Find the best hard drive with the Video Storage Selector below, the Surveillance Drive Selection Guide or Surveillance System Application Guide .
Build Better Video Surveillance Systems
The Surveillance HDD delivers storage powered for the latest DVR and NVR video surveillance systems .
Surveillance-optimised firmware improves drive reliability up to 30%, helping to reduce data loss
Ready to work 24×7, supporting 800+ hours of high definition content
Low power consumption and heat emissions improve drive reliability over time
RV sensors maintain performance in multi-drive systems
180 TB/year workload rating, three times the rating of desktop drives, along with 1M hours MTBF
Surveillance Drive Selection Guide
Surveillance HDD Delivers Reliability + Rescue Data Services
By simply choosing the Surveillance HDD, you’ve already maximised your drive reliability in a DVR or NVR environment.
But you can also protect your data against the unexpected. Whether it is a virus, unintentional deletion or vandalism, if your data is compromised, the Seagate +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan is an excellent option.
The optional 3-year + Rescue Recovery Service plan can recover the data from your drive, in the event of mechanical failure or accidental damage
Fast and easy recovery process - data can be restored in 15 days or less
Seagate leads the industry in data recovery with a 90% success rate
Consistent Performance in Multi-Drive Systems
Improve your system reliability with drives built for surveillance applications that include the flexibility to scale as your data grows. The addition of rotational vibration sensors allows the Surveillance HDD to maintain performance in multi-drive systems
RV sensors (standard on 4 TB to 8 TB Surveillance HDDs) allow drives to reliably perform in expanding DVR and NVR systems with 8+ drives
RV sensors in a RAID environment maintain drive performance by improving vibration tolerance
Support for up to 64 cameras recording in high definition
Improved Time-To-Ready So You Don’t Miss a Frame
As drive technology evolves, so do the applications that leverage them. With improvements in motion sensing cameras, the Surveillance HDD now includes settings that allow your drive to conserve power when not recording, yet helps to ensure instant time-to-record when needed.
Idle 3 power setting allows immediate recording when motion sensing is detected in a camera
Quick time-to-ready requires smaller system buffer sizes, reducing cost
TweakTown - Surveillance HDD Award
Comparing this solution to the WD Purple, it does appear the Seagate is the better solution for up to 16 cameras broadcasting at 720p. —Tyler Bernath, TweakTown
It really seems that the Surveillance HDD by Seagate is the ideal drive for use with NVR/DVR devices since it combines high performance levels with low electricity requirements, low temperatures and low noise levels.