Seagate is launching an eight-terabyte hard disk drive for security applications. Equally interesting is where the company is doing this. The storage giant unveiled its Seagate Surveillance HDD at the China Public Security Expo 2015 in Shenzhen, China.

China has a huge appetite for storage since it conducts so much surveillance on behalf of its government and military. China is thus a natural market for Seagate’s biggest hard disk drives. But demand for data is exploding. IBM estimates that 90 percent of the world’s data was created in just the last two years.

Surveillance ranks high in terms of applications for storage, as it takes a lot of hard drives to store video from ubiquitous surveillance cameras. Seagate is targeting surveillance system integrators, end users, and system installers.

“Seagate has worked closely with the top surveillance manufacturers to evolve the features of our Surveillance HDD products and deliver a customized solution that has precisely matched market needs in this evolving space for the last 10 years,” said Matt Rutledge, Seagate’s senior vice president of client storage, in a statement.



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