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.

 

**** ** *** ******** **** ***** *** ***** ************ ***********?

*** ************* ***** ***, ******* *** ** *** *** ** them ******** *** *****.

** **** ******, ** ***** ******** ********, ********* ****** *** explanations ** **** *** *** *********** ********* **** **** ***.

 

[***************]

*******

******* ******* ******** */**** ** *********** *****, ******* ******* ** more **** *:*. **** ** * ********* **** *** **** *******, **** ******* ******* *** ******* **** ********* ****. ******* notable, ***** ****** ** ********** ****** ************:

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 * **** ***** '********' ***** **** ****).

*****

******* **** ** * ******* ******* ** *** "*****" ********, ******* 6% ** *** ******* ********, ******* *** **** ** *** 2012 ******.  ** ** *********** ** **** **** ******* ******* bought *** *******'* ***** ******** ** ***** ****, ****** *** overall ********** *** ******* ******* **** ***** ****** ******** ******.

No **********

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

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

 

Comments (7)

*** ****** ******* ******* ***'* * ****** *****, *** * think **** **** ****** *********. * *** **** ***** ********** a *** ****.

* **** **** * ** *** ***** *** *** **'*. I **** ***** ***** ****** **** *** *****, *** **** always ******* ** ******. * **** **** ****** ** **** other ******; *******, ******, *******, ***.. ****, ***** **** *** acquired ** ******* ** **** *****!

* *** **** ****** ** ******* ** * ****** ******** on *** ****.** ******. * ********** *** **** ** *** of ***** ****** **** *** **** **** ** * ****** device. *** ******* ***** ******, ***** *** ** ** ****** my ****** ******. *** ****** ****** *** ****** *** ** the ********* ********. *******'* *** *** ** ***** *** ********, but ******* ****** *****'* **********. * ***** ** ****** ** ship ** ***** **** ** **** *** ** **** ** a ***** ***** *** *** **** ** ***** *** ******** using * *********** ******.

**** ***** ******** **** ** **** ** **** *** ******** of *******. ** *** *** *** ** *** **** ** QC ** * ******** *******. * **** *** ******* *** them **** *** ***** ****** ********** *****.

* **** **** **** ******, *** **** **** ****** ** by ***************** **** ** ****** (**** ***** ********* ****'* **** well **** ** ******).

**** **** *** **** ** ** **** **** ******* ?

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

** *** ******* *********** ** *** ** *** ** ****** drives, * *** **** *** *** ** *** *** ******* for **'* **** ****** ****** ***** ** *** ** ** because ** **'* ***** ** *** ***** ******** ****** **** which ****** ******* ** **** *** **** ******* ***** ** take ****. ** ******** ** ******** **** ***** ****** *** to ***** ***** **** (**********) ********** *********, *** ** ** of **** ****** **********, *** *** ** **'* ************ ******* strategy ** ** ******. *** ******** *** ******* ********** ************ of ** ****** ******. **** ********* '***** ******** ******' *** solid ********, *** ** ************* (** ***********) ***'* *** **** from ***** *********** *******, **** **** *** ********, **'* * non-starter. ** ** * *** ****** **** *** ***** ***** to **** * ***** ************ ******* **** ************ ****** ****** attention ** *** ******** ** ****** **** ***** ** *** the ***** ******** ******. ** *** ****** **** * **** job **** ****.

*'* **** **** ** **** ********* ******** *** *********** ***** in ******** ** ****? ** ******* ********* ** ************ ** about ** ****. ******* ***** ** ***** **** **** ********** with **** ***** ******* (******) ********* *** ** ************ ****'* get ********* ** ***** ******** ****** (** **** ** ********** drives) *** * ******.

** **** *** ****** ******* ******** *************, ************ *** *********** in ***** ****** ** ******** ******. ** ** ****, ** need ** **** ** * ***** ************ **** ** **** is *********, ** *** ****** **** *****, ** *** ***** customers, *** **** *** **** *******.

********* (* ****** ******* **** **** ********* ******* *** *******) samples *** ******** ** ***** ***** **** ***** ******* (**** use ******** *** "*****" ***** ****** ** ***** *********** ******).

