Seagate Technology has unveiled Seagate Surveillance HDD, the seventh-generation hard drive disk (HDD) designed for surveillance and video analytics applications.
The new HDD is purpose-built for storing and accessing video analytics, improving data integrity and keeping systems in the field longer.
The market for video data storage is booming thanks to the millions of devices including digital cameras and smartphones that make every user a videographer. Apart from the personal use, video data is extensively used in a variety of applications including surveillance, traffic analysis, crime detection, emergency response, and more.
Seagate has been the pioneer in HDD storage and has seen great success with Seagate drives for years, especially in the surveillance space.
The 3.5-inch Surveillance HDD is available in capacities up to 4TB and can store up to 480 hours of high-definition (HD) content. It can support surveillance recordings from a number of cameras no matter their resolution requirements. It can support up to 32 channels and easily handles the higher write workloads required by surveillance systems.
The Surveillance HDD has a 1 million hour MTBF, (mean time between failure) allowing the product to be kept in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment and maintaining customer retention.
One of its customers, Hikvision, is using the HDD solution in surveillance – to be precise, in the network video recording space.
Zheng Weirong, marketing director of Hikvision, said, “With more options to stream and consolidate video footage into a single solution, this new drive allows us to improve the size and capacity of our systems without compromising system reliability.”
The drive is also engineered for low power consumption and heat emissions allowing solution providers greater design flexibility, Seagate said.
Last year Seagate added two hard disk drives (HDD) for cloud infrastructures and large scale data centers. The enterprise-class Seagate Terascale HDD and the Enterprise Performance 10K HDD v7 were targeted at system builders.