Seagate SkyHawk Products

Seagate SkyHawk 6TB HDD

Seagate SkyHawk Products

Seagate SkyHawk 6TB HDD

6TB SATA Hard Drive is optimised for DVRs and NVRs and is tuned for 24/7 workloads. 

This Seagate SkyHawk surveillance drive is built to keep systems in the field longer and reduce the need for post-deployment support.

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Optimised for Hikvision DVRs (digital video recorder ) & NVRs (network video recorder), SkyHawk™ surveillance drives are tuned for 24×7 workloads in capacities up to 10 TB. Equipped with enhanced Image Perfect™ firmware, SkyHawk helps to minimise dropped frames and downtime with a workload rating 3x that of a desktop drive and IS ready to record up to 90% of the time while supporting up to 64 HD cameras

Stay Secure and Be Prepared

  • Be prepared for the unthinkable with a 3-year Seagate +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan. Under the protective wing of SkyHawk, vandalism, viruses and accidents are no longer the end of the world. 
  • Fast and easy recovery process - data can often be restored in 15 days or less
  • Seagate leads the industry in data recovery with a 90% success rate




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Seagate SkyHawk 6TB HDD is a specialized hard disk drive designed for surveillance systems and video storage applications. 

Key features of the Seagate SkyHawk 6TB HDD:

Storage Capacity: The SkyHawk 6TB HDD offers a total storage capacity of 6 terabytes (6TB). This provides ample space for storing video footage from surveillance cameras.

Surveillance-Optimized: The SkyHawk series is specifically engineered for surveillance systems. The drive is designed to handle the high write workload associated with continuous video recording and playback, ensuring reliable performance.

Advanced Caching Technology: The SkyHawk HDD incorporates Seagate's Image Perfect firmware, which includes advanced caching algorithms. This technology enhances the drive's performance during simultaneous video recordings, ensuring smooth and uninterrupted video streaming.

24/7 Operation: The drive is built for continuous, 24/7 operation, which is essential for surveillance systems that require constant recording and playback.

ATA Streaming Support: The SkyHawk HDD supports ATA streaming, a feature that optimizes the drive's performance and reliability for streaming applications. It ensures consistent and uninterrupted video recording and playback.

Rotational Vibration Sensors: The drive is equipped with rotational vibration (RV) sensors. These sensors help mitigate vibrations in multi-drive setups, reducing the risk of data errors and drive failure caused by rotational vibrations from nearby drives.

Compatibility: The Seagate SkyHawk 6TB HDD is designed to be compatible with standard systems and storage architectures commonly used in surveillance applications. It is compatible with most surveillance DVRs, NVRs, and video management systems.

  • Model Number: ST6000VX001
  • Capacity: 6TB
  • Speed: 5400 RPM
  • Cache: 256MB
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch


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Seagate® SkyHawk™ Health Management (SHM) is designed for Hikvision

systems with NVR 4.0 OS, and goes beyond industry standard S.M.A.R.T.

testing to provide in-depth analysis with prevention and intervention in

mind. SHM analytic algorithms analyse various drive parameters and

provide users with first-hand drive health information. SHM software works

with Skyhawk and SkyHawk AI 4TB and above.


Software monitors environmental and usage conditions and recommends.

preventative actions if necessary.


Adaptive algorithms analyze hundreds of critical drive health parameters.

related to overall performance and reliability.


Access to optional Seagate Rescue Data Recovery Services ensures a

secure environment in the event of failure