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Toshiba Introduces Highest-Capacity Automotive-Grade HDD

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Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD), the pioneer in small form factor hard disk drives (HDDs), today strengthened its position as the world's leading manufacturer of automotive-grade HDDs by introducing a new HDD with 200 gigabytes (GB) of storage capacity in a single-platter design.

The 4,200 RPM SATA MK2060GSC is the highest-capacity automotive-grade HDD available and provides vehicle systems manufacturers with the high-capacity storage needed to improve telematics, navigation and entertainment systems, particularly as these systems are being designed to communicate with information and content sources outside the car. This high-capacity automotive storage line will enable carmakers and aftermarket vendors to deliver an improved in-vehicle user experience, while enhancing driver safety.

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why not just use ssds, so the cost of the car goes up by a grand, its only a grand, i dont think i want an inferior storage platform prone to failure in my vehicle
 
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would quickly die once ssd is cheap and affordable.
 
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what is 'automative grade' and in comparison to what? (naval grade? bicycle grade?)...
 
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Lol, it's just a 100GB drive. Who really cares. Kingston V-Series 128GB cost like 200 eur. Extra 200 eur on a car is nothing. And it would be far better option.
 

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This will not enhance driver safety like they say.
 

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All of Toshiba's automotive-grade HDDs are suitable for use in many industrial applications requiring extended temperature tolerance

basically, these are the drives that can take abuse - can take the heat and vibration (likely cause its a single platter drive)
 
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but can it handle a nice 55mph car crash?
 

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basically, these are the drives that can take abuse - can take the heat and vibration (likely cause its a single platter drive)
yea but these are the things an ssd can do 100 times better :toast:
 

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i'm not sure, is it proven that SSD's can take heat yet?
didn't have a problem with one in my panasonic tough book in iraq or afgan.