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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
Smart, safe and secure, Seagate Skyhawk HDDs are engineered for 24x7 video recording. They feature 3x the workload rating of desktop drives and can store up to 10,000 hours of digital video on capacities up to 10TB.
As stated in other reviews, it is extremely quiet which was important to us and it is indeed very quietly recording several cameras 24/7. The installation was simple and it is just what we were looking for. In the past we've had good luck with other Seagate drives and look forward to years of service from this one.
I just bought a 2 TB Skyhawk for a small NVR and camera system I just purchased. I also purchased a 2 TB WD Purple drive, and decided to install one of these in the NVR and the other in a USB enclosure attached to the NVR as a backup. I ended up putting the Purple in the USB enclosure and set the Skyhawk as the installed drive inside the NVR, based on reviews here and some reviews of the WD Purple, which claimed video sometimes stuttered. I have always been a fan of Seagate drives, though some of the Seagate desktop drives, though making little seek/head noise, can vibrate more than their WD counterparts. This is an issue I have NOT seen in the Seagate NAS drives, of which I have several (Ironwolf and last generation NAS, also). These are the first surveillance-specific drives I have purchased.
This Skyhawk is QUIET, probably one of the quietest drives I have ever used - you can barely heard it at all, even when pressing your ear against the NVR enclosure. Like the...
I have a unique storage requirement. I store numerous 2GB files for extended periods (months/years), then delete them. It seems to be a perfect match for this drive. I have 3 of them in a Drobo RAID server for the last 2 months. It all seems to be working very well.
But be aware the SMR technology used in this drive is not designed for general purpose desktop disk usage, so only storage of large files for long periods should be done. That is why it is sold as a surveillance drive. A few small files being updated from time to time also seems not to be a problem, but routine use with such things as a Internet Browser Cache is definitely not a use case this drive is designed for.
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