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Article ID: MXB1158 — 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.
|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:
If no Deep Zoom image is included, required disk space can be reduced by approximately 50%.