Fujitsu today announced the introduction of two new series of 3.5-inch enterprise hard disk drives that deliver superior levels of performance and storage capacity. The MAT series, featuring spindle speeds of 10K rotations per minute (rpm), offers storage capacity of up to 300 gigabytes (GB) with 4-platter design. The MAU series, featuring spindle speeds of 15K rpm, offers up to 147GB in storage capacity. Both are available in three capacity points and two different types of interfaces. The MAT and MAU series are successors to the 10K rpm MAP and 15K rpm MAS series respectively. Through improvements in areal recording density, MAT series offers 73GB, 147GB and 300GB in storage capacity, while the MAU series offers 36GB, 73GB and 147GB. Both series are available with a choice of two interfaces, Ultra320 SCSI (U320) or Fibre Channel 2 (FC2). Qualification units for OEM customers will be available from April for the MAT series from June for the MAU series. Volume shipments will start shortly thereafter.

fujitsu Fujitsu 300GB Enterprise Hard Drives

Fujitsu Limited today announced the introduction of two new series of
3.5-inch enterprise hard disk drives that deliver superior levels of performance
and storage capacity. The MAT series, featuring spindle speeds of 10K rotations
per minute (rpm), offers storage capacity of up to 300 gigabytes (GB) with
4-platter design. The MAU series, featuring spindle speeds of 15K rpm, offers up
to 147GB in storage capacity. Both are available in three capacity points and
two different types of interfaces. The new hard drives deliver the superior
levels of performance and reliability required of today’s enterprise systems,
from servers to storage systems.

The MAT and MAU series are successors to the 10K rpm MAP and 15K rpm MAS series
respectively. Through improvements in areal recording density, MAT series offers
73GB, 147GB and 300GB in storage capacity, while the MAU series offers 36GB,
73GB and 147GB. Both series are available with a choice of two interfaces,
Ultra320 SCSI (U320) or Fibre Channel 2 (FC2).

With the massive increase in transaction and data volumes, today’s enterprise
servers and storage systems need to deliver greater storage capacities and
faster processing speeds. Moreover, they also need a high level of reliability
in order to bolster mission critical transactions. Fujitsu’s MAT and MAU product
variation with accelerated performance and excellent reliability would capture
such Enterprise requirements.

Furthermore, interface variation allows greater flexibility for system designers
for configuring various enterprise storage environments, including Direct
Attached Storage, Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Network.

Commanding the second-highest market share in the global market for enterprise
hard drives (*1), Fujitsu aims to reinforce its market and technology leadership
and positioning with the introduction of the two new series.

Main Specifications

MAT Series
With speeds of 10K rpm, offers capacities of up to 300GB, double the level of
Fujitsu’s previous model.
Available in three capacity points: 73GB, 147GB and 300GB.
Available in two interfaces: Ultra 320 SCSI or Fibre Channel 2.
Offers internal data transfer rates of 132 MB/s, a 23% improvement over
Fujitsu’s previous model.
Employs a fluid dynamic bearing motor (*2) for quieter operation.
MAU Series
With speeds of 15K rpm, offers capacities of up to 147GB, double the level of
Fujitsu’s previous model.
Available in three capacity points: 36GB, 73GB and 147GB.
Available in two interfaces: Ultra 320 SCSI or Fibre Channel 2.
Offers internal data transfer rates of 147 MB/s, a 25% improvement over
Fujitsu’s previous model.
Employs a fluid dynamic bearing motor for quieter operation.

Availability

Qualification units for OEM customers will be available from April for the MAT
series from June for the MAU series. Volume shipments will start shortly
thereafter.