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Optimized for DVRs and NVRs, SkyHawk™ surveillance drives are tuned for 24x7 workloads in capacities up to 10TB. Equipped with enhanced ImagePerfect™ firmware, SkyHawk helps to minimize dropped frames and downtime with a workload rating 3x that of a desktop drive and IS ready to record up to 90% of the time while supporting up to 64 HD cameras.


SkyHawk Is Smart

The innovative ImagePerfect firmware enables smooth, clear video streaming for always-on, 24/7 surveillance environments—helping to ensure your business can always have a formidable layer of protection.

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And SkyHawk Is Vigilant

  • Built to record 90% of the time — supports up to 64 cameras
  • Up to 10TB or 2,000+1 hours of HD video
  • 180TB/year workload rating, 3× the workload of a desktop drive and backed by a 3-year limited warranty
  • NVR ready drives deliver robust drive design for multi-drive environments
  • Protect your data against the unexpected with an optional +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan

1. HD video stream measured as a Mpeg-4 H.264 satellite and 30fps 2MP HD security or 10Mb/s

Use the Video Storage Selector to find the best hard drive. For more information, refer to the Surveillance Drive Selection Guide or Surveillance System Application Guide.

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Be Safe

Give yourself the ultimate peace of mind with SkyHawk surveillance drives and never miss a frame, even in harsh environments. SkyHawk’s extreme workload rating, low power consumption and NVR ready design can improve long-term drive reliability. SkyHawk can also reliably perform in operating temperatures—from 0°C to 70°C—while tarnish-resistant components offer further protection out in the field.

Soar Higher and Longer

SkyHawk is built to scale with your needs and reliably performs in multi-drive systems. Multi-drive surveillance systems can rely on the SkyHawk’s RAID-optimized hardware, keeping drives and systems in the field longer.

  • NVR ready design enables reliable performance in DVR and NVR systems with 8+ drives*
  • Robust drive design in a RAID environment maintains drive performance by improving vibration tolerance

Stay Secure and Be Prepared

Be prepared for the unthinkable with a 3-year Seagate +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan. Under the protective wing of SkyHawk, vandalism, viruses and accidents are no longer the end of the world.

  • Fast and easy recovery process—data can often be restored in 15 days or less
  • Seagate leads the industry in data recovery with a 90% success rate

SkyHawk delivers performance and reliability to our customers

“The SkyHawk surveillance drives operate with an extreme workload rating, low power consumption, provide long-term drive reliability and can operate in harsh environments, withstanding a variety of temperature ranges – ideal for British Airways i360 being on the seafront.”
Christopher Dean,
Owner of Brighton CCTV

After switching to Seagate, we have lower disk failure rates, and we also achieved a remarkable NFD (no frame drop) during our solution partner certification with Milestone System’s Xprotect VMS.”
Bing Wan
Director of Middle East Operations Rasilient Systems

  • SkyHawk
  • Enterprise Capacity 3.5 HDD (Helium)
Suggested Application
SMB surveillance DVR and NVR Video analytics
10TB, 8TB, 6TB, 4TB 3TB, 2TB, 1TB 12TB, 10TB, 8TB, 6TB, 4TB, 2TB, 1TB
# of Drive Bays Supported*
8+ 1 to 8-bays 5+ Bays
# of Cameras Supported
1 to 64 cameras 100+
Workload Rating
180TB 550TB
3-year warranty 5-year warranty
Rescue Service Available
Yes No
Related Products
Capacity - Related Products
4TB, 3TB, 2TB, 1TB, 500GB, 320GB, 250GB 8TB, 6TB, 5TB, 3TB, 2TB, 1TB


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Model Data Sheet User Manual Capacity Interface Cache NVR-Ready
SkyHawk 10TB

3-year warranty

10TB SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Yes
SkyHawk 8TB

3-year warranty

8TB SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Yes
SkyHawk 6TB

3-year warranty

6TB SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Yes
SkyHawk 4TB

3-year warranty

4TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Yes
SkyHawk 3TB

3-year warranty

3TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB
SkyHawk 2TB

3-year warranty

2TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB
SkyHawk 1TB

3-year warranty

1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB

Surveillance System Compatibility

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24x7 Surveillance Hotline

The Seagate surveillance support line is available 24x7 to help address any questions you have from questions on choosing the right drive to general support inquiries.