Surveillance HDD

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Robust Surveillance Storage

Never miss a frame with surveillance-optimized drives. The seventh-generation Seagate® Surveillance HDD tackles the increasing need for high-resolution cameras and camera counts, and helps to ensure cost-effective performance and durability in always-on surveillance systems.

  • Precision-tuned for high write surveillance workloads which operate 24×7
  • Capacities up to 8TB support 64 cameras per drive and 8+ drives per system1
  • Reliably performs in multi-drive systems with RAID support
  • Add the Seagate Rescue Recovery Service option for 360 degree data protection

Video HDD vs Desktop Hard Drive >

1Drives with Rotational Vibration sensors can be used in systems with 8+ drive bays. Drives without Rotational Vibration are ideal for systems with 8 or fewer drives.

Find the best hard drive with the Video Storage Selector below, the Surveillance Drive Selection Guide or Surveillance System Application Guide.

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Build Better Video Surveillance Systems

The Surveillance HDD delivers storage powered for the latest DVR and NVR video surveillance systems.

  • Surveillance-optimized firmware improves drive reliability up to 30%, helping to reduce data loss
  • Ready to work 24×7, supporting 800+ hours of high definition content
  • Low power consumption and heat emissions improve drive reliability over time
  • RV sensors maintain performance in multi-drive systems
  • 180TB/year workload rating, three times the rating of desktop drives, along with 1M hours MTBF

Surveillance Drive Selection Guide

Video Surveillance and the Demand for Purpose-Built Storage >

Surveillance HDD Bundle with Recue + Replace

Surveillance HDD Delivers Reliability + Rescue Data Services

By simply choosing the Surveillance HDD, you’ve already maximized your drive reliability in a DVR or NVR environment.

But you can also protect your data against the unexpected. Whether it is a virus, unintentional deletion or vandalism, if your data is compromised, the Seagate +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan is an excellent option.

  • The optional 3-year +Rescue Recovery Service plan can recover the data from your drive, in the event of 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 system 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 in multi-drive systems

  • RV sensors (standard on 4TB to 8TB Surveillance HDDs) allow drives to reliably perform in expanding DVR and NVR systems with 8+ drives
  • RV sensors in a RAID environment maintain drive performance by improving vibration tolerance
  • Support for up to 64 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 allow your drive to conserve power when not recording, yet helps to ensure instant time-to-record when needed.

  • Idle3 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 >

 

Product Review

TweakTown— Surveillance HDD Award

Comparing this solution to the WD Purple, it does appear the Seagate is the better solution for up to 16 cameras broadcasting at 720p.
—Tyler Bernath, TweakTown

 

NiKKTech

It really seems that the Surveillance HDD by Seagate is the ideal drive for use with NVR/DVR devices since it combines high performance levels with low electricity requirements, low temperatures and low noise levels.

 

PSI Magazine
Surveillance HDD— Best “Technical Innovation 2015”

 

Govie 2015
Sechtech Excellence Award 2015

 

Security Product Magazine 2015
Video Surveillance Data Storage of the Year 2015

Generation
Capacity1
Interface
Cache
Areal Density
R/V (Rotational Vibration) Sensor
Drive bays supported
Cameras Supported
Average Operating Power
MTBF
Length
Width
Height
Typical Weight
Rescue Plan2
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8TB 8TB 6TB 6TB 5TB 5TB 4TB 4TB 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 SATA 6Gb/s
256MB 256MB 128MB 128MB 128MB 128MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB 64MB
1333Gb/in^2 1333Gb/in^2 642Gb/in^2 642Gb/in^2 642Gb/in^2 642Gb/in^2 625Gb/in^2 625Gb/in^2 625Gb/in^2 536Gb/in^2 625Gb/in^2 625Gb/in^2 566Gfc/in^2 566Gfc/in^2 626Gb/in^2 626Gb/in^2 625Gb/in^2 625Gb/in^2 625Gb/in^2 625Gb/in^2
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No No No
8+ 8+ 8+ 8+ 8+ 8+ 8+ 8+ 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8 1 to 8
Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 64 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32 Up to 32
9.0W 9.0W 9.0W 9.0W 9.0W 9.0W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 5.6W 3.94W 3.94W 8.0W 8.0W 8.0W 8.0W 5.6W 5.6W
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 1,000,000hr
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780g 780g 780g 780g 700g 700g 610g 610g 626g 610g 535g 535g 420g 420g 626g 626g 626g 626g 400g 400g

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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