Hitachi Global Storage Technologies on Friday unveiled two hard drives made especially for cars. The Endurastar J4K50 and the N4K50 both offer 50GB storage capacity and can withstand relatively severe impact and vibration, according to Hitachi GST. They also include features that make their reading, writing and motor operations more reliable and stable. The devices are scheduled for launch in the first half of 2007.
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