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Seagate launches SkyHawk AI 20TB hard disk drive

Seagate Technology, provider of mass-data storage infrastructure solutions, launched the new SkyHawk AI 20TB hard disk drive (HDD), which adds to the company’s leading line of video imaging and analytics (VIA) devices.

Designed for network video recorders (NVRs) and enabled with AI for edge security applications, Seagate’s SkyHawk AI 20TB 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 20TB features high reliability with two million hours mean time between failures (MTBF) and a 550TB/year workload rate, supporting over three times the workload of standard VIA drives.

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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.

Qualified and tested by Seagate’s VIA partners earlier this year, SkyHawk AI 20TB is now available for pre-order via authorized resellers Prowatcher and Infoworx at MSRP P41,999 with a five-year limited product warranty. The pre-order will take up to 60 days.