Video Surveillance Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2018

By 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.

5 ***** ** ******

****** **** ** *********** responded **** ****** **** at * ***** ** longer, **% ** ***** indicated ****** ******* ****** 5 *****, *** ** many ** ** *****. Just *% ********* ******** of ***** * *****.

*** ****** ********* *** why *** ****** ****** were **** ** ************* problems, ***** ****** ******, and ******** ********** ***** wear **** *** **** of *** **** *****.

***** *********** *** ******* for ******* **** ****** identical ** ******* ****** ********* **** 2016:

Heat *** ************* ****** ***** ********

*** **** ****** ******* mentioned *** ***** ******** was **** ** ************* factors **** **** ** heat *******. *******, **** of *** ****-******* ******** claimed * **** ***** life ** * ***** or ****, ***** ** beyond *** * ** the *-**** ******** ** many *************, *** ***** also ** ********** ** normal **** *** ****:

  • "* ***** ** **. We ** *** **** a ***** ****** ** drives ****, *** **** seem ** ** ** locations **** **** **** temperature ******* ** ***** issues"
  • "* ******** ** **** last *+ *****. *** most ****** ***** ** find **** ****** ****-****** is ** *** ******** doesn't **** ****** *********** to *** ******** ** cleaning ** ** ******* the ***** *********"
  • "* ***** ** ** the ***** ****** **** you ***** ******** ***** full **** ***** ***********. Some ****** ***** ******* up *** *** ** two ****** *** **** and **** ***********. **** is *** ******* *****, if ******* *********** **** above **-** *** **** an **** ** ** hold **** ****** *** failures *** ******. ** like ** **** *** servers ** **** *********** below ** ********** *** have ********** ****** ***** life ****."
  • "***** ****** **** ******* after * ** * years. *** **** ****** is ******* *********** *** missing *******. ** **** systems ** *********** ************ running *** **** **** 5 ***** ******* *******."
  • "******* * *****. ****** in ********* ***** **** degrade ******** *** **** their ****** *********** - e.g. ****. ****** ***** be ********** **** *** tear."
  • "*-* *****. **** ****** have **** *** ** overheating. **** *** **** the ** *******."
  • "* ***** ** **. Most ******* ***** ** dusty *** *** ************."
  • "*-*+ *****. **** *** dust *** *** **** common *******."
  • "* ***** *** ** environment (**** *** ****)"
  • "* ** *** ****** properly. *+ ** ******** maintained."
  • "*+ ***** ******** *** to **** ** ***** environment."
  • "*-* ***. *** ** operator *** *** ************ environment."
  • "* *****. **** ** bad *** *** *****."
  • "**** ***** **** ** higher *** ******* ** about *.* *****, ***** ~4. **** *** ******** error (**** ***) *** not ****."
  • "* - * **** is *** ******. ******** are ********* *** ** poor ******** ** *********, lack ** *********** *** heat."

** ******* ******* ***** *** Surveillance *****, ** ****** ********* ventilation *** ******* **********.

Normal **** ********

******* ****** ******** *** general **** *** **** on *** ****** ***** many ***** ** ******** data *******, ***** ****** 5+ ***** ** **** without *******:

  • "******** **** *-* *****. Mostly **** *** ******** running ****** **** ** fail **** ****."
  • "* *****+ ** *******, and ******* ***** ** be ************ ****** *** just **** *** ****."
  • "******* ****** **** **** very ****. ** * rule ** ***** ***** 5 *****, *** *** really ******* **** **** in * ***** *********/********* environment *** ***********."
  • "********* ** *** **** drives ***** ******* ** the * **** **** on ******* * ***** say. ******* *** ** bad ******* ***** ** impossible ** *** **** data ** ****** ***** written."
  • "*** *** ****** **** sticking ** * ***** when *** *** ** 24/7. ***** * *** shutdowns *** ******** *** hard **** ***** ** fail. *** ***** ** purple ***** * **** in * ****** ** still ******* ***** ****, so * ***** ***** 10 ***** ****** ** normal ** ******* *** hard ****."
  • "**** ***** ***** ** fail ***** * *****. Or ***** * ***** we ***** **** ******, looks **** *** **** drive ** ***** ** crash. ****** **** * believe ** ******** ****"
  • "* ** * ***** seems ** ** *** time, ******** ** **** many **** ****** **** go **** ****. ***** errors ** *** ******* indicator ** *******, *** we ** **** ****** that **** ****."
  • "*** ****, * *****, old ***."
  • "*-* *****. ***** ******** load"
  • "** **** *********** **** after *-* ***** ** have ** ****** **** with ****** ******."
  • "********* * **** ***** will **** ***** ********* use ***** ************* * years."
  • "*-* ***** **** ********** and **********."
  • "* ** ** ***** judging ** *** *****, id *** *** ********"
  • "*** ***** *+ ***** before ** *** ******* but ** **** ***** they **** ****** ** days ** ****. ***** is ** ****** ****** for ******* ****** *** drive *** ******* *** of ****. "

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

*********** ******** ******** ******* to ***** ****** **** also ******, **** ********* increased ***** **** **** servers *** ******* *** of ******* ****** ***/** UPS:

  • "** ******* * ***** the ***** ******** ** drives **** **** **** 5 ***** **** ****** and **** **** * years **** **** ******* in **********. **'* **/** if *** ***** ***** when *** **** ***** a ***** ***."
  • "* ***** *** *-* years. **** ***** *** caused ** **** ******* such ** ******."
  • "*+ ***. ***** **** have *** **** ************ (intentional ** ***) **** tended ** **** ****** failure ***** **** ***** who ***** *** ****** off"
  • "******* ** * *****. Improper ********, ** *** and ****** **** *****-*** and ********."
  • "* ***** ***** ******* - ******* ******* ******* backup **** ***** *** blocks / ******* ** mfg ******"
  • "* ***** *** *** is * *** *****. Don't *** * ***** UPS. **** *** ****** are ** ***** ***, minor ***** ************ *** cause *********** **** ***** issues."
  • "*-* *****, *****. *** main ******, ***** ******."
  • "* ***** ** *****. Usually ******** ****** *** to ***** *******."

