Seagate has announced its new video 3.5-inch lineup of HDDs available in capacities up to 4 TB. These drives are intended to be used in DVRs and set-top boxes, as well as surveillance systems and media centers. According to Seagate, the drives have been specifically engineered for three critical areas: capacity, reliability and acoustics. Seagate boasts an annual failure rate of just 0.55 percent.
"Leveraging Seagate's 10 years of experience understanding the requirements of the video market, we've combined our knowledge on heat, acoustics and power to deliver what we believe to be the most reliable DVR drive in the world," said Scott Horn, VP of marketing at Seagate. "Our commitment to deliver a drive with unrivaled reliability ensures the safekeeping of consumers' content as well as keeping DVRs, STBs, and surveillance systems in the field longer."
The drives will come in capacities ranging from 250 GB all the way up to 4 TB, and all these drives spin at 5900 RPM. Drives up to 2 TB in size have a SATA2 interface, while the 3 TB and 4 TB models have a newer SATA3 interface. So far there has been no word on pricing nor availability.