Seagate Surveillance HDD

NVR Drives Optimised for 24×7 Reliability and Data Protection

  • Stay Informednavigatedownnavigateup

    Sign up to stay informed on the latest products, services and offers from Seagate.

    Please enter Forename

    Please enter Surname

    Please enter valid email address

    *Required fields

Robust Surveillance Storage

The seventh-generation 6TB Seagate® Surveillance HDD addresses the increasing need for high-resolution cameras and camera counts, and ensures cost-effective performance and durability in always-on surveillance systems.

  • 6TB capacities support up to 16 drives and 32 cameras per system
  • Precision-tuned for high write surveillance workloads
  • Reliably performs in multi-drive systems with RAID support
  • Rotational vibration sensors for reliable performance
  • Customise power settings to best support motion-activated cameras with Idle 3 support
  • Supplement backups with the Seagate Data Rescue Plan in the event of data loss or accident

Video HDD vs Desktop Hard Drive >

Build Better Video Surveillance Systems

The Surveillance HDD features storage power for the latest video surveillance systems.

  • Build scalable systems to support large streaming workloads with support for ATA streaming and up to 32 cameras
  • Surveillance-optimised firmware improves drive reliability up to 30% and can reduce data loss
  • Ready to work 24×7 supporting up to 400+ hours of high definition content
  • 1M hours MTBF
  • 3-year limited warranty

Video Surveillance and the Demand for Purpose-Built Storage >

Surveillance HDD Bundle with Recue + Replace

Surveillance HDD Delivers Reliability + Rescue Services

Surveillance HDDs are engineered for demanding surveillance systems. Should your data be lost, unintentionally deleted, or corrupted by viruses the data can be recovered with the new Seagate Rescue Services feature.

  • The three year Rescue Service Plan recovers the data from your failed drive, whether due to mechanical failure or accidental damage
  • Fast and easy recovery process - data can be restored in 15 days or less
  • Seagate leads the industry in data recovery with a 90% success rate

Case Closed: Seagate Recovery Team Helps Solve Gold Heist >


RV Sensors to support RAID up to 32 camera HD surveillance systems

Consistent Performance in Multi-Drive Systems

Improve your drive reliability with drives built for surveillance applications that include the flexibility to scale as your data grows.The addition of rotational vibration sensors allows the Surveillance HDD to maintain performance through system vibrations and support RAID configurations in the growing NVR and standalone - DVR segments.

  • Choose options with RV sensors to allow drives to reliably perform in systems with up to 16 drives
  • RV sensors in a RAID environment improve system vibration tolerance
  • Support for up to 32 cameras recording in high definition

Video Surveillance Storage: How Much Is Enough >

High-Capacity Digital Surveillance Storage: The Economies of Scale >


HD Surveillance Camera Quick Time-To-Ready Motion Sensor

Improved time-to-ready so you don’t miss a frame

As drive technology evolves, so do the applications that leverage them. With improvements in motion-sensing cameras, the Surveillance HDD now includes settings that can ensure your drive is ready when your system needs to record.

  • Idle 3 power setting allows immediate recording when motion sensing is detected in a camera
  • Quick time-to-ready requires smaller system buffer sizes, reducing cost

Optimising Video Surveillance System Reliability and Performance >


Reliable Video Surveillance Storage Drives (3TB, 4TB, 5TB, 6TB drive capacities)

Surveillance Hard Drives with Enterprise-Class Reliability

Surveillance HDDs are engineered for high write workloads and multiple video stream recording with these features:

  • Industry-leading MTBF of >1M hours; AFR of <1%
  • RV sensors for improved reliability and performance in multi-drive systems with RAID support
  • 3-year limited warranty

Surveillance Drive Selection Guide >



TweakTown Surveillance HDD Award

Comparing this solution to the WD Purple, it does appear the Seagate is the better solution up to 16 cameras broadcasting at 720p."

— Tyler Bernath, TweakTown

Areal Density
R/V (Rotational Vibration) Sensor
Number of drive bays supported
Number of Cameras Supported
Typical Weight
Mean Time Between Failures
Average Operating Power
Rescue Service Plan
Surveillance HDD Surveillance HDD Surveillance HDD Surveillance HDD Surveillance HDD Surveillance HDD SV35.6 SV35.6 SV35.6
SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s SATA 6Gb/s
128MB 128MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB
642 642 625 536 625 625 625 625 625
1 to 16 1 to 16 1 to 16 1 to 16 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8
Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32
146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm 146.99mm
101.6mm 101.6mm 101.6mm 101.6mm 101.6mm 101.6mm 101.6mm 101.6mm 101.6mm
26.1mm 26.1mm 26.11mm 26.11mm 26.1 mm 19.98mm 26.11mm 26.11mm 19.98mm
780g 700g 610g 610g 610g 400g 626g 626g 400g
1,000,000hr 1,000,000hr 1,000,000hr 1,000,000hr 1,000,000hr 1,000,000hr 1,000,000hr 1,000,000hr 1,000,000hr
8.0W 8.0W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 8.0W 8.0W 5.90W