Brian Sims

Seagate’s SkyHawk AI 24 TB HDD “elevates edge security capacity”

MASS DATA storage infrastructure solutions developer Seagate Technology has launched the new Seagate SkyHawk AI 24 TB hard disk drive for the video and imaging applications market. Following the recent introduction of the company’s Seagate Ethos X24 24 TB conventional magnetic recording-based hard drive, the new SkyHawk AI addresses the surging mass data needs of the edge security industry.

As a surge of AI-powered applications is implemented by organisations, performance and total cost of ownership are increasingly contingent on an ability to efficiently store and access massive sets of data.

Seagate’s SkyHawk AI is an advanced, video-optimised drive specifically designed for network video recorders (NVRs) enabled with AI for edge security applications and meets the challenge asked of today’s advanced systems to analyse and record video footage, while simultaneously supporting GPU analytics.

SkyHawk AI intelligently scales to accommodate today’s diverse surveillance environments, duly supporting up to 64 HD video camera streams and 32 additional AI streams.

Tailored for NVR environments with AI for running edge security applications, this solution supports 10,000 hours of video and analytics (including the heavy workloads of AI-enabled, 24/7 surveillance systems), while ensuring zero dropped frames thanks to Seagate’s powerful ImagePerfect AI firmware.

Enterprise-class solution

An enterprise-class solution, SkyHawk AI features high reliability with up to 2.5 million hours mean time between failures and a 550 TB/year workload rate. Which is three times that of standard surveillance hard drives and up to ten times more than that of desktop hard drives.

Seagate’s dedicated SkyHawk Health Management tool in compatible NVR systems actively watches environmental and usage conditions and recommends preventative actions if necessary.

SkyHawk Health Management also features RAID RapidRebuild that rebuilds volumes up to three times faster than standard hard drives. The drive includes a five-year limited product warranty and three years’ worth of cover engaging Seagate’s Rescue Data Recovery Service.

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Seagate Technology UK Limited

Langstone Technology Park
PO9 1S

0044 2392496000

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