18 TB Video Surveillance Drives (WD and Seagate)

By Sean Patton, Published Oct 19, 2020, 09:50am EDT

Both Seagate and Western Digital recently announced 18TB hard drives specifically for video surveillance, claiming that AI analytics are pushing the need for more storage.

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But will 18TB have an impact? How is AI driving storage needs?

In this note, we examine offerings by the 2 most widely used HDD manufacturers for video surveillance, Western Digital, and Seagate, including feedback from Seagate.

18TB ****** *** ***** ************

IPVM Image**** ********** **** ***** ** *** ****** for ***** *************** **** ******** ****, though * ******** *** 10TB+.

******* ******* *** ******* announced **** ************-******* ******. Both *** ******* ******, cite ******* ** ** 64 *******, *** ***** 3-year **********.

**************** *** ******* ** 18TB******* ** ** *** "world's ***** *******-***** **** drive *** ********** ************-******* surveillance *********", ******** * 550TB/yr ******** ****, ******** to *****/** *** **'* 18TB *****, ****** ******* this ** ***** *** case *** *** **** validated.

******* ******* ********* ******'* **** *** ******** Show, ************ ******* ** ****** **** AllFrame **, ********* ****** ******** Magnetic ********* (****) ***** they **** ****** **% more ******** **** *** previous **** ******, ******* them ** **** **** capacities. ******* ******* **** they **** ** ***** EAMR *** ********** ***** sizes ****** ****.

Cost *** *** ******* ******

*** ******* ******* *********** choose ******** ***** ***** are **** *** *** support. ******* *******'* **** costs $*** **** ** $33/TB, ***** *******'* ** $510 **** ** $**/**.

*** ******* ****** *****/***** per ** *** ************-***** drives *** ** **** 4TB ** ** **** is $**/**, ***** ***** Seagate's ** ********** **** expensive *** ** ** 32% **** ********* *** TB **** **** ******** used ****** ****.

************, **** *********** *** limited ** *** ***** capacities **** *** ********* or ******* ** *** manufacturers, *** **** ******* Hikvision *** ***** **** are ******* ** **** or **** ******.

Positives ** ********* ***** ****

** ***** **** ******** drives, ***** ******* (*****+) can ***** ********* ******* sizes **** ***** ***** bays *** ******* ***** server *******, ********** ******* system ****, ************* *** rack *****. **** **-*** server ******* **** $*,*** - $**,*** ********* ** configuration, ******* ***** ******* drives.

*** **** ********** ****** chassis **** ** ********** an ********** ***** *-** hours ** ***** ** configure, ********** *******, *** maintain/upgrade.

AI ****** *******

**** ** *** ******* market **** ****** ** "AI" ** "**-*******"; ******** that ****** ****** *** critical ** **** ******* of ******** ** ** *********:

  • ** "**-*******" ************: * *********** *******-************ ******** ***** ******** ******** system *********** ********* ***** that ** ******* ** them *** ***** ********* and ** ** ******* an ****-********** **** ** their ***********.
  • *******'* "******* **" ************: *** ******** ** retain **** **** **** time ** ******** *** deep ******** ******* ** become ******* *** **** accurate ** ***** ********** analysis, *** ******** ******** requires ************* **** **** than *********** ***** *******.

******* ********* ** **** about *** ** ******** but *** *** ***** how ** *** ******* larger **********, **** ***** that ****** ********* ***** requires **** ********:

************* **** ** ***** to ******** ********** ** a ***** **** ***** del******* **** ********* ** protect***** ********** **** ****** frame *****. ** ** essential ** **** ****** retention ******* *** **** video *** ****** ****** ** ***** **** loss.

******* ******* *** *** respond ** ****'* ******** about **'* ****** ** storage.

**** ** ********* ******** false ****** **** ******-***** event *********, ***** ***** decrease *** ******** ******* capacity.

***** ********-***** ********* ************'* ******* ******** ************ ******* ****** *********/***** recording *********, ***** ********* are ****, *** *** not ******** ******** *** amount ** ******* ********. Avigilon **** ***** ****** analytics **** ******* ******:

**** *** *** ********* engine *** *** ********** profiles ********* ** ********** search, *** ****** ** total ******* **** *** metadata *** *******.

