Seagate delivers ‘industry first’ in purpose-built HDD

New 4TB Video drives supports up to 480 hours of HD; aimed at entertainment, security sectors

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Seagate delivers ‘industry first’ in purpose-built HDD The HDD is aimed towards the entertainment and security sectors.
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By  Stephen McBride Published  June 15, 2013

Storage solutions vendor Seagate Technology this week unveiled its Seagate Video 3.5 HDD, which the company claims is "the industry's first 4TB, 3.5-inch hard disk drive engineered specifically for use in video applications such as digital video recorders, set-top boxes, and surveillance systems".

The Video 3.5 HDD is purpose-built for video solutions and can store up to 480 hours of high-definition content, according to Seagate.

"Leveraging Seagate's 10 years of experience understanding the requirements of the video market, we've combined our knowledge on heat, acoustics and power to deliver the what we believe to be the most reliable DVR drive in the world," said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing.

"Our commitment to deliver a drive with unrivaled reliability ensures the safe keeping of consumer's content as well as keeping DVRs, STBs, and surveillance systems in the field longer."

Engineered to enhanced performance and operation in three key areas of importance to manufacturers - high capacity and streaming capability, reliability and acoustics - the Video 3.5 HDD is aimed at satellite and cable providers and surveillance system builders. Featuring capacities up to 4TB, the drive supports up to 16 simultaneous HD streams or 20 standard-definition streams as well as 24x7 operation capabilities, according to Seagate.

"Featuring industry-leading reliability, the Video 3.5 HDD has a 0.55% annual failure rate, enabling products to be kept in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment and maintaining customer retention - making it ideal for manufacturers who need a reliable product with a long lifespan," Seagate said.

"The drive is engineered for low power consumption and heat emissions allowing solution providers greater design flexibility."

The living-room environment requires superior acoustic management to limit audible distractions during operation of digital video recorders, set-top boxes and the acoustic design aspects of the Video 3.5 HDD are aimed at allowing designers to build quieter home entertainment systems.

"Boasting near-silent acoustics, the drive operates below the range of audible sound for the human ear at just 2.3 decibels providing optimised acoustics for home entertainment components," said Seagate.

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