Toshiba intros 100GB, 200GB HDDs for cars

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Toshiba has unveiled a pair of new 2.5-inch internal hard drives, the 100GB MK1060GSC and 200GB MK2060GSC. Both are destined for use in infotainment applications, such as in motor vehicles, and are touted as the "industry's highest capacity HDD available for automotive applications."

Features include a single-platter, low-powered design with a spindle speed of 4,200RPM, a 12ms seek time, and an operational noise of 23dB. Toshiba's latest products offer 78% quicker internal transfer rates compared its previous series.

They're also seemingly robust, being cleared for use in altitudes between -300 and 5,650m as well as temperatures between -30 and +85C. Additionally, they offer an operating shock resistance of 2,940m/s and a vibration resistance of 50 to 200Hz.

No price was disclosed, but it's mostly irrelevant. While the drives are set for mass production in August of this year, they won't reach consumer availability and will reportedly be limited to OEMs.

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