Toshiba Storage Device Division has introduced a 60 GB hard disk drive for automotive navigation, media center and connected solution applications. The MK6050GAC fits between Toshiba’s 40 GB and 80 GB models. All three models feature the improved altitude specification of 5,500 meters.
Product manager Scott Wright said Toshiba has shipped more than eight million automotive-grade HDDs for OEM and aftermarket solutions since 2001. According to Techno Systems Research (TSR) Co., Ltd., Toshiba holds an 84% market share in the automotive-class HDD segment. Samples of Toshiba's new automotive-grade HDDs will be available later this year.