Photo: Red Hill.
Fujitsu drives never seemed to change. They got bigger, of course, and there were new model ranges from time to time which we never really noticed because they were always much the same as the old models — quiet, neither particularly reliable nor particularly unreliable, and very slow.
They always looked nice, very neat in their regulation black and silver, but we came to hate them because regardless of anything the spec sheet said they were, in reality, always slower than they had any right to be.
Fujitsu was still successfully manufacturing expensive, high-performance SCSI drives for the enterprise at this time, so it seems odd that the same firm's desktop drives should be so underwhelming.
(Looking at the models below, notice that the last two drives listed came out a little later and used higher recording density.)
|Data rate||68 Mbit/sec||Spin rate||5400 RPM|
|Form||3½ half height||Interface||ATA-33|