Storage Calculator (JPEG)

Estimate disk space and bandwidth usage for your Milestone XProtect® installation by filling out the fields below to the best of your ability.

Fill the information below to calculate your needs.

Number of cameras*
Please enter the number of cameras.
Average image size (kB)*
Please enter an average image size (kB).
Image rate (frames per second)*
Please enter an average image size (kilobytes).
Days to store (archives and current day)*
Please enter the days to store (archives and current day).
Hours recording per day*
Please enter the recording hours per day.
Percentage of time with motion (100% if recording all images)*
Please enter the percentage of time with motion (100% if recording all images).
All fields are mandatory.

Results

Disk space (GB)
Note: You need to select XProtect Enterprise, where you can specify multiple number of archivings of the recordings per day.
Images per camera (per day)
Note: You need to select XProtect Enterprise, where you can specify multiple number of archivings of the recordings per day.
Bandwidth (Mb/s)

Helpful information

 

 

GB
Fill in the required disk size in gigbytes (GB).

Images/camera per day
Fill in the total number of images stored per camera per day.
This figure, plus a small overhead, should be used when setting up the database storage parameters in the XProtect software.

Mb/s 
Fill in the total bandwidth in Megabits per second (Mb/s) used on the network.

As a rule of thumb, a 10Mbit/s Ethernet adapter is capable of handling a maximum of 5 Mbit/s, while a 100Mbit/s Ethernet adapter can handle about 50 Mbit/s (simplex mode).