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Bolster Digital Video Surveillance With Seagate's Purpose-Built HDs

Video surveillance systems have been used for decades now to help safeguard homes and businesses from would-be thieves, robbers and other criminals. Recorded video has been used in thousands of court cases across the globe, and it has prompted many successful convictions. Because of its widespread use throughout the world, it's easy to see why more and more consumers are beginning to utilize digital video surveillance systems to protect their own property. In order to accommodate a rapidly growing user base, Seagate, one of the industry's most popular hard drive manufacturers, has released a series of drives meant specifically for use in today's most popular digital video surveillance systems: the Video HDD, SV35 HDD, Surveillance HDD and the Enterprise Capacity HDD.

Video 2.5 HDD / Video 3.5 HDD

One of the most versatile drives in the entire line, Seagate's Video HDD series is available in one of two different form factors: 2.5" or 3.5". While the former is only available in capacities of 250 GB, 320 GB or 500 GB, the latter option goes beyond that by supporting capacities as high as 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and even 4 TB. Meant for simple, entry-level surveillance setups, the Video HDD series is ideal for those who are new to the world of digital video surveillance.

SV35 Series

An enterprise-grade drive, the SV35 series of drives is really meant for use in commercial applications, including banks, casinos and airports. Available in capacities of 1 TB, 2 TB or 3 TB, the drive features increased performance and reliability when compared to some of the other drives featured in Seagate's recent line. The SV35 series of drives work great in multi-drive setups that rely on intermittent video surveillance and central monitoring techniques.

Surveillance HDD

Available in capacities of 3 TB or 4 TB and a form factor of 3.5", the Surveillance HDD is easily adaptable to your specific needs. Scalable to support as many as 16 different drives and 32 separate cameras per system, the Surveillance HDD accommodates high-resolution imaging and always-on monitoring. The drive's customizable power schemes also work in tandem with motion-activated setups, letting you record video only when necessary. The drive has also been optimized for integration into your current RAID system, thereby safeguarding your data in the event of a power outage. Finally, with a MTBF rate of one million hours as well as an AFR of 0.55%, you won't have to worry about data corruption or drive failures any time soon.

Enterprise Capacity HDD

Finally, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity HDD works best for large-scale data centers and establishments that deal with large amounts of data on a regular basis. Available in capacities of 500 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB or 4 TB, the Enterprise Capacity HDD is a great choice for government institutions and corporate entities alike. With a 175/MBs sustained data rate, support for more than 10 hard drives and lightning fast accessibility, the drive functions well both independently or within RAID setups. Lastly, the Seagate Enterprise Capacity HDD comes complete with a five-year limited warranty, whereas the previous three drives featured in the line only include a manufacturer's warranty of three years.


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