Fujitsu Introduces 3.5-Inch On-the-Go Magneto-Optical Drive

1/12/2004 - Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), a leading provider of removable storage solutions, unveiled the DynaMO® 1300 Pocket Magneto-Optical (MO) drive, an affordable, compact and lightweight drive for portable data backup and file storage that competes on price and performance with comparable mobile storage devices such as removable magnetic disk and flash memory. Just half the size of its predecessor and fully powered through its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, the Fujitsu DynaMO 1300 Pocket provides ultra-portability and true plug-and-play functionality. The DynaMO 1300 Pocket will be unveiled and demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 8 11, 2004 in Las Vegas (Booth #20299).

"I have been a fan of Fujitsu's DynaMO products for many years. Fujitsu's Magneto-Optical drives are an ideal removable data storage and back-up solution," said Mr. Gadget®, Steve Kruschen, consumer products expert. "The new DynaMO 1300 Pocket's portable design provides both power and data transfer through a single USB cable, eliminating the need for an AC outlet. The 1300 Pocket offers lightning-fast performance when used with my USB 2.0 equipped PC and G5 Mac. At a $199 price point, and 1.3GB disks for $12, what's not to love?"

Fujitsu's DynaMO 1300 Pocket offers consumers and mobile professionals an easy way to backup and safeguard important data and computer files virtually anywhere. Just 15 oz light and 23mm thin, the ultraportable, 1.3GB MO drive receives power through its Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface, and saves data on durable 3.5-inch MO disks. Costing less than a penny per megabyte, Fujitsu MO disks are enclosed in a floppy-sized cartridge and protect critical data from shock, vibration, moisture, dust and magnetic fields and have an estimated data archival life of 50 years*. Additionally, the Fujitsu DynaMO 1300 Pocket drive is fully backwards compatible with earlier 640MB, 540MB, 230MB, and 128MB 3.5-inch MO disks.

"The DynaMO 1300 Pocket offers consumers and mobile professionals a 1.3GB, ultraportable, removable storage solution for less than $200," said Dan Dalton, director, optical products at Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. "Long accepted for use in demanding industrial applications such as medical imaging and telecom, durable 3.5-inch MO technology is now available at a consumer-friendly price".

Product Pricing, Availability, and Warranty
The Fujitsu DynaMO 1300 Pocket is priced at $229 and includes a $30 end user rebate coupon that brings the end user price to $199. Fujitsu 1.3GB MO disks are $12 each when purchased in the 5-pack box. The DynaMO 1300 Pocket is covered under the established DynaMO "No Excuses" one-year warranty plan. The DynaMO 1300 Pocket is available immediately through Fujitsu authorized distributors and through Fujitsu's on-line store,

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, 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 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003. For additional information, visit:

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, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333. For additional information, visit:

* Estimated archival life based on ANSI/PIMA IT9.26-1977

Fujitsu and the Fujitsu logo are registered trademarks and The Possibilities are Infinite is a trademark of Fujitsu Ltd. DynaMO is a registered trademark of Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.

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