Favorite Video Surveillance Hard Drive Statistics 2016: Seagate vs WD

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Aug 01, 2016

What is the favorite hard drive for video surveillance integrators?

Two manufacturers stood out, Seagate and WD but one of them trounced the other.

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

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WD *********

** ****** ****** **** *** **** ********** *********. *********** ***** noted **'* ******** *** *** **** **** ****** ****** *** optimized *** *** ************ ** ************.

  • "******* ******* ******. ******** ** * ************ ***** *** **** never *** * *******"
  • "******* ******* ******. * ****** ***** ****** ******* ** ***********."
  • "** ******, **** **********, *********."
  • "******* ******* / ******. ***** ****** *** ******** *** ********* use."
  • "******* ******* ******. ********, ******** *** **** *******"
  • "** ******. ** ******** ***** ******* ***** ** (***** * years)"
  • "******* ******* *** ******. ** ** ********* *** ***** ************."
  • "** ******. ******** ****** ** * ***** ******* **** **** the ******* ** *****."
  • "** ****** *** ****** **** ** *** ** *****. **** are *** **** ******** *** ********* ** *** *********."
  • "** ****** - ******* ** *** ***** ** ******* *************"

* ***** ****** ** ***** *** ******* ******* ********* ****** other **** *** ****** ******. *** ** ****** (********** ******) were ***** *** ***** * **** ******** **. ****** * year ********, ** **** ** *********** *** ***********.

*** ********** **** * *********** ** ** ***** ******, ***** on ***** *******:

******* ******* *** *** ********* *** ******* ******* ***** ** Raptor ****** *** *********/**** ******. *** *** ****** **** ****** shown ***** *********** *** ***********. ** **** ** *** ****** rpm ****** *** *** *********/**** ****** ** ** **** **** improved **** **** *******.

Seagate *********

******** *** ******* ****** **** ******* ** ******** *** ******* Digital, **** *** *** *****. *********** ********* *******'* ******** *** reliability ** *** ******.

  • "*******, ***** **** **** * **** ***** ************ ******** *** CCTV *** **** *** ******** ******** ********** ** *** ************ with ***** *** ***********."
  • "******* ************ *** ** ** ********* ****** ** **** ****** for ***** ********* *** ** ******* *********** ******** ** ***** brands * **** ****."
  • "******* ********** *****. **'* ******** *** ***** ************ *** *** failure **** ** *** ******** **** ******* *******."
  • "******* ************ *** (***********), *'** ********* ****** ** ***** *** haven't *** * ***** **** ****** *** ***** **** ***."
  • "******* ** ******. ******** *** ************. *** **** **** **** with **** ** ***. **** * **** *** ******** ***** warranty ******** ** **** *** ****."

Unclear ******* *** *****

** ****** **** *** ** *** ** **** ****** **** Seagate **** ****. **** **** **** ************** (****** ***** ************) ****** ***** ********** **** ********* ****** ****** ***** ************. ** **** *** tested **** ***** *********** ** ** ****** ***** ***** ******* one ** ****** ** *** (*** ** ** **** ** do * **** ***** '********' ***** **** ****).

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******* **** ** * ******* ******* ** *** "*****" ********, getting *% ** *** ******* ********, ******* *** **** ** our **** ******. ** ** *********** ** **** **** ******* Digital ****** *** *******'* ***** ******** ** ***** ****, ****** the ******* ********** *** ******* ******* **** ***** ****** ******** higher.

No **********

****** * ***** ****** ** *********** ********* ** **********, ***** responses ******** **** ** *** ******* *** **** ****** ***** most ****** *******.

  • "** ** *** **** * **********. **** **** ****, ** use * *** ** ******* ******* *** ******* ******, ******* those *** *** ****** ******** **** *** ******** ********* **** purchased. * ***'* **** *** ** ***** ** *** ********** in ******* ** ***********, ******* ** ****** **** ** **** any ******* **** **** ******."
  • "* ***'* **** * ********** ** * ******* **** *** the ******** ******* ******* ****** ** ***, *** ******** **** robust & *** **** ******."
  • "*** ** **** ***** ***** *** ** **** ** ********** standard ** ** **** **/*."

Comments (8)

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"** **** ** *** ****** *** ****** *** *** *********/**** drives ** ** **** **** ******** **** **** *******."

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Backblaze Q1 Drive Failure Data

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