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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 Antistatic bag well packaged, fitted in to my CCTV due to he old drive failing after nearly ten years of constant use also a Sea-gate, will update if i have any issues.
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.
I have already got 3tb surveillance that took 5 week to nearly fill up and I installed a 4tb surveillance and it filled up in about a week and a half.running the same cameras.very strange.other than that it is OK.. install was easy to cctv unit..