Smart ******

********, ****** *** ***** camera ************* ******* ***** codecs ** ** ***** some ** ***** *******, with **** ************ **** in *** ******** ** their ****. ********, * clear ******** ************* **** **** **** use ***** ********% ** **** ** the ****:

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**** ********* ********* *** storage ************ ** **% on *******. **** ************** ******* ****** *********** (IPVM ****** ********** *****), **** ******* ** not ******* ****** ****** than ***.

RAID ******* **** *******

* ******* **** ** using ****** ******** ****** with *** **** ** the ******* **** **** disks **** ** ** replaced. * ******* *** surveillance-focused ***** **** * 200MBps ******** **** **** take ~** ***** ** idle ** *******, ** more **** * *** for * ****** **** continues ** ***** *** video. **** **** * 272 **** ******** ****, WD's **** ****** **** take ~** ***** ** rebuild ** ****.

******* **** **** ***** tools ** **** ****** RAID ******* *****:

******* ********** **** ******* and ****** ******* ********* that *** ****** **** rebuild *****. (**** ****: Other ****** ******* ** have ***** *** *********)

******* ***** *********** ***** is ********* **** *** partner *** *********** *** Health ********** ******* (*** and ***). ******* ** rebuilding *** ****** **** array **** ****** ** the **** *****. **** from *** ******* ***** could ** ******* ** the *** ***** *.* 80% ** ********* ****. The ********* **% *** then ** ******* **** parity ******** ******* ****. Our ****** ********** ******* will ******* * **** of *** **** *** be ******.

** *** ****** ****, we **** ***** **** disperses *** ****** *** to * ****** ** drives ******* ******** ******* times ****.

** *** *** ******* about **** ******* *****.

*******

**** **** ****** ************* releasing ***** **** ********** cameras (*.*.******** ****,****** ****) ** ****** ***** manufacturers **** ******** ** increase ******** ** ******, but ******** **** ** gradual.

** ******** ************ **** ****** ** drive *** **** *** higher ******** **** ******* system ***** **********. ********, over *** **** * - ** *****, ********* growth ** ***** ********* may ********* *** ****** for ********** **-******* *******.

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**** ** ******** *******, many ******* **** *** DVRs **** ** ******* these *** ****** ********** despite ****. ****** ******* that **** ***** **** support ** ** **/****.

** ***** *** ********* reason *** **** ** that *** ***** * device **** ****** ***** new ***** ****?

**** * *** *** likes ** ***** *** even ******* **** ***'* seem ** ******** *** a ***/*** ******'* *** the **** ********.

********* ********, ****** **** drives ******** **** ****. More, ****** ****** ********* the **** ** *** NVR, *** *** ****** the ******* ******** ** the **** ** ** was ********.

**** ***********, ***** *********** (and **** ********** ** you *********) ** * 1TB ****** ***** ** 3W ******** ** ** for * ****.

** ***** ** **** throughout *** ***** ** the**** ******* ** ** *** a ******* **** *****.

********* ********, **** ** true, *** *** *****. Look ** *** **** sheet *** * **** array ** *** **** type ******, *** *** will **** **** *** power *********** **** ******** from *** ** ** 6TB (********* *) *** at ****, ** ***** back ****, *** **** increments ** ***** ****** as *** *** ** 18TB. ***? ******

****** **** *** ****** as *** ******** ****** have *** **** ********** to ******** *** ******** and ****** *** ***** across *** *****. **** translates ** ******* ***** consumption/heat **********. ** *** would **** ** **** more ***** **** *****, message ** *** * copy ** *** ***** Paper ** ****** *****.

******* ******* **: ******* Operating *****

*********** (***) *.***

************ (****) *.***

******** **** *** *** industry, *** **** ***** is **********, ** ** tend ** ***** **** pretty **** *********.

**** ***** ** **** to **** ** *** they ****** *** */* use **** *** ***** AI ******.

*** *******, *** ** Purple ** * **** write *** **** ***** matches **** *** * NVR ********* ******* *** thus ****** * *********** boost.

****** ****, **** ******* is *** ***** **** being ***** ****? ** does **** * *** of ****/***** ***** ** a ******** ** ** learns, ** * *** imagine *** '******** ****' is ***** ***** ** extra **** ***** *********. However, **** **** *** translate ** * *********** boost.

** **** **** * lot ** ****/***** ***** to * ******** ** it ******

****, **** ** *** a ********* ***** ** AI-based *******.

** *** ***** ****** of ******, ***** **** form ** ** ****** not **** *** ****** at *** *** ***** of *** ******. * think ******** *** "**" moniker ** *** ************ for ***** ** ****** a ********* *******.

