Fujitsu Unveils New Removable Storage Product For The PC Market

6/25/2002 - Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), a leading provider of removable storage solutions, debuts the retail-version of its 1.3GB removable storage product, the DynaMO 1300U2, and 2.3GB DynaMO 2300 internal drive kits at TECHXNY in New York, NY. The DynaMO 1300U2 introduction marks Fujitsu's first Hi-Speed USB 2.0 compliant magneto-optical (MO) drive with heightened performance targeting PC end-users, a target market segment for Fujitsu removable storage products over the course of the year.

Furthermore, with Fujitsu's new DynaMO 1300U2 product, Fujitsu brings the benefits of magneto-optical storage technology - namely, durability, and reliability and now, the high-performance features of Hi-Speed USB 2.0 - to the PC market. The DynaMO 1300U2 brings the new Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface to Fujitsu's MO technology product line, which has long provided high-capacity removable storage to the telecommunications and medical industrial markets, as well as to Macintosh computer users worldwide.

Additionally, Fujitsu MO users can purchase 2.3GB MO disks for only $20 each. Fujitsu's low cost media combined with competitively priced drives--1.3GB DynaMO kits under $300 and 2.3GB DynaMO kits under $330--make MO technology one of the most cost-effective removable storage options.

"Fujitsu is focused on bringing the PC market an affordable and proven removable storage solution with the speed and capacity to thrive in today's demanding PC environment," said Dan Dalton, director of optical storage products at Fujitsu Computer Products of America. "In today's world, the need for ultra-reliable removable media solutions for today's professionals has increased, applications have become more robust, data continues to accumulate on desktop's worldwide - and all speak to the need for a reliable backup and archiving solution with a capacity point equal to the task."

DynaMO 1300U2 Product Highlights
Fujitsu's new rugged and reliable DynaMO 1300U2 with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 provides 1.3GB of removable, rewritable data capacity on a single 3.5-inch disk. The drive provides a 23ms seek time, 2MB buffer, and 120,000 hour MTBF. Furthermore, the new Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, implemented on Fujitsu's new DynaMO 1300U2, allows data transfer speeds up to 60 MB/sec -- 40 times faster than the data transfer using the USB 1.1 interface.

DynaMO 2300 Internal Kit Product Highlights
With fifth-generation MO technology from Fujitsu, the 2.3GB MO internal drive nearly doubles the capacity of its predecessor. The 2.3GB internal drives provide 19ms seek time, data transfer rates up to 8MB/sec and an 8MB buffer, making it ideal for intensive audio, video and graphic applications. In addition, MO removable storage solutions help facilitate high-speed file backup for commercial systems such as telephone/PBX, medical and data acquisition systems.

Fujitsu's MO Product Offering
Fujitsu's current MO product offering includes 2.3GB internal MO drive kits in IDE and SCSI interfaces, 1.3GB internal and external drives in USB 2.0, SCSI, Firewire, and IDE interfaces. Fujitsu MO drives provide full backward compatibility with previous capacities of 3.5-inch MO media. MO media is available in capacities including 2.3GB, 1.3GB, 640MB, 540MB, 230MB and 128MB, as well as Over-Write disks (640MB and 540MB).

Protecting Investments in Data
Fujitsu magneto-optical storage is a competitive option for backup, archiving, data acquisition, and office, home, or industry applications that require high-capacity, reliable, removable storage. Magneto-Optical technology is resistant to data loss as a result of shock, vibration, moisture, dust and magnetic fields. Fujitsu backs all Fujitsu MO disks with a lifetime warranty.

Customer Service and Support
Fujitsu products are designed to give end users the highest performance and reliability with the least amount of hassle. Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. covers the DynaMO family of drives with a one-year limited warranty. FCPA also offers original purchasers of DynaMO drives its No Excuses® End User Replacement Program (US residents only). Subject to program rules and restrictions, in the unlikely event of a product defect, FCPA will replace eligible product within two business days. As a further supplement to the limited warranty and No Excuses End User Replacement Program, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. offers technical support telephone hours from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. PST.

Fujitsu at TECHXNY
Fujitsu will demonstrate the new 1.3GB MO drives with Hi-Speed USB 2.0 at Booth Number 2636 at TECHXNY in New York City from June 25 -27, alongside its 2.3GB MO internal kits for PCs.

Pricing and Availability
Fujitsu's entire DynaMO 1300 product line has been reduced in price. The new 1.3GB DynaMO 1300U2 has a suggested price of $299 (U.S. MSRP). The 2.3GB drives have suggested prices of $319 (U.S. MSRP) for the 2.3GB DynaMO 2300AI (IDE) and $329 (U.S. MSRP) for the 2.3GB DynaMO 2300SZI (SCSI). Both the 1.3GB and 2.3GB MO media are available in packages of five for $100 (U.S. MSRP). All Fujitsu MO drives and media are available now through and through Fujitsu authorized distribution partners including Arrow Electronics, Inc., Avnet, Inc., Ingram Micro Inc., Microland Group, and Tech Data Corporation. The 2.3GB DynaMO 2300U2 with the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface is scheduled to ship this fall.

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:

About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA) conducts engineering and marketing activities in San Jose, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. FCPA's current product and service offerings include scanners and scanner maintenance, hard disk drives, and magneto-optical drives. FCPA is located at 2904 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134. For more information on becoming a member of the "One Capture Alliance", please log on to: For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333 or use our Internet Web site at or call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333.

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