Seagate Reveals Industry's First Purpose-Built 4TB Video Hard Disk Drive

Seagate Develops Purpose-Built Hard Disk Drive for Video

by Anton Shilov
05/21/2013 | 10:25 PM

Seagate Technology has announced the new Seagate Video 3.5 high-capacity hard disk drive engineered specifically for use in video applications such as digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), and surveillance systems. Seagate Video 3.5 HDD can store up to 480 hours of high-definition (HD) content, the industry’s highest-capacity drive designed specifically for video.


The new-generation Seagate Video 3.5 hard disk drives come in 3.5” form-factor and are available in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB and 4TB capacities. The hard drives feature 5900rpm spindle speed, 64MB cache buffer, Serial ATA-3Gb/s or Serial ATA-6Gb/s interface speed as well as new-generation platters. The drives support up to 16 simultaneous HD streams or 20 standard-definition streams as well as 24/7 operation capabilities making it ideal for video content applications.

“Leveraging Seagate’s 10 years of experience understanding the requirements of the video market, we’ve combined our knowledge on heat, acoustics and power to deliver what we believe to be the most reliable DVR drive in the world. Our commitment to deliver a drive with unrivaled reliability ensures the safekeeping of consumers’ content as well as keeping DVRs, STBs, and surveillance systems in the field longer,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing.

Featuring industry-leading reliability, the Video 3.5 HDD has a 0.55% annual failure rate enabling product to be kept in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment and maintaining customer retention – making it ideal for manufacturers who need reliable product with long lifespans. The drive is engineered for low power consumption and heat emissions allowing solution providers greater design flexibility.

Boasting near silent acoustics, the drive operates below the range of audible sound for the human ear at just 2.3 decibels providing optimized acoustics for home entertainment components, crucial for consumer electronics and video applications.

“We congratulate Seagate on its newest innovation. Seagate is a leader in the dedicated video HDD space, delivering top-of-the-line products that help us bring customers the most advanced and reliable DVRs in the industry,” said Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Technologies, one of the top DVR manufacturers for the satellite market in North America.