Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2012

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Jan 26, 2012

Hard drive failures are possibly the number one reason for lost video in the surveillance industry. 

To get a better idea of how long drives last in the field and most common causes of failure, we asked two questions of integrators in our Winter 2012 survey:

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