Seagate announces 2.5" Video HDDs - reliable and quiet

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I just posted the article Seagate announces 2.5" Video HDDs - reliable and quiet.

Harddisk manufacturers seem to try to find new markets. WD has released HDDs specially designed for Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices and now Seagate has announced HDDs that are designed specifically for DVRs, set-top boxes and surveillance video storage.

Click to read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/seagate-announces-2-5-video-hdds-reliable-and-quiet-65317/](http://www.myce.com/news/seagate-announces-2-5-video-hdds-reliable-and-quiet-65317/)

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#2

Flash-- mainly sdxc will be able to compete with this in short order (less than a year, probably). 128gb flash cards are now just getting warmed up, and 256gb are in the final stages of development. 64gb sdxc are in mass production. Therefore, flash would have an advantage over HDD if they can get the prices to drop down…


#3

“To store the content the disks are available at capacities of up to 500 GB.”

That will compete real well with the 3 or 4 TB drives people actually are using to store media…


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[QUOTE=olyteddy;2668856]“To store the content the disks are available atcapacities of up to 500 GB.”

That will compete real well with the 3 or 4 TB drives people actually are using to store media…[/QUOTE]no more ridiculous than the assertion that sd cards will be use for media storage.

Anyone serious about media has a proper server with lots of big drives :wink:

It’s not uncommon for people to have > 12TiB of storage for their video collections.
It puts my tiny 4TiB NAS to shame …


#5

The Seagate click of death comes free with purchase!