Seagate 1TB Surveillance Skyhawk

The Seagate 1TB Surveillance Skyhawk Hard Drive (ST1000VX005) offers a reliable and efficient storage solution for smaller-scale video surveillance systems. This drive balances capacity, performance, and cost-effectiveness, making it an ideal choice for entry-level security setups and home surveillance applications.

Key Features:

  • 1TB storage capacity
  • 3.5-inch form factor
  • 5900 RPM spindle speed
  • 64MB cache
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • ATA streaming support

Ideal Users and Usage Scenarios

Small Business Owners

  • Installing basic security systems for small retail shops
  • Setting up surveillance for cafes or restaurants
  • Implementing video monitoring for small offices


  • Creating home security systems with a few cameras
  • Monitoring entrances and key areas of the property
  • Setting up nanny cams or pet monitoring solutions

Entry-Level Integrators

  • Offering cost-effective surveillance solutions for budget-conscious clients
  • Implementing single-camera setups for small storefronts
  • Providing basic video recording capabilities for small events or gatherings

The Seagate 1TB Skyhawk drive is well-suited for scenarios where continuous recording is required, but the number of cameras and resolution requirements are modest. It provides a balance of reliability and performance for smaller-scale surveillance needs.

Technical Specifications


  • Sustained data transfer rate: Up to 180MB/s
  • Average latency: 5.1ms
  • Workload rate limit: 180TB/year


  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 1 million hours
  • Nonrecoverable read errors per bits read: 1 per 10^14
  • Power-on hours: 8760 (24/7 operation)

Power Management

  • Startup current: 2.0A
  • Operating power: 5.6W
  • Idle power: 4.0W

The Seagate 1TB Skyhawk Surveillance drive is designed to handle the specific demands of always-on video recording. Its firmware is optimized for write-intensive workloads, ensuring smooth and consistent performance in surveillance applications.

For those seeking an entry-level Seagate 1TB Surveillance Skyhawk Hard Drive for their modest surveillance needs, this model provides a solid foundation. It offers the reliability and specialized features of the Skyhawk series in a more compact and budget-friendly package, making it an excellent choice for small-scale security implementations.

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