Well, with our cars having more and more electronics, it’s just a matter of time that we need more storage space. Will AAA come and swap a hard drive for you in the not too distant future? Seagate is trying to meet the need.
The EE25 Series disc drive is Seagate’s first drive designed specifically to meet the needs of the global automotive industry and other “extreme environment” applications. EE25 Series is targeted at automobile OEMs and their system manufacturers as well as to ruggedized mobile computing and industrial PC applications. High capacity 20 and 40 GB capacity points will deliver massive storage for bringing DVD-free GPS and high-quality AV entertainment services to the car. Most importantly, the EE25 Series will provide the industry’s most extreme environmental robustness to enable the continued transformation of the car into an extension of the terabyte lifestyle.
Will these be available for music and videos in cars without having to use your ipod. Sony has the Gigapanel with 1 gig and kenwood had the music keg. What i’m looking for is to take my hard drive and plug it to my stereo via USB and play music from there or load movies before traveling and watch on the road, maybe even stop at a hotel plug it to my Laptop and finish what i was watching in the car. Is there anyhting like that on the market.