Quantum R-Series
Edge Storage

Capture huge amounts of sensor data inside a moving vehicle under demanding conditions, then quickly and easily ingest data for processing.

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In-Vehicle Data Capture

Quickly Capture Sensor Data in any Edge Environment

Data captured in an autonomous vehicle can generate up to 20 TB per hour per vehicle and hundreds of petabytes per week, quickly reaching multi-petabyte scale. Vast amounts of unstructured data—high-res images, LiDAR sensor data, and machine data–-are being generated in an environment that requires small form factor, large storage capacity, durability, and performance based on NVMe flash. The Quantum R-Series is purpose built to meet all these requirements.

Edge Storage with Reliable, Durable Data Capture

Quantum’s R-Series was specifically designed for edge data capture use cases, such as ADAS and autonomous vehicle research, surveillance monitoring, M&E production, and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. The R-Series addresses the demanding requirements of data capture in any challenging environment - from military vehicles on rough terrain in the desert to research vehicles navigating potholes and road obstacles at high speeds.

The R-Series supports SSD and NVMe form factors with adjustable capacity based on requirements. The drives are situated in a removable canister, making it easy to swap full canisters and put in empty canisters - ready to capture more data. The removed canister can then be inserted into a chassis in the data center for further analysis.

Quantum R-Series Installed in Vehicle

Featured Benefits

Reliable, High-Speed Data Capture

Magazine and chassis are designed to withstand the rigors of in-vehicle conditions with a ruggedized hardware design and built-in data protection software.

Highly Available and Reliable Architecture

Both software and hardware are purpose-built for high availability and reliability in rugged mobile environments.

Quickly Upload Data with Removable Drive Canister

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

Easily Integrated with a Wide Array of In-Vehicle Tools

The R-Series is easily integrated with a full suite of LiDAR, radar, camera, GPS, and other sensors, and can work alongside a wide array of in-vehicle data annotation tools.

Technical Specifications

Specifications R3000 R6000
Canister Storage 6-Bay SSD 4-Bay NVMe
Description Lowest capacity
Smallest form factor
Medium performance
Medium capacity
Medium form factor
High performance
Raw capacity 23 or 46 TB
(6) 2.5” SSD drives in removable canister
15.36 TB
(4) Hot Swap 2.5” NVMe SSD drive
(2) M.2 SATA SSD boot drives
Data protection RAID 0/1/6/6/10 RAID 0/1/5/6/10
Connectivity (2) 10 GbE RJ45 (2) x 10G Ethernet
With optional Mellanox ConnectX 5 (100 GbE)
Performance Up to 1.6 GB/sec Up to 10 GB/sec
Dimensions (W x H x D) 9” x 5.25” x 21” 11.81” x 3.5” x 10.16”
Weight 12 lbs 12 lbs
Environmental Operating: 0 to 50 °C
Non-Op: -20 to 80 °C
Operating: 0 to 55 °C
Non-Op: -20 to 70 °C
Cooling (2) 60 x 25 mm fans
(2) CPU heatsinks
(3) 60 x 25 mm fans
Power 225 W, 12 V DC
120 – 240 VAC for garage station
In-Vehicle: 100 W, 12 V DC
Data Center: 12 V or 24 V DC
Optional adapter allows 110 – 240 VAC, 160 W
Supported OS Ubuntu with NAS stack pre-loaded Debian GNU/Linux

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