Seagate SkyHawk Surveillance AI 12TB 3.5" SATA HDD/Hard Drive 7200rpm

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12TB Seagate SkyHawk AI SATA Surveillance 3.5" HDD

Seagate SkyHawk™ AI is a high-quality Smart AI Surveillance HDD that delivers incredible performance thanks to its easy to use 3.5 inch form factor. The SkyHawk's technical highlight is it’s 6Gb/s interface, which is the latest SATA III standard. This drive in particular has a storage capacity of 12 TB and a generous 256 MB Cache. SkyHawk™ leverages Seagate's extensive experience in designing drives purpose-built for surveillance AI applications.

  • 3.5 inch
  • SATA III 6Gb/s
  • 12TB
  • 7200 RPM
  • 256MB Cache

Market Leader In Surveillance Storage

Seagate has dominated the data storage industry for 40 years, because they understand your unique data storage challenges. Seagate crafted SkyHawk™ AI surveillance hard drives to help you achieve your goals and 24x7 workloads with drives designed for DVR and NVR systems. RV sensors built in allow drives to maintain performance in multi-bay systems, giving customers the flexibility to scale their systems when more storage is needed.

Designed for AI Surveillance

Custom Designed to Support an Additional 32 AI Streams

SkyHawk's innovative ImagePerfect and ImagePerfect AI firmware are the clearest choices in the industry. Seagate made the right drive for your unique surveillance challenges and the firmware supports up to 64 HD cameras and 32 additional AI streams, and delivers zero dropped frames with ImagePerfect AI. The intelligent firmware algorithm reduces data errors, allows for perfect images to be stored without pixelation and prevents critical frame loss during multiple stream recordings.

SkyHawk Health Management

Depend on SkyHawk

SkyHawk™ Health Management actively helps protect your surveillance storage by focusing on prevention, intervention, and recovery options. Included is RAID RapidRebuild™, which provides 3x faster volume rebuilds over traditional volume rebuilds.

Unparalleled Data Protection

Plus, 5 Year Limited Warranty

With included 3-year Rescue Data Recovery Services plan, helping protect important video data with Seagate's in-house data recovery services. SkyHawk AI drives are rated for 2M hours MTBF and a 550 TB/year workload rate for more than 3x that of standard surveillance hard drives. Backed by a 5-year limited warranty.


Capacity 12,000 GB
Edition ST16000VE001
Form Factor 3.5"
Flash Memory Size N/A
Flash Memory Type N/A
Height 26.11 mm
Rotation Speed 7200 rpm
Sector Size 512E/4096N
Cache 256MB
Access Time 4.16 ms
Host to/from Drive Sustained Transfer Rate 250 MB/s
Interface SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s)
Load/Unload Cycles 300,000
Annualised Workload Rating 550 TB/yr
Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read <1 in 10^15
Max. Operating Shock 50 G
Max.Power Usage 6.71 W
Dimensions 101.85 x 26.11 x 146.99 (WxHxD mm)
Package Type Retail