Seagate last week introduced the first 8TB surveillance hard drive, tuned for high-write workloads of up to 180TB per drive per year, or three times that of a standard desktop drive.
The 3.5-inch drive can store up to 800 hours of HD video. It also includes surveillance-optimized firmware to support up to 64 cameras simultaneously recording high-definition content.
Going beyond the drive design, Surveillance HDD is the only product of its kind to offer a three-year data recovery plan should the drive ever be physically damaged or harmed.
The drive incorporates rotational-vibration (RV) sensors, which help it perform reliably in systems with eight or more drives, as seen in the fast-growing network video recorder (NVR) market. It also features error-recovery controls and a special tarnish-resistant feature as standard on its Surveillance HDD line.