Seagate Surveillance Center

Architecting Smart, Safe, Secure Surveillance Solutions



Knowledge Base


System Compatibility

Partner Highlights

Hikvision: Right Drive for the Right Application

Building a reliable, high performance AI-surveillance environment requires architecting the solution with all the right components, including valuable storage to securely hold your data.
As Gary Hamer, sales director at Hikvision, explains: “Seagate drives enable us to write at a very high speed, and also read back the data at a very high speed. We are now at a point where surveillance data can be used for heat mapping for retail environment and even saving lives.”

Testimonials: Where SkyHawk Reliability and Performance Matters

“After switching to Seagate, we have lower disk failure rates, and we also achieved a remarkable NFD (no frame drop) during our solution partner certification with Milestone System’s Xprotect VMS.”

Bing Wan,
Director of Middle East Operations Rasilient Systems

“ The SkyHawk surveillance drives operate with an extreme workload rating, low power consumption, provide long-term drive reliability and can operate in harsh environments, withstanding a variety of temperature ranges – ideal for British Airways i360 being on the seafront. ”

Christopher Dean,
Owner of Brighton CCTV

“All NVRs built by Sentry Security Systems Inc. now feature Seagate SkyHawk surveillance drives because of their proven reliability, increasing performance and recording throughput on our servers. ”

Nick Keller,
Manager of Technical Services


Core Technologies


Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording enables the next big increase in the amount of data that can be stored on a hard drive.


Things happen. Seagate’s data recovery plans and experts are here if and when your data goes missing.


Get the peace of mind that comes with SkyHawk Health Management.


Help to ensure that every drive complies with the highest industry standards for security.

Knowledge Base

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers.

  • Dahua SDM Webinar - Learn how Seagate SkyHawk HDDs paired with Dahua's H.265+ technology can lead to more efficient use of your overall storage capacity
  • Dahua Solutions Webinar - Hear how to tackle some of the key challenges of designing your surveillance system from the ground up
  • SkyHawk AI Training - Taking SkyHawk capabilities to the next level
  • Data Age 2025 - Discover trends driving growth in the global datasphere from now to 2025
  • Surveillance Overview - Introduction to Seagate’s surveillance portfolio

Technology Papers

Surveillance Optimized Hard Drives

  • Ideal for SMB DVR or NVR
  • Up to 10TB
  • Clear streaming and fewer dropped frames
  • Workload 3× that of desktop drives
SkyHawk AI
  • Ideal for AI NVR
  • 10TB, 8TB
  • Supports an additional 16 AI streams
  • Clear streaming for up to 64 HD cameras
Exos™ X12 (Helium)
  • Ideal for centralized/NVR Analytics
  • 12TB
  • Low power consumption and weight
  • Supports 550TB/year
  • SkyHawk™
  • SkyHawk AI
  • Exos™ X12 (Helium)
SMB-surveillance DVR and NVR AI-surveillance NVR Centralized/NVR analytics
Form Factor 3.5-inch 3.5-inch 3.5-inch
Capacity 10TB1, 8TB, 6TB, 4TB 3TB, 2TB, 1TB 10TB, 8TB 12TB
Health Management 10TB1, 8TB, 6TB, 4TB -1 -
NVR-Ready Yes2 Yes (RV sensors) Yes (RV sensors)
# of HD Cameras Supported 1 to 64 1 to 64 -
Workload Rating 180TB/yr 550TB/yr 550TB/yr
Rescue Data Recovery Services Optional Standard -
Limited Warranty 3 years 5 years 5 years

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1 Future offering
2 Available on capacities above 3TB

System Compatibility

Review which systems are qualified with Seagate’s portfolio of surveillance‑optimized drives.

Product Model Capacity Interface Form Factor Data Sheet

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