Video Surveillance Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2016

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jul 22, 2016

Hard drive failures are decreasing and lifespans are getting longer, according to new IPVM statistics.

Failing hard drives have historically been one of the biggest maintenance problems

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

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Heat - ******* ***** ** *******

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  • "** *** ***** ******/***** ****** *** ********* **** ** ** find **** *********** ** *** ******* *****. **** *** ****** cool *** ******** *** *** ****."
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  • "** *** **** ***** ******** **** *** *********** ** **** in *** ************ ** *** ****** ** *****(****)."
  • "** *********** ****** ******* ** ***** *** *********** **********(*.*. ** server *****); *** ******* **** ***** **** ** **** ****** 6 ** * ***** *** ** ******* **** ** ****** inside ****** ** ***** **** ***** ** ******/********* ****** **** the **** ***** **** ******* ** * ** * ***** an *******."
  • "*** **** ****** ******* *** ******* **** *'** **** *** environmental. ****** ***'* ******** ********* ** **** *** *******/******* ***** clean *** **** **** ****/****."
  • "**** ******* ********** ********* ***** ** *** *******"
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  • "**** ** ****** ******* ** *** ******* ******."
  • "********* ** ***** ** ***** ******* ** ** *** ** heat."
  • "* ******* *** **** ****** ****** *** ******* ** ****/****. Dirty ************ **** ** **** *** ***** ** ******* ***** leads ** ** ***** ** ***** ** **** ***** *** drives."

Power - ****** ******* *****

******** ******* ** ***** ****** **** **** ******. **** ** a *** *** ********* ** ************ ** ***** ********, ****** ************* **** ** *** ** ****** *** ***** *** *** a ******.

  • "*** **** *** **** *** ****** ********** ** ********* ****** upsetting ********** ******. ** ***** ***** **** **** ******** *** UPS **** *** ********** ****** *** **** *** *** ******** when *********."
  • "#* - ******** ***** ******** / ***** ******"
  • "*** *** ******* **** ** ************ **** (*******) ** **** (WD) ******* ********** ******** ****** **** **** ******* **** ****."
  • "******* **** ***'* **** * *** (******* ******) **** ** show *** **** ******** - ******** ***** **** ***. ** have * *** ***** *******- **** ******* ** ********* ***, many ******* ****** *** ** *** ****."
  • "** **** **** *** ***** ****** ** * ********** ***** is *** ***** *** ***** * *** ** *** ******* don't **** ** *** *** ****** ***** ** *** ** power ******* **** ***** *** ****"
  • "*** **** *** ** ****** ****, *** **** *** ******** pays *** *** ******* ** ** ********* ** **** * notice **** ********... ******* ***** ******* *** ********** **** ***** are *** *******."
  • "*** ******** *'** *** **** **** *** *** ** ***** surges"

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  • "*-** ******* *** *******"
  • "**** ****** **'** **** **** **** *** **** *** *******, not **** ** *** *****. **** ****** *** **** **** a ****** *** *** ****** **** **'** **** ****."
  • "**** ****** ******* ** ******** ** *** ****. **** ** usually *** ** *** **** ******* *** *** ** ****** able ** **** *** ******** ** *** *******."
  • "**** ********* *** *** *** *** ** ******* ***** ** constantly ******** *** **** ***** ** * ***** **** ** the ******"
  • "*** *******, **** ******. ***** ***** ** **********."
  • "*** **** ****** ******* ***** ** ** *** ********* **** fail."
  • "*** **** ****** ******* ** *** ****** *******"
  • "******** ******* (****** *******)"

Best ********* ** ******** ******** *** **** ****

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** **** **** * ****** ** *** ******* **** *** many ** ***** *****: **** **** ********* *****, **** ****** cool, *** **** ***** ********** *** ******* ****** ** ****** than ****. *** ** **** ***** ********* ***** *** *** then.

*** ****, **** ***** ****** ** * **** **** ***** by ******* ** ******* **** ***** *** ******* ***** ******* drives *** *** *** **** ** ***** **** **** *** years, *** ** *** **** *** **** **** ** **** conclusions, *** *** ****** ***** ** ********. :)

**** **** **** ** ***%. *******, ****** **** ******** ***** the *****.

*** **** **** **** **** *** ****** ***, ***** ** not ****** ** ****, **** **** **** ******.

**** ** *** ***** **** ****** ********* **** ** ********* publish ********* ******* ** **** ***** *********** **** ******* ** failures. **** ** ****** ****'* ** ****** ** ********* ***** and ************* *** *** * **** ****** ******** **** *** economically ******** **** **** ****. ***** ******* ****** ** *** exactly *** **** ** **** *****, *** **** ********* ***** continuous *******.

**** ** ******* ****** *********'* ****. ***, ********* ** ** ********* *******.

*** **** ******* *** ** *********** *****. ** *** **** we've **** * **** ****** ** ***** ***** *** ***** without * **** ******* *********** **** **** *** ***** ******* get ***** *******, ************ ******** *******. ** **** **** **** end ****** *** ***** **** *** ************ ** **** ******* on *** ******** **********.

* *****'* **** ****** **** ******* ******** **** ** *** builds ** * **** ****; **, ******** ** ****** *******.

***** **** ****** *** ****** *** ****/**** ****** ***** *** drive (****** *** **** ** ******, ** ******), *** **** issue **** **** ** *******:

  • **** ******** *******, ******** *******
  • **** ******** *** ******, ******** *** *******, ******* *** ********/********
  • **** ******** ******** ****, ******** *******

** ***** ******, *** ****-****** ******** ** *** ******** ** your *******/*** ***** ****** *** ***** ** *** ******** **********. Canned *** ** **** ******* **** ********* **** **********. ** is *** ***.

