Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, recently took the wraps off the industry’s first dedicated surveillance hard disk drive (HDD) featuring Seagate Rescue™ services — the Seagate® Surveillance HDD. Engineered specifically for surveillance and video analytics applications, the Surveillance HDD is a world-class drive that employs data recovery services designed to restore data from malice or accidental failure, keeping systems in the field longer and reducing post deployment expenses.

“Over 413 petabytes of data were produced in just one day by video surveillance cameras installed worldwide in 2013 — that’s 150,000 petabytes of data every year, most of which are stored on high-capacity surveillance systems for archive or video analytics purposes,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “That data is invaluable to the user to either meet industry regulations or leverage for content analysis or security — so when data loss occurs it’s an expense to the customer. Seagate’s Surveillance HDD with Rescue services addresses this issue head on and alleviates these concerns.”

A fast and easy recovery process, Seagate Rescue services can typically restore data within two weeks depending on the type of recovery — with up to a greater than 90 percent success rate in data recovery. Activated at time of purchase, the rescue plan provides three years of data recovery at the fraction of what it would cost to recover data lost due to anything from computer viruses to natural disasters and more.

Designed to support surveillance
recordings from a number of
cameras no matter their resolution
requirements, Surveillance HDD
supports up to 32 channels

“Over 50 percent of users who had an accident with their drive have experienced data loss,” said Balaji Thangaraj, vice president for research at Boston Analytics. “The Seagate Surveillance HDD with Seagate Rescue Services provides consumers and system integrators alike with the critical reliability they expect in an easy, affordable solution, enabling them to gain peace of mind that their content is protected.”

“Seagate’s expansion not only into a new capacity but into a new business with their Rescue services is an exciting endeavor for both Seagate and Dahua,” said Lu Yacong, CTO of sales center, Dahua Technology. “Systems reliability has always been a primary focus for us both, but Rescue services goes a step beyond allowing our customers the unique opportunity to protect their data from the unpredictable.”

A seventh-generation optimised surveillance HDD, the drive now expands to capacities of up to 6TB and can store up to 600 hours of high-definition (HD) content making it the industry’s highest-capacity drive designed specifically for surveillance applications. Designed to scale video storage, the drive also incorporates options for rotational vibration (RV) sensors enabling it to reliably perform in systems with up to 16 drives, making it ideal for small-to-medium businesses, who typically do not have IT support, but where bulk storage for HD video and back up are highly valued.

Designed to support surveillance recordings from a number of cameras no matter their resolution requirements, Surveillance HDD supports up to 32 channels and easily handles the higher write workloads required by surveillance systems. The drive supports large streaming workloads for longer periods of time meeting industry archive and resolution demands. These features, coupled with the optional R/V sensors and Seagate’s Rescue service, improve drive performance in multi-drive and RAID systems and increase the value of surveillance data by delivering the highest data integrity possible.

A seventh-generation optimised
surveillance HDD, the drive now
expands to capacities of up to
6TB and can store up to 600 hours
of high-definition (HD) content

Boasting industry-leading reliability, the Surveillance HDD has a 1 million hour MTBF, (mean time between failure) allowing the product to be kept in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment and maintaining customer retention. The drive is also engineered for low power consumption and heat emissions allowing solution providers greater design flexibility.

Seagate will be attending the ASIS 2014 this week in Atlanta, Georgia with partners Dahua, MBX and SED.

Seagate Surveillance HDD is available starting in 1-4TB capacities. Surveillance HDD in 5-6TB configurations will be available in by the end of 2014.

Strong Partner Support

“We have enjoyed great success with Seagate drives for years and are excited for the new potential of offering the Rescue services to Hikvision customers,” said Zheng Weirong, product manager of China marketing center of Hikvision. “With the volume of video recordings growing, these services give our customers the extra confirmation they need to rest assured their data is safe.”

“As a longtime partner, we have always appreciated the support Seagate extends to add value to our solutions,” said Leechin Su, president of Leadertech Systems of Chicago. “Storage density is becoming a greater concern as camera resolution increases and NVR systems are tasked to hold more recorded video information. Seagate’s release of 6TB drive capacity will allow us to meet customer needs in a smaller form factor, and that’s a winner for all involved. The release of their Rescue services is just another way for Seagate to offer our customers the opportunity to differentiate our solutions offerings to deliver truly unique solutions to end customers.”

“As IP surveillance continues to grow, we are thrilled to expand our partnership with Seagate to introduce Seagate’s new 6TB Surveillance HDD with Rescue Services in our solutions,” said Shawn Ho, senior director of product marketing at NUUO. “The value of the data our customers store in our NVR solutions is critical and Seagate’s new portfolio underlines their commitment to customers by offering the end user the peace of mind for the extra protection of their data.”

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