Seagate Video 2.5 HDD Review | Specifications

Seagate Video 2.5 HDD Review | Specifications

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New Seagate Video 2.5 HDD Delivers Industry Leading Reliability And Energy Efficiency

Dec 13, 2012

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CUPERTINO, Calif -- Seagate Technology (NASDAQ:STX), today announced the Seagate Video 2.5 HDD, a 2.5-inch drive specifically engineered for use in 24/7 video applications like digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), and surveillance applications.

The Video 2.5 HDD delivers superior performance and operation in three key areas of importance to manufacturers – high reliability, acoustics, and energy efficiency. Featuring best in class reliability, the drive has an annual failure rate of approximately 0.55, based on current configurations, enabling it to keep product in the field longer while reducing the cost of field deployment and maintaining customer retention. It also boasts 24/7 operation capabilities in extended temperature ranges and enhanced acoustics for near silent operation — features crucial for consumer electronics and video applications.

The Video 2.5 HDD provides home entertainment manufacturers one and two disk, cost-optimized solutions for today’s high-definition (HD) video recording applications. Featuring capacities up to 500 GB, manufacturers can benefit from its lower-power performance and slim form factor without sacrificing the streaming capabilities or reliability of Seagate’s 3.5-inch video drive. Its low power consumption, 24x7 operation, and support of up to 12 streams of simultaneous HD content also make it ideal for surveillance DVR applications.

“We pioneered the HDD video market more than a decade ago and as such are leveraging our vast knowledge of this technology to bring consumers the most reliable video drive in the world,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of Marketing. “The CE industry has extremely specific criteria and needs when it comes to storage and the Video 2.5 HDD is built to meet and exceed their rigorous demands.”
The living-room environment requires superior acoustic management to limit audible distractions during operation of DVRs and STBs and the Video 2.5 HDD enables designers to build the quietest home entertainment systems possible. Operating below the range of audible sound for the human ear at just 22db, the drive provides optimized acoustics for home entertainment components.

Maintaining Seagate’s goal of delivering sustainable products, the drive reduces packaging materials by 53 percent and overall freight up to 30 percent, over previous 3.5-inch offerings, by efficiently packing and shipping more units with fewer materials than larger drives. It also contributes to sustainable energy initiatives by achieving a 55 percent improvement in power savings over comparable 3.5-inch offerings, enabling system integrators to meet aggressive new energy requirements. The Seagate Video 2.5 HDD is built without the use of harmful chemicals like the fire retardant bromide and is PVC free.

Cool, quiet, low power video performance

Stream, record and playback your customer’s favorite video content with the unparalleled reliability and performance of Seagate® Video 2.5 HDD.
  • Seagate expands video hard drive offerings to a 2.5” platform
  • Purpose-built 2.5” video drives designed specifically for for STB and DVR manufacturers to support 24x7 applications
  • Choose the drive with optimized streaming, recording and playback of your favorite video content
  • Reliability and performance equal to Seagate Video 3.5 HDDs
  • Industry leading AFR of 0.55%
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Purpose-built video performance you can count on

Streaming, recording and playing back your favorite content whenever you want, you can rely on Seagate® Video 2.5 HDDs to keep your content safe until you need it. Our purpose-built Video 2.5 HDDs feature:
  • Support for up to 12 simultaneous HD streams
  • Video playback optimized with Command Completion Time (CCT) to ensure smooth data delivery
  • 500GB supports up to 38 hours of your favorite movies and TV shows, or 100,000 photos or 125,000 songs!
  • Near silent acoustics
  • Low power consumption helps reduce heat emissions and qualify video solutions for Energy Star standards
  • Designed and tested to work in higher temperature environments (like entertainment centers) for improved reliability
  • Years of experience with custom built video drives brings you the industry’s best reliability of 0.55% AFR

Reliable 24x7 video storage

Your best movies, TV shows and media favorites are all stored on your DVR or media center – trust Seagate to protect them.
While Video 2.5 HDDs are hard at work storing your favorite TV shows and movies, your content will be kept safe, protected by an AFR of 0.55%. Spend more time living with your favorite content at your fingertips.
We’ve mastered a combination of low power consumption and heat emissions along with 24x7 operation to give you industry- leading reliability of 0.55% AFR required for video needs

Low power video HDD

Demands for low energy consumption are raising the bar for set- top box and DVR manufacturers, and Seagate helps customers meet new Energy Star requirements.
Cut your power consumption up to 55% by choosing Seagate Video 2.5 HDDs over competing 3.5-inch video offerings.

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Capacity 500GB 320GB 250GB

Form Factor 2.5" 2.5" 2.5"
Interface Options SATA 3Gb/s SATA 3Gb/s SATA 3Gb/s
Cache (MB) 16 16 16
Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s) 300 300 300
Sustained Data Rate OD 100 100 100
Average Latency (ms) 5.6 5.6 5.6
Reliability/Data Integrity
Nonrecoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 in 1014 1 in 1014 1 in 1014
Annualized Failure Rate (AFR) 0.55% 0.55% 0.55%
Power Management
Seek, Typical Operating (W) 1.5 1.5 1.5
Idle, Typical Operating (W) 0.66 0.66 0.66
Operating 0° to 60°C 0° to 60°C 0° to 60°C
Non-operating -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C
Operating: Gs (ms) 400 (2ms) 400 (2ms) 400 (2ms)
Non-operating: Gs (ms) 1000 (1ms) 1000 (1ms) 1000 (1ms)
Acoustics (bels - sound power)
Idle 2.2 2.2 2.2
Operating 2.4 2.4 2.4
Height (in/mm) (maximum) 0.276/7.0 0.276/7.0 0.276/7.0
Width (in/mm) (maximum) 2.76/70.10 2.76/70.10 2.76/70.10
Length (in/mm) (maximum) 3.959/100.55 3.959/100.55 3.959/100.55
Weight (lb/g) 0.209/95 0.209/95 0.209/95
Model Number Capacity Interface Cache (MB) Hours of Video Supported
ST500VT000 500GB SATA 3Gb/s 16MB 38
ST320VT000 320GB SATA 3Gb/s 16MB 24
ST250VT000 250GB SATA 3Gb/s 16MB 19

The Seagate Video 2.5 HDD product manual can be obtained at

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