Seagate ships 8TB drive for video

Seagate today announced its first 8TB hard disk drive (HDD) customized for recording video — lots and lots of video.

The new 3.5-in. 8TB Surveillance HDD, which will retail for around $ 385 online, is designed to store more than 800 hours of high-definition (HD) content captured by up to 64 cameras simultaneously.

The new drive is engineered to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the company said.

Seagate, which unveiled the new drive today at the China Public Security Expo, said its previous HDDs couldn’t handle some of the enormous data-write requirements of today’s networked video recorders.

The previous drives also had to contend with overheating in server closets and vibration from nearby cooling fans, which could affect a drive’s read/write heads.

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