DVR Hard Drives
CCTV Camera Pros stand-alone DVRs and PC-based surveillance systems include either a 500GB or One Terabyte (1000GB) SATA hard drive and can be upgraded to as much as 24 Terabytes depending on the specific DVR model. To accommodate varying video surveillance needs, CCTV Camera Pros supplies additional and / or upgraded hard drives for our stand alone DVRs and PC-based surveillance systems. The HDD Compatibility Chart at the bottom of this page specifies the HDD capacity for each of the DVR models that we carry.
Why upgrade the Hard Drive in your DVR?There are several variables which play into requiring larger storage capacity in one’s DVR:
1. The number of cameras you are using will affect the appropriate DVR or NVR hard drive size.
2. The resolution of these cameras (low, medium or megapixel), the higher the camera resolution, the better the video quality, and this will increase the storage requirements.
3. The Frames per Second rate you select for each camera (7.5, 15, 20 or 30 fps), for the higher the frame rate the more storage is needed.
4. The length of time you wish for the DVR to record (one, two, three weeks or more). Once you have assessed the number of cameras, the resolution and frame rate, determined how much time you can record before the oldest day is deleted, you will be able to decide which size hard drive is best for your video surveillance needs.
Hard Drive Compatibility Chart
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* Hard Drive Upgrades involves pulling existing drive from DVR
All CCTV Camera Pros hard drives have been methodically tested with our entire line of stand alone
iDVR, NVRs (Geovision PC based surveillance DVRs and NUUO PC based DVRs), and PC based recorders to be fully compatible.
Key Advantages of CCTV video surveillance hard drives
- Hardware Compatibility tested
- 7200-RPM performance.
- SATA 6Gb/s interface optimizes burst performance
- High performance drives deliver dependable performance, even with hard drive track widths of only 75 nanometers.
- New generation drives boosts overall performance by as much as 45% over previous gen.
- RoHS directive on hazardous materials and voluntarily restrict halogen compounds
- 70% or more of the materials used to build drives are recyclable
- Low power consumption
What can I do to improve storage capacity?
Customize each camera’s frame rate down to a rate the your are comfortable with. Reducing the FPS (Frames per Second) to 7.5 to 15 FPS from 30 FPS will substantially increase the recording time, without reducing your quality.
There are several exceptions to this, for example, if you are monitoring cashiers or capturing license plates on moving cars, we recommend that you record at the highest frame rate possible, which is 30 FPS for most DVRs.
CCTV Camera Pros proudly maintains an on-going testing program which involves methodical equipment testing, allowing us to sell with confidence and thrive as a tried and tested video surveillance company.