Seagate is one of the few staple names when it comes to hard drives, and they have just released yet another addition to their already extensive family – the Seagate SV35.5 Series hard drives which were specially designed for optimal performance in digital video surveillance systems. Hence, those looking for an alternative backup for their home computer system might want to give this a pass, but if you’re involved in the video surveillance industry, then the Seagate SV35.5 hard ought to interest you, featuring a specially built chassis for rigorous use around the clock all year long, merging best-in-class reliability, performance, capacity, acoustics and power consumption alongside other specifications that make SDVR integration a snap, turning it into an ideal solution for the demands of the growing video surveillance market.
The Seagate SV35.5 hard drive offers a bunch of key advantages where video surveillance environments are concerned when compared to standard hard drives, and these include “performance-tuned 140 MB/s sustained sequential data rates and ATA-7 streaming commands for high-speed transfers, enhanced caching capabilities and built-in error recovery for non-stop streaming, thermal monitoring and reporting, unique user-selectable partitioning, low spin-up power, and best-in-class acoustics for extremely quiet operation”. Depending on your need, these hard drives will come with varying disk capacities which range from 250GB to 1TB, offering an extremely flexible DVR design capability when it comes to functioning asa video surveillance DVR, network DVR, or for direct and network-attached JBOD video surveillance storage.
According to Carla Kennedy, senior vice president of Seagate’s Enterprise Product Line Management group, “The hardware requirements for the surveillance market are especially critical and dictate the use of HDDs that are made specifically for the needs of video system manufacturers and integrators. With its optimized performance and capacity that can store over one full month of high-resolution video, the Seagate SV35.5 Series hard drive is a prime example of Seagate delivering a feature-rich solution that customers have requested.”
Specifications for the Seagate SV35.5 hard drive are as follows :-
- Capacities: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
- Spin speeds: 7200-RPM
- Interfaces: 3Gbps SATA
- Video Streaming: 47 Simultaneous FULL D1 (704X576) Video Streams Support
- Performance: 140 MB/s sustained sequential data rates
- Acoustics: Typical Idle (bels) 2.3 for 250GB/2.5 for 500GB/2.5 for 1TB
- Shock, Operating: 70 (2ms Gs), Non-operating: 350 for 250GB/300 for 500GB/ 300 for 1TB (2m Gs)
- Cache: SATA: 8MB for 250GB/16MB for 500GB/32MB for 1TB
- Power Usage: Performance Idle: 5 Watts for 250GB/7 Watts for 500GB/7 Watts for 1TB
- Warranty: Limited 5 year