TOSHIBA Unveils Industry’s Highest Capacity HDD Available for Automotive Applications
Toshiba made an announcement on development of a new hard disk drive (HDD) with 200GB storage capacity in a single platter design. The new 2.5-inch, 200GB MK2060GSC features a rotational speed of 4,200RPM with a serial ATA interface, making it industry’s highest capacity HDD currently available for automotive applications.
The MK2060GSC has been designed to target such applications as telematics and infotainment, where performance and capacity are critical. Among some of the new feature on this newly developed HDD is its improvement in the internal transfer rates by approximately 78%, a faster seek time of 12 milliseconds plus an extremely quiet “silent seek” operation of 23dB, making it ideal for multimedia and navigation applications, where high storage capacity and rapid read operation is a must. The MK2060GSC has been designed to operate at a altitude range of -300 to 5650m, with an operation temperature of -30 to +85 degrees Celsius plus an operating shock resistance of 2,940m/s2 and increased viberation resistance. The new HDD is RoHS compliant. The new HDD will enter mass production in August. Toshiba also developed another HDD with storage capacity of 100GB (MK1060GSC) ,which also goes into mass production around same time.