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Quantum Mobile Storage

Quantum’s second generation Mobile Storage for autonomous vehicle testing carries unique requirements not addressed by traditional IT storage offerings. These storage systems must have the performance and capacity to retain data streams from more than a dozen cameras and sensors simultaneously, and do so within the constraints of a moving car—not to mention dynamic environmental conditions with limited physical space and electrical power.


  • Small form factor design
  • Removable magazine
  • Designed for automotive use
  • Multiple drive options
  • RAID support
  • Magazine carrier
  • Automated ingest
  • Gigabit Ethernet connection
  • Native 12V


Feature Specification Note
Dimensions (w × h × d) Inch: 9 × 5.25 × 21
CM: 23 × 13 × 53
Small footprint increases room for other components.
Drive Support 2.5” or 3.5”
Flexibility to balance performance, capacity and cost.
Removable Magazine Up to 6 drives per magazine Swap magazines to extend test capacity; transfer data to upload station, minimizing car downtime and engineering
access to the newest test data.
Raw Capacity (per magazine) 60 TB (HDD);
up to 46 TB (SSD)
Capacity for multiple days of testing (most vehicles) with extra magazines available if more capacity is needed.
RAID Configurations RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 Configurable to meet specific needs; RAID 5 or 6 recommended for most deployments.
Host Connectivity 2× 10 GbE RJ45 Enables recording for many hi-res devices and high-performance data center ingest.
Other Connectivity 1× USB, 1× HDMI, 1× 1 GbE 1 GbE for device management.
Performance Up to 1.6 GB/sec (SSD);
up to 400 MB/sec (HDD)
SSD performance is at the 2x 10 GbE line speed, supporting high-performance needs; HDD provides a lower cost for lower performance needs.
Power Supply 12VDC or 120VAC 12VDC for higher efficiency and ease of integration to the car;
120VAC for garage station.
Wattage Max 320 W;
Operational 225 W
Lower power enables more cameras, sensors and electronics to run without draining the battery.
Mounting Rail For ease of integration.
OS Ubuntu, with NAS stack, preloaded Efficient, reliable operation.
Magazine Carrier An optional ruggedized case for magazine storage and transfer Protect and secure data during storage and transfer to/from garage upload station.