In-Vehicle Data Capture

Quantum R-Series

Capture data quickly inside a moving vehicle. Then easily upload that data so you can do what you do.

What is Quantum R-Series?

Quantum R-Series was designed for high-speed data capture in a moving vehicle.  It’s designed for tough environments and can take a beating. Because the storage is easily removable, you can quickly upload data captured ‘in the field’ to a StorNext shared storage environment so they can both work on that data.

The R-series was specifically designed for autonomous vehicle development – but the demands of that use case make it ideally suited for use in any application capturing a lot of data in a rugged environment.   

Quantum R3000 Key Features

Quantum R3000 is comprised of a chassis, and removable storage magazine as shown below:

Qauntum R3000 with Chassis and Magazine

The Quantum R3000 is designed to enable high-speed data capture, and fast upload, in a mobile environment:

Qauntum R3000

The R3000 chassis is approximately 9” wide, 5” tall, and 21” long. It has a small form factor perfectly suited for the trunk of a self-driving car, a military vehicle, or a studio truck.

The R3000 magazines are available in the following capacities and storage technologies:

Featured Benefits


Reliable, High-Speed Data Capture

The R-series magazine and chassis are designed to withstand the rigors of in-vehicle conditions, with a ruggedized hardware design and built-in data protection software.


Small Form-Factor Design and Power Consumption

Minimize in-vehicle storage space to make room for controls, computers, and other electronic equipment.


Quickly Upload Data with Removable Magazine

The removable magazine makes it easy for a technician to upload 10’s of TBs of raw data to a Quantum shared storage system at the end of the day.


Integrated with Quantum Shared Storage

Once the magazine is plugged into the docking station, data is automatically copied into a Quantum shared storage system, so that users (scientists, editors, analysts) can work with the data.


  • Dimensions (w x h x d) Inch: 9 x 5.25 x 21.
    CM: 23 x 13 x 53.
    Small footprint increases room for other components.
  • Drive Support 2.5” or 3.5”.
    HDD and SSD.
    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 2x 10 GbE RJ45.
    Enables recording for many hi-res devices and high-performance data center ingest.
  • Other Connectivity 1x USB, 1x HDMI, 1x 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 lower cost for lower performance needs.
  • Power Supply 12VDC or 120VAC.
    12VDC for higher efficiency and ease of integration to 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 Optional ruggedized case for magazine storage and transfer.
    Protect and secure data during storage and transfer to/from garage upload station.

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