Seagate is making some moves to better service the creative sector, first with their announcement earlier providing the drives in LaCie’s latest rugged drives, and now with DJI working on specialized data solutions to tackle the quickly growing demands of drone pilots.
The issue the two companies are trying to address comes from drone camera systems becoming higher and higher resolution, while at the same time flight times are growing longer. This has created a rather interesting dilemma to figure out how to better store and manage all of the data that may be captured over the course of a full drone flight.
This is no where more apparent than on drones like DJI’s new Inspire 2, which can shoot video at up to 5.2K resolution, which over the course of a full flight can result in north of 120GB of data storage needs. SD cards have been the go to data solution for drones thanks to their decent speeds and light weight, but the time is approaching when more advanced solutions will be needed to satisfy the high-end drone users, and this is where the DJI and Seagate comes into play.
The two companies do not have anything to announce at this time, other than they are working together. But according to their release they hope to announce their first product collaboration later this year. It will be interesting to see what the two companies can come up with to help meet the growing needs of drone pilots.