Seagate SkyHawk AI - 12TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5" Surveillance Hard Drive - ST12000VE001


Warranty5 Year Manufacturer Warranty
AvailabilityIn Stock
ManufacturerSeagate Technology
SeriesSeagate SkyHawk AI Surveillance
UPC Code763649150399

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity12 TB
Spindle Speed7200 RPM Fluid Dynamic (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer256 MB Intelligent Caching
Advanced FormatYes (logical 512e / physical 4096)
Form Factor3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfaceSATA III 6Gb/sec (Generation 3)
Interface Speed6Gb/sec - Data Transfer Rate (max) Buffer to Host
Data Transfer Rateup to 250MB/sec Host to/from Drive (Sustained)
Interface ConnectorSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connector)
Interface NoteBackwards Compatible with SATA II 3Gb/s and SATA I 1.5Gb/s
Recording TechnologyConventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) Technology
Life Expectancy2.5 Million Hours MTBF (Mean Time Before Failures) / 8760 Power on Hours per year (24x7)
Workload Rating<550 TB/yr (Workload Rate Limit) / 600,000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 40Gs write (2ms) / 70Gs read (2ms) - Non Operating: 300Gs (2ms)
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 5.878 in. x 4.01 in. x 1.028 in.
ClassificationVideo Surveillance Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities up to 20TB
  • Built for 24/7 (always-on) Video Surveillance Applications
  • Supports up to 64 HD Cameras and Unlimited Drive Bays
  • Supports up to 32 AI Streams
  • DVR/NVR Ready Design
  • Helium Sealed Drive Design
  • Tarnish Resistant Components
  • Power Choice for Selectable Power Savings
  • Built in RV Sensors
  • Annualized Workload Rating of 550TB per Year
  • Full-Track Multiple Sector Transfer Capability
  • Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) Technology
  • ImagePerfect Technology
  • Native Command Queuing Technology
  • Thermal Monitoring and Reporting Technology
  • Rotational Vibration Technology
  • State-of-the-Art Cache and On-the-Fly Error-Correction Algorithms
  • Built in Error Recovery Technology
  • Balance Technology to Support Multiple Drives in a System
  • Whisper Quiet with Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motors

Seagate SkyHawk AI Surveillance Hard Drives

The Seagate Skyhawk AI surveillance drive is a specialized hard drive designed for use in surveillance systems that use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze video footage. It is a high-capacity drive that is optimized for continuous recording and playback of video, and is specifically engineered to handle the demanding workloads of surveillance environments.

The Skyhawk AI surveillance drive features Seagate's ImagePerfect AI firmware, which enables it to handle the intensive computational workloads required for AI video analytics. This firmware also helps to prevent dropped frames and video loss, ensuring that every frame of video is captured and analyzed accurately.

In addition to its high performance and reliability, the Skyhawk AI surveillance drive also includes several advanced features to enhance security and data management. These features include:

  • Seagate Secure technology, which provides hardware-based security features to protect against unauthorized access and tampering.
  • Rescue Data Recovery services, which are available in case of unexpected data loss due to mechanical or electrical failure.
  • RV sensors, which help to reduce vibration and maintain performance in multi-drive surveillance systems.

Overall, the Seagate Skyhawk AI surveillance drive is a powerful and reliable solution for video surveillance systems that use AI technology to analyze video footage. Its advanced features and optimized design make it a popular choice for security professionals and surveillance system integrators.

   Key Advantages

  • ImagePerfect AI firmware for superior image integrity alongside additional AI workload support in always-on, AI-enabled surveillance systems.
  • Powerful processing to welcome workload challenges — SkyHawk AI supports video analysis and recording simultaneously with GPU analytics workloads.
  • Custom designed to support an additional 32 AI streams while simultaneously and flawlessly recording footage up to 64 HD cameras.
  • Designed and built to handle heavy surveillance workloads in traditional video recording and advanced video analytics environments. At 550TB/year, SkyHawk AI is designed for 3× the workload of standard surveillance drives.
  • Advanced vibration management for superior and sustained performance in 16+ bay NVR systems.
  • Enjoy consistent performance with built-in rotational vibration sensors providing reliable storage for NVR with little lag or downtime. (select models)
  • SkyHawk Health Management actively helps protect your surveillance storage by focusing on prevention, intervention, and recovery options. Included is RAID RapidRebuild, which provides 3× faster volume rebuilds.
  • Class-Leading Reliability and Dependability SkyHawk AI drives are rated for up to 2M hours MTBF and a 550 TB/year workload rate for more than 3x that of standard surveillance hard drives. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.
  • Multi-bay support helps you meet your growing storage demands with up to 16+ bays.
  • Unparalleled data protection with an optional 2-year Rescue Data Recovery Services plan, providing access to Seagate's secure labs with industry-leading data recovery success rates.

   Best-Fit Applications

  • Network Video Recorders (NVR)
  • AI-Enabled NVR Systems
  • Hybrid Surveillance DVR's
  • Surveillance DVR's


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