Seagate today unveiled the Seagate Video 2.5 HDD, a 2.5-inch drive specifically engineered for use in 24/7 video applications like digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), and surveillance applications.
The drive has an annual failure rate of approximately 0.55, based on current configurations. It also boasts 24/7 operation capabilities in extended temperature ranges and enhanced acoustics for near silent operation features. According to Seagate, the drive operates below the range of audible sound for the human ear at just 22db.
The drive also reduces packaging materials by 53 percent and overall freight up to 30 percent, over previous 3.5-inch offerings, by packing and shipping more units with fewer materials than larger drives. It also contributes to sustainable energy initiatives by achieving a 55 percent improvement in power savings over comparable 3.5-inch offerings.