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    Default CCTV Hard drive options

    Good day

    I am in the process of buying a CCTV system.

    The kit does not come with a HDD but they recommend a surveillance HDD.

    As far as I understand the surveillance HDD's are made to run 24/7 where a normal drive would run 8-10 hours.

    Considering the price difference between the two different type of drives is it really worth it to buy a surveillance drive.

    Example:
    WD Blue 2TB goes for 799.
    WD Purple (Surveillance) 2TB 1345
    Seagate Surveillance 2TB 1598

    Any advise on this please?

    System I am looking at is a AHD 720p, 1.3mp, 8 channel system

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    Default Re: CCTV Hard drive options

    I use a regular HDD for mine. No issues yet, but you can set the system when and where to record. My system only records when motion is picked up at certain times.

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    Default Re: CCTV Hard drive options

    Using a 1TB 3inch in my cctv.. No issues so far..
    Running for a year & 3 months.
    Records 5 cameras of which 1 is outside in a busy intersection

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    Default Re: CCTV Hard drive options

    Western digital purple. Designed for CCTV

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    Default Re: CCTV Hard drive options

    hi jack
    I'm selling a Hikvision 7716 nvr with extra gigs.
    (high end 16 channel I use for my home cctv set up )
    PM if interested.

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    Default Re: CCTV Hard drive options

    I am currently using 4x 330Gb WD (striped) drives which are 10 years old to record 8x IP camera's continually. It holds about 5 days of video. Been running for about 3 years non-stop now without problems.

    Unless you have mission critical data on those camera's, I say use the cheapest, biggest one you can afford.

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    Default Re: CCTV Hard drive options

    Quote Originally Posted by McD2304 View Post
    hi jack
    I'm selling a Hikvision 7716 nvr with extra gigs.
    (high end 16 channel I use for my home cctv set up )
    PM if interested.
    You selling with Cameras or just the NVR?

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    Just the nvr.
    I'm getting a 32 channel .

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk

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    Default Re: CCTV Hard drive options

    As most