Toshiba Launches 5TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive – Aug 06, 2014– Tokyo, Japan (Techreleased) – Toshiba Corporation today announced the launch of the MD04ABA-V Series, delivering the company’s first 5TB 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.
The MD04ABA-V series is designed for surveillance applications with support for up to 32 high definition cameras. The Series 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|
|MD04ABA500V||5TB||Height : 26.1 mm
Width : 101.6 mm
Length : 147 mm
-  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.
-  Number of surveillance cameras support capability is defined by performance simulation with High Definition cameras as 2MiB/s rate.