Seagate Releases Hard Drive Designed Specifically for Digital Video

April 3, 2006
SV35 optimized for performance recording video, allowing for up to 23 days of HQ continuous recording

The SV35 Series hard drive is specifically designed for optimal performance in the commercial video security market, which allows for up to 23 days of high quality continuous video recording.

Digital video security systems now enable sophisticated software capabilities to automatically preview and flag security events in seconds, where manually reviewed images would have taken many days or even months to discover similar information. High resolution image capture is moving the quality of stored video from grainy and marginally useful to crisp and incredibly detailed images used to capture criminals, save lives and improve business practices in a wide variety of industries. At the heart of these capabilities are massive hard drives, enabling the storage of incredible amounts of digital video data while also providing unprecedented fast access and review of recorded video not possible on legacy tape based systems.

Seagate's SV35 Series hard drives implement a unique combination of features to improve performance, power management and reliability for surveillance digital video recorders (SDVRs). And as a distinct product family, the SV35 Series is poised to develop new features and functionality independent of other market segments, increasing its capabilities in meeting the unique needs of video security and surveillance customers in the future. The SV35 Series hard drives have the same top performance characteristics of desktop drives while also offering other features unique to digital video recording. Currently, the surveillance market is relying on hard drives that are not customized for their specific needs.

Full Disk Encryption

Seagate has taken the lead in responding to increasing concern about lost or stolen business and personal data with an easy, cost-effective way to deliver strong protection against unauthorized access to data on notebook PCs. Seagate's Momentus 5400 FDE hard drive will use hardware-based Full Disc Encryption (FDE) to provide strong data protection and requires only a user key to encrypt all data, not just selected files or partitions, on the drive. What's more, Seagate FDE eliminates disc initialization and configuration required by encryption software, and allows hard drive data to be erased instantly so the drive can be redeployed.

Seagate FDE puts all security keys and cryptographic operations within the drive, separating them from the operating system to provide greater protection against hacking and tampering than traditional software alternatives, which can give thieves backdoor access to encryption keys and are more vulnerable to viruses. FDE is a key component of Seagate's DriveTrust Technology, a suite of security features inside the drive that enables robust system-level security such as key management and recovery.

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