Seagate 6TB Skyhawk Surveillance

The Seagate 6TB Skyhawk Surveillance Hard Drive (ST6000VX009) offers a robust storage solution for advanced surveillance systems. This drive caters to the increasing demand for higher capacity and performance in mid-range to large-scale security setups, providing ample space for high-resolution video storage and extended retention periods.

Key Features:

  • 6TB storage capacity
  • 3.5-inch form factor
  • 7200 RPM spindle speed
  • 256MB cache
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • SkyHawk Health Management technology

Ideal Users and Usage Scenarios

Medium-sized Enterprises

  • Deploying comprehensive surveillance systems across multiple floors
  • Implementing high-resolution camera networks for retail chains
  • Setting up extended video retention for compliance purposes

Educational Institutions

  • Installing campus-wide security systems
  • Monitoring high-traffic areas with multiple camera feeds
  • Implementing safety measures for dormitories and common spaces

Hospitality Sector

  • Securing hotel premises with multi-camera setups
  • Monitoring casino floors and gaming areas
  • Implementing surveillance for large resorts and entertainment complexes

The Seagate 6TB Skyhawk excels in scenarios requiring continuous recording from numerous cameras at higher resolutions. Its design supports the demands of modern AI-enhanced surveillance systems and advanced video analytics.

Technical Specifications


  • Sustained data transfer rate: Up to 215MB/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: 7.5W
  • Idle power: 5.0W

The Seagate 6TB Skyhawk Surveillance drive is engineered to handle the rigors of 24/7 video recording. Its specialized firmware optimizes drive performance for multi-bay NVR systems, ensuring smooth data streaming and minimizing frame loss in complex surveillance setups.

For organizations seeking a high-capacity Seagate 6TB Skyhawk Surveillance Hard Drive for their expanding security infrastructure, this model provides an excellent balance of storage space, performance, and reliability. It’s well-suited for systems requiring longer video retention times or supporting higher camera counts, offering the flexibility to scale surveillance operations as needed.

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