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Fujitsu to Release 2.5" Half-Terabyte Hard Disk Drive

Features 500GB Capacity with Energy Efficiency for Usage in Desktops, Notebooks and Consumer Electronics

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Sunnyvale, CA, February 25, 2008

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today announced the release of its 2.5” 500GB¹ 4200RPM SATA hard disk drive (HDD), the fourth-generation high capacity 4200RPM SATA drive. The MHZ2 BT series was designed in response to the growing need for HDDs in the 2.5” form factor that can support high volume storage for products such as desktop PCs, notebooks, digital video recorders (DVR), and external hard drives.

The MHZ2 BT series requires only 1.8W of power for read and write operations, ranking it among the most power-efficient drives in its class. The series is one of many new products announced as a part of Fujitsu’s Green Policy Innovation Program, unveiled in December 2007, to promote energy-efficient products and services as a way to help customers lower their ecological footprint.

“With the expansion of HD digital broadcasts and Internet-based video distribution, there is an increasing need for high-capacity hard disk drives that can handle large volume data storage in portable devices,” said Lorne Wilson, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “Fujitsu will continue to focus on developing high-capacity and reliable 2.5” HDDs that will further enhance its product offerings in the IT and consumer electronics markets.”

Capitalizing on the vast experience and reputation for reliability that Fujitsu has accumulated over 40 years of HDD development, the MHZ2 BT series supports the Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface for high-speed data transfers. Notebook PCs have the potential to contain up to one terabyte capacity by installing two Fujitsu MHZ2 BT 500GB hard drives. In addition, this latest hard drive can be used in DVRs, tape replacement systems, and external hard drives. When coupled with an external USB enclosure, the MHZ2 BT series can provide the highest possible portable backup or additional storage for both home and office use.

¹One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes; accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.

Availability and Hard Disk Drive Specifications:

The Fujitsu MHZ2 BT hard disk drive series will start shipping in May 2008, and provides specifications that are vital for mobile computing and CE applications, including:

Hard Disk Drive Specifications

Fujitsu designed the MHZ2 BH hard disk drive series to provide specifications that are vital for today’s computing applications, including:

  • Capacity: 400GB/500GB
  • Rotational Speed: 4200RPM
  • Interface: SATA 3.0 Gb/sec and 1.5Gb/sec
  • Read/Write Seek Time: 12/14 msec typ.
  • Track to Track Seek Time: 1.5msec typ.
  • R/W Power Consumption (Best-in-Class): 1.8W typ.
  • Idle Power Consumption (Best-in-Class): 0.5W typ.
  • Standby/Sleep Power Consumption (Best-in-Class): 0.13W typ.
  • Acoustic (Idle): 2.1 bels typ.
  • Operating Shock: 325G (2ms)

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008
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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 hard disk drives, scanners and scanner maintenance, broadcast video products, 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: February 25, 2008
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America