Seagate Launches World’s First 8TB Surveillance Hard Drive
Seagate Technology plc announced at the China Public Security Expo (CPSE) 2015 in Shenzhen, China, the world’s first 8TB surveillance hard drive disk (HDD), the largest drive of its kind for surveillance applications in the industry. Targeting surveillance system integrators, end users and system installers, the Seagate® Surveillance HDD offers the highest capacity in the market, tailor made for surveillance storage to keep systems in the field longer and reduce post-deployment support.
“Seagate has worked closely with the top surveillance manufacturers to evolve the features of our Surveillance HDD products and deliver a customized solution that has precisely matched market needs in this evolving space for the last 10 years,” said Matt Rutledge, Seagate’s Senior Vice President, Client Storage. “With HD recordings now standard for surveillance applications, Seagate’s Surveillance HDD product line has been designed to support these extreme workloads with ease and is capable of a 180TB/year workload, three times that of a standard desktop drive. It also includes surveillance-optimized firmware to support up to 64 cameras and is the only product in the industry that can support surveillance solutions, from single-bay DVRs to large multi-bay NVR systems.”
“Increasingly our business customers are looking for solutions that provide features and insights they may not necessarily know they need and that requires an understanding of the pain points and the right technologies to address them,” said Guo Xudong, Vice President of Hikvision’s China marketing center. “We are proud to continue our long standing relationship with Seagate, a partnership that has evolved over the past 10 years.”
“Selecting a technology partner is critical in the surveillance space,” said Zhang Jianjun, General Manager Of Sales Center, Dahua. “The right partner has to be intimately familiar with the market needs and be able to deliver the technology and scale to exceed expectations. Seagate’s experience and product selection are critical to help Dahua strike that effective balance.”
The Surveillance HDD 8TB can serve as a critical component to ensure successful, scalable and reliable solutions so business leaders can focus on other priorities knowing they have the coverage they need. Engineered to run 24×7, the 3.5-inch drive can store over 800 hours of high-definition (HD) content captured by up to 64 cameras simultaneously recording HD content.
The drive incorporates rotational vibration sensors enabling it to reliably perform in systems with eight or more drives, as seen in the rapidly growing network video recorder market. This makes it ideal for use in businesses such as casinos or manufacturing plants, where bulk storage for HD video and video analytics are a growing necessity.