Seagate has an almost legendary reputation in the storage and hard drive community over the last 40 years, and for a good reason.
Unlike other hardware manufacturers in this space, Seagate carefully considers usage patterns of specific hard drives. The drives undergo stress and pressure testing and eventually are crafted into targeted solutions to meet specific needs with exceptional performance.
The Seagate SkyHawk 10TB is a perfect example of this kind of hard drive.
Some of the drives key advantages:
- ImagePerfect firmware is designed for 24×7 surveillance workloads
- Capable of seamless video footage capture from 64 HD cameras
- SkyHawk Health Management provides active monitoring focusing on prevention, intervention and recovery
- Capable of maintaining high performance in multi-bay NVR systems
- ATA streaming support enables recordings from up to 64 HD cameras for smooth, uninterrupted footage.
- 10 TB lets you store over 2,000 hours of HD video storage
- 1 million hours MTBF
- Low power consumption and heat emissions
The engineers behind this technology set out to create a top-tier NVR security hard drive capable of providing unparalleled security, safety, and protection of your data. From the outset, you can tell that this is a drive to be able to recall that data whenever you need to effortlessly.
Here’s what we think of the Seagate SkyHawk 10TB.
Engineered with Security Applications in Mind
As highlighted above, the research and development that went into the Seagate SkyHawk 10TB focused on crafting a top-flight piece of hard drive hardware, particularly for DVR and NVR solutions.
The SkyHawk 10TB itself includes a whole host of unique features that allow it to excel in this kind of application (features we highlight in just a moment). Likewise, the physical hardware “under the hood” also separates it from the rest of the pack.
Available in a 3.5-inch form factor and using the latest SATA technology, it’s pretty fast, ridiculously stable, and has fantastic lifetime and longevity potential. It’s perfect for use inside of a security or surveillance system.
Smart Surveillance Firmware Built In
Speaking of using the Seagate SkyHawk 10TB as a surveillance hard drive, the technology integrated directly into this hardware – SkyHawk 10TB AI – has been pioneered to be used in AI surveillance applications (for homes as well as commercial properties).
The SkyHawk 10TB is capable of collecting, organising, and securing data from up to 64 high definition cameras – as well as another 32 additional AI security streams. You’ll never have to worry about dropped frames, overloaded work rates, or speed and stability issues when you’re using this to power your NVR.
SkyHawk 10TB also includes Smart Surveillance technology from the folks at Seagate, particularly the Image Perfect and Image Perfect AI firmware. The technology helps to optimise surveillance solution footage or streams.
Health Checks on These Hard Drives are Effortless
Like a lot of other Seagate hard drive options, the SkyHawk 10TB comes complete with the latest Health Management software system inbuilt.
The SkyHawk 10TB, when connected to a compatible NVR, can use the health monitoring system to interfaces directly with the NVR. Health monitoring allows you to be able to more efficiently monitor your hard drive, its health, wellness, speed and security.
Likewise, the monitoring can help better understand how to prevent catastrophic failures before they become emergencies. Having this information enables you to intervene with plenty of time to spare, and how to recover critical data quickly and efficiently should something go wrong.
All of these features combined to make the Seagate SkyHawk 10TB one of the most impressive security-focused/NVR hard drives on the market right now.