*** **** ****... *** you'd ****** * *** of ***** ** */* operations ** **** ** a ***** ***** **** media ** *** ***** storage ******.

** ******* **** ************* use ****** **/** *****/**** 'firmware ******' ** *****-********-***** drives, ******** **** ** not ******* **** ** a ****.

**** ************* **** ******* in ** ***** **** 'high-end', **** ****** ***'* with '**' ************ *** used **** ** **** tune *** ******** *** caching ******* ** ***** larger ******, ***** *** all ******** ** '**' capable.

*** **** ***** ******** in *** ** ***** no ***** ** **:

**** ******* *** ******* Digital ******** ********* **** hard ****** ************ *** video ************, ******** ****AI ********* *** ******* *** **** *** **** *******.

*** ***** **** ******** be ****?

**** ******* **** ****** on ****** ******, ** analytics *** ****** ** detecting ********** ****** **** VMD, **** *** *** of ********* ********************* ** ******** *** recording ** ***-********** ******.

* ***** **** *** - **** ** ******* a ****** ********* *******.

*******, ** ** * flawed ********* ***** ** begin ****, ***.

**** *** ******** **** you *** ********* *** exact *** ** ******. They ***'* ********** **** WE *** ** *** more ******** *********.

**** ***** ** ** as ****** ********** ******** into *** ***** ******. Think ***** ***, ******, clothing *****, ***. ******** have *****, ****, *****, etc. ********.

**** ** ***** ********** are **** ****** **** the **** *** **** forensic ******.

** *** **** **** normal ***** ****** ****** in *** *** ** is ******** ******, *** the ******** *** **** to ** ******** *** of *** ****** *** stored ** ** * different ********...

* ** ** ****** on ********... *** ** this **** **** ******** stored ********* ***** ** storage ******?

** ** **, *******, normally ****** ** *** DBs **** *** *** can ***** ** *** stored *****?

** *** **** **** normal ***** ****** ****** in *** *** ** is ******** ******, *** the ******** *** **** to ** ******** *** of *** ****** *** stored ** ** * different ********

****-****, ** **** *****, is **** ** ********** to *** ***** ****. Even **** **** ******* in *** *****, ** does *** **** **** text ** ******** **** object *** *** *******/*********/***. Additionally, *** *** **** products ***** ** **** a ***** ******, **** send ** ** * simultaneous **** ******, **** to * *** ***********.

*** ************* **** ******, but * ****** ******** is ** **** * storage ***** (**: * or **** *****) ********* to ******* *****, ***** will ******** ** * continuous ***** *******, *** a ********* ***** ********* to * ********. *** database **** ******** ** written ** *******, *** in **** ***** *** have **** ******* ** the **** ****** ** RAM *** ********* ********* before ***** ******* ** disk (**: ** *** are ***** ****** ** event *********, ** **-****** recording, *** *** *** know ***** * *** seconds (** *******) ***** if * ******* ** frames ** ***** *******).

* ** *** *** these ****** ***** ******** used *** *** ** storage, ***** ** ******** the **** ** *** stack **** ******** ** "AI" **** *** ***** storage *****.

* ** ******* * test ** * ****** recognition ******** ** *** lab *** * *** it ***** * *** DB ***** ** ***** faces **** **** ** gets **** *** ****** feeds.

*** ******** * ** using ** **** *** feeds **** **** *** NVR, * ******** ******* with *** ***** *******, but **** ** *** have **. *** ***** do **** ** ** a ****** **** ******* in ***** ** ** accurate. **** *** ******* reports ** **** ******.

********* ** ** *** example *** ***** *** many ******.

****** **** *** **** for ******* ********* ** the ******* **** ****** now ****** ** ******. Just * ****** **** comments:

- *****/** ** ****** high **** * ******* edge ******** ** ******* to ******. ** ***** down ** ** ****** volume *** ****** *******.

- ** **** **** is ***** *** **** $/TB. ** **** ***** a *** ****** ** the ******** ** ** have **** ****.

- **** *********** ****** capacity ******, **** * look ** ***** ****, which *** ********* **** generation, *** **** **** (Mean **** ******* *******). MTBF ** * *********** reliability ****, ****** ** by ****** ******* **** a ***** ****** ** drives ** *** **************' labs. **** *** ***** are '******' ****** ***** are ****** *** ********* reliable, ***** *** ****** MTBF ******.

