Video Surveillance Hard Drive Size Statistics 2016

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jul 18, 2016

Many low end NVRs still use 1TB hard drives, but 10TB drives hit in the market in January 2016.

So what size do integrators use most often? 90 integrators told us in a new IPVM survey, and the answers show that bigger is not always better.

**** *** *** **** ***** *** *** **** ******, *** 10TB ****** *** ** *** ****** ** ******* ****.

** **** **** ** *********** *** **** *****? ** *********** **** us ** * *** **** ******, *** *** ******* **** that ****** ** *** ****** ******.

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  • *** ****** *** *** **** ****** ****** ** *********** ** ****, offering * **** ***** ** **** *****, *** ****** ***********
  • *** ****** *** ***** **** ******** ****, ********* ** ******* systems
  • ******* ***** *** **** ******, *** ***** ** ****** *********** amounts ** *****, *** **** ******* *********** **** ***** >*** drives **** *****
  • *** ****** *** *** ******* **** *********** ******** ***** *** security 

Hard ***** ***** ****

** *** **** ** **** ******, **** ****, ******* ****** price/price *** ** *** ************-***** ****** ***:

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  • ***: $***, $**/**
  • ***: $***, $**/**
  • ***: $***, $**/**
  • ***: $***, $**/**

Drive ***** **** ** ************

*** ********* ***** ***** *** ************ ** ******* ** *** question "**** **** **** ***** (** ***) ** *** **** commonly ***? ***? **** ****** *** **** ***** ****** **** hard ******?":

4TB ***** ****

*** ****** **** *** **** ******* ****** ***** **** ***********.  ******** noted ***** *** *********** ** ******* ******* *** ******** **** size.

  • "* ****** *** *** ****** *** ** ***** ********** **** vs ********."
  • "*** ******* ** *** ****** *** *** ******* *********."
  • "***. **** **** ********* *** **** ****** *** ******* ********* time. **** ** *** **** **** ****** ****** *** ** cost *** ****. **** ******** ** *** ***** ****** ****** (8TB) ***** *** ******** ******** ** ********"
  • "*** - ** ****** *** ** ****** **** ****** ** failure, **** ****** **** **** **** *** **** ***** **** at *** **** ****. ** ** **** * * *** hard ****** ** *** *** (** ******* ** * * 8TB) ** **** ** ******* **'** **** ****** ** **** as **** ***** *******."
  • "*** *********, **** **** * *** * ** *** *****. Cost/TB ** *** **** ******."
  • "***. ****** *** ******** ****. ** *** ******** ** *** 6TB ****** **** ********** ** *** ***** *** ** *** dropped ** **** **** *** * ** ******."
  • "***. *** ***** ** **** *** **** *** *** ****** to *********** **** **** ** *** ********* ****."
  • "*** - ******* ************* ** *** *** ****** *******"
  • "*** ** *** **** ****** ***** **** ** ***. ** until ***, *** ****** ****-***-** ** ****** ****** **** *** is **** ******* ** **** ***** ****** ***** ******."
  • "* **. ******** ***** **** *** *** ******** ******* **. Also * **** ******."
  • "** ********* *** *** *** ******. **** **** ** ** the **** **** ********* *** **."
  • "*********** *** **** *** ******* *** *** ******* *** *** ***** larger **** *****. *** *** *** **** ** ** *** best ******"

