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FUJITSU ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY LEADING MOBILE HARD DISK DRIVE

  • 19 June, 2003 09:42

<p>Latest mobile Hard Disk Drive Offers 80GB of storage capacity at 5400RPM
in an ultra-slim 9.5mm form factor</p>
<p>19 June, 2003. Sydney…. Fujitsu Australia announced today the availability of its new mobile hard disk drive (HDD), an 80GB, 5400RPM MHT-AH mobile drive in a 2.5” 9.5mm form factor. This follows the recent announcement of Fujitsu’s next generation MHT series hard disk drives, the broadest range of 2.5” 4200RPM mobile HDD products in the industry.</p>
<p>The MHT-AH is the latest mobile hard disk drive to support Fujitsu’s goal of providing increased capacity drives in a reduced form factor allowing manufacturers to look beyond traditional notebook PCs to high-end mobile and server applications.</p>
<p>High areal densities of up to 69Gb/in2, combined with Spin Valve GMR heads, GDT media, and MEEPRML read channel technologies enable these large-capacity hard disk drives to deliver outstanding performance. Fujitsu’s new MHT-AH mobile hard disk drive also offers a 22% improvement in average latency compared to current 4200RPM products. Buffer size is expanded to 8MB, allowing for high throughput and resulting in impressive performance improvement. The FDB spindle motor technology dramatically improves non-operating shock tolerance and decreases acoustic noise. With capacities of 40GB, 60GB and 80GB, a 5400RPM rotational speed, and a 2.5” form factor these hard disk drives are big enough to hold large multimedia presentations, fast enough to run them, and small enough to fit in today's compact mobile computers, notebooks, consumer electronic devices and server applications.</p>
<p>Fujitsu’s general manager for peripheral products, Mike Yell commented that Fujitsu’s cutting-edge disk technology, coupled with the increasing trend towards the manufacture of notebook systems by local OEMs, will ensure Fujitsu continues to increase its share of the Australasian market for 2.5” hard drives.</p>
<p>Technology
Fujitsu's MHT-AH series of mobile hard disk drives employ GDT (Glass Direct Texture) Media enabling nearly a 30% increase (comparing with Fujitsu’s MHS series) in areal density of up to 69Gb/in2 and up to 40GB per disk while improving media resolution and noise reduction resulting in improved data integrity. Building on Fujitsu's mobile HDD technology leadership the MHT-AH series utilises Fujitsu's fourth generation of FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing) motor and Head Load / Unload mechanism with Inertia Latch technology.</p>
<p>Specifications
As a result of Fujitsu's technology leadership and innovation the MHT-AH series provides industry-leading specifications that are critical for today's mobile computing applications:
· Non-Operating Shock of 900G (1ms)
· Operating Shock of 225G (2ms)
· Track to Track Seek Times of 1.5ms</p>
<p>Availability
Evaluation units will be available in Australia and New Zealand in July with full production units available September.</p>
<p>Notes to Editors</p>
<p>Fujitsu Australia Limited</p>
<p>Fujitsu is a global leader in information and communications technology solutions. Throughout Australia and New Zealand Fujitsu is recognised as a leading systems integrator and services provider. We deliver complex infrastructure systems and services, and business and telecommunications solutions, as well as offering access to a wide network of partners. From the desktop to the data centre; multivendor procurement to prime contracting; consulting to systems integration, Fujitsu has earned a reputation as the single supplier of choice for leading corporate and government organisations. Visit au.fujitsu.com for further information.</p>
<p>Fujitsu Australia Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited of Japan.</p>
<p>About Fujitsu Limited</p>
<p>Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, 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 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003. For more information see www.fujitsu.com</p>
<p>For further media release information contact:</p>
<p>Gillian Lamrock
Fujitsu Australia Limited
Tel 02 9776 4799
Mobile 0411 267 043
Email: gillian.lamrock@fujitsu.com.au</p>

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