Fujitsu Receives Safe Buy Award From 147GB Enterprise Hard Drive Achieves Top Leaderboard Position

11/19/2002 - Fujitsu Europe announced it has received a "Safe Buy" award for its MAP3147 147GB Ultra320 SCSI enterprise hard disk drive from, the leading online independent storage authority.'s "Safe Buy" award recognises achievements in data transfer performance, inner zone transfer rates, I/O performance, server performance, heat and acoustics. also evaluated hard disk drives from Seagate, Maxtor and IBM and chose the Fujitsu disk drive concluding, "The MAP3147 sets the standard for drives that the competition must beat, and it is a formidable standard indeed."

Adam Harris, Vice President Fujitsu Europe Ltd, said the award is recognition of Fujitsu's commitment to product research and development.

"The award validates our continued success in the enterprise hard drive market and is the result of the innovation and technological excellence we incorporate into our products," said Mr Harris.'s Leaderboard rated the MAP3147 the top '10K RPM SCSI Drive' and stated that: "The MAP3147 delivers an unbeatable combination of performance and whisper- quiet operation. Fujitsu's delightful MAP3147 combines the firm's traditionally top-class server performance with workstation speeds that rival 15K RPM drives."

The MAP Series from Fujitsu consists of three new 10K RPM hard drives featuring capacities of 36GB, 73GB, and 147GB. The disk drives incorporate 38.4 Gb/sq. in. technology and are equipped with a 8MB, multi-segmented data buffer combined with a 32-bit-wide internal data path for faster data access.

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

The reward is a result of Fujitsu's long history of technology leadership. In 1998, Fujitsu was the first to integrate across its entire HDD line the Giant Magneto-Resistive read head that is the defacto standard in all hard disk drives today.

In 2000, Fujitsu developed and integrated Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB), the first successful implementation of this HDD motor design in desktop hard drives. Also in 2000, Fujitsu developed a pioneering media technology that integrated a layer of Ruthenium on the disks. Synthetic Ferrimagnetic Media, as Fujitsu has termed the media, allows tighter packing of data and more accurate reading of information from disks.

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.

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