Calculating Required Hard Drive Size

This tool is used to calculate hard drive / storage space for you IP Camera setup. Choose from the predefined Camera Resolution and FPS to determine your Mbps (bitrate) or input your own bitrate to use the calculator. Formulas by @bp2008. Click here for the wiki article.

IP Camera Hard Drive Calculator

  • Select from the predefined resolution & FPS or input your own bitrate below.

  • Select the FPS if using a predefined resolution.

Equivalent Bitrate:

This value would be calculated based on FPS and RESOLUTION, you can also change it directly only if you do not want to use above mentioned 2 values

# of Cameras:

Number of cameras w/ these settings

# of Days:

Number of days video must be stored on drive

Required disk space for these days =

Camera Capacity Calculations

We can calculate the camera capacity using above mentioned bitrate and cameras

Hard Drive Size:

Input the hard drive size to calculate the # of days based of bitrate.

Number of days =

You usually get to store around 90% of the advertised capacity (formatted).

Accurate result =

Your Saved Results
Camera Resolution FPS Bitrate Cameras Days HDD for Days Disk Size Formatted Storage Time Formatted Storage Time Note DATE