Seagate Technology Unveils ‘Seagate Video 2.5 HDD’

Unit is designed for surveillance applications
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Hard disk drive and storage solutions company Seagate Technology introduces the Seagate Video 2.5 HDD, a 2.5-inch drive engineered for use in 24/7 video applications, including digital video recorders, set-top boxes and surveillance.
The Seagate Video 2.5 HDD delivers reliability, acoustics and energy efficiency, Seagate says. The unit has an annual failure rate of approximately 0.55, based on current configurations, enabling products to remain in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment and maintaining customer retention. It also boasts 24/7 operation capabilities in extended temperature ranges and enhanced acoustics for near silent operation, the company says.
The Video 2.5 HDD provides one and two disk solutions for high-definition video recording applications, according to Seagate. Featuring capacities up to 500 gigabytes, Seagate says manufacturers can benefit from its lower-power performance and slim form factor without sacrificing streaming capabilities or reliability. Its low power consumption, 24x7 operation and support of up to 12 streams of simultaneous HD content make it ideal for surveillance DVR applications, the firm says.
The consumer electronics industry has extremely specific criteria and needs when it comes to storage, and the Video 2.5 HDD is built to meet and exceed their rigorous demands, says Scott Horn, Seagate’s vice president of marketing.
In addition, acoustic management is necessary to limit audible distractions, and the company says its Video 2.5 HDD operates below the range of audible sound at 22 decibels.
The drive contributes to sustainable energy initiatives by achieving a 55 percent improvement in power savings over comparable 3.5-inch offerings, enabling system integrators to meet energy requirements, the firm says.