uScope GX

How much disk space do scans require?
uScope GX

Information in this article applies to:

  • uScopeGX (Model GX2D)

Article ID: GXA1158 — Created: 27 Feb 2018 — Reviewed: 8 Apr 2018


How much drive space does a scan require?


Disk drive space requirements for whole slide scans vary greatly depending on image format, compression, scan region size, camera mode, objective magnification, and so on. In general, the amount of memory (RAM) in your computer does not limit the size of the scan.

The following table provides a number of disk space estimates for various scans that use the specified settings/configuration.

ROI Size Objective Camera
Fields Disk Space
15×15 mm 10x SD ≈700 ≈125 MByte
15×15 mm 10x HD ≈560 ≈375 MByte
15×15 mm 20x SD ≈2,800 ≈500 MByte
15×15 mm 20x HD ≈2,240 ≈1,500 MByte
15×15 mm 40x SD ≈11,200 ≈2,000 MByte
15×15 mm 40x HD ≈8,960 ≈6,000 MByte
15×15 mm 60x SD ≈25,200 ≈8,000 MByte
15×15 mm 60x HD ≈20,160 ≈24,000 MByte


The table above assumes the following:

  • Scans include a Deep Zoom image.
  • Image fields are stored in JPG format.

If no Deep Zoom image is included, required disk space can be reduced by approximately 50%.

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