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Fujitsu Introduces New Low-Profile Enterprise Hard Disk Drive Series with Capacities Up to 147GB
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Fujitsu Introduces New Low-Profile Enterprise Hard
Disk Drive Series with Capacities Up to 147GB

New enterprise HDDs feature twice the areal density and up to
28% increase in internal data transfer rate over previous series

Tokyo, May 23, 2002 -- Fujitsu, one of the leading suppliers of hard drives and computer peripherals, today unveiled its next-generation of low-profile, high-speed/capacity hard disk drive (HDD) products designed specifically for high-performance enterprise computing and emerging market applications. The new Fujitsu MAP and MAS series feature spindle speeds of 10K-rpm and 15K-rpm, respectively, delivering capacities of up to 147GB/73.5GB in a 1-inch-high, 3.5-inch form factor. Compared with previous generation models, areal density has been doubled, and internal data transfer rates have been increased by 25% (MAP Series) to 28% (MAS Series).

Technical Highlights
The new MAP Series from Fujitsu consists of three new 10K-rpm hard drives featuring capacities of 36, 73 and 147GB. The MAS Series, with 15K-rpm spindle speed, comprises 18, 36 and 73GB models. Both series are equipped with an 8MB, multi-segmented data buffer combined with a 32-bit-wide internal data path for faster data access.

In addition, both series support Ultra320 SCSI (320 MB/s) interface, which boasts new performance and reliability enhancing features, such as data packet protocol, quick arbitration and selection, and signal pre-compensation. The MAP drives additionally support 2Gb FC-AL2 interface.

Fujitsu has substantially increased the maximum internal data transfer rate with these two new enterprise drive series. With 114MB/s on the MAS Series and 107MB/s on the MAP Series, transfer rates have increased by 28 percent and 25 percent over previous drives, respectively.

Moreover, using Fujitsu's Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) technology for its 15K-rpm products and four-platter 10K-rpm product, acoustic output has been remarkably reduced to 3.6 Bels and 3.4 Bels in ready mode, respectively.

MAP Series qualification units will be available for OEM customers in July 2002, followed by MAS Series qualification units in September. Volume shipment will follow soon after.

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, high- reliability/performance computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts make Fujitsu uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the broadband Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5 trillion yen (about US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. For more information, please see:

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