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Seagate develops SkyHawk 18 TB hard drive for AI-enabled smart video systems

30 October 2020

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, the specialist in data storage and management solutions, is now shipping its 18 TB SkyHawk Artificial Intelligence (AI) drives. SkyHawk AI is the first purpose-built hard drive for AI-enabled surveillance solutions. It supports deep learning and machine learning workload streams for Edge applications with ImagePerfectAI.

The capacity to retain more data over time is required for deep learning systems to become smarter and more accurate in their predictive analysis, while behavioural analysis requires significantly more data than traditional video capture. SkyHawk AI simultaneously sustains 32 AI streams alongside 64 video streams and supports multi-bay NVRs and AI-enabled NVRs.

Seagate’s solution offers a 550 TB per annum workload rate. That’s more than three times the workload rate of standard surveillance hard drives and serves to manage the ‘data deluge’ in complex video security system environments without sacrificing performance. In essence, this drive intelligently adapts between traditional video workloads and video+AI workloads.

“Seagate’s SkyHawk AI 18 TB video security system hard drive was designed for growing data demands and accommodate nodes of any size, making it easy to scale from terabytes to petabytes,” explains Jeff Fochtman, senior vice-president of marketing and business at Seagate Technology. “With the SkyHawk AI 18 TB, we’ve seen improvements in both operational and analytical processes. This solution offers faster access to video security footage when compared to earlier versions.”

Built to meet the demands of an always-on large workload in an AI-enabled NVR system, SkyHawk AI 18 TB accommodates recording and analysis footage simultaneously from multiple cameras which equips customers with faster and smarter footage analysis by eliminating data latency and processing.

Three years’ worth of Seagate Rescue Services is included for additional peace of mind in the event of data loss or an accident. There’s also a standard three-year limited warranty.

*Further information is available online at www.seagate.com