Seagate 10TB Skyhawk Surveillance

The Seagate 10TB Skyhawk Surveillance Hard Drive (ST10000VE001) is a powerhouse storage solution designed specifically for the demanding world of video surveillance systems. With its massive capacity and specialized features, this drive stands out as a top choice for security professionals and businesses looking to enhance their monitoring capabilities.

Key Features:

  • 10TB storage capacity
  • 3.5-inch form factor
  • 7200 RPM spindle speed
  • 256MB cache
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • ImagePerfect™ AI firmware

Ideal Users and Usage Scenarios

Security Integrators

  • Implementing large-scale surveillance systems for commercial properties
  • Designing multi-camera setups for industrial facilities
  • Upgrading existing surveillance infrastructure for improved storage capacity

Small to Medium Businesses

  • Installing comprehensive security systems for retail stores
  • Setting up 24/7 monitoring for warehouses and distribution centers
  • Implementing video analytics for customer behavior tracking

Government Agencies

  • Deploying city-wide surveillance networks
  • Enhancing border control and customs monitoring systems
  • Upgrading correctional facility security infrastructure

The Seagate Skyhawk Surveillance drive excels in scenarios requiring continuous recording from multiple high-resolution cameras. Its robust design and specialized firmware make it an ideal choice for systems that demand reliability and performance under constant write operations.

Technical Specifications


  • Sustained data transfer rate: Up to 210MB/s
  • Average latency: 4.16ms
  • Workload rate limit: 180TB/year


  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 1 million hours
  • Nonrecoverable read errors per bits read: 1 per 10^15
  • Power-on hours: 8760 (24/7 operation)

Power Management

  • Startup current: 2.0A
  • Operating power: 6.8W
  • Idle power: 4.9W

The Seagate Skyhawk Surveillance drive is engineered to handle the unique challenges of 24/7 video recording. Its ImagePerfect™ AI firmware optimizes performance for multi-bay NVR systems, ensuring smooth video capture and playback even in complex multi-camera setups.

For those seeking reliable and high-capacity storage solutions for their surveillance needs, the Seagate 10TB Skyhawk Surveillance Hard Drive offers a compelling package. Its combination of massive storage, specialized features, and robust reliability make it a standout choice in the world of video surveillance storage.

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