*** ********** ****** ** proper ******* ****** *********, see *** ******* ****** ***** *** Surveillance *****.

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

**** **** *% ** responses ***** **** ********** updates *** ****** *********** cycles ********* **** ***** prior ** **** ***** failure. * *** *********** also ********* ************ *********** of ******:

  • "** ******* *******/******* *** entire ****** ****** ****** fail. ******* ** *** failures ****** *** **** due ** ************* ******"
  • "* **** **** **** drives **** **** **** than ** *****, *** generally ** *** ********** refreshes **** ******* ******** every *-* *****."
  • "*-* ***** ***** ** be ****** ******* ** good ******. *-* ***** on ***** ******. ** recommend *********** ** *-* years ** ******** ********"
  • "****** *** ***** ** totally ****** ** ********** I ********* *********** ** 75 ******* ** *** rated ***. **** ***** be * ***** ** 3 ***** "

** ** ******* ********

******* *** ** ********* from ***** *********** ******** that **** **** ** or ****** ***** ***** failures ***** **** ****** their ***** *** ********:

  • "********* ** **** **** been **** *** * years, *** ** **** not *** * ****** drive **** ** *** of *** ******* ** have ********* (*** ** our ****** **** **** high *** ** ****** though ** **** ** not **********). * ** anticipate ****** ******** ** fail ****, *** ** this ***** **** *** had **** ******. "
  • "* **** *** *** a ****** ***** ***** i ******* ** ********. 6 *****"
  • "* **** **** *** one ******* ** * years *** ** *** a *********** **"
  • "*'* *** ****** **** failure **** *** ****** drives ***** * ******* installing **** ******** *** range **** ***"
  • "* ***** ** ********, no *** ******** ***. "
  • "** **** **** *** HD ******* **** **** on * ******* ********* 5 ***** *** ** another *******. ** *** a ******** ***** **** for ***** *********. ***** than ****, ** ******** so ***."

Comments (10)

* ***'* ***** ** should ** ******* ** people's ******** *** **** topic. ******* **** *** Backblaze **** **** **** data *** ******** ***** they ****** *** **** quarterly.

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****** *** *** ******** #1, *******, ***** ***** are **** * **** center ***********, ***** ** are ********* *********** ************ in ***** ************ ***** is **** **** ********** to ****. **** ** a **** ******, **** mention **** *** **** upgrading ********** ** ***** sizes ********:

** *****, ** *** end ** ** **** we *** *** ***** drives, *** **** ** petabytes **** ******* *****. We ******** ***, ***, and **** * ******* of *** ****** **** 3,600 *** **** ****** using *** **** **** data ****** **************

********* *** ***** ***** in ***** ***** *** that ** **** * will **** * ****** for **** ******. **** drives ** * **** center ****'* **** **** security ****** **********. ************* NVR's ***'* ****** ** in * **** ****** environment. *** ** **** recorders *** ***** ********* under *** *****, ***** pop ******** ***** ******** desks ** **** ** days ****. ***** **** NVR's *** ********* ** much ****** ********** *** often ** ** **** a ****** ********* ** a **** ****/***.

 * **** ***** *** statistics *** ****** **** they ******* *** ***** noting. *** ******** **** replaced *** ****** **** 12TB ******. **** **** this ***** *****. ** a **** ****** *********** the ********* **** *** is **** ****** ** install *** ****** ******. Either *** **** *********** in *** ****** *** adapt ** *** ****** drives ** ******** *** firmware ** ****** ****** can ** *********. **** isn't ****** *** **** with ***'* *** ** the *****. 

[****] ***********...**** ****** ********* to *** **** ****** responses **** ****...

 

**** *** **% **** drive ******** ** *** first *** *****, ***** seems ***********.

** *** ***** ** work, ** *** ****** has ** *** *** boundaries *** ** ** knowledge ****'* **** * problem. ***'** *** *** occasional ***** ** *** afternoon *********, ** ******* enjoying * **** ** the *** ** * long ***. ** **** a **** ****** *** many ****** **** * bottle ** ****** ** their ****. ******* ******* makes * ****** ***** run ****** ******* ********. 

** ** ********* ****'* been * *******

****** *** *** ********** post ** *** ***** thread ;)

***'* ***** *** *** multiple ******* *******.

* ***** ** ****** be ***** *** *** record (******* * ****** people **** *****) **** this *** *** ****** by *** **** *********.

...**** *** *** ****** by *** **** *********.

* ***** *** ***** thing * ******* ***** reading **’* **********, *** naturally “**** **** ** a **** ********”.

****** *** ******** **** up!

*** ******* ** ** interesting *****. 

***** *** **** ******* that **** **** **** for *** ***:

*** ******* ** *** chassis

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******** ** *** *** at ************ (*** ***** be ******* ** *** how ****** **** **** large ********* *** ** this.

*** *********** *********, ********, temp, *** **** *********.

* ***** *** **** on ********* *** **** on ************ ***** ****.

 

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