Fujitsu Delivers Industry Leading 160GB 2.5″ 7200 RPM SATA Hard Disk Drive
Desktop Performance and Functionality Offered in a Laptop Hard Disk Drive
Sunnyvale, CA, March 6, 2007 — Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.,
one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative computer products
including hard disk drives, peripherals and biometric security solutions,
today announced the global launch of its MHW2160BJ series mobile hard disk
drives (HDDs). The newest Fujitsu products feature impressive storage
capacities of up to 160GB1 and industry leading performance with 7200RPM
speed. This is also the 3rd product family Fujitsu has developed using
perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR). The MHW2160BJ series attains the
industry’s highest capacity points while utilizing an industry first SATA
3.0Gb/sec interface on a 2.5″ HDD. The MHW2160BJ series will begin shipping
in second quarter 2007.
With the introduction of the 7200RPM product, Fujitsu now offers a
comprehensive portfolio of notebook hard disk drives featuring capacity
points up to 300GB and spindle speeds from 4200RPM to 7200RPM. Engineered
using PMR technology, the new mobile HDDs will address the growing demand
for higher performance and higher capacity laptop storage solutions. Laptop
PCs continue to overtake desktop sales and market share, and
high-performance mobile hard disk drives are required to help run graphic
intensive applications and the increasing capacity of audio and video files.
“Fujitsu has positioned itself well to capitalize on the growing demand for
higher performance 7200RPM laptop hard disk drives that replace the
functionality found traditionally on desktop PCs,” said Joel Hagberg, vice
president, marketing and business development, Fujitsu Computer Products of
America, Inc. “Since we exited the desktop hard disk drive market in August
2001, we have focused on building desktop functionality and performance
into rugged mobile products that serve the changing professional and
Fujitsu has been an industry leader in the research and development of PMR
technology to support capacity expansion. Valuing the reputation for high
quality that Fujitsu HDDs have earned to date, the company has successfully
developed perpendicular hard disk drives that maintain the same high
quality standards and going forward, plans to steadily expand and enhance
its lineup of high performance, large-capacity PMR products.
Hard Disk Drive Specifications
Fujitsu designed the MHW2160BJ hard disk drive series to provide
specifications that are vital for today’s mobile computing applications,
* Capacity: 80GB/120GB/160GB
* Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
* Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/sec & 1.5Gb/sec
* Buffer to Host Transfer Rate: 300MB/sec max.
* Disk to Buffer Transfer Rate: 102.8MB/sec max.(160GB)
* Read/Write Seek Time: 10.5/12.5 ms typ.
* Track to Track Seek Time: 1.5ms typ.
* Idle Power Consumption: 0.8 W typ.
* Acoustic (Idle): 2.5 bels typ.
* Operating Shock: 300G (2ms)
* Cache size: 8MB
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications
solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies,
highly reliable computing and communications products, 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 about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion)
for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com
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, Magneto-Optical drives, palm vein recognition technology, 10Gb
Ethernet switches and degaussers. 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
For more information, please see: http://us.fujitsu.com/fcpa