New High-Capacity Video 3.5 HDD Supports Up to 480 Hours of HD Content
SYDNEY, Aust. — May 21, 2013 — Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX) today announced the new Seagate® Video 3.5 HDD — the industry’s first 4TB, 3.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) engineered specifically for use in video applications such as digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), and surveillance systems. Purpose-built for video solutions, the Video 3.5 HDD can store up to 480 hours of high-definition (HD) content making it the industry’s highest-capacity drive designed specifically for video.
Engineered to deliver superior performance and operation in three key areas of importance to manufacturers– high capacity and streaming capability, reliability and acoustics— the Video 3.5 HDD is ideal for satellite and cable providers and surveillance system builders. Featuring capacities up to 4TB, the drive supports up to 16 simultaneous HD streams or 20 standard-definition streams as well as 24×7 operation capabilities making it ideal for video content applications.
“Leveraging Seagate’s 10 years of experience understanding the requirements of the video market, we’ve combined our knowledge on heat, acoustics and power to deliver what we believe to be the most reliable DVR drive in the world,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “Our commitment to deliver a drive with unrivaled reliability ensures the safekeeping of consumers’ content as well as keeping DVRs, STBs, and surveillance systems in the field longer.”
Featuring industry-leading reliability, the Video 3.5 HDD has a 0.55 percent annual failure rate enabling product to be kept in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment and maintaining customer retention— making it ideal for manufacturers who need reliable product with long lifespans. The drive is engineered for low power consumption and heat emissions allowing solution providers greater design flexibility.
“We congratulate Seagate on its newest innovation,” said Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Technologies, one of the top DVR manufacturers for the satellite market in North America. “Seagate is a leader in the dedicated video HDD space, delivering top-of-the-line products that help us bring customers the most advanced and reliable DVRs in the industry.”
The living-room environment requires superior acoustic management to limit audible distractions during operation of DVRs and STBs and the Video 3.5 HDD enables designers to build the quietest home entertainment systems possible. Boasting near silent acoustics, the drive operates below the range of audible sound for the human ear at just 2.3 decibels providing optimized acoustics for home entertainment components — crucial for consumer electronics and video applications.
The Seagate® Video 3.5 HDD is available now in Australia and New Zealand. Pricing is to be confirmed.