Video Surveillance Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2018

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Nov 02, 2018

Hard drive failures can be significant service problems but how common of an issue are they in video surveillance? How long do drives last when constantly being written to?

150+ integrators answered this:

Video Surveillance Recording: How many years until a hard drive fails? What reasons for drive failure do you see most often?

In this report, we share our findings from surveying integrators, providing new data on hard drive failure statistics in video surveillance, and what factors integrators say most often causes drive failures.

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Power ****** ******* ***** ********

*********** ******** ******** ******* ** ***** ****** **** **** ******, some ********* ********* ***** **** **** ******* *** ******* *** of ******* ****** ***/** ***:

  • "** ******* * ***** *** ***** ******** ** ****** **** more **** * ***** **** ****** *** **** **** * years **** **** ******* ** **********. **'* **/** ** *** drive ***** **** *** **** ***** * ***** ***."
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  • "*-* *****, *****. *** **** ******, ***** ******."
  • "* ***** ** *****. ******* ******** ****** *** ** ***** failure."

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Servers ******** ****** **** ****** ****

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