Seagate SkyHawk helps Rasilient eliminate dropped frames in IP surveillance

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Because unwanted gaps in video surveillance data can have significant consequences, dropped frames are a key challenge with IP surveillance. Rasilient Systems, using Seagate SkyHawk drives, have come up with the perfect solution.

No Frame Drop technology

Rasilient’s patented NFD (no frame drop) technology eliminates recording gaps and helps drives self-heal. But they struggled to find an HDD suited to 24/7 video recording and retrieval – fortunately, Seagate’s development of surveillance-specific drives solved that problem!

To put SkyHawk through their qualification process, Rasilient set up 1,000 2-MO simulated cameras, streaming for 72 hours at 25 FPS at HD quality. "To make the test even harder and stress test the system even more, we increased the recording bandwidth to 2.1 GB/s. In the meantime, we simulated a disk failure by pulling a drive out of a live system, and again, no frame was dropped. SkyHawk is definitely a contributing factor to this success."

Lower disk failure rates

Seagate SkyHawk drives now form an integral part of Rasilient’s solution; in the words of Bing Wan, Director, Middle East Operations at Rasilient Systems:

"[SkyHawk] allowed us to lower the total cost of ownership and achieve great performance in largescale deployments. After switching to Seagate we have lower disk failure rates and have achieved a remarkable NFD during our solution partner certification with Milestone Systems Xprotect VMS"

You can learn more about SkyHawk surveillance here.

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Technical Specification

Make Seagate
Manufacturer Seagate Technology
Model code ST10000VX0004
Series WISENET X SERIES
Storage type HDD
Capacity 10 TB
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Cache 256 MB
Length 147 mm
Width 102 mm
Height 26 mm
Weight 650 g
AFR / MTBF MTBF: 1M hours
Average operating power 6.8 W
Operating temperature 5 ~ 70 C (41 ~ 158 F)
Additional info
  • ImagePerfect™ firmware
  • Workload rating of 180TB/year
  • NVR-ready design
  • ATA streaming support
  • Up to 10TB or over 2000 hours of HD video storage
  • 1M hours MTBF, 3-year limited warranty
  • Lower power consumption
  • Tarnish-resistant components
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