Average Hard Drive Size Statistics 2020

By IPVM Team, Published Oct 07, 2020, 09:11am EDT

Hard drive sizes keep increasing (up to 18TB announced recently) but what hard drive sizes do integrators most typically use?

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~200 integrators responded:

What hard drive size do you most commonly use? Why that size and not larger or smaller hard drives?

In this report, we share detailed findings and key themes related to the most common specific hard drive sizes integrators use.

This is the successor to Video Surveillance Hard Drive Size Statistics 2018 and Video Surveillance Hard Drive Size Statistics 2016.

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** ** ****, * and *** **** *** most ******** ******** ***** sizes ****, *******, ****** of **** *** ****** more **** *******:

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********, *********** ******** **** nearly **** ** *** drives **** **** *** or ******, ** **** 23% ** ****, *** 7% ** ****:

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*** *** *** ****** dropped ************, **** *********** citing * **** ** to *** *** *** respectively. *** ***** *** increased **** **** ** 2018 *** **** ** back ** **** ****** in ****.

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*** **** ****** ***** from *********** *** ********* drive **** ** *** cost *** **, **** multiple *********** ********* *, 6, *** *** *** all *** **** *****:

  • "***. **'* * **** amount ** ******* *** smaller ************. ******* **** you ***'* ****** **** too **** *****. ****** size, *** *** ** diminishing ***** ****** ***** kicks **."
  • "***, ******* ***** *** client ****** ******* ***** to ** **** ** history ******* ******** *** bank- **** **** *** the ****"
  • "** **** **** *** combination ** * ****-********* solution ** **** *** customers ******* *** ****** needs"
  • "**** *** **** ********** server ************. **** ******* 12 *** ** ***** to **** ** * bit ** *** ******."
  • "** ********* *** ***** between * *** * TB. * ***** *** are *** "**** *****" right ***."
  • "*** ***** ** ** the **** **** *** the ****."
  • "***. ***** ** ** the **** ********** *** large ****** *** **** storage *****."
  • "***. **'* * **** price/storage ****. ** ****** always ****** ** * raid."
  • "******* ** ******* ***** but *** ** * good ***** *****."
  • "*** ** *** ******** video *****. **** *** TB ** *** *********** factor."
  • "***. ****/******* ******** ******* is **** ** **** size."
  • "*** ***** ** *** most ******, *** ** price ***** *** *****."
  • "*** ****** **'* *** best ***** *** ** and ****** **** *******"
  • "*** *** *****, **** small *********** ********."
  • "*** - **** ******* of ***** ** *******."
  • "********* *** **** **** for *** "
  • "****. **’* *** ****-*********"
  • "*** ***** + ***********"
  • "*** **** *****"
  • "***. **** *****"

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***** *** ************ *********** or ******** ******** ***** size *** ******** ***** by *********** ****** *** range ** ***** *****:

  • "* *** *. **** smaller **** **** **** 2tb *** ** ** are ********** ** ********* we *** * ******* they *** *** **** more ********* *** **** to ** *** **** cost-effective. ** ***** ***."
  • "** ********* ******* ******** hard ****** **** **** the ***'* ** ******** whether **'* ****** **** manufacturers"
  • "** ******* ** **** what *** ************ ***** out ** ***** ******** calculator. ***** **** ****** 4TB ******."
  • "** ********* ** **** the ************'* ************** (*** mfg ** ** *** or *** *** ** the ****** ******)"
  • "*** ** ******** *** most ****** ** *** video ************ *** ** the ******** ** ******* (Axis ********)"
  • "** *** *** ******* from ******** *** ** usually *** *** ****, 14TB, *** **** ******"
  • "**** ******* ** ****** at * **** ***** that ***** ** *** recorders ** ***."
  • "*** ** ** **, Depending ** **** ** accepted ** ******"
  • "* **** ** ****. Whatever *** ************ ********."

Common **** **********

*********** **** ***** **** they **** ********* ***** most ****** ***** **** to ******** ** ****:

  • "****, *** ******** ** go **** ****** ****** to ****** ****** ****** additions ***** *** ***** keeps ********."
  • "**'* ***** ***, *** in **** **** *'** ordered *** *** *** hard ****** ** ** thinking ** *** ** those **** ** *** most ****** ** *** end ** ****."
  • "***, *** ** *** starting ** ****** **** to ****"
  • "*** ******, ***** ******* to * **. *** most ****** ****, **** to ******* **** ****** and ******** ***** **** years ** **** ****."
  • "****** *** , *** 6Tb **** ** * starter **** ****"
  • "****, ****** ** ** 16TB ****. ***** *** TB ** **** ********* in *** ****** ****** and ** *** *** way **** ******* *** of *** ** *******."

