Favorite Hard Drives for Surveillance 2012

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on Mar 11, 2012

Hard drive failure is perhaps the number one cause of lost video in a surveillance system. But which hard drive manufacturer, if any, is most reliable? Are all hard drives the same? As part of our Winter 2012 Integrator Survey, we asked 100 integrators what their preferred hard drive for surveillance was.

The Responses

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