- **** ******* **** is ** ********* *****, but ******** ** *** have **** ******** ******, and **** ** **** (because **** *** **** higher ********), *** *** less ******** *** ********* fewer ********

***** *** **** *****:

***** ** ******** ****** Assisted ******** ********* (****) to ***** * ******** of ****, ******* *** able ** ***** **** capacity ***** ***** **** conventional ******** *********. (***)

**** ** “***” ********** incorporated, *** ******* ** 18TB ******** *** **** a (****-****) **** *** reduced ********** *********.

***** ** **** ** expectation **** *** **** tech **** ** ** would ***** *** ************* and ************* ******, ** could *********** ********* **** firmware ******/*********** **** **** the ******* *****.

******* ****...

********** *** ***** ** here *** ***** ***** that *** ** **** was ********** ** **** ;-) ****** **** *** your ******** ***.

* ***** ***** **** the ******** ** *** primary ********** ***** *-***, unit **** **** **** up **** **** **% of *** ***** ****** but **** * ***** capacity *********** ** ** a **** *** ******. The ******* ******** ******, which *** ********* *** the **** ********* **** a **** ***/** *********** are ****** ************ ***** early ******** *** ********* server / *** ********* looking ** ******** ******* capacity ** ** *****.

*************, ******* *** ***** improvements, ***** ******** ********* to ******** **** ************* and ******* *** **** growth. * ******* ***** are **** ********* ******* this ********* ********* ****** counts, ****** **, ****** retention *** ******* ** and *** **** ************.

****** **** ** ****** reaching *** ** ***** is ******** * *** answer ** **** ****.

***** ******** ********* ** increase **** ************* *** outpace *** **** ******

**, ******. *** *** quantify **** ******? *** by **** ****** *** mean **** ***** ***** or ****** *****? * am ****** ** ****** understand *** *********.

*** ***** *** *** being *****.

*** **** ****** * am ********* ** ** surveillance **** ***** *****, about ** ******** ** I *** ** ***** be ** *** **** is ** *** ******** single ***** *****.

***** ******** *******, ***** from ** *********** ** the *** ****** ** track *** ****** *** our ********, ** ******* in **** ****** ****** digits *** *** *** market ******* ***** ******** in *** ************ ******* is *** ***** ***.

**** ** *** *********** part, ** *********** ** the ********, ***** ***** and *********** ***** * large ********** ******** ** storage ***********. **** ** however ********* *** *** data *****, *** ******* obviously ****** ** *********** but *** *** ******* is **** **** **** is ***** ******* / retained.

********* ** ** ************ hard ***** *****, ***** as ******** ** * can ** ***** ** to *** **** ** in *** ******** ****** digit *****.

**** ***** *****. **** I ****** ** *** that ******** ** ****** in ****** ***** *******. One ********** * **** is **** ****** **** growth ** ****** **** hard ***** **** ******. Also, ***** ** ******** that ****** *** ********* storage ******** ***** *** relatively ***** **** *** reduce **** ***** ***** codecs.

******* **** **** ******* Digital. ***** ***, ****, for ******* ** ******** on *** **** ******. We ***** **** ** provide **** **** ******* to *** **** ******** on *** ****** ** Purple™ **** *****.

*** *********** ***** ** our ****** **** *** drive *** *** **** as *** ***** ****** generation ****** ******** *** includes *** ********* ************:

  • *** ******-******** ************* ******** recording ***** (****), ***** is * ***** ************** of *** ****-**** ******** in **** ************. **** utilizes * **** ******* applied ** *** **** to ******* ***********. ***** are ******** ** *** components ******** *** ****, because ** ******** *** previous *********** ** ********* heads.
  • ** ******* **** **** an ********-***** ****** ***** Actuator (***) **** ******** more ******** *********** ************ to ****** ********* **** time. * *** ****** together *****-****** ************ *** microactuator ************ *** ********* our ***** ****** ** actuator **********.
  • ** *** *** ************* ** ****** ********** (HelioSeal®) ** ******** *** power *** **********. ** 2019, */**** ** ****** Exabytes ******* **** ***** on ******* ******* ******’* technology, * **** *********** deployed **********.

*** ***** ************ ******** contribute ** * ****** performing *** **** ******** drive ******* *** ***’* lead ** ** ********* firmware ****. ** *** more **** ***** ** schedule * ****** ** with ****** *** ***** like ** *** **** details ** *** **********. Hope **** ***** ******* some ** *** *********** questions.

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