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Surveillance Storage by 45Drives

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Infinitely Scalable. Incredibly Simple.

Surveillance Storage by 45Drives

Surveillance Customers

Surveillance

The data produced by surveillance is increasing rapidly. New ways of recording are gaining prominence in the form of body cameras, drones, dash cams and a huge amount of traditional security cameras. 45Drives is here to help you get the densest, most affordable storage on the market today.

Surveillance

The world is changing and many policing organizations are adopting mandatory body-worn cameras (BWC’s). The cameras themselves are not very expensive, but storing and retaining all that data generated by BWCs certainly can be. With this requirement on the rise and the need for storing digital forensics – your IT team can’t afford to run out of storage.

Maximum Camera Throughput

To give you a better understanding of the Storinator's capabilities, below are examples of how many 4K cameras a Storinator can manage using maximum throughput in different resolutions.

Chassis SD HD 4k Capacity (TB)
15 Drive 13587 6024 1628 156
30 Drive 13587 6024 1628 312
45 Drive 13587 6024 1628 468
60 Drive 13587 6024 1628 624
Resolution Bandwidth/Camera kb/s
SD 1472
HD 3320
4k 12288
Assumptions
FPS 15
CODEC H.264
HDD Size (TB) 12
Parity 2
Network/Camera Scenarios

140 Cameras

1 VMS (Storinator)
1GbE Network - Dedicated to cameras

1/3 of network for recording stream to VMS
1/3 of network for live view of cameras
1/3 of network for recorded view going to users

Network assumes 15% overhead, 870Mbps available
Each stream has 290Mbps
2 Mbps stream per camera

400 Cameras

1 VMS (Storinator) - with two 1 gigabit connections
1GbE Network - Dedicated to cameras

100% of network for recording stream to VMS
live view of cameras pushed through VMS to second network

Assumes VMS can record and transmit at same time

1400 Cameras

1 VMS (Storinator)
10GbE Network - Dedicated to cameras

1/3 of network for recording stream to VMS
1/3 of network for live view of cameras
1/3 of network for recorded view going to users

Network assumes 15% overhead, 870Mbps available
Each stream has 290Mbps
2 Mbps stream per camera

4000 Cameras

1 VMS (Storinator) - with two 10 gigabit connections
10GbE Network - Dedicated to cameras

100% of network for recording stream to VMS
live view of cameras pushed through VMS to second network

Assumes VMS can record and transmit at same time

Frequently Asked Questions

  What Operating System (OS) will be running on my server?

We are an open-source company - meaning we can put any OS on your server. But we recommend Linux with Houston UI to all our post-production customers because when you connect to your PC it shows up as a single drive.

  What other OS's does the Storinator support?

As noted above we are open-source therefore we can put any OS on your machine including: CentOS, debian, FreeBSD, Rockstor, Windows, unRAID and FreeNAS.

  How difficult is it to locate my files on my PC after importing?

If you are editing in a Windows environment, it's as easy as searching for media inside the file explorer when importing. Likewise, it's just as easy to find media using the finder feature inside a Mac environment.

  I'm All Set Up - Now What (Linux with Houston UI)

Nothing! Start using your new storage solution.

  Is there anything else I should know?

The only thing you need to know is that FreeNAS is configured with an error email system, so you only have to worry about problems if you receive one. This gives you the peace of mind knowing that if a problem does occur, the error email system will indicate the issue for you.

  What if I have a problem?

We have your back! If you ever have a problem, you can reach out to us through our website, online chat, email or give us a call - It's just that easy! We take care of the necessary headaches so you can concentrate on what you do best in the video production world.

Success Stories

"We won't need to turn around and buy another NAS next year. With the Storinator we have a lot of room to grow. The performance on this machine is mind blowing." Travis Barlow
VP of Advanced Security Services, GoSecure
"We have approximately 30,000 mailboxes on our server and 45 Drives support was exemplary." Alex Ball
Vice President, QX.Net
"What gets me excited with this pod, which is basically the cost of three 'big-name' servers with hard drives, is I can get the same storage, with infinitely better write performance (even running Windows), so I need to buy less physical storage boxes. " Eric Koss, IT Director
Hertford County, North Carolina