Press Release Summary:
Packing 500 Gb max capacity into 2.5 in. format HDDs, MHZ2 BT series handles high-volume storage for products such as PCs, DVRs, STBs, and external HDDs. Products are compliant with RoHS directive and require 1.8 W of power for read and write operations. Drives also support Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps interface for high-speed data transfers.
Original Press Release:
Fujitsu to Release 2.5" Hard Disk Drive with World-Class 500 Gb Capacity
Tokyo, Japan, Feb 25, 2008 - Fujitsu Limited today announced the release of its new series of MHZ2 BT 2.5" hard disk drives with world-class capacity of up to 500 GB. Sales of the new series will begin at the end of May 2008.
The new series responds to the growing need for hard drives in the 2.5" form factor that can handle high-volume storage for such products as digital video recorders and external hard drives.
The MHZ2 BT series requires only 1.8 W of power for read and write operations, ranking it among the most power-efficient drives in its class. The series is one of many new products announced as part of Fujitsu's Green Policy Innovation program, unveiled in December 2007 to promote energy-efficient products and services as a way to help customers lower their ecological footprint.
With the global spread of digital broadcasts and Internet-based video distribution, along with the increased storage requirements stemming from the higher image quality of video content, there is an increasing need for high-capacity hard disk drives that can handle high-volume data storage.
But with growing worldwide concern over global warming and other environmental problems, there is a demand for hard disk drives that consume less electricity.
Fujitsu has responded to these needs with hard disk drives that have storage capacities of up to 500 GB for use in personal computers, Digital Video Recorders (DVR), Set Top Boxes (STB), and external hard disk drives, representing an environmentally friendly choice for customers who need hard disk drives with large storage capacities.
As an environmentally friendly product, these hard disk drives use 1.8 W for read and write operations, ranking them among the most power-efficient 2.5" HDDs in the industry. They are also manufactured in compliance with the EU's RoHS Directive, which limits the use of hazardous substances.
In addition, the series also supports the Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s interface for high-speed data transfers. Moreover, capitalizing on the vast experience and reputation for reliability that Fujitsu has accumulated through over 40 years of HDD development, the series delivers the superior quality that customers have come to expect from Fujitsu.
Pricing and Availability
Series Name: MHZ2 BT
Pricing: per order
Shipment: end of May 2008
20 mil units total for the MHZ2 BT series in fiscal year 2008.
 500 GB: 1 gigabyte is equivalent to 1 billion bytes. Usable storage capacity is actually less than this figure. Actual storage capacity may vary depending on the environment and formatting of the customer's system.
 RoHS Directive: Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment: A directive issued by the European Union on February 13, 2003 that has set legal regulations for hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment to minimize risk to the environment and people in member countries. Based on the directive, as of July 1, 2006, the amount of lead, hexavalent chromium, mercury, cadmium, polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) is regulated in electrical and electronic equipment intended for Europe.
 Serial ATA3.0Gb/s interface: The Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface is one of the ATA standards for connecting a computer to a hard disk drive or other storage device. Each device has a 1:1 signal path to the host, transmitting data serially (one bit at a time). Therefore, high-speed data transfer without interference or noise is possible. SATA3.0Gb/s is an extension of the SATA1.5Gb/s standard and 3.0Gb/s is equivalent to transfer speed of 300MB per second.
For more information, please visit Fujitsu's HDD site, www.fujitsu.com/hdd/
Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702; ADR: FJTSY) 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 reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. For more information, please visit www.fujitsu.com .