Favorite Video Surveillance Hard Drive Manufacturer 2018

By IPVM Team, Published on Nov 06, 2018

Who is the favorite hard drive for video surveillance use?

150+ integrators answered:

What is your preferred brand/model of hard drive for video recording? Why do you prefer this drive?

In this report, we share detailed findings, including trends and explanations of what and why integrators preferred what they did.

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favorite hard drive manufacturers

*******, **'* **** ******** from*** **** *******, **** '******' ******* at **'* *******, ** the ********** ***** *****:

favorite hard drive manufacturers comparison 1

Western ******* ***** ****** / ****** **** ******

** *********** ************** ***** using ***** ****** ******, ******** for ************, ** *** ******* breakdown ***** *****:

western digital hard drive usage 2018

*********** *********** ***********, *-**** warranty *** ***** ************ specific ****** ** *** primary ******* *** ***** Western ******* ******:

  • "******* ******* ****** ****** are *** ******. **** is *** ** *** constant *** **** *** put ******* ********* *****. Server ***** ****** *** designed *** ****** ****** and ******** ***."
  • "******* *******, *** *** the ****** ******* **** for ** *** *** an **** ******** *********** system. ************ ** *** the **** ********** ** Purple ******."
  • "** *****. *** ***** line ** ******* ******** hard ****** *** *** a ****** ***** ****** with ** ** *** most ******** ***** ** the ******. *** ** Black ***** **** * 5 **** ******** ***** is *** ****** **** all ** ******."
  • "******* ******* ****** *.*" SATA3 ************ **** *****. I **** * **** not **** ****** ** I **** ** ******* due ** ***** *******"
  • "****** ** ****** ******. Reliability, ***** ******* ** there ** * *******"
  • "**, ******* ** *** warranty *** *********** ****** the *** ** **** disks **** ** ***** this ****** * *** years *** **** * started ******* **** ************ cameras"
  • "******* ******* **** ****** We ****** ** ******* of *** * **** warranty *** **** *** a **** ********** **** it."
  • "******* ******* ******, *** reliability *** ***** ***********"
  • "******* ******* *** ***. Good *** *** ******. They ****. *** **** also."
  • "******* *******. *** **** a ******** *** *** company *** ******** *** for *****. **** ***** and *******."
  • "******* ******* ******. ** is ******** *** ***** Surveillance"
  • "******* ******* *** ***. WD ** ******** ********."
  • "******* ******* ******. *** a ******* ***** ** started ***** ****."
  • "******* ******* ******. **'* designed ************ *** ***** storage"
  • "** ****** ** ******** as ** ***."
  • "******* ******* ******. ********."

********* ****/***** ***** ********** between ** ******, ***, Gold *** *****:

western digital drive comparisons

Seagate **** *****

******* *** ******** ************ mentioned ** ~**% ** Integrator ********* ********* ** ****. ******** *** ******* drives **** ******* ** comments *** ******* *******, just *****. *********** ********* Seagate's ************, *******, *** reliability ** *** *******:

  • "*******. ********, ******* *******, very *** ******* ****, almost *********** ** *** first * *****."
  • "******* ************ ******. ** used ** *** ** drives *** ** *** easier ** *** ******* from *** *** ****** who ******** **** *** us. *** **** ** can't ******* ****, **'* just ****** ** **, one **,***."
  • "*******. ** **** ***** support. ** ** ***** noting **** **** ** our ***** ********* ********* are ******* *** *** manufacturer"
  • "*******. **** *** ***** reliability ********** **** ****"
  • "** **** ******* ***** the ******* ******* *** to *** **** **** ADI ******* ***** ** the ***** ***** ***** it ********** ** * pinch"
  • "*******. **** *** *** any ****** **** **** temps ** *** ***** or *******."
  • "******* ** ******. ****** to ** **** ******** than ****** ** *****."
  • "*******. **** ********"
  • "*******. ** **** ***** support."
  • "******* - *** **** and *** *******"
  • "******* *******, **** ***** 30-month **** ******** ********"
  • "******* ******* **** *** rated *** **** ***********. Affordable. *** **** ** last."

Many ********* *** **** *** ***

** ********** ****** ** integrators ********* ***** ********** grade ****** **** **** with ******* (********* **** and ***). *** **** reason ***** *** ******* one ******** *** *** point ** ********* ******* in *** ***** ** failure:

  • "** *** **** ** the ********* ***** ** computer; *** *******, ****, and ************. ** ******** the ****** ******** ** Dell. *** ******* ******* have * **** *****. We ******** * * or * **** ******* plan ** *** ******* and ****. ** **** Dell ** ******* **** drive ******* ** * system *** ** ** over *** * **** life ** *** ******."
  • "**** ********** *******. **** way, ** *** **** a ******* ******** **** DELL **** ***** ** an ***** "
  • "******* ** **** ** DELL ****** **** *** hard ****, ** **** parts ******."
  • "** *** ** ** Dell ****** **** *** Video **** **** ****** our *******."
  • "********* ** **** **** standardized ** *** ** drives, *** *** ******* at ********* ** *** Seagate ***** ************ ****** as * **** ****** mechanism."
  • "** ****** *** *** SATA *** *** ****** as ** ******* *** servers *** *** ** our *********."
  • "* ********* *** *** servers/SANS (**** *** ******) for **********"
  • "****. **** **** ** be ****** ****** *** their **** ******* ** good."

Comments (6)

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** ******* ********** *** systems *** **** ****** exclusively ***** ** *** WDP ******. ** **** put ******* **** ** head **** **** *** they *** ****** ***** in ***********, *** ** get * **** **** aggressive ***** **** **. The ******** ** ***** stuck ** *** **** age *** ** *** almost *********** ********** *** SAS. **** ** **** these *** ** ** rack ******* ******* ******** of *******, ** ** need *** *****. **** VMS ******* *** * head *** **** ** and ** ********* *** in ***** ***** *** insane ***********. 

**** **********, * ** a ** ********. ** Gold ** ***** *** in ***** ** *********.

** ** *** **** drive **** * ********* label. * **** *** offer *** ******* ** brand * ** ***** b ** * ******* have * ****** ****.

** ***********overwhelmingly ***** using the WD ************, ******** *** ************...

*********** *********** ***********,5-year ******** and video surveillance specific design as the primary ******* for using Western Digital drives...(Annoying emphasis added).

*** *** ****** (*** Red) ****** **** **** 3 **. **********.

*******'* *** ****** ** seek ****** **** *** moment ** ************. ******* research ****** **** ** experienced ** ****.

*'* **** *** **** to *** ***** ** the **** ***** **** of *** **** ** far ********* *** **** either ********* ***** **** manufacturers ** ********* **** integrators.

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