****'* * *** ** **** **** **** **** ******* **** may ** *******.

Backblaze Q1 Drive Failure Data

**'** ******** *** ********* **** ****** *********, *** ** ** it's ***** ** *** ***** **** ** *** ****** ***** than ********** ******, ***** ********/******* ****** *** *** ***** *** large ******* ** **/* ***, *** '************' ******, ***** **** are ***** *** *****-***** ******* *** **/* ***, **** ** only ** * ***** ******** ***********, *** ** * *********** very **** *****/****** (****** ****/*********, ***) *********** **** * ********* system ***** ***.

** ** ***** ******* **** ** '*****' ****** **** ** an *********** **** *** *** ******** *** ** *** ** great *** **** *********** ***** ******' ************ ** ***** ************.

*** ******* **** ** **** ****** **** *******, *** *** process ** *** ***** *** ******** ******** ** ***** ******** offering.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Related Reports

Anixter Favorability Results on Mar 28, 2017
Anixter's direct sales and integrator anger about it has been in the news recently: Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon Anixter Touts...
ADI Favorability Results on Mar 22, 2017
150 North American integrators provided feedback on 6 distributors, and why they do (or do not do) business with ADI. ADI is clearly a big name in...
Brivo Opens Up, Adds Mercury Support on Mar 16, 2017
Brivo's cloud-based access control was built around the companies proprietary hardware controllers, and was often seen as a limitation by...
Top Trade Shows For Security Integrators on Mar 16, 2017
100+ North American security integrators told us what trade shows they attend and why. The most well known shows are ISC West and ASIS but there...
CSC / Wesco Distributor Favorability Results on Mar 13, 2017
  IPVM has conducted favorability statistics for distributors, based on 100+ integrator responses, covering ADI, Anixter, Scansource, PSA, Tri-Ed,...
Positive Video Surveillance Outlook - 2017 Statistics on Mar 07, 2017
376 manufacturers and integrators revealed their outlook on the future of the video surveillance industry in a recent IPVM survey. Both groups are...
Amazon Distributor Favorability Results on Mar 03, 2017
Amazon is not a security distributor, but they often have more stock, better prices, and faster shipping on certain components than many...
Hikvision Defaulted Devices Getting Hacked on Mar 02, 2017
Hikvision devices with default passwords and remote network access enabled (via DDNS, public IPs, etc.) have experienced wide spread hacking over...
Favorite Social Media Sites for Video Surveillance on Mar 01, 2017
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapshot, Pinterest, Google+, etc. 150 integrator respondents answered: What, if any, social media...
20 Manufacturer Favorability Ranked on Feb 28, 2017
20 security industry organizations' favorability was ranked based on direct feedback from over 100 integrators. In-depth comments revealed insights...

Most Recent Industry Reports

IP Cameras Lose Buy America Protection on Mar 28, 2017
IP Cameras have lost the US government's 'Buy America' protection as the Security Industry Association (SIA) successfully lobbied the government to...
2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested) on Mar 28, 2017
2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national...
Anixter Favorability Results on Mar 28, 2017
Anixter's direct sales and integrator anger about it has been in the news recently: Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon Anixter Touts...
Save $50 - IP Networking Course May 2017 on Mar 28, 2017
This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and...
Chinese Government Spies on Churches With Video Surveillance on Mar 27, 2017
The Chinese government is using video surveillance to spy on churches in China, reports UCANews, explaining: The [Chinese government]...
Hanwha Wisenet X Tested on Mar 27, 2017
Hanwha has released their latest generation, the Wisenet X series, powered by their new Wisenet 5 processor. This new series claims improvements...
Burglar Alarm Sirens Guide on Mar 27, 2017
Sirens are used to alert users to an alarm condition. In this note, we examine how to choose, locate, and install alarm sirens, including Siren...
Dahua Distributor Bad Breakup on Mar 27, 2017
A Dahua distributor in Europe claims that Dahua took over his top customers, revoked his distributorship status, and left him with a large amount...
Everbridge Mass Notification Service Examined on Mar 24, 2017
Everbridge is expanding in the security space. In January 2017 Everbridge acquired PSIM platform IDV, and have also begun integrating with other...
Hikvision Removing Auto 'Phone Home' on Mar 24, 2017
Facing pressure over their cameras auto phoning home and their Chinese government ownership, Hikvision has begun quietly removing automatic...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact