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Fujitsu Launches Ultra-Slim, High-Capacity External Hard Disk Drives

500GB¹ 2.5-Inch HandyDrive Offers Consumers Portable backup and Password Protection

Fujitsu Computer Products of America

Sunnyvale, CA, January 08, 2009

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative computer products including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions, today introduced the HandyDrive MMH2 UB series of 5400 RPM external hard disk drives (HDDs), featuring an ultra-slim, lightweight and easy-to-hold 2.5-inch design with up to 500GB capacity. The new drives weigh less than six ounces, include a USB 2.0 interface, offer software support in 11 different languages, and provide both mobile and at-home users a dependable and secure option for data backup.

"With the prevalence of data loss and theft, consumers now realize they need to backup their important data as much as businesses do," said Lorne Wilson, senior vice president, sales, corporate marketing and new products group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "Fujitsu designed the HandyDrive to respond to consumers’ requirements for convenient and secure storage of their important data."

Every year millions of PCs will experience data loss due to a variety of factors from hardware failure, file corruption, viruses, theft, natural disaster and human error. The Fujitsu HandyDrive MMH2 UB series, which is powered through the USB interface, is available in capacities of 500GB, 400GB, 320GB and 250GB in a portable 2.5-inch design. These capacity points are ideal for backup and supplemental storage for home PCs and laptops, and the drives’ dimensions (137.5mm x 83.5mm x 15mm) occupy significantly less desk space than alternative 3.5-inch external HDDs.

The advanced utility management achieves the creates an ecology-friendly 2.5-inch external HDD by reducing read/write power consumption by 30%, compared to earlier models, and by 35% in stand-by mode over normal operation.

The Fujitsu HandyDrive bundles utility software allowing users to manage partitions, a password lock tool that protects data if a drive is lost or stolen, even of the HDD is removed from the external enclosure, and Acronis True Image Personal HDD software, which provides fast and easy data backup.

The Fujitsu HandyDrive series is available starting in the first quarter of 2009 through retail and online stores.

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

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 175,000 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 4.6 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.
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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. conducts engineering and marketing activities in Sunnyvale, California, and sales operations throughout the United States. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. 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, Inc. 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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Diane Vo - FCPA

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Company:Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.


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Date: January 08, 2009
City: Sunnyvale, CA
Company: Fujitsu Computer Products of America