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Unfortunately 8TB disk has the highest power consumption 9Watts from all Seagate disks (please check manufacturer data sheet). As a result it gets extremely hot (around 65-70C)! I had to return it because it was making all other drives and the entire home server way too hot. You will need very good airflow to expel all that heat. I wasn't sure about longevity and reliability due to these very high temperatures. I'm using now two others Seagate disks (mirrored) they don't ever reach 40C under constant writing.
Seagate 2TB SkyHawk was easy for my mate to replace within the Swann CCTV unit. Has been working brilliantly on my 8 channel system recording continuously without any issues. Very pleased that I have 2TB rather than original 1TB capacity. Seagate is an excellent brand for camera surveillance, well worth the extra money for consumer satisfaction in my opinion.
1.8 TB as you would expect for a 2 TB, because 1 Gbyte = 1024 Mbyte, 1 Mbyte = 1024 Kbyte 1 Kbyte = 1024 byte came in a Anti-static bag well packaged, fitted in to my CCTV due to the old drive failing after nearly ten years of constant use also a Sea-gate, Edit with a update, now dead after 18 months, while it says 3 year warranty i am happy it lasted 18 months for the price, i would have been angry if some event had been lost due to the failing, however it shows weekly cheeking is worth it, seams they not made how they used to be.
Came well packed and secure, will help with NVR which will b3 enough for now and making life safer and better to record things for my safety qnd back up when needed. 4TB hdd duse 5he job it is designed for. Can say i am confident enough to say worthwhile if you have NVR system, this hdd is not for NAS for NVR cameras system.
My CCTV hard drive gave up after 4 years, found I have the same Seagate 3TB hard drive in there, replaced with this, which is much slimmer compared to what was in there. Also runs a bit faster now when when looking up past events. No complaints, time will tell how long it lasts.
The drive operates perfectly, but what a noise. I cannot believe that a upto date hard drive device can emit so much noise. It is installed in my bedroom so as to connect to the cameras, it is an issue when you are sleeping. Must be more silent drives available ?
I’ve always bought other brands of HD but this one is a step above the rest. No issues whatsoever. It’s easy to install and is running smoothly for the past 3 months. Very happy and would strongly recommend this product to all.
I bought this drive since my old drive got corrupted after 4 years - a fairly good usage. And luckily got my data copied to this new drive before it went bust. I want more storage and durability which seems to be the case but time will tell if it will outlive my previous drive's lifetime. You can use for monitoring and as a normal HDD - clearly this way better if want high durability and massive storage. Would recommend.