Seagate Announces 20TB SkyHawk AI Hard Drive

As part of its massive data storage infrastructure solutions, Seagate has announced the latest SkyHawk AI 20TB hard drive (HDD). This comes as an addition to a long list of Seagate’s existing line of video imaging and analytics (VIA) devices. This is specially designed with the network video recorders (NVRs) in mind. The addition of AI has helped with edge security applications.

The SkyHawk AI 20TB HDD is designed to easily adapt to the user’s environment and supports up to 64 HD video streams and 32 AI streams. It will also be able to support large amounts of AI workloads. The SkyHawk will record video side by side while supporting GPU analytics. This confirms that the hard drive is specifically designed to meet the growing needs of advanced VIA systems.

Integrating the ImagePerfect AI firmware gives the drive the ability to deliver zero frames even during heavy workloads. You can definitely get high reliability with an average time of two million hours and a workload of 550 TB/year. This is at least three times what standard VIA drives are designed for.

The SkyHawk Health Management is another interesting feature on the drive. It actively protects users’ VIA storage by monitoring environmental and usage conditions based on which it will recommend corrective actions if necessary. In addition, the Rescue Data Recovery Services, spanning a three-year timeline, will give users the opportunity to recover their data in the event of an unexpected power outage or user error. The SkyHawk AI 20TB ships in bulk this month and costs $529.99.

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