Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., —part of the beleaguered Toshiba Corp that has been going through a fire-sale of many of its assets— announces the MD06ACA-V, the latest addition to its SV Series line-up of 3.5-inch hard drives for surveillance applications. Similar to Seagate’s Skyhawk and WD’s Purple surveillance system oriented hard drives, the new Toshiba models are available in capacities up to 10TB with higher transfer rate compare with previous generations, and can support up to 64 cameras operating 24/7. These key benefits are the ability to support higher resolution camera streams.
Seagate Technology plc announced its SkyHawk™ AI hard disk drive (HDD), the first drive created specifically for artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video surveillance solutions. Building on Seagate’s 10-year track record of delivering surveillance optimized storage performance, SkyHawk AI provides unprecedented bandwidth and processing power to manage always-on, data-intensive workloads, while simultaneously analyzing and recording footage from multiple HD cameras. Analytics on video surveillance hardware is growing exponentially, forecasted to increase from 27.6 million shipments in 2016 to 126 million shipments in 2021 (Cropley, 2017), as hardware manufacturers continue to include analytics sensors on network video recorders (NVRs).
Seagate unveiled a new portfolio of 10TB high capacity drives dubbed the Guardian Series. Purpose-built to help customers better manage and move the huge amounts of digital data they consume and create, the 10TB Seagate® BarraCuda® Pro desktop drive, Seagate IronWolf for NAS applications and Seagate SkyHawk for surveillance introduce new brand names and imagery and represent the most complete 10TB portfolio in the industry. The Guardian Series features industry leading technology that raises the bar on features, speed, and capacity for use across a wide range of markets, including personal, creative and design computing, online gaming, small- and medium-sized businesses, and large-scale surveillance systems.
Many of you might have a feeling that they can use a normal desktop hard drive for their surveillance needs. They go with this logic: thinking that all hard drives are same and operate in a similar manner. But this assumption of them is quite wrong. Traditional, desktop hard drives are made to operate only for 8 hours a day and 6 days a week.
Video surveillance is a highly data-rich application within the “Internet of Things (IoT)” ecosystem. WD Purple hard drives excel in new and existing home and small business security system environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras. WD Purple hard drives are being offered in capacities from 1-TB up to 6-TB.