Seagate Technology describes its new SkyHawk AI hard disk drive (HDD), as a drive created for artificial intelligence (AI) enabled video surveillance solutions.
Analytics on video surveillance hardware is growing exponentially, as hardware manufacturers continue to include analytics sensors on network video recorders (NVRs). This increases as AI - particularly deep learning and machine learning applications, such as facial recognition and analyzing irregularities in behavior - become increasingly prevalent.
Seagate claims that the SkyHawk AI provides high throughput and enhanced caching, to achieve low latency and high random read performance in order to quickly locate and deliver video images and footage analysis. Equipped with Seagate ImagePerfect AI firmware, the drive records video footage with no dropped frames, while simultaneously facilitating AI-enabled NVR analytics.
SkyHawk AI is shipping now, covered by a 5-year limited warranty, and is bundled with a 2-year coverage from Seagate Rescue Services. It is available in both 10TB and 8TB capacities and has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in the U.S. of $449.99 and $349.99, respectively.