Seagate 8TB SkyHawk AI Surveillance HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

MX00118201 8TB SkyHawk AI Surveillance HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache
MX00118201 8TB SkyHawk AI Surveillance HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache MX00118201 8TB SkyHawk AI Surveillance HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache MX00118201 8TB SkyHawk AI Surveillance HDD, SATA III w/ 256MB Cache

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SkyHawk™ Surveillance Hard Drives – Smart, Safe, Secure. AI-Optimized Surveillance Hard Drives

Surveillance-Optimized Storage. Seagate SkyHawk™ AI is the world's first, purpose-built drive for artificial intelligence (AI) - enabled surveillance solutions. Key Advantages ImagePerfect™ AI firmware for superior image integrity alongside additional AI workload support in always-on, AI-enabled surveillance systems. 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 in advanced video analytics environments.

  • Perfect for AI-surveillance NVR
  • ImagePerfect™ firmware delivers zero dropped frames while supporting heavier workloads.
  • Versatile capabilities intelligently adapt to the scale of your AI environment, supporting up to 64 HD video streams and 32 AI stream.
  • SkyHawk Health Management actively helps protect your surveillance storage by focusing on prevention, intervention, and recovery options.1 Included RAID RapidRebuild™ provides 3x faster volume rebuilds
  • Higher reliability with 2M hours MTBF and a 550TB/year workload rate for more than 3x that of standard surveillance hard drives.
  • Powerful processing to welcome workload challenges - SkyHawk AI supports video analysis and recording simultaneously with GPU analytics workloads.
  • Enjoy consistent performance with built-in rotational vibration sensors providing reliable storage for NAS with little lag or downtime.
  • Multi-bay support helps you meet your growing storage demands with up to 16+bays.


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Optimized for DVRs and NVRs, SkyHawk™ surveillance drives are tuned for 24x7 workloads in capacities up to 8TB. Equipped with enhanced ImagePerfect™ firmware, SkyHawk™ helps to minimize dropped frames and downtime with a workload rating 3x that of a desktop drive and IS ready to record up to 90% of the time while supporting up to 64 HD cameras.

Your Data Deserves the Guardian Series

Market leader in surveillance storage. Seagate has dominated the data storage industry for 40 years because we understand your unique data storage challenges. We crafted SkyHawk™ AI 8TB surveillance hard drives to help you achieve your goals.

SkyHawk Is Smart

The innovative ImagePerfect™ firmware enables smooth, clear video streaming for always-on, 24/7 surveillance environments - helping to ensure your business can always have a formidable layer of protection.

SkyHawk AI is Designed for AI Surveillance

  • Supports up to 64 HD cameras and 32 additional AI streams1
  • Now offering capacities up to 8TB
  • Delivers zero dropped frames with ImagePerfect AI
  • Enterprise-class workload rates at 550TB/yr for high reliability

1. 32 AI streams = 16 AI channels.

24x7 Clear Streaming Smart Surveillance

SkyHawk's innovative ImagePerfect™ and ImagePerfect AI firmware are the clearest choices in the industry. Watch a video that explains how ImagePerfect firmware enables better performance in surveillance environments.

Rescue Services & Drive Health Included

Manage drive health. Video data is increasingly becoming more important within video surveillance applications. To better protect that data and provide peace of mind, Seagate is including three years of their industry-leading Rescue Data Recovery Services.

Data is important, and Rescue Data Recovery Services provide peace of mind in case of unexpected or accidental data corruption and drive damage. This service gives you access to a global team of world-class data recovery experts and has a 95% customer satisfaction rating. SkyHawk Health Management (SHM) drive monitoring software is designed for prevention, intervention, and recovery. It is available on standard SkyHawk and SkyHawk AI surveillance hard drives.

SkyHawk Health

Rescue Data Recovery Services - We've Got Your Back

When the unexpected happens - like water damage or natural disaster - Rescue Services help you defend against data loss and retrieval costs so you can rest easier.*

* Not available in all countries.

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Model Number ST8000VE001
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity 8TB
Form Factor 3.5" HDD
Recording Technology CMR
Number of Drive Bays Supported 16+
AI Channels 32
HD Cameras Supported Up to 64
Cache 256 MB
Max Sustained Data Transfer Rate OD Read 245 MB/s
Reliability / Data Integrity  
Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max 1 per 10E15
Power-On Hours (per year) 8,760
Workload Rate Limit (WRL) 550 TB/year
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 2 million hours
Rescue Service Available Yes
Power Management  
Contact Start/Stop Cycles N/A
Power Consumption Startup Current, Typical (12V, A): 2
Operating Mode, Average: 10.1W
Idle Average: 7.8W
Standby Mode: 1W
Sleep Mode: 1W
Voltage Tolerance (5V) ±5%
Voltage Tolerance (12V) ±10%
Temperature Operating (ambient, min.): 0°C
Operating (drive case, max.): 65°C
Non-operating (ambient, min.): -40°C
Shock, Operating/Nonoperating: 2ms (max, Gs) N/A
Acoustics (Idle / Operating) N/A
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.01" x 1.03" x 5.79" (101.85 x 26.11 x 146.99 mm)
Weight 720g (1.59 lbs)
  1. Events can be human, vehicle, or object capture.
  2. Tested and verified using embedded AI NVR – 64-ch HD recording, 16-ch PB. Average picture size ~250 KB.
  3. 1080P, H.265, 25 fps.
  4. SkyHawk AI surveillance drives are designed for always-on workloads of 550TB/year. For higher transaction workloads, see Seagate’s enterprise-class drive offerings.
  5. Extended warranty options available. Consult your distributor for details.
  6. Seagate does not recommend operating at sustained extreme temperatures. Operating at higher temperatures will reduce useful life of the product.