Fujitsu to Release New Energy-Efficient 500 GB 2.5″ HDD Models

fujitsuFujitsu Limited announced that it has developed two new 500 GB(1) 2.5″ hard disk drive (HDD) models that feature a rotational speed of 5,400 RPM and deliver industry-leading levels of energy efficiency. The MJA2 BH series will be available from the end of December 2008, and the MJA2 CH series will be available in the first quarter of the 2009 calendar year.

With industry-leading levels of energy efficiency, the new models consume only 1.4W of power when recording data, one-third less than previous models(2). Moreover, these are Fujitsu’s first halogen-free(3) HDD models, making them an environmentally friendly products across their lifecycle, from deployment to disposal.

In addition, to meet information security needs for high data storage capacity applications, the MJA2 CH series is the world’s first 500 GB HDD line equipped with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)(4) encryption.

fujitsu-mja2-ch-25-inch-hdd-256-bit-aes-encryption

As corporations and government agencies have become increasingly involved in efforts to prevent global warming and promote environmental conservation, eco-friendly IT products have been at the center of attention.

To respond to these needs, Fujitsu developed two new 2.5″ HDD models, the MJA2 BH and MJA2 CH, featuring industry-leading levels of power efficiency.

By increasing recording density, the new models deliver a maximum of 500 GB in storage capacity. The HDDs consume only 1.4W of power to record data, a reduction of 33% in power consumption compared to previous models. Moreover, in addition to being manufactured in compliance with the EU’s RoHS Directive(5), which limits the use of hazardous substances, the new modes are also Fujitsu’s first HDD line to be halogen-free. This will minimize the hazardous substances generated at disposal.

To prevent data leaks for customers handling sensitive information, the MJA2 CH model has a built-in encryption function. This model automatically encrypts data as it is recorded, and all data stored on the HDD can be erased instantly, in less than a second, using the advanced secure erase feature. These features prevent data leaks in the event a PC is lost or stolen and make it simple to erase data during disposal, thereby reducing customers’ total cost of ownership.

With high storage capacity and low power consumption, MJA2 BH and MJA2 CH series target not only the expanding notebook PC market but also other markets such as desktop PCs.

The HDDs are the most recent offerings under Fujitsu’s Green Policy Innovation program, which was unveiled in December 2007 to promote energy-efficient products and services as a way to help customers lower their ecological footprint.

Capitalizing on the vast experience and reputation for reliability that Fujitsu has accumulated through over 40 years of HDD development, these products will deliver the superior quality and environmentally friendly features that customers have come to expect from Fujitsu.

Pricing and Availability

Series Price Shipment
MJA2 BH Quoted per order End of December, 2008
MJA2 CH Quoted per order First quarter of 2009 calendar year

Sales Targets

MJA2 BH Series: 20 million units during FY2009

MJA2 CH Series: 2 million units during FY2009

Related posts

Squadron 1945

Squadron 1945

For some reason the game called Squadron 1945 reminded us of the Second World War. Really, just take a look at the name of this app – won’t you think of the last year of the world’s greatest military conflict? The avatar of the game also reminds of this horrible event – a plane blasting its...

AMD plans new Radeon HD 7000-series graphics cards this year

The ailing chip company AMD has announced the upcoming release of a number of new Radeon HD 7000-series graphics cards expected to hit the market in H1 2013. This move likely comes due to intense pressure from NVIDIA which today launched the GeForce GTX Titan - a new single-GPU...

ARM presents Mali-DP650 processor

ARM presents Mali-DP650 processor

The company ARM has presented the new Mali-DP650 processor, which ARM claims is the fastest and most energy-efficient display processor with support for 4K resolutions. The new chip will soon find its place in new generation smartphones and other similar devices. The new Mali-DP650 processor...

Leave a comment