Seagate SkyHawk AI 24TB Hard Drive: A New Benchmark in Edge Security and AI-Enabled Surveillance


Seagate Technology Holdings plc (NASDAQ: STX), a leader in mass-data storage solutions, has recently unveiled the SkyHawk AI 24TB hard disk drive (HDD). This launch comes on the heels of their Exos X24 24TB HDD and is targeted at the video and imaging applications (VIA) market, particularly for edge security industries.

The Need for High-Capacity, AI-Optimized Storage

With AI applications increasingly prevalent, organizations require storage solutions that not only accommodate large data sets but also offer efficient performance and cost-effectiveness. The SkyHawk AI 24TB HDD meets these needs, providing an optimized solution for network video recorders (NVRs) enabled with AI.

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Features and Specifications

    • Capacity: 24TB, available in other sizes including 20TB, 16TB, and 12TB.
    • Design: Helium-based drive design for enhanced performance.
    • Dimensions: 26.1 mm × 101.85 mm × 147.0mm; Weight: 685 g.
    • Technology: Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR).
    • AI Optimization: Supports up to 64 HD video streams and 32 AI streams.
    • Reliability: 2.5 million hours MTBF and a 550TB/year workload rate.
    • Health Management: SkyHawk Health Management tool for maintenance and RAID RapidRebuild technology.
    • Warranty: 5-year limited product warranty and 3 years of Seagate’s Rescue Data Recovery Service.
      • Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
      • Recording Technology: CMR
      • Drive Design: Helium
      • AI Channels: 32
      • HD Cameras Supported: Up to 64
      • Max Data Transfer Rate: 285/272 MB/s
      • Cache: 512MB
      • Model : ST24000VE002

Key Features:

  • Scalability and Versatility: SkyHawk AI intelligently scales to support up to 64 HD video camera streams and 32 additional AI streams, adapting to the diverse surveillance environments of today.

  • ImagePerfect™ AI Firmware: Ensures zero dropped frames, providing consistent performance for AI-enabled 24/7 surveillance systems.

  • High Reliability: With up to 2.5 million hours mean time between failures (MTBF) and a 550TB/year workload rate, SkyHawk AI offers three times the workload capacity of standard surveillance hard drives and up to ten times more than desktop hard drives.

  • SkyHawk Health Management: Monitors environmental and usage conditions, actively recommending preventative actions. Features RAID RapidRebuild for up to three times faster volume rebuilding.

  • Enterprise-Class Solution: Designed for NVR environments, SkyHawk AI includes a five-year limited product warranty and three years of Seagate’s Rescue Data Recovery Service.

  • Available Now: Shipping this month, the Seagate SkyHawk AI 24TB is priced at £499.00.


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