Fujitsu Rugged Hard Disk Drive for Automotive and Other Applications

Fujitsu Limited today announced the development of the MHW2040AC model 2.5” hard disk drive (HDD) for use in automotive and various equipment that must operate in harsh environments, ranging from cold climate regions to deserts. The new Fujitsu 40GB capacity MHW2040AC is the third generation of its 2.5” HDD product line, for use in automotive and other applications under extreme environmental conditions. The new model features a top-class operable temperature range of -30°C (-22°F) to 85°C (185°F). The 40 GB capacity HDD can also withstand operational shock of up to 300 G. It also features best-in-class acoustic noise level of 1.5 bels at idle and low-power consumption, operating at 1.8 watts when reading or writing data.

The new RoHS compliant 40GB capacity Fujitsu MHW2040AC HDD will be available on global basis at the end of March, 2007.