Favorite Video Surveillance Hard Drive Manufacturer 2020

By IPVM Team, Published on Aug 27, 2020

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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******* **** ******* *************, ** ******* ******* received **% ** ********** responses, *** ******* *** preferred ** **%:

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**'* **** ********* ******** from ****, *** *** to *** **** ** 65% ** ****. *********** preferring ***** ************* (***, Dell, *******, ***) ******* to ***** **% **** over **% ** ****.

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

**** **% ** ** respondents ***** ***** ***** ****** ******, ******** for ************, ** *** ******* breakdown ***** *****:

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***** **** ** ******** of** ****, ******** *** enterprise, *** ****** * longer *-**** ******** ******** to ******'* *-**** ********. WD **** ******** **% of ********* ** ****.

*********** *********** ***********, **** value, *** ***** ************ specific ****** ** *** primary ******* *** ***** them:

  • "******* ******* ************/****** ******. It ** **** ** were ******* ** *** years ***, *** * am *** **** ** have *** *** **** from *** ********* ******* and *********."
  • "******* ******* ** *** tender ***** *** ********** grade ****** ********** ** based ** *** **** project ********** ********** ** expected."
  • "** ******. *********** ** IT *******. *** * single ******* ** *** past * *****. ***** 2 ** * ** drives *********."
  • "******* *******. ** **** to *** *** ** Gold ****** *** *** have ******* ** *** Purple ****** ***** **** started ****** **** ** 7200rpm ********"
  • "******* ******* ******. ** is *********** *** ******** with *** *** ******* that ** ********* ***."
  • "* ****** *** ** purple ******, **'** *** the ***** ****** ** failures **** ***** *** are ******* **** ** get **** ** * good *****."
  • "********* ** ****** ****** if ** **** * choice ******* ** **** our ****** ****** ****."
  • "******* ******* ****** ******. it ** * ******** drive *** **/* *********."
  • "** ******, **** *********** with **** ***** *****."
  • "******* ******* ******. ***** to ** *** ***** spot *** ***********/****."
  • "******* ******* ****** *****. Reliable *** **** ****** than ****"
  • "******* ******* ****** - not *** *** **** yet!"
  • "******* ******* ******. *********** and ********** ** *** manufacturers."
  • "** ******. ***** *** a ******* **** ** after **** *****."
  • "******* ******* ****** - they *** ********* ********"
  • "** ******, ** ** have **** **** **********."
  • "******* *******, ******, ******** for ****, ***** *** us ****."
  • "** *** ******* ******* Purple *****, **** ***** for *****."
  • "******* *******. ***** *** problems."

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******* ********* ****** ** moderately ** **** ** 28% ***** ********** ********* in ~**% ** ********** responses ********* ** ****. ******** *** ******* drives **** ******* ** comments *** ******* *******, just *****. *********** ********* Seagate's ************, *******, *** reliability ** *** *******:

  • "*******, ******* **** *** version. *** ****** *** Made *** *********, ***** is * ******** ********* given ** ******* *** the ******** ******* ** Seagate ***"
  • "******* ********** ******** ******* quality *** *** ***** for **** ******** ******"
  • "****** ******* ******** *** Business ******** *****. ***** them *** **** **** and **** **** ********."
  • "******* ******* *** **'* designed *** ****. ********* and ********** *** ********** abilities **** **** ** the ***** ****."
  • "******* *******, ******* **** are ******** *** **** good **********"
  • "******* ******* ****’* *** me **** *** *** Warrenty ** ****."
  • "******* ******* - *** no ******. ***** ** good, ***** **** **"
  • "******* ******* **** ****, low ******* *** *******"
  • "******* ********** ***** *** those ***** ****** *******"
  • "******* *******, **** *********** and **** *****."
  • "******* ******* **, ******** and **** *****"
  • "******* - *********** & warranty *****"
  • "******* *******, **** *****, reliability"
  • "******* **** ********"
  • "******* ********"

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

* ***** ****** ** integrators **** ***** ** favorite *** ***** **** they **** ** *** drives ******** ** ***** VMS/NVR ************:

  • "******* ****** ************'* **** (we *** **** ******* with *** *******, ** usually ***** *** ******* or *******). ********** ***** disk **** ***. ******* a **** *****/***** *** coverage **** ************'* ********* support"
  • "******** *** ***** ******** in *** ******* ******* Whatever **** ******** *** AXIS ****** ******* *********"
  • "** *** ****** ****** or *** ****** **** recorders ***-*****, *** ** don't **** **** **** kind ** **** ***** are ** ****** ***."
  • "** ****** *** **** servers ** ******* ******** by *** *********** ** hard ***** ************ *** not ***** *** **."
  • "** ***'* **** * preferred ***** ** *****, we ****** *** ************ evaluate *** **** *** best ******"
  • "*******, * ***** *** sources - ********, ********, Dell ***. "
  • "** *** ******** ****** for *** ***** ******* and *** *** ****** they ******."
  • "** ***'* ******* ******, we ***** **** ** to *** ******* **** design *** *******"
  • "** **** ** *** the *********** *********** *****"

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

***** ******* ** ******** in **** *******, **** received ******-***** ******** ** 2020:

  • "****. ** *** ***** already **** **** ***** are **** *******"
  • "** **** ********** ******* - ********* ** ******* equipment. ** ***** ** keep ********* ** ***** to ** ******* ******"
  • "***. ***********"

**** ******* - ***** and **** ******* ****** Risks

***** *** **** ***** market ** ****** *** we ** *** ********** changes ** *** **** drive ************* ** ******* by ****, ***** *** edge ******* ***** *******, especially **** ***** ******** should ******** *** *** of **** ******.

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