4,200 RPM
2.5-Inch Automotive-Grade Hard Disk Drive
Designed Specifically for the In-cabin
Automotive Systems Environment
Toshiba, the leader in automotive-grade hard disk
drives, introduces the MK8050GAC 2.5-inch 80GB
Hard Disk Drive. Designed specifically for the in-cabin
automotive systems environment, the MK8050GAC
delivers the enhanced storage capacity, operating
temperature range and operating altitude range required
to meet the operating extremes of the on-road and offroad environment.
Toshiba pioneered the development of automotive grade
hard disk drives to deliver the robust, cost-effective,
high-capacity storage required for the complex GPS
navigation systems used in the Far East and Europe.
Building on this success, Toshiba works closely with
Tier-1 automotive systems designers to meet the
storage challenges presented by the evolving in-dash
“infotainment” and telematics marketplace. In
addition, Toshiba’s automotive-grade hard disk drives
provide robust storage for in-car computing and for onthe-go digital communications.
80GB1 Storage Capacity
Extended Temperature Operating Range
Enhanced Altitude Operating Range
Robust Operating Vibration Range
16ms Average Seek Time
Industry-standard 2.5-inch form-factor (9.5mm z-height)
4,200 RPM Rotational Speed
ATA-7 Interface
Hard Drive
4,200 RPM
2.5-Inch Automotive-Grade Hard Disk Drive
Series Overview
Drive Capacity
Drive InterfaceParallel ATA, ATA-7
Number of Platters (disks)
Number of Data Heads
RoHS Compliant
Transfer Rate to Host
Track-to-track Seek
Average Seek Time
Rotational Speed
Average Latency
4,200 RPM
Buffer Size
Power Requirements
5V (+/-5%)
Spin up (start) Power
5.5 watts (-20° to 85°C) / 6.5 watts (-30° to -20°C)
Seek Power
2.3 watts
Read/Write Power
2.0 watts
Active Idle Power
1.0 watts
Low Power Idle
0.8 watts
Standby Power
0.25 watts
Sleep Power
0.1 watts
Physical Size
Dimensions (W) x (D) x (H)
69.85 mm (2.75 in) x 100.0 mm (3.94 in) x 9.5 mm (0.37 in)
Weight 98 g (3.46 oz)
Temp - Operating
Temp - Non-Operating
Vibration - Operating
Vibration - Non-Operating
Shock - Operating
-30° to 85°C (-22° to 185°F)
-40° to 95°C (-40° to 203°F)
29.4m/s2, (3G) 5-50Hz / 19.6m/s2, (2.0G) 50-200Hz
49 m/s² (5G) 10 to 500Hz
2,940m/s2, (300G) 2.0ms,1/2sine / 980m/s2, (100G) 11ms,1/2sine
Shock - Non-Operating
Altitude - Operating
Altitude - Non-Operating
7,840 m/s² (800G) 1.0ms, 1/2sine
-300 to 5,500 m
-300 to 12,000 m
Acoustics (idle)
Acoustics (seek)
Limited Warranty
Limited Warranty
22 dB
22 dB
3 years (from date of purchase)
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One Gigabyte (1GB) means 109 = 1,000,000,000 bytes using powers of 10. 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 will also be less if the computer includes one or more pre-installed operating systems,
pre-installed software applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.
Subject to Change: While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the
accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/
component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.
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MK8050GAC 8/2010