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Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) - first 5TB 3.5-inch,

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Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced their first 5TB 3.5-inch, low RPM hard disk drive (HDD) specifically for surveillance applications. The MD04ABA-V series is built for use in surveillance digital video recorders (SDVR), surveillance network video recorders (SNVR) and hybrid SDVR.

Designed for surveillance applications, with support for up to 32 high definition cameras and 24/7 operation, the  new Series 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. We of course want to know the cost and offerings for resellers and dealers. Will it compete with the Hitachi ( Oh Sorry HGST Terra bite  Helium filled unit)

Samples will be available for shipping in August 2014. Specifications:

How it stacks up

Basic specification  Interface       SATA-2.6/3.0

Interface speed                1.5Gbit/s, 3.0Gbit/s, 6.0Gbit/s

Formatted capacity         5TB        

Logical data block length (Host) 512 B/sector

Logical data block length (Disk)  4,096 B/sector


Buffer size          128MiB FIFO ring buffer

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The latest generation surveillance cameras produce higher resolution video streams that increase storage capacity requirements. Toshiba’s MD04ABA-V Series Surveillance HDDs deliver greater capacity, quieter operation and more power efficient operation versus competing higher RPM HDD models,”