Expert Series: It’s a Hard Drive Life

Presented by Western Digital, this paper reviews the many ways to store digital video surveillance data. Learn why hard disk drives remain the most viable choice for most applications.

With the high demand for better and greater digital storage systems, the need to understand what is available in today’s marketplace is essential. There are many different types of electronic devices used for video security storage. Storing all of this high-quality video information can be a challenge for both you and your network. Even with compression ratios above 2,000:1 storing video can keep many people in a state of confusion.

The most common forms of data storage used by both individuals and businesses are magnetic storage, optical storage and solid-state devices. Hard disk drives and their assorted configurations remain the most versatile, cost-effective and reliable option. This paper explains those virtues and capabilities in great detail.

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