best-in-Class)
• Standby/Sleep Power Consumption: 0.13W typ. (Best-in-Class)
• Standby/Sleep Power Consumption: 0.13W typ. (Best-in-Class)
• Acoustic (Idle): 2.5 bels (*2) typ. (Best in Class)
• Operating Shock: 325G (2ms)

(*1) One gigabyte (GB): One billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting
(*2) bels: 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: 24 March, 2008

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