Oscilloscope chooses appropriate storage depth, also called record length
Storage depth is a measure of how many sampling points an oscilloscope can store. If you need to capture a pulse string continuously, you need the oscilloscope to have enough memory to capture the entire event. The required storage depth can be calculated by dividing the length of time to be captured by the sampling rate needed to accurately reproduce the signal.
Storage depth is closely related to sampling rate.The depth of storage you need depends on the total time span to be measured and the required time resolution.
Modern oscilloscopes allow users to select record lengths to optimize the details of some operations. Analysis of a very stable sinusoidal signal requires only 500 points of record length;But to parse a complex stream of digital data, you need a million points or more of record length.
Capturing the effective trigger of the signal in the right position can usually reduce the storage capacity of the oscilloscope.