Seagate started to roll out 20TB-capacity hard drives late last year. They released the Exos X20 and IronWolf Pro 20TB back in December last year. Today, Seagate announced a 20TB capacity for its SkyHawk AI hard drive. The SkyHawk AI series is a video-optimized drive designed for NVRs with artificial intelligence for edge applications. The SkyHawk AI drive is available from 8TB capacity up to 20TB. Check out more details from the official news release below.
Seagate SkyHawk AI Hard Drive Now Available in 20TB Capacity
AI-enabled video imaging and analytics systems require support for heavy workloads that process and analyze multiple streams and thousands of hours of video data. Today during the ISC West trade show in Las Vegas, Nev., Seagate Technology Holdings plc, a world leader in mass-data storage infrastructure solutions, launched the new SkyHawk AI 20 TB hard disk drive (HDD). The mass-capacity HDD adds to the company’s leading line of video imaging and analytics (VIA) devices.
Purposely designed for network video recorders (NVRs) enabled with AI for edge security applications, Seagate’s SkyHawk AI 20 TB HDD intelligently adapts to the scale of the users’ AI environment, supporting up to 64 HD video streams and 32 AI streams. With this capability to support scalable AI workloads, SkyHawk AI meets the growing needs of advanced VIA systems to analyze and record video footage while simultaneously supporting GPU analytics.
Built with ImagePerfect AI firmware, the drive delivers zero dropped frames while supporting heavier workloads. An enterprise-class drive, the new SkyHawk AI 20 TB features high reliability with two million hours mean time between failures (MTBF) and a 550 TB/year workload rate, supporting over three times the workload of standard VIA drives.
The drive comes equipped with SkyHawk Health Management to actively protect users’ VIA storage by monitoring environmental and usage conditions and recommending preventative actions if necessary. With three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services, SkyHawk AI gives users the power to recover data from unexpected loss due to power outages, user error, and more.
Pricing and Availability
The SkyHawk AI 20TB is mass shipping this month and is available for $529.99 MSRP. These drives were also qualified and tested by Seagate’s VIA partners earlier this year. For the latest pricing and availability of Seagate’s high-capacity drives, kindly follow the links below.
- Seagate SkyHawk AI HDD is available on Amazon.com here
- Seagate Exos Hard Drives is available on Amazon.com here
- IronWolf Pro Hard Drives is available on Amazon.com here