Seagate has unveiled its 7th-gen HDD engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications, the Seagate Surveillance HDD.
Available in capacities of up to 4TB, the 3.5-inch Surveillance HDD can store up to 480 hours of HD content. Designed to scale video storage, the drive now incorporates rotational vibration (RV) sensors enabling it to reliably perform in systems with up to 16 drives, making it ideal for SMEs where bulk storage for HD video and video analytics are highly valued.
Designed to support surveillance recordings from a number of cameras no matter their resolution requirements, Surveillance HDD supports up to 32 channels and easily handles the higher write workloads required by surveillance systems. It also supports the flexibility required to scale a surveillance solution, supporting more data for longer periods of time and meeting industry archive and resolution requirements. These features, coupled with the integrated R/V sensors, improve drive performance in multi-drive and RAID systems and increase the value of surveillance data by delivering the highest data integrity possible.
The drive’s improved time-to-read system allows installers to customize power settings and better support motion-activated cameras – ensuring their customers never miss a frame. Drives spin down for energy-saving efficiency when no motions are detected by cameras, while quickly powering back up to ensure a frame is never missed when a motion-sensing camera is triggered.
The Surveillance HDD has a 1 million hour MTBF, and is also engineered for low power consumption and heat emissions.