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Slim And Ready To Go: Fujitsu Slimline HandyDrives At Up To 500GB*

January 08, 2009

Fujitsu Europe Limited today announced its new 15mm-high slimline HandyDrive series, featuring power-saving 2.5-inch portable hard disk drives (HDD) with up to 500GB* storage space. The travel-ready drives are designed for busy mobile professionals looking for ecology-friendly, compact-size external HDDs. They are engineered for universal application and are fully equipped with the necessary components for easy data transportation. Their advanced utility management reduces read/write power consumption by 30% compared to earlier models and by 35% in stand-by mode over normal idle operation. Additional safety features include a password lock tool option to secure stored data and prevent unauthorized access and a new backup tool option of Acronis True Image HDD Personal.

Industry-leading 2.5-inch external HDD profile
The new slimline HandyDrives are ideal for storing work files, multimedia applications, photos, videos and MP3s, as well as temporary data backup, data exchange, data transport, and security solutions. Available storage capacities are 250GB*, 320GB*, 400GB* and 500GB*. This latest range is just 15mm x 83.5mm x 137.5mm (HxWxD) in size and weighs less than 175 grams, being 30% lighter than the previous range.

Bus-powered USB 2.0 interface
The new HandyDrives are bus powered via a USB 2.0 interface, requiring no batteries, power packs or other power sources, and are compatible with the older USB 1.1 interface.

Utility software
Fujitsu’s new HandyDrives are bundled with beneficial utility software, a password lock tool – to prevent data misuse from unauthorized access, and a special backup tool of Acronis True Image Personal HDD for fast and easy data backup on a user’s computer. Both password lock tool and backup tool support seven European languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Availability and price
Fujitsu’s new HandyDrive models with 320GB* and 400GB* capacities will be available in EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) by January-end 2009, priced at 85€ (320GB*) and 119€ (400GB*) recommended retail. The 250GB* and 500GB* devices will become available mid-February 2009, with a recommended retail price of 75€ (250GB*) and 129€ (500GB*). Prices may vary depending on local VAT rates.

For more information about Fujitsu Europe Limited or our products and product photos, please visit the Internet under http://emea.fujitsu.com/felg

* One gigabyte (GB)one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.

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: 08 January, 2009

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