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Fujitsu 200GB Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive Allows Notebook PCs to Deliver Desktop PC Performance

Industry’s First 200GB 2.5" Mobile Hard Disk Drive Addresses Growing Demand for High-end Audio/Video Computing Applications and External Hard Disk Drive Products

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Sunnyvale, CA, March 27, 2006

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced the MHV2200BT, a 200GB 2.5" Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drive (HDD), as part of a coordinated global launch. Fujitsu developed the MHV2200BT to address growing demands for mobile hard disk drives with the performance and capacity required for external HDD products as well as high-end audio/video computing applications such as gaming, video editing, audio recording and DVR functionality. The world’s first 200GB capacity mobile hard disk drive, the product will begin shipping in 3CQ06.

Within the rapidly expanding IT and consumer electronics (CE) industries, the need for hard disk drives featuring increasingly higher capacities continues to boom. Major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are already shipping products featuring the 160GB 2.5" SATA hard disk drive that Fujitsu launched in August 2005.

The latest offering from Fujitsu builds on nearly five years of SATA development on the 2.5" platform to provide best-in-class low power consumption, unmatched capacity at 200GB, high shock tolerance, and quiet operation. These features come together to allow manufactures to create high-end notebooks that rival the power and performance of their desktop counterparts. The MHV2200BT also features a hardware accelerator that maximizes Native Command Queuing (NCQ) performance, an important feature that enables the hard disk drive controller to intelligently and simultaneously queue and reorder up to 32 instructions, resulting in a significant improvement in overall hard disk drive performance.

"Fujitsu has focused heavily on R&D to establish itself as the leader in the 2.5" SATA hard disk drive space," said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "We delivered the industry’s first 2.5" SATA hard disk drive in January 2004, the 160GB 2.5" offering slightly less than a year ago and now, with the MHV2200BT, we have again illustrated that we are committed to being a leader in this market."

Hard Disk Drive Specifications:

Continuing industry advancement of the 2.5" SATA market, Fujitsu designed the MHV2200BT hard disk drive to provide market-leading specifications that are vital for today's mobile computing applications:

  • Capacity: 200GB
  • Rotational Speed: 4200 RPM
  • Interface: SATA II Extensions to Serial ATA 1.0a and Electrical Spec. 1.0, ATA-7
  • Native Command Queuing
  • DIPM and HIPM Fully Supported
  • Staggered Spin Up & Active LED Supported
  • Hot Plug
  • Best in Class Read / Write Power Consumption: 1.6W typ.
  • Idle Power Consumption: 0.5W typ.
  • Track to Track Seek Time: 1.5ms typ.
  • Host Transfer rate: 150MB/s max.
  • Operating Shock: 300G (2ms)

In addition, the Fujitsu MHV2200BT hard disk drive is RoHS compliant. RoHS is the European Union's directive for eliminating certain hazardous materials in the manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America currently offers products and services including scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology and 10Gb Ethernet switches. Fujitsu Computer Products of America is located at 1255 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-746-7000.
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Date: March 27, 2006
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America