Seagate SkyHawk 1TB Surveillance Hard Drive – Sata 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Drive ST1000VX005

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The Seagate SkyHawk ST1000VX005 is a specialized hard drive designed for surveillance systems. With a capacity of 1TB, it is optimized for 24/7 workloads in surveillance environments, supporting multiple camera streams and continuous recording.

Product Specifications:

  • Brand: Seagate
  • Series: SkyHawk
  • Model Number: ST1000VX005
  • Capacity: 1TB
  • Form Factor: 3.5 inches
  • Interface: SATA 6.0 Gb/s (SATA III)
  • Rotational Speed: 7200 RPM
  • Cache: 64MB
  • Condition: Brand new, 60 days replacement/refund

Key Features:

  • Optimized for Surveillance: Designed specifically for DVRs and NVRs, with firmware optimized for 24/7 workloads and high write workloads typical of surveillance systems.
  • High Workload Rate: Supports up to 180TB/year workload rate, three times the workload rating of desktop drives, making it suitable for continuous recording and long-term use.
  • ImagePerfect Firmware: Minimizes dropped frames and downtime with enhanced ImagePerfect firmware.
  • Reliability: Engineered for reliability, supporting a high number of write cycles and ensuring durability in a 24/7 operational environment.
  • Health Management: SkyHawk Health Management actively monitors and analyses drive health, providing actionable recommendations and preventive measures.


  • Surveillance Systems: Ideal for use in digital video recorders (DVRs) and network video recorders (NVRs) for surveillance applications.
  • Security Systems: Suitable for security camera systems in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
  • Continuous Recording: Perfect for environments requiring continuous, high-quality video recording and storage.

Installation and Setup:

  1. Preparation:
    • Ensure the surveillance system or DVR/NVR is powered off and unplugged before installation.
    • Gather necessary tools, typically a Phillips-head screwdriver.
  2. Mounting the Hard Drive:
    • Open the device casing to access the drive bays.
    • Slide the hard drive into an available 3.5-inch drive bay.
    • Secure the hard drive using screws to ensure it is firmly mounted.
  3. Connecting the Drive:
    • Connect one end of the SATA cable to the hard drive and the other end to an available SATA port on the DVR/NVR motherboard.
    • Connect the power cable from the power supply to the hard drive.
  4. System Setup:
    • Power on the DVR/NVR and enter the system settings or BIOS/UEFI setup.
    • Ensure the system recognizes the new hard drive.
    • Format the drive if necessary and configure it for surveillance recording.

Maintenance Tips:

  • Regular Backups: Regularly back up critical video footage to prevent data loss.
  • Monitor Health: Use SkyHawk Health Management or similar tools to monitor the drive’s health and address any issues promptly.
  • Clean Environment: Keep the surveillance system in a clean, dust-free environment to maintain optimal operating conditions.

Safety and Compliance:

  • Handling: Handle the drive with care to avoid static damage. Use anti-static wrist straps if available.
  • Compatibility: Ensure compatibility with your surveillance system’s motherboard and power supply.
  • Environmental Conditions: Keep the drive in a suitable environment to prevent overheating and ensure longevity.


The Seagate SkyHawk ST1000VX005 1TB hard drive is a top choice for surveillance systems requiring reliable, continuous recording. Its specialized firmware, high workload rating, and enhanced durability make it ideal for DVRs and NVRs in various surveillance environments. Proper installation and regular monitoring will ensure optimal performance and longevity of the drive.



Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 5 × 2 in


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