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Optimized for DVRs and NVRs, SkyHawk™ surveillance drives are tuned for 24x7 workloads in capacities up to 10TB. Equipped with enhanced ImagePerfect™ firmware, SkyHawk helps to minimize dropped frames and downtime with a workload rating 3× that of desktop drives while supporting up to 64 HD cameras.


SkyHawk Is Smart

The innovative ImagePerfect firmware enables smooth, clear video streaming for always-on, 24/7 surveillance environments—helping to ensure your business can always have a formidable layer of protection.

And SkyHawk Is Vigilant

  • Built to record 90% of the time — supports up to 64 cameras
  • Up to 10TB or 10,000 hours of HD video
  • 180TB/year workload rating, 3× the workload of a desktop drive and backed by a 3-year limited warranty
  • Protect your data against the unexpected with an optional +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan

Use the Video Storage Selector to find the best hard drive. For more information, refer to the Surveillance Drive Selection Guide or Surveillance System Application Guide.

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Be Safe

Give yourself the ultimate peace of mind with SkyHawk surveillance drives and never miss a frame, even in harsh environments. SkyHawk’s extreme workload rating, low power consumption and RV sensors can improve long-term drive reliability. SkyHawk can also reliably perform in operating temperatures—from 0°C to 70°C—while tarnish-resistant components offer further protection out in the field.

Soar Higher and Longer

SkyHawk is built to scale with your needs and reliably performs in multi-drive systems. Multi-drive surveillance systems can rely on the SkyHawk’s RAID-optimized hardware, keeping drives and systems in the field longer.

  • RV sensors (standard on 4TB to 10TB SkyHawk drives) help to enable reliable performance in DVR and NVR systems with 8+ drives
  • RV sensors in a RAID environment maintain drive performance by improving vibration tolerance

Stay Secure and Be Prepared

Be prepared for the unthinkable with a 3-year Seagate +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan. Under the protective wing of SkyHawk, vandalism, viruses and accidents are no longer the end of the world.

  • Fast and easy recovery process—data can often be restored in 15 days or less
  • Seagate leads the industry in data recovery with a 90% success rate

  • SkyHawk
  • Surveillance HDD
  • Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD
Suggested Application
SMB surveillance DVR and NVR Home/SOHO/SMB Surveillance DVR and NVR Video analytics or archive
10TB, 8TB, 6TB, 4TB, 3TB, 2TB, 1TB 8TB, 6TB, 5TB, 4TB, 3TB, 2TB, 1TB 10TB, 8TB, 6TB, 5TB, 4TB, 3TB, 2TB, 1TB
# of Cameras Supported
1 to 64 Up to 64 100+
Workload Rating
180TB/year 180TB/year 550TB/year
# of Drive Bays Supported
8+ 8+ 5+
3 years 3 year 5 years
Rescue Service Available
Yes Yes No
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Capacity - Related Products
4TB, 3TB, 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 320GB, 250GB 4TB, 3TB, 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 320GB, 250GB 8TB, 6TB, 5TB, 3TB, 2TB, 1TB



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Model Data Sheet User Manual Capacity Interface Cache Rotational Vibration Sensors
SkyHawk 10TB

3-year warranty

10TB SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Yes
SkyHawk 8TB

3-year warranty

8TB SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Yes
SkyHawk 6TB

3-year warranty

6TB SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Yes
SkyHawk 4TB

3-year warranty

4TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Yes
SkyHawk 3TB

3-year warranty

3TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB No
SkyHawk 2TB

3-year warranty

2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB No
SkyHawk 1TB

3-year warranty

1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB No

Surveillance System Compatibility

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