Quantum R4000 rapid ruggedised in-vehicle storage

The highest performance ruggedised removable storage designed for fast ingest and easy upload/offload for autonomous vehicles.  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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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-resolution 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-4000 is purpose-built to meet all these requirements.

Specifically designed for edge data capture, R4000 is ideal for ADAS and autonomous vehicle research, surveillance monitoring, M&E production, and IoT technologies.

R4000 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.

It supports SSD and NVMe form factors with an 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 centre for further analysis.


  • Reliable, high-speed data capture – magazine and chassis are designed to withstand the rigours of in-vehicle conditions with a ruggedised hardware design and built-in data protection software.
  • Highly available and reliable architecture – software and hardware are purpose-built for high availability and reliability in rugged mobile environments.
  • Quickly upload data with removable drive canister – 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 – R4000 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.


Canister storage4-Bay NVMe
DescriptionMedium capacity

Medium form factor

High performance

Raw capacity15.36 TB

(4) Hot Swap 2.5” NVMe SSD drive

(2) M.2 SATA SSD boot drives

Data protectionRAID 0/1/5/6/10
Connectivity(2) x 10G ethernet

with optional Mellanox ConnectX 5 (100 GbE)

 PerformanceUp to 10 GB/sec
Dimensions25.8064 x 29.9974 x 8.89 cm
Weight5.44311 kg
EnvironmentalOperating: 0 to 55 °C

Non-op: -20 to 70 °C

Cooling(3) 60 x 25mm fans
PowerIn-vehicle: 100 W, 12 V DC

Data centre: 12 V or 24 V DC

Optional adaptor allows 110 – 240 VAC, 160 W

Supported OSDebian GNU/Linux

Additional information

Weight5.44 kg
Dimensions25.8cm x 30cm x 8.9cm

Data sheet

Quantum R4000 data sheet


Finance and Shipping

Restrictions on customers

Please note that due to the high average transaction costs, we must adhere to Anti-money laundering legislation.  For new customers, this comes into effect when the transaction value is more than £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR).

Please note that some products are restricted so we typically do a brief check on location and customer information before accepting self-service orders.

Online ordering (self service)

On orders up to £8,800 (or equivalent in USD or EUR), we offer online ordering with payment by all major credit cards. Payments can be made in GBP only.

Payment options for transactions over £8,800

Please contact us to complete our ‘Know Your Customer’ form for payments in advance (by BACS or Card) above this amount, or apply for a full ‘Credit Account’ for up to 30 days credit, on account.  Payments can be made in GBP, EUR or USD.


Shipping by default is by FedEx and typically takes from one to five working days worldwide.  All packages are fully insured from us to you. 

Our incoterms are DDP (for UK customers) and DAP (for international customers, including EU).  Other incoterms may be available on request in special circumstances.

Goods can also be collected from our logistics centre. 

Loan finance

Level Five Supplies is pleased to offer finance as a payment option, iur appointed partners can work with you to make equipment purchase more straightforward.

There are many reasons to consider using finance:

  1. Improves Cash Flow: When you finance your equipment, your cash isn’t tied up in the equipment. Instead, it’s free for other investments that will grow your business, produce income, and ensure the equipment you acquire earns profits over its lifetime.
  2. Preserves Other Lines of Credit: Tomorrow can bring many opportunities. Financing equipment means you’ll have the credit available (either from the bank or other sources) to take advantage of future opportunities.
  3. Hedges against inflation: Your monthly payment remains the same over the term of the lease or loan. Money paid later in the term usually have less purchasing power than those paid at the beginning of the term…so you pay for today’s equipment needs with tomorrow’s lower-value currency.
  4. Provides 100% financing: Even “soft costs” such as training, shipping, installation, and maintenance agreements can usually be included. So you can rest easy knowing that these associated costs won’t disrupt your cash flow.
  5. Simplifies equipment changes: Hiring additional workforce? Increasing efficiency? Additional equipment can easily be added to your existing loan or lease. Or, if you’re trying to stay ahead of the competition by staying ahead of technologies, the equity in your financed equipment can be applied toward the loan or lease of new equipment. These options solve the problems of obsolescence – and make your job easier.
  6. Eliminates hidden charges: You have no compensating balances, no closing costs, and no blanket liens or other restrictive covenants that banks use to increase customers’ cost. What you see is what you get.
  7. Offers excellent rates: Our finance partner rates are highly competitive.
  8. Saves on taxes: Depending on the type of finance agreement you select, as much as 100% of your payments may be tax deductible.
  9. Offers many payment programs: Our finance partners work for you, not us. You choose the type of loan or lease that best fits your needs, and you select the length of the loan or lease term.

The finance agreement is between you and the lender, and we don’t take commission or referral fees – but we’ve done the preparatory work of allocating a broker for the US, and another for Europe, explaining the technology, validating supplier products and explaining how the technology will be used so your application process is simplified and focused entirely on the financials.

The initial part of the process usually takes less than an hour and means that you can spread the cost of a higher value purchase of equipment like this over several months or even years, allowing you to better plan your project or department budgets, but also means you can get what you need over the coming years, not just what you can afford today.

Details of current funding opportunities and support programmes for research and innovation

Contact our Sales team to discuss your needs further.