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How Much Disk Storage Do I Need?

 

Surprisingly, less than you think!

If you are concerned about the impact of using your current server for an ECM system, the information on this page will help you uderstand storage requirements for online and off-line storage.

Please understand that the information below are estimates based on average implemtations.
  • 1 scanned page (8 1/2 by 11 inches) (CCITT G4 compressed) = 50 KiloBytes(KBytes) (on average)
  • 1 file cabinet (4 drawer) (10,000 pages on average) = 500 MegaBytes(MByte) = 1 CD ROM
  • 2 file cabinets = 1,000 MBytes = 1 GigaByte (GByte); 10 file cabinets =1 DVD
  • 1 BANKERS BOX® (2,500 pages) = 1 file drawer = 2 linear feet of files =125 MBytes
  • 8 BANKERS BOX® = 16 linear feet = 1 GByte
  • 1 E size drawing (48 inches by 36 inches) = 16 letter size pages (8 1/2 by 11 inches) = 800 KiloBytes(KBytes)
  • 1 hour compressed color video = 2 GBytes (DVD, MPEG 2) (image quality dependent)
  • 1 hour audio = 10 MBytes (dictation, answering machine) to 500 MBytes (a CD holds 74 minutes of music)
  • 1 color picture = 10 KBytes (thumbnail) to 5 MBytes (for each of 100 photos on a 500 MByte photo CD)

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