Only Seagate has been making drives specifically for surveillance storage for ten years. SkyHawk™ is built to keep systems in the field longer and reduce the need for post-deployment support.

Key Advantages

ImagePerfect™ firmware

ImagePerfect™ firmware supports 24×7 surveillance-optimized workloads tuned to record ~90% of the time and play back video footage the remaining 10%, and supports more cameras recording at higher resolutions than traditional drives.

Workload rating

Workload rating of 180TB/year allows SkyHawk to perform reliably in write-intensive surveillance systems—3× the workload rating of a desktop-class drive.

NVR-ready design

NVR-ready design allows drives to maintain performance in RAID and multi-drive systems, giving customers the flexibility to grow with the booming NVR market and scale their systems when more storage is needed.

ATA streaming

ATA streaming support sustains recordings from up to 64 HD cameras for smooth, uninterrupted footage.

2000 hours of storage

Up to 10TB or over 2000 hours of HD video storage supports an increased number of cameras and helps to ensure longer data retention periods are met.

One million hours MTBF

1M hours MTBF, 3-year limited warranty represents an improved total cost of ownership (TCO) with reduced maintenance costs.

Low power consumption

Lower power consumption means a reduction in heat emissions, which improves reliability in surveillance solutions.

Ruggedised design

Tarnish-resistant components help protect drive from environmental elements, increasing field reliability

  • ImagePerfect firmware avoids dropped frames
  • 180 TB Workload per year – true 24/7 operation
  • Supports up to 64HD Cameras, 8+ Drive bays
  • Rotational Vibration (RV) Sensors, RAID Compatible
  • Optional Data Rescue Services
  • 3 Year Warranty

Technical Specification

ManufacturerSeagate Technology
Model codeST8000VX0022
Storage typeHDD
Capacity8 TB
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
Cache256 MB
AFR / MTBF1M hours (MTBF)
Operating temperature5 ~ 70 C (41 ~ 158 F)
Additional info
  • ImagePerfect™ firmware
  • Workload rating of 180TB/year
  • NVR-ready design
  • ATA streaming support
  • Up to 10TB or over 2000 hours of HD video storage
  • 1M hours MTBF, 3-year limited warranty
  • Lower power consumption
  • Tarnish-resistant components