Fujitsu Revs Up Notebooks with Next Generation MHT Hard Drives

3/10/2003 - Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), one of the world’s leading suppliers of hard drives and computer peripherals, announced its next generation MHT series of mobile 2.5” 9.5mm hard disk drive (HDD) products comprising of five capacity points 20, 30, 40, 60 & 80GB, which make the Fujitsu MHT series the broadest range of 2.5” 4200 RPM Mobile HDD products in the industry. The news follows Fujitsu announcement of sequential mobile hard drive market share growth for the second straight quarter and reinforces Fujitsu’s aggressive plan in the mobile disk drive market.

Fujitsu’s MHT series of mobile disk drives employs new GDT (Glass Direct Texture) Media enabling nearly a 30% increase in areal density of up to 69.3Gb/sq. and up to 40GB per disk while improving media resolution and noise reduction resulting in improved data integrity. Building on Fujitsu’s Mobile HDD technology leadership the MHT series utilizes Fujitsu’s fourth generation of FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing) motor and Head Load / Unload mechanism with Inertia Latch technology.

“Fujitsu's 40GB per disk 2.5" Mobile HDD announcement is impressive given the integration of GDT Media technology, industry leading specifications, a broad capacity offering, and automotive configurations.” said Dave Reinsel, Research Manager, IDC. “A successful launch of its MHT series of 2.5" disk drives should sustain the company's growth in the mobile-class disk drive market.”

As a result of Fujitsu’s technology leadership and innovation the MHT Series provides industry-leading specifications that are critical for today’s mobile computing applications:

“Only Fujitsu can claim industry leading specifications in all of the key categories of power consumption, acoustic noise, shock robustness and seek times all of which are crucial for mobile computing and vertical market applications,” said Joel Hagberg, vice president of global OEM sales and program management, Fujitsu Computer Products of America. “The MHT series of HDDs will prove to be the catalyst in Fujitsu further increasing its share of the mobile hard drive market.”

Vertical Market Applications
Mobile HDD applications are no longer limited to notebook PCs. Emerging markets are appearing in automotive and industrial applications and Fujitsu plans to take part in those markets with the new MHT series mobile hard disk drive. The new MHT series is available for automobile navigation systems as well as automobile audio systems. The MHT series Automobile System model is designed to perform within a wide operating temperature range required by the automotive industry coupled with industry leading shock specifications.


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 hard disk drives, tape drives, magneto-optical drives, scanners and scanner maintenance. FCPA is located at 2904 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, use our Internet Web site at or call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333.

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