Seagate 4TB SkyHawk Surveillance HDD SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

MX65895 4TB SkyHawk Surveillance HDD SATA III w/ 64MB Cache
MX65895 4TB SkyHawk Surveillance HDD SATA III w/ 64MB Cache MX65895 4TB SkyHawk Surveillance HDD SATA III w/ 64MB Cache

Product Info

SkyHawk™ Surveillance Hard Drives – Smart, Safe, Secure.

Only Seagate has been making drives specifically for surveillance storage for ten years. SkyHawk™ is built to keep systems in the field longer and reduce the need for post-deployment support. Best fit for Network video recorders (NVR), Embedded surveillance DVRs (SDVR), Hybrid surveillance DVRs, Surveillance DVRs.

  • ImagePerfect™ firmware - supports 24x7 surveillance-optimized workloads tuned to record ~90% of the time and play back video footage the remaining 10%, and supports more cameras recording at higher resolutions than traditional drives.
  • Workload rating of 180TB/year - allows SkyHawk to perform reliably in write-intensive surveillance systems – 3x the workload rating of a desktop-class drive.
  • NVR-ready design - allows drives to maintain performance in RAID and multi-drive systems, giving customers the flexibility to grow with the booming NVR market and scale their systems when more storage is needed.
  • ATA streaming support - sustains recordings from up to 64 HD cameras for smooth, uninterrupted footage.
  • 1M hours MTBF, 3-year limited warranty - represents an improved total cost of ownership (TCO) with reduced maintenance costs.
  • Lower power consumption - means a reduction in heat emissions, which improves reliability in surveillance solutions.
  • Tarnish-resistant components - help protect drive from environmental elements, increasing field reliability.


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Optimized for DVRs and NVRs, SkyHawk™ surveillance drives are tuned for 24x7 workloads in capacities up to 10TB. 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.

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.

And SkyHawk Is Vigilant

  • Built to record 90% of the time – supports up to 64 cameras
  • 180TB/year workload rating, 3x the workload of a desktop drive and backed by a 3-year limited warranty
  • NVR ready drives deliver robust drive design for multi-drive environments
  • Protect your data against the unexpected with an optional +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan

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Be Safe

Give yourself the ultimate peace of mind with SkyHawk surveillance drives and never miss a frame, even in harsh environments. SkyHawk's extreme workload rating, low power consumption and NVR ready design can improve long-term drive reliability. SkyHawk can also reliably perform in operating temperatures–from 0°C to 70°C–while tarnish-resistant components offer further protection out in the field.

Soar Higher and Longer

SkyHawk is built to scale with your needs and reliably performs in multi-drive systems. Multi-drive surveillance systems can rely on the SkyHawk's RAID-optimized hardware, keeping drives and systems in the field longer.

  • NVR ready design enables reliable performance in DVR and NVR systems with 8+ drives
  • Robust drive design in a RAID environment maintains drive performance by improving vibration tolerance

Stay Secure and Be Prepared

Be prepared for the unthinkable with a 3-year Seagate +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan. Under the protective wing of SkyHawk, vandalism, viruses and accidents are no longer the end of the world.

  • Fast and easy recovery process–data can often be restored in 15 days or less
  • Seagate leads the industry in data recovery with a 90% success rate


Model Number ST4000VX007
Interface SATA 6Gb/s
Capacity 4 TB
Form Factor 3.5" HDD
Number of Drive Bays Supported 8+
Cache 64 MB
Spindle Speed 7,200 RPM
Dual-Plane Balance Yes
Error Recovery Control Yes
Max Sustained Data Transfer Rate OD Read 190 MB/s
I/O data-transfer rate, Max 600 MB/s
Discs / Heads 3 / 6
Reliability/Data Integrity  
Load/Unload Cycles 300,000
Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max 1 per 10E14
Power-On Hours (per year) 8,760
Workload Rate Limit (WRL) 180 TB/year
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 1 million hours
Rescue Service Available Yes
Power Management  
Contact Start/Stop Cycles N/A
Power Consumption Startup Current, Typical (12V,A): 1.8
Operating Mode, Average : 5.5 W
Idle Average: 3.2 W
Standby Mode: 0.25 W
Sleep Mode: 0.25 W
Voltage Tolerance (5V) ± 5%
Voltage Tolerance (12V) ± 10%
Temperature Operating (ambient, min.): 0 °C
Operating (drive case, max.): 70 °C
Non-operating (ambient, min.): -40 °C
Halogen Free Yes
Shock, Operating/Nonoperating: 2ms (max, Gs) 80/300
Acoustics (Idle / Operating) 2.3 / 2.5 bels
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.01" x 1.03" x 5.79"
101.85 x 26.11 x 146.99 mm
Weight 635g (1.40 lb)