updated 09:32 pm EDT, Tue May 21, 2013
New drive line available in up to 4TB, 64MB cache capacities
Seagate Technology has announced the new Seagate Video 3.5 HDD -- the industry's first 4TB, 3.5-inch hard disk drive engineered specifically for use in video applications such as digital video recorders, set-top boxes, and surveillance systems. Purpose-built for video solutions, the Video 3.5 HDD can store up to 480 hours of high-definition (HD) content. The drive supports up to 16 simultaneous HD streams or 20 standard-definition streams as well as 24-hour operation capabilities optimizing it for video content applications.
The Video 3.5 HDD has a claimed 0.55 percent annual failure rate enabling hardware to be kept in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment. The drive has been specifically engineered for low power consumption and heat emissions. The drive operates below the range of audible sound for the human ear at 2.3 decibels.
The Video 3.5 HDD is available in capacities from 1TB to 4TB, starting at $76 for the 1TB capacity, and up to $339 for a 4TB version.