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16TB Seagate Skyhawk AI Surveillance HDD

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16TB Seagate Skyhawk AI Surveillance HDD

3.5" | SATA
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Smart. Safe. Secure.
Surveillance Optimized and Edge Ready

Seagate® SkyHawk™ AI is a surveillance-optimized drive designed for NVRs with artificial intelligence (AI) for edge applications.


  • ImagePerfect™ AI firmware delivers zero dropped frames while supporting heavier workloads.
  • Versatile capabilities intelligently adapt to the scale of your AI environment, supporting up to 64 HD video streams and 32 AI streams.
  • Rest easy with three years of Rescue Data Recovery Services, offering an industry-leading 90% success rate against unexpected data loss from power outages, natural disasters, user error, viruses, and more.
  • SkyHawk Health Management actively helps protect your surveillance storage by focusing on prevention, intervention, and recovery options. Included RAID RapidRebuild™ provides 3× faster volume rebuilds.
  • Higher reliability with 2M hours MTBF and a 550TB/year workload rate for more than 3× that of standard surveillance hard drives.
  • Powerful processing to welcome workload challenges—SkyHawk AI supports video analysis and recording simultaneously with GPU analytics workloads.
  • Enjoy consistent performance with built-in rotational vibration sensors providing reliable storage for NAS with little lag or downtime.
  • Multi-bay support helps you meet your growing storage demands with up to 16+ bays.
  • Best-Fit Applications:
    • Network video recorders (NVR)
    • AI-enabled NVR systems


  • Capacity: 16TB
  • Standard Model Numbers: ST16000VE002
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
  • Recording Technology: CMR
  • Drive Design: Helium
  • Features and Performance:
    • Drive Bays Supported: 16+
    • AI Channels: 32
    • AI Real Time Capture Events/Sec: Up to 120
    • AI Real Time Compare Events/Sec: Up to 96
    • HD Cameras Supported: Up to 64
    • RV Sensors: Yes
    • Max. Sustained Transfer Rate OD (MB/s): 250MB/s
    • Cache (MB): 256
  • Reliability/Data Integrity:
    • Tarnish Resistant: Yes
    • Load/Unload Cycles: 300,000
    • Nonrecoverable Read Errors Rate, Max: 1 per 10E15
    • Power-On Hours per year: 8,760
    • Workload Rate Limit (WRL): 550
    • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) (hours): 2,000,000hr
    • Warranty, Limited (years): 3
    • Rescue Data Recovery Services (years): 3
  • Power Management:
    • Startup Current, Typical (12V, A): 1.8
    • Average Operating Power (W): 6.71W
    • Idle Average (W): 5.1W
    • Standby Mode/Sleep Mode, Typical (W): 1.05/1.05
    • Voltage Tolerance (5V): ±5%
    • Voltage Tolerance (12V): ±10%
  • Environmental/Tem­perature:
    • Operating (ambient, min °C): 5
    • Operating (drive case, max °C): 70
    • Nonoperating (ambient, min °C): –40
  • Physical:
    • Height (mm/in, max): 26.11mm/1.028in
    • Width (mm/in, max): 101.85mm/4.01in
    • Depth (mm/in, max): 146.99mm/5.787in
    • Weight (g/lb, typical): 670g/1.477lb
Release date NZ
October 21st, 2021
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Warranty Period
3 years
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Storage Interface Type
  • SATA 6Gb/s
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