Hard Disk Storage

HARD DISK: For routine clinical purposes, a minimum hard disk capacity of 1 gigabyte is suggested for half-frame images stored in *.jpg compressed format. A 1 gigabyte drive is recommended if full frame images are stored in a non-compressed .dib or .bmp file format (~1,000 images). Removable, large capacity storage media, such as CR-R, CD-RW (680 meg.) or SyJet drives (1.5 gig.) are helpful for archiving VO images. If the system has a single hard disk, allowance should be made for the larger storage requirements of new operating systems, programs and a clinical record database.

Roy F. Sullivan, Ph.D.