Surveillance HDD

NVR Drives Optimized for 24×7 Reliability and Data Protection

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Robust Surveillance Storage

Never miss a frame with surveillance-optimized drives. The seventh-generation 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.

  • Precision-tuned for high write surveillance workloads operating 24x7
  • Capacities up to 6TB support 64 cameras per drive and 8+ drives and per system
  • Reliably performs in multi-drive systems with RAID support
  • Try buying Surveillance HDD with Seagate Rescue Recovery Service Option for 360 degree data protection

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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 64 cameras
  • Surveillance-optimized firmware improves drive reliability up to 30% and can reduce data loss
  • Ready to work 24×7 supporting 600+ hours of high definition content
  • 180TB/year workload rating, 1M hours MTBF

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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

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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 8+ drives
  • RV sensors in a RAID environment improve system vibration tolerance
  • Support for up to 64 cameras recording in high definition

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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

Optimizing 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:

  • workload profiles built to support surveillance applications of up to 180TB/year – 3x the workload of desktop drives
  • Industry-leading MTBF of 1M hours; AFR of <1%
  • RV sensors for improved reliability and performance in multi-drive systems with RAID support

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

Generation
Capacity
Interface
Cache
Areal Density
R/V (Rotational Vibration) Sensor
Number of drive bays supported
Number of Cameras Supported
Length
Width
Height
Typical Weight
Mean Time Between Failures
Average Operating Power
Rescue Service Plan
  • Surveillance HDD 4TB Hard Drive
    ST4000VX000
  • Data Sheet
  • Surveillance HDD 3TB Hard Drive
    ST3000VX002
  • Data Sheet
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6TB 6TB 5TB 5TB 4TB 4TB 3TB 3TB 3TB 2TB 2TB 1TB 1TB 3TB 3TB 2TB 2TB 1TB 1TB
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 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 SATA 6Gb/s
128MB 128MB 128MB 128MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB
642 642 642 642 625 625 625 536 536 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625 625
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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 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 Up to 32
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780g 780g 700g 780g 610g 610g 626g 610g 610g 610g 610g 400g 400g 626g 626g 626g 626g 400g 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 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 1,000,000hr
8.0W 8.0W 8.0W 8.0W 5.6W 5.6W 5.65W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 8.0W 8.0W 8.0W 8.0W 5.90W 5.9W

Featured Surveillance & Security System Partners

We are delighted to incorporate Seagate’s new 6TB Surveillance HDD with Rescue Services into our solutions. Seagate’s expansion not only into a new capacity but into a new business with their Rescue services is an exciting endeavor for both Seagate and Dahua. Systems reliability has always been a primary focus for us both, but Rescue services goes a step beyond allowing our customers the unique opportunity to protect their data from the unpredictable.”
Lu Yacong, CTO for Dahua Technology

In the context of intelligent and HD surveillance today, we have increasingly higher requirements on storage systems, for example, higher capacity, higher performance, higher density and reduced energy consumption. Thanks to the long-term partnership with Seagate, we are able to improve our surveillance solutions’ value added, thus offering world class solutions for a win-win relationship with our customers.”
Zheng Weirong, PMM for Hikvision

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