Toshiba Storage Device Division, the industry leader for rugged automotive HDD launched a new 2.5-inch (6.4cm) HDD model designed for 24/7 operation with an extended operating temperature range. The MK8050GACY is intended for industrial use in factory-floor systems, kiosks and applications needing an environmental operating range beyond that of the typical office environment.
The 80GB HDD can endure extreme operating conditions in the industrial environment at altitudes of -300m to 5,500 meters. The 4,200RPM PATA drive provides the widest temperature range for 24/7 low duty operation between -15 and 70 degrees Celsius (disk enclosure surface).
The availability cycles for the MK8050GACY are similar to those of Toshiba’s automotive-grade HDDs, reflecting the design and production processes of ruggedised equipment.