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Toshiba spins shake-and-bake hard disk drives

Nov 29, 2010, 03:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Toshiba announced a pair of 2.5-inch hard disk drives it claims offer the industry's widest temperature range for 24/7 operation. Suitable for ATMs, digital surveillance, automation, and other embedded devices, the MK1060GSCX and MK8050GACY spin at 4,200rpm and offer 100GB or 80GB capacities, respectively.

"Hard disk drives (HDDs) are often the weak link when it comes to an embedded device's operating range and resistance to vibration. However, Toshiba claims its new MK1060GSCX and MK8050GACY (right) have the "widest temperature range for 24/7 power-on operation in the HDD market.

"According to the company, the devices both offer a "case temperature" range of 5 to 158 deg. F (-15 to 70 deg. C). More specifically, the MK1060GSCX is said to have an operating range of -22 to 185 deg. F (-30 to 85 deg. C) and the MK8050GACY a range of -4 to 158 deg. F (-20 to 70 deg. C)."

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