Seagate Launches SkyHawk AI HDDs



/ 12 months ago

Seagate Launches SkyHawk AI HDDs

Seagate is launching a new range of hard drive disks designed for intelligent network video recorders (NVRs). The Seagate Surveillance range – in 8TB and 10TB capacities – is built to record video footage from multiple sources simultaneously. In fact, the drives support up to 64 cameras at once. In addition, the HDDs support artificial intelligence applications.

Seagate SkyHawk AI Key Features

  • Custom-built for surveillance applications with Image Perfect firmware for crisp, clear, 24×7 video workloads
  • 3× the workload rating of desktop drives for reliable performance in write-intensive surveillance systems
  • Rotational vibration (RV) sensors help maintain performance in RAID and multi-drive systems (4TB or higher)
  • Up to 10TB of capacity to store up to 10,000 hours of HD video

Seagate SkyHawk AI Specifications

  • Capacities:
    • 10 TB
    • 8 TB
  • HD Cameras Supported: Up to 64              
  • AI Streams (AI Channels): 16 (8)  
  • RPM: 7200 RPM
  • Interface: SATA 6 Gbps   
  • DRAM Cache: 256 MB    
  • Peak Sustained Transfer Rate: 214 MB/s 
  • Average Latency: 4.16 ms            
  • Rated Workload: 180 TB of Writes per Year          
  • Power Rating:
    • Idle: 4.9 W         
    • Operating: 7.2 W             
  • MTBF: 2.0 million hours 
  • Item Dimensions: 4 x 5.8 x 1 in
  • Item Weight: 1.7 lbs
  • Warranty: 3 Years    

Seagate Says

Sai Varanasi, Vice President of Product Line Management at Seagate Technology, says:

“The use of AI technology in surveillance is steadily increasing – both in the edge and backend installations such as retail fronts and large city traffic management. Seagate has led the surveillance storage market since its early days, a decade ago, by delivering industry leading HDD products that have enabled more than 5X increase in exabytes during this time period. We are excited to introduce smart, purpose-built SkyHawk AI solutions that expand the design space for our customers and partners, allowing them to implement next-generation deep learning and video analytics applications.”

Price and Availability

The Seagate SkyHawk 8TB and 10TB drives are out now, priced $349.99 and $449.99, respectively.

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