Feedback Needed On Seagate SkyHawk Versus WD Purple Surveillance Drives

We are an OEM of a popular VMS and, as such, produce close to 1000 recording servers per year (about 2000 drives per year).

We have been using WD Purple drives such as the WD20PURX in 2TB. We have an opportunity to lower our costs significantly (about 10% less) by going to Seagate Skyhawk such as the ST2000VX003 in 2TB (we were burnt a few years ago by Seagate and have hesitated trying them once more).

Before making this decision, I would like to know your personal experience with Seagate surveillance drives (and maybe failure statistics for the Seagate Skyhawk series).

Thanks in advance for your help.

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