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Seagate unveils world’s first 8 TB Drive for surveillance applications

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Seagate Technology plc, global provider of storage solutions, 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, senior vice president, client storage, Seagate. “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.

“We focus on quality, performance and market application during the HDD selection process,” said Liu Changkang, president of Research and Development, Uniview. “All potential products must go through our strict testing procedures including R&D compatibility, performance, environment stress simulation, etc. Seagate is of importance to Uniview in our partner group.”

Boasting premium features such as the Seagate® Rescue Service, the Surveillance HDD employs over 10 years of surveillance expertise including data recovery services designed to restore data. Whether from accidental damage, handling, computer viruses, or hardware failure, the data recovery plan protects from data loss, saving hundreds of dollars in the event of a drive crash, virus or failure. The service is ideal for end users who lack IT support, providing peace of mind that the valuable content is protected.

A fast and easy process, Seagate Rescue Service can typically restore data within two weeks depending on the type of recovery— with a greater than 90 percent success rate. Activated at the time of purchase, the rescue plan provides three years of data recovery at the fraction of what it would cost to recover data.

“With Seagate’s Surveillance 8TB HDD, we can hold more hours of video recording within the same footprint enabling us to increase our total capacity in the same space by a third,” said Yang Weimin, vice president and CTO of Infinova. “As our customers increase the number of cameras in their installments and record at higher resolution, this new capacity is a welcome addition to their video storage needs.”

At the China Public Security Expo, the world’s biggest and most influential security industry event, Seagate is showcasing its industry leading and highly reliable surveillance storage product and technologies, including the Seagate Surveillance HDD— Seagate’s best-selling and flagship surveillance product and the winner of this year’s CPSE Golden Excellence Award. The newly announced 8TB version will also be featured along with other Seagate storage solutions demonstrating the company’s commitment to innovation and global leadership in the surveillance industry.

specifications. When referring to drive capacity, one gigabyte, or GB, equals one billion bytes and one terabyte, or TB, equals one thousand billion bytes. Your computer’s operating system may use a different standard of measurement and report a lower capacity. In addition, some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and will not be available for data storage.


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