***** ******* *****. ******* ************ ****** ** *** **** **** drives **** ** ** *** *** *** *** **** ****. Most ***** *** *********** ** ********** ***** ****, ******* **** drives *** ******. ***** ******** **** **** *** **** ******** to *** ********* *** *** ** ****** **** **********.

*** ************* **** ******* ********* ** ***** ********* ******* ***** to *** ****** **** *****, ********** ****** **** ** *** drives. ***, ************* **** ********* **** ****** *** ** **** because ********** ******* *** ********.

** * ************ ** ************ ******* *******, * ***** **** to ******* ** *** ********* ** *** ******* **** **** "Though ** ** ****** *** ******** ** ****** **** *** tear ** *** ***** . . . ", ******* ** is ******** ******** ** ****** *** **** *** **** ** the *****.

********'* ********* ****** *** ************ ******** ** **** **** ****** more ********, ** ******** ********* ***********, ** ****** ********** *********** vibration *** ** ************ ******** **** *** **** ** *** drive. **** ** *** *** ***** ** ** **** ****** on **** ******, *** ******* ** *** **** ** *** 6+ ***** **** ********* *** **** ** *** ****** *** installed ** ***** ******, ** **** **** * ********* ** drive ******** ** * ****** ** ** ** ****, ******** to ************ *****/* *******.

** ** ***** ** ****, ** ********* * ****** ************ for ****-**** ********* ************ (**** ** *****, *****, **** *******, etc.) ** **** ******** **** *********** ** * **** ***** factor. **** ******* *** ******* ******* **** ***** ** ***** support *** ************* **** ********* *********** & ********** **** *** years.

** *******, *** ***** ** *** ********* *******, **** *********** is ** ****** ** *****, **** **** ******** ******* ******. It ****** *** ***** ** ***** ****** ******* ***** *** longer, ** *** ***** **** ** ********* *** ** ** considerably *******.

* ********* *** *** ******** ******* ******* ** **** ***** but ** ** ******** ******** ** *** ********** *** ********* do *****.

******** - ********* *** ********* ** ******* ** ****** ***** wear *** ****, *** **** * ********* ********** ** *** very *** ************.

*** ****** **** **** * ********* ****** ** ** *** VMS, ** ** ******** ******** ***********, ***** **** ******* ***** seems ** **** ** **** (********* *** ********* *** *** listed ** *** **********).

********* **** ***** ** *********** *** ***'*, ** *** ********* system **** **** **** * ******, ***** ** * *********** portion ** *** ******.

* ***** **** ** **** ***** *** ***********, ** ******, tests, **** ** *** ******* *** ***** ****** **** *** designed *** *****************, *.*. ** ** ****** ****** **** *******?

** **** ** ******** ****** ** ******** ****** ** ***'* for ************.

*****: ** *** ********, ** **** ***** * ****** ** integrations, **** **** **** ****** ******* *** *** ****. * would *****, ******* **** **** ** ******* *** ** *** industry's ****-**** ******* - *** ** ** ******* ***** ** be ******** **** **** *******. *** ************ ******* *******, ********* XPCO, *****, ***** *******, ******* ***** (********* ** ********), **** a ****** ** **** ****-***** ****** ** *** **, ***** America ** **** (*.*. *** ***** ******, ******** *** ****** Digital ************).

*** *** ***% ******* **** ********* ** *** ******** *** NVRs **** * ****** - *** **** ******* ** *** kind ** ******** ******* *****. ********* ** ***** ** ****** capacity ******* ************ *** ********** **** ********* *****.

*********** * ***********: ** **** ****** (*** ********) **** ** the ** *** ******* ******* ******, **** *** ************-***** ****** (i.e. ** ****** *** ******* ** ******) *** ****** **** other *****, ********* * ******* ****** ** ** ***** ****** and ******* ******** ******* ******.

****** *** ************ ****** *** ********* *** ********** ******* (*** that ** ** **** ******* **** ** ** ****** ********* with *** *** *** (********** **** ****** ******) *** *** ideal *** *** *******, ** **** *** **** *** ************* significant ********** ** *********** ******* ***** *** ******** ******* ****** with *********. ****** **** ****, **** ** ******* *** **** failure **** ** ** *** ****** *** ** ** ****** really ******* *** ***********, ******* ********** ********* *** ********* ** drives **** *** *+ ***** ***** ********* *** ******** *** used ** ***** ************ ******* *************.

* ***** ***** ***, *******, **** **** ** ** ***** for ************ **** ****** ******* *** ******* ******. *** * JBOD ****** ****** ** *** *** *******, *** ** ****** and ******* ************ ****** *** *********** **** ******, ******** * would *********** **** ** **** **** ****** ** *** *** data ** ** **. ** ********* ********* ***** ** ***** on ******** **** *********** ***** ***** *******, **** ******* ******* on **** **** *********** *** **** ****** ****-**-**** ********** **** WD *** ******* ********* *** *&* *****.

** *** **** ***** ******* ** **/** ******** ******** *********? We *** ***** *** * **** **** ** *** ******** and ** ***** ** **** ** **** ***********, *** *** a **** ** *** *****. ******* **** ****** ** *** in *** ****.

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*** ******* ******* *** ** *** *******. ** *** *** the ****@ **** ******* *** *** ** **** ** *** company, **** **** *** ** **.

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