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Fujitsu launches four new series of hard drives

As part of the featured products is a portfolio that includes three new enterprise-grade SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) drives designed to support mission-critical servers and storage systems.

The first hard drive in this series is the MBB2147 / MBB2073, Fujitsu’s second generation SAS SFF 10K drives that have a special head load / unload mechanism that helps reduce potential damage caused by handling the drive. . These 2.5-inch hard drives provide a capacity of up to 147 GB at a rotational speed of 10,000 RPM; a mean read / write seek time of 4.0 – 4.5 ms; an acoustic noise level of 2.9 bels; a buffer size of 16 MB; and a standby power consumption of 4.7 W. This series of hard drives will be available in the second quarter of 2007.

The next hard disk drive in this new lineup is the MBC2073 / MBC2036, a 2.5 ”SAS enterprise drive offering a rotational speed of 15,000 RPM, a capacity of up to 73 GB * 1, and a buffer size of 16 MB. This unit is also designed for mission critical server and storage system applications. Its average read / write seek time is 3.0 / 3.5 ms typ., With an acoustic noise level of 3.2 bels * 2 typ., And the lowest standby power consumption of its category: 5.3 W typ. This series will be available in the third quarter of 2007.

The latest hard disk drive in the new lineup is the MBA3300 / MBA3147 / MBA3073, with a capacity of up to 300 GB and a rotation speed of 15,000 RPM. These 3.5-inch drives have a 16MB buffer size for SAS drives. They provide a mean read / write seek time of 3.4 – 3.9 ms, with an acoustic noise level of 3.6 bels. This series of hard drives will be available in the second quarter of 2007.

In addition to its line for business, Fujitsu has introduced the MHW2xxxBK 2.5-inch SATA hard drive series, offering up to 120GB capacity and 24/7 operation.

The main features and enhancements of these new hard drives include continuous operation, built-in functions to minimize the adverse effects of rotational vibration, and a transfer speed of 3.0 Gb / s. By providing a rotational speed of 7,200 RPM, they guarantee the highest performance available today in a 2.5-inch SATA drive, according to the manufacturer. In addition, they provide a maximum transfer speed from the buffer to the computer of 300 MB / s, an average read / write search time of 10.5 – 12.5 ms, a track-to-track search time of 1.5 ms , a power consumption in standby mode of 0.8 W, and an acoustic noise level of 2.5 bels. This series of hard drives will begin shipping in the third quarter of 2007.

Web: http://www.fujitsu.com/emea/products