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Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance



SKU: ST4000VX016

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Optimised for DVRs and NVRs, Seagate SkyHawk surveillance hard drives are tuned for 24/7 workloads. Equipped with enhanced ImagePerfect firmware, a Seagate SkyHawk hard drive helps to minimise dropped frames and downtime with a workload rating 3x that of a desktop drive and IS ready to record up to 90% of the time while supporting up to 64 HD cameras.


SkyHawk drives come with 2-years' free Rescue Data Recovery Service. After purchasing, simply register the drive with Seagate to activate the Rescue plan.


The innovative ImagePerfect pre-installed on the Seagate SkyHawk hard drive firmware enables smooth, clear video streaming for always-on, 24/7 surveillance environments - helping to ensure your business can always have a formidable layer of protection.


A high-performance Smart Surveillance HDD with an easy-to-use 3.5-inch form factor that measures just 20.2mm in height and spins at 5400 rpm. The 6Gb/s interface, which is the latest SATA III standard, is the SkyHawk's technical highlight. Seagate's extensive experience in building SSDs specifically for surveillance applications is put to good use in SkyHawk.



1M hour MTBF - designed for high write duty cycle across SkyHawk
Best-in-class acoustic performance means virtually silent operation
Built-in error recovery for non-stop video streaming
Full-track multiple-sector transfer capability without local processor intervention
Native Command Queuing with command ordering to increase performance in demanding applications
Performance-tuned for seamless video applications
Reliability for 24×7 video surveillance applications
SeaTools diagnostic software performs a drive self-test that eliminates unnecessary drive returns.
Streaming video optimization - consistent command completion times & ERC support across SkyHawk
Supports "8+" drive bays
Supports ATA8 streaming commands
Supports latching SATA cables and connectors
Supports up to 64 HD cameras for recording and playback
Thermal monitoring and reporting for 24×7 operations
Uncompromising reliability supports flexible surveillance design with case temperatures up to 70ºC
Workload ratings of 180TB/year

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