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**** *** ********** ***** that **** **** ***** the ***** *** ***** storage *** **** ** longer ***** **** ******:

  • "****. ** **** ***** our ********* ** *****-***** solutions *** ***** *** access *******."

Saturated *** **** *** *****

***** ************ *** **** an *********** ***** ****** for ****** **** ***** sizes ********* **** *** possible, ******* ******* *********, like ******* *******, ******* frame ****, ******* ******* duration, ****** **** *********, etc.

*******, **** *****, **** for **** ***** ************ projects, **** ********** '*****' hard ****** ***** (**** 4TB *** ***) *** good ****** *** **** projects.

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** ****** *********** ** continue ** ********** ******** hard ***** **** ** the **** *** ***** but, **** ******* ****** resolution ****** **** *** smart ****** ****** ******* storage ******, *** ****** is ****** ** ****** a ******* ******* ** the **** *** *****.

Comments (11)

**** **** ** *** like ****** ****** **** a ******** ****, ***** 8Tb *** ** *** heat ****** ****** **** off.

* ******* * **** drive ** ***** ********* at *** *** **** be ********* *******.

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**** ***** ** **** what *'* ******. ** don't ***** ******** ***** 4TB *** ******* ******* any **** *** ** are ******* **/**** ***'* for ************* ***.

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***'* ***** * *****-*** with ***** ****** ***** sizes ** **** **************? I ******* * *** told **** *** **** recovery ******* **** ** greatly ********* **** **** large **** ******.

** *** *********** *******, even ********, ****** *** RAID ******** *******?

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* **** **** ** a *** ***-*****, *** can ******* **** ** about **** ** ************ camera ******? * ********** that **** *** * minor ********* *****. ****/*** do *** *** **** in *** ************ ******?**** are *** ******* ********? Price?

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** ** *** *** SSDs *** ***** *******. If *** ********* ***/** archiver *** ** ******** servers ** **** *** SSD ** **** * to ****** *** ** and *** **** ********* redundancy ****** *** ******. There ** * ***** RAID ** *** ******** usually * - * spinning ****** ** ***** video ****** ** ** moved ** *** ******* appliances.

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*** ***********. **** **** and ***** **** **** but **** * ****** number ** ***** ****** as *** ***** ******* every **** **** *** written **. **** ** SSD *****, *** **** is ****** **** *************. Cost *** ** ** also ********* *** **********.

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** *** **** ********* about ****** *** **** bandwidth, *** **** ******, too **** ******* ** too **** **** ** a *******.

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** *** **** ****, increasingly ****** **** *** pay **** *** ****. For *******, *** **** people *** ********* ***** with **** ********* ** say **/** *** **** not *** ****, ** any, ** * ******* for *** / **, etc.

***** *** **** *** different **** *** *** dealing **** ****-**, ***, low ***** ***, ***.

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**** * ****** * contractor ******* *** ** break * *" ******* and ****** * ******** box ** *** ****** of * *****. ******* they ******* * **** into * **° ***** and ****** *** ***** through *** ****. *********** there *** ****** **** in *** ******* **** other ****** **** *** damaged ** *** ***** bit. ************* *** *** contractor, * ******* **** and **** *** ** pull *** **-**** *** cables, ******* *** ** and ****** * ** for *** ***** *****.

**** **** **** ****!

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** **** ******** **** to ********* ***** **** not ******* * **** rated ** ** *** drives. **** *** ******** in *********** *******, ** 5 *** ******* *** drives ** **** *********** 1 ***** ******* (******* drive ****** *** *** of *** ***). ***** 182 ****** ** *** array.

*** ********* ****** *** supports **** ******! ***** 14 ** *** ** bays ** * ********* Pro ** (********** *********** write) ** *** *** 224TB ******* ** ** @ ** ***** ***** consumption.

******** ** *****-********* *******, we **** *** *********** drive ******** *** ** spin **/**** *** ******* and **** *** *********** lags ** ***** ********* requests.

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*'* ******* ** **** what ****** *** ****** people ****** *** ************ drives. * **** ***** are ************-******** ****** *** are **** ****** ****** for *** ****?

** ********* ***** *** decades *** **** ******* Digital. *'** *** ****** with ******** *** *** sectors.

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