(Press Release) Fujitsu Computer Products of America has just introduced its MHS Series of next-generation 2.5-inch hard disk drives, a family of three 9.5mm-height HDD products that feature the highest-ever areal density in the 2.5-inch HDD class. Moreover, the new products are standardized on Fujitsu's fluid dynamic bearing (FDB) motor technology, which renders the drives virtually silent. The new drives are available immediately worldwide with volume shipments to follow. Fujitsu's new mobile MHS Series drives offer a best-in-class areal density of 53.2Gb/in2, enabling 30GB of storage to be provided on a single 2.5" disk. The new drives come with capacities of 60, 40 and 30GB at speeds of 4,200 RPM.
A 60GB capacity point is equivalent to about 1.2 million emails, 60,000 digital photographs, 900 CD-quality MP3 music files, or 15 DVD-quality full-length motion pictures. Together, the large capacity, low form-factor, and 2.5-inch configuration make Fujitsu's new drives well suited not only for intensive mobile computing applications, but also for emerging markets that include digital home appliances, MP3 players, and portable HDD systems.