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Fujitsu Delivers New 250GB¹ 2.5" SATA Hard Disk Drive Series with 24-Hour Continuous Operation


New Drives Combine Advanced Performance, Reliability and Energy Efficiency for Business Critical and Industrial Applications

Sunnyvale, CA.— 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“ hard disk drive (HDD) series line up that offers support for 24-hour non-stop operation with capacities up to 250GB. The new Fujitsu 2.5” MHZ2-BK 7200 RPM and the 2.5" MHZ2-BS 5400 RPM SATA series features enhanced performance for extended duty disk drive usage for business critical and industrial applications that require higher storage capacity.

“While it’s self-evident that all HDDs get ‘rested’ when not being used (and are built to a ‘good enough’ duty cycle), it is equally true that there are many business-critical applications that do not offer any ‘rest’ time….and cannot afford any downtime,” commented Mark Peters, an analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group. “Such extreme operating demands clearly require the very highest-duty-cycle disks designed specifically to support such ’always on’ environments. Fujitsu’s newly enhanced, extended duty hard disk drives are custom designed to address this market need for continuous operation, where a regular ‘good enough’ approach is simply not good enough.”

Organizations are increasingly requiring 24x7 operations from their hard disk drives. With its new HDD offerings, Fujitsu directly addresses these demands with each model providing support for specific applications. The high performance MHZ2-BK 7200 RPM model is maximized for blade servers, nearline storage devices, telecommunication devices, and other data-intensive business critical applications that require 24-hour operation. The MHZ2-BS 5400 RPM series is designed to support industrial applications with 24x7 access including surveillance cameras, industrial PCs, POS systems, ATMs and robotics. Both the MHZ2-BK and MHZ2-BS series have extremely low power consumption, providing the highest level of energy efficiency available. Fujitsu is one of the few companies currently offering RV (rotational vibration) compensation technology for 2.5” SATA HDDs, which minimizes the adverse effects of vibration to maximize performance of applications under demanding operating conditions.

“For five years, Fujitsu has been delivering industry-leading 2.5” drives with 24x7 operation capability. With the addition of the MHZ2-BK and MHZ2-BS series, we continue to leverage our extensive experience and pioneering technology to meet the demand for high-performance drives with greater storage capacity,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. “These new drives offer greater energy efficiency and are part of the Fujitsu Green Policy Innovation initiative that promotes products and services that help customers minimize their ecological footprint and reduce energy costs.”

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

Pricing and Availability:

The Fujitsu MHZ2-BS HDD series is currently available and the MHZ2-BK series will be available in July 2008. Pricing is available upon request.


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