Favorite Video Surveillance Hard Drive Manufacturer 2020

By IPVM Team, Published Aug 27, 2020, 07:21am EDT (Info+)

Western Digital and Seagate effectively have a duopoly in hard drives but which of the 2 do security integrators prefer for video surveillance?

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170+ 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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******* **** ******* *************, ** ******* ******* ******** **% of ********** *********, *** ******* *** preferred ** **%:

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**'* **** ********* ******** **** ****, but *** ** *** **** ** 65% ** ****. *********** ********** ***** manufacturers (***, ****, *******, ***) ******* to ***** **% **** **** **% in ****.

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

**** **% ** ** *********** ***** using ***** ****** ******, ******** *** ************, ** *** ******* ********* ***** shows:

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***** **** ** ******** **** ****, ******** *** **********, *** ****** * ****** *-**** warranty ******** ** ******'* *-**** ********. WD **** ******** **% ** ********* in ****.

*********** *********** ***********, **** *****, *** video ************ ******** ****** ** *** primary ******* *** ***** ****:

  • "******* ******* ************/****** ******. ** ** what ** **** ******* ** *** years ***, *** * ** *** sure ** **** *** *** **** from *** ********* ******* *** *********."
  • "******* ******* ** *** ****** ***** for ********** ***** ****** ********** ** based ** *** **** ******* ********** delivering ** ********."
  • "** ******. *********** ** ** *******. Not * ****** ******* ** *** past * *****. ***** * ** 8 ** ****** *********."
  • "******* *******. ** **** ** *** the ** **** ****** *** *** have ******* ** *** ****** ****** since **** ******* ****** **** ** 7200rpm ********"
  • "******* ******* ******. ** ** *********** and ******** **** *** *** ******* that ** ********* ***."
  • "* ****** *** ** ****** ******, we've *** *** ***** ****** ** failures **** ***** *** *** ******* able ** *** **** ** * good *****."
  • "********* ** ****** ****** ** ** have * ****** ******* ** **** our ****** ****** ****."
  • "******* ******* ****** ******. ** ** a ******** ***** *** **/* *********."
  • "** ******, **** *********** **** **** price *****."
  • "******* ******* ******. ***** ** ** the ***** **** *** ***********/****."
  • "******* ******* ****** *****. ******** *** last ****** **** ****"
  • "******* ******* ****** - *** *** one **** ***!"
  • "******* ******* ******. *********** *** ********** by *** *************."
  • "** ******. ***** *** * ******* with ** ***** **** *****."
  • "******* ******* ****** - **** *** extremely ********"
  • "** ******, ** ** **** **** life **********."
  • "******* *******, ******, ******** *** ****, never *** ** ****."
  • "** *** ******* ******* ****** *****, good ***** *** *****."
  • "******* *******. ***** *** ********."

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******* ********* ****** ** ********** ** 2020 ** **% ***** ********** ********* in ~**% ** ********** ********* ********* ** ****. ******** *** ******* ****** **** similar ** ******** *** ******* *******, just *****. *********** ********* *******'* ************, support, *** *********** ** *** *******:

  • "*******, ******* **** *** *******. *** stands *** **** *** *********, ***** is * ******** ********* ***** ** Seagate *** *** ******** ******* ** Seagate ***"
  • "******* ********** ******** ******* ******* *** the ***** *** **** ******** ******"
  • "****** ******* ******** *** ******** ******** Disks. ***** **** *** **** **** and **** **** ********."
  • "******* ******* *** **'* ******** *** surv. ********* *** ********** *** ********** abilities **** **** ** *** ***** NVRs."
  • "******* *******, ******* **** *** ******** and **** **** **********"
  • "******* ******* ****’* *** ** **** and *** ******** ** ****."
  • "******* ******* - *** ** ******. Price ** ****, ***** **** **"
  • "******* ******* **** ****, *** ******* and *******"
  • "******* ********** ***** *** ***** ***** budget *******"
  • "******* *******, **** *********** *** **** value."
  • "******* ******* **, ******** *** **** price"
  • "******* - *********** & ******** *****"
  • "******* *******, **** *****, ***********"
  • "******* **** ********"
  • "******* ********"

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

* ***** ****** ** *********** **** noted ** ******** *** ***** **** they **** ** *** ****** ******** by ***** ***/*** ************:

  • "******* ****** ************'* **** (** *** DELL ******* **** *** *******, ** usually ***** *** ******* ** *******). Enterprise ***** **** **** ***. ******* a **** *****/***** *** ******** **** manufacturer's ********* *******"
  • "******** *** ***** ******** ** *** Genetec ******* ******** **** ******** *** AXIS ****** ******* *********"
  • "** *** ****** ****** ** *** Hanwha **** ********* ***-*****, *** ** don't **** **** **** **** ** hard ***** *** ** ****** ***."
  • "** ****** *** **** ******* ** servers ******** ** *** *********** ** hard ***** ************ *** *** ***** for **."
  • "** ***'* **** * ********* ***** of *****, ** ****** *** ************ evaluate *** **** *** **** ******"
  • "*******, * ***** *** ******* - Avigilon, ********, **** ***. "
  • "** *** ******** ****** *** *** video ******* *** *** *** ****** they ******."
  • "** ***'* ******* ******, ** ***** that ** ** *** ******* **** design *** *******"
  • "** **** ** *** *** *********** recommended *****"

Significant ******** ** *** *** ****

***** ******* ** ******** ** **** results, **** ******** ******-***** ******** ** 2020:

  • "****. ** *** ***** ******* **** NVRs ***** *** **** *******"
  • "** **** ********** ******* - ********* HP ******* *********. ** ***** ** keep ********* ** ***** ** ** branded ******"
  • "***. ***********"

**** ******* - ***** *** **** Storage ****** *****

***** *** **** ***** ****** ** mature *** ** ** *** ********** changes ** *** **** ***** ************* to ******* ** ****, ***** *** edge ******* ***** *******, ********** **** VSaaS ******** ****** ******** *** *** of **** ******.

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