Seagate SkyHawk Products

Seagate SkyHawk 8TB HDD

Seagate SkyHawk Products

Seagate SkyHawk 8TB HDD

SkyHawk 8TB SATA Hard Drive 7200RPM 6Gb/s 256MB Cache

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 DVRs (Digital Video Recorder ) and NVRs ( Network Vidio Recorder ), SkyHawk™ surveillance drives are tuned for 24×7 workloads in capacities up to 10 TB. 

Equipped with enhanced ImagePerfect™ 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




SkyHawk 8TB SATA Hard Drive - 7200RPM 6Gb/s 256MB Cache

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Seagate SkyHawk 8TB HDD is a specialized hard disk drive designed specifically for surveillance systems and video storage applications. Here are some key features of the Seagate SkyHawk 8TB HDD:

Storage Capacity: The SkyHawk 8TB HDD offers a total storage capacity of 8 terabytes (8TB). This large capacity allows for the storage of a significant amount of video footage from surveillance cameras.

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

Advanced caching technology: The SkyHawk HDD incorporates Seagate's Image Perfect firmware, which includes advanced caching algorithms to enhance the drive's performance during simultaneous video recordings. This technology helps to ensure smooth, uninterrupted video streaming and reduces frame loss.

24/7 Operation: The drive is built to operate continuously and reliably in surveillance environments. It is designed for 24/7 operation, allowing it to handle the demanding requirements of surveillance systems that require constant recording and playback.

ATA streaming support: The SkyHawk HDD supports ATA streaming, which is a feature that helps to optimize the drive's performance and reliability for streaming applications. It ensures consistent and uninterrupted video recording and playback.

Enhanced reliability: The SkyHawk HDD is designed to be reliable and withstand the demands of surveillance systems. It includes features like rotational vibration sensors that help mitigate vibrations in multi-drive setups, reducing the risk of data errors and drive failure.

Model Number: ST8000VX004

  • Capacity: 8TB
  • Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Cache: 256MB
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch


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Seagate surveillance-optimized storage

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 analyze 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 analyse 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