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Toshiba Launches 5TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the launch of the MD04ABA-V Series, delivering the company’s first 5TB[1] 3.5-inch, low RPM hard disk drive (HDD) specifically for surveillance applications. The MD04ABA-V series is designed for use in surveillance digital video recorders (SDVR), surveillance network video recorders (SNVR) and hybrid SDVR.

Toshiba: 5TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive (Photo: Business Wire)

Toshiba: 5TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive (Photo: Business Wire)

The MD04ABA-V series is designed for surveillance applications with support for up to 32 high definition cameras.[2] The Series is supports 24/7 operation, and also incorporates rotational vibration (RV) sensors, making it suitable for use in RAID/multi-HDD based surveillance platforms. With the massive 5TB capacity point, customers now have the flexibility to retain higher resolution surveillance video data for longer periods using fewer HDDs, helping to maintain a smaller storage footprint and lower energy costs.

The MD04ABA-V Series will begin sample shipment from the end of August.


Outline of the New Products

Model Name   Recording Capacity   Size   Suitable Applications   Features

Height : 26.1 mm
Width : 101.6 mm
Length : 147 mm

  • SDVR
  • SNVR
  • Hybrid SDVR
  • 24/7 operation
  • MTTF:1 million hours
  • Wider temperature range up to 70℃ (Top cover)
  • RV compensation
  • Low RPM
MD04ABA400V   4TB      

[1] Definition of capacity: Toshiba defines a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000 bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2 for the definition of 1GB = 230 = 1,073,741,824 bytes and therefore shows less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings, software and operating system, such as Microsoft Operating System and/or pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

[2] Number of surveillance cameras support capability is defined by performance simulation with High Definition cameras as 2MiB/s rate.

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Information in this document, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).
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