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A 2.5 inch form factor that is! Fujitsu will start shipping in May a series of hard disk drives that can cram 500 Gbytes in to a 2.5 inch form factor drive. Fujitsu is expecting to sell 20 million of the MHZ2 BT series drives during fiscal year 2008, and is banking on RoHS compliance, a small form factor and blazing speeds to make it all happen. The drives require a mere 1.8 Watts of power for read and write operations and will also support Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps interface for high-speed data transfers. A small size, massive capacity and low energy use – what more could a system builder ask for? For more information, please visit Fujitsu’s HDD site, http://www.fujitsu.com/hdd/

Frank J. Ohlhorst