1-2TB ****** ** ******* *******

******* ******** ***** **** * *** * ** ****** **** adequate *** ******* ******* *** ****** ********* *********.

  • "***, ******* ****** **********."
  • "***. *******, ** ** ****** ** ***** ************ ** ***** 15-20 **** ** *********."
  • "*** ** ***'* *** ****** ****** ** ******* ***** ** the **** *** ****** ** **** **** ****** * ***** fail ** **** ** * **** ******* *** **** ******* system ***** ******** ** *** *** **** ********** *** ****** the ******* ***** ******** ** **** ** ***"
  • "***, **** ** ****** *** **** **********. **'* ******* ** RAID ******** ******* ****** **** *** * ** * ***** drives. **** **** *** *** *** ****** ***** ****** *** multiple *******."
  • "** ***** *******, ** ********* ******* *** * ** ******, while ** **** *** *** *********** ******* ** **** **** if * ****** ***** ***** *** ****** **** ** *******."
  • "*** ******* ******* *****."
  • "***, *** ****** ******* ******* ** ***** *** ***** ** the ***********."
  • "*** *** ******** *** * ** *** ****** *****"
  • "*** ******, ** **** *** ***** ****** ** ****** *** load *** **** ********* ****** *** ***** **** *** **** of *** ******* *****."
  • "**** ****** *** * *** * **. ******* ***** *** the ***** **** **** **** *** ****. ** *****'* **** a **** *** ****** ****** ***."
  • "** **** * ** ******, *** ******* ** *** ***** high ***** ***** **** *********."
  • "********* * ** ** ******* ***********, *** ** ******."
  • "*-* ******* * **, *-** ******* * **, **-** ******* 6TB.

Large **** ***** ***** ********

****** *** ** ****** ** *-* ** ******, * *** 8 ** ***** **** **** ** ~**% ** ***********.  ******** indicate **** ***** ***** *** ******** **** **** *********, ************ when *********** **** ** ******** ******* *******:

  • "** *** *** ****** ******. *** ** ********* ******* ** local *******."  (******* ** **** *********)
  • "*** ** *** ****, *** *** ********* ** *** ***"
  • "***, ** **** ** ******** *** **** ** **** ** possible."
  • "** **** ** *** ****** ******* *** ****** ***** ********, so ** **** ************ **** * *** ******* ** * server."
  • "**** *** **** ** ****** ** *** ***** **** *** **** 4TB *** *** ****** ***** ** ***."
  • "*** *** *** - ******* *** ****** ** ******* *****."
  • "* ** ** ***** ****. ********* *-* ** ** ****** builds."
  • "**-** ******* * **."
  • "** *** *** *** ********* ** ******** **** ** *******."
  • "******** ** ******** ** ***** ****** **** *** ** ** drive ** * ** ** ****** ******. **'** *** ** they ****." 

Reasons *** *** ***** ****** ******

**** ******* *****, **** ** ******* ** **** ***********, *** loss ** ***** ***** **** ***** ** ******* *********** ***** not ** *** ****** ******.

  • "** *** *** *** ***** **** ** **** * ** use ****** *****. *** ********* ** * **** ******* **** 4TB ** ***** * **** **** *** ** **** **** it ***** **** ******* ****."
  • "**** ** ******* * ****-* ***** ** * **** *******/***** upwards ** *****"
  • "**** * *** **** ****** ****** ****** ** **** ******."
  • "* *** * **. *** ************ ** *** ***** **** is **** ****** *****."
***** *** ** *** **** * ******* ********* ** *********** when ** **** ** ***** ****** ******:
  • "**** ** *** **** **** ****** ****** *** ** **** per ****. "
  • "*** ******* ********** ** ***** ** *** ****** ****** ****** the ******** ***** *** **** ************. "
  • "* **** *** *** * ** ***'* ** **** *** still **** *********. *** **** ****** * ***** *** **** in *** **** ****** *** ** * ****** * ****'* needed *** ***** *** ****'* **** *** ***** ***** ****** to ******* ** ***** ********* ** ******* ******."
  • "** ******* ** *** *** *** *** **** ******, ** would *** **** ** ****. ***** *** ***** ** * price ******* *** ** *** *** ****** ******."
*** ******** ****** ** ****** **** ****** ** ************ ************ was **** * ****** ****** *** ******** ****:
  • "*** *** *** *** **** ****** ***** ****** ***, *** not ********** ********* ** *** **** ***** ***. **** ***** delta ** ***** ****** ****."
  • "**** *** *** **** *** ****** ******, **** ***** ** get *** *********, *** * **** * **** ** ******* that **** **** ** * ****** *****. ****** * ** afraid ** *** *********** ** ****** ******."
  • "* ** ******** ** *** *** ******* **** **** ****** as **** ***'* **** * **** ****** ******* ** **** if **** *** ********."
  • "**** ******** ** *** ***** ****** ****** (***) ***** *** supplier ******** ** ********"
 

Comments (5)

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Drive Distribution of Viakoo Monitored Infrastructure

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