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Seagate Surveillance ST3000VX005 3 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
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Product Information for Seagate Surveillance ST3000VX005 3 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Highlights for Seagate Surveillance ST3000VX005 3 TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

  • Drive Type:Internal
  • Storage Capacity:3 TB
  • Drive Interface:SATA
  • Drive Interface Standard:SATA/600

Marketing Information

Helps Improve Costs and Data Integrity
  • The industry's first surveillance-optimised hard drive platform with capacities up to 6TB improves video streaming, drive performance  and data integrity in surveillance applications.
  • Seventh-generation Seagate® surveillance drive is tuned for high write-cycle workloads typical in video surveillance storage systems.
  • The Surveillance HDD supports higher-resolution cameras and up to 16 drives per system, with up to 32 cameras per drive.
  • Reliably performs in multi-drive systems with RAID support from RV sensors.
  • 24x7 operational capabilities while maintaining high MTBF of 1M hours.
  • Options for a current-limited startup of less than 2A supports the use of embedded system power supplies.
  • Low power consumption options support always-on surveillance systems.
  • Never miss a frame with quick time-to-ready.
  • Idle 3 spin control features enable power-on in standby mode or drive spin-down to conserve power and improve reliability during archival periods.
  • Optional 3-year +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan protects against data loss from viruses, software issues, or mechanical and electrical breakdowns.

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Technical Information


  • Limited Warranty: 3 Year
  • Additional Product Specifications

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  • Interfaces/Ports

  • Drive Interface: SATA
  • Drive Interface Standard: SATA/600
  • Drive Performance

  • Buffer: 64 MB
  • Spindle Speed (rpm): 5900
  • General Information

  • Product Type: Hard Drive
  • Manufacturer Part Number: ST3000VX005
  • Manufacturer Website Address: http://www.seagate.com
  • Manufacturer: Seagate Technology
  • Product Model: ST3000VX005
  • Product Name: Surveillance HDD
  • Product Line: Surveillance
  • Brand Name: Seagate
  • Miscellaneous

    Network & Communication

  • Wireless LAN: No
  • Physical Characteristics

  • Weight (Approximate): 1.34 lb
  • Drive Type: Internal
  • Height: 1"
  • Width: 4"
  • Depth: 5.8"
  • Drive Width: 3.5"
  • Power Description

    Management & Protocols


    Technical Information

  • Storage Capacity: 3 TB
  • Features: RAID Support
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    • Surveillance HDD 3TB +Rescue

      Robust Surveillance Storage
      Never miss a frame with surveillance-optimized drives. The seventh-generation Seagate® Surveillance HDD tackles the increasing need for high-resolution cameras and camera counts, and helps to ensure cost-effective performance and durability in always-on surveillance systems.
      • Precision-tuned for high write surveillance workloads which operate 24×7
      • Capacities up to 8TB support 64 cameras per drive and 8+ drives per system1
      • Reliably performs in multi-drive systems with RAID support
      • Add the Seagate Rescue Recovery Service option for 360 degree data protection


    • Build Better Video Surveillance Systems

      The Surveillance HDD delivers storage powered for the latest DVR and NVR video surveillance systems.
      • Surveillance-optimized firmware improves drive reliability up to 30%, helping to reduce data loss
      • Ready to work 24×7, supporting 800+ hours of high definition content
      • Low power consumption and heat emissions improve drive reliability over time
      • RV sensors maintain performance in multi-drive systems
      • 180TB/year workload rating, three times the rating of desktop drives, along with 1M hours MTBF

    • Surveillance HDD Delivers Reliability + Rescue Data Services

      By simply choosing the Surveillance HDD, you’ve already maximized your drive reliability in a DVR or NVR environment.
      But you can also protect your data against the unexpected. Whether it is a virus, unintentional deletion or vandalism, if your data is compromised, the Seagate +Rescue Data Recovery Service plan is an excellent option.
      • The optional 3-year +Rescue Recovery Service plan can recover the data from your drive, in the event of mechanical failure or accidental damage
      • Fast and easy recovery process―data can be restored in 15 days or less
      • Seagate leads the industry in data recovery with a 90% success rate

    • Consistent Performance in Multi-Drive Systems

      Improve your system reliability with drives built for surveillance applications that include the flexibility to scale as your data grows.The addition of rotational vibration sensors allows the Surveillance HDD to maintain performance in multi-drive systems
      • RV sensors (standard on 4TB to 8TB Surveillance HDDs) allow drives to reliably perform in expanding DVR and NVR systems with 8+ drives
      • RV sensors in a RAID environment maintain drive performance by improving vibration tolerance
      • Support for up to 64 cameras recording in high definition

    • Improved Time-To-Ready So You Don’t Miss a Frame

      As drive technology evolves, so do the applications that leverage them. With improvements in motion sensing cameras, the Surveillance HDD now includes settings that allow your drive to conserve power when not recording, yet helps to ensure instant time-to-record when needed.
      • Idle3 power setting allows immediate recording when motion sensing is detected in a camera
      • Quick time-to-ready requires smaller system buffer sizes, reducing cost


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    Areal Density536Gb/in^2
    Sleep Mode0.5W
    Average Operating Power5.6W
    Nonoperating (ambient, max)70°C
    Cache (MB)64MB
    Warranty, Limited (years)3
    Typical Weight610g
    Standby Mode0.5W
    Voltage Tolerance, Inc. Noise (5V)±5%
    Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read, Max1 per 10E15
    Cartons per Pallet / Cartons per Layer40 / 8
    Rescue Plan
    Carton Unit Quantity20
    Load/Unload Cycles300,000
    Operating (ambient, min)0°C
    Nonoperating (ambient, min)-40°C
    Bytes per Sector4096
    Sustained Data Rate OD180DO NOT USE - MB/s
    Operating (drive case, max)70°C
    Idle Average (W)4.0W
    InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s
    Voltage Tolerance, Inc. Noise (12V)±10%
    Startup Power (12V, A)1.8
    Cameras SupportedUp to 64
    Tarnish ResistantNo
    Drive bays supported1 to 8
    R/V (Rotational Vibration) SensorNo
    3-Year Option With +Rescue ModelYes


    1. 1 Drives with Rotational Vibration sensors can be used in systems with 8+ drive bays. Drives without Rotational Vibration are ideal for systems with 8 or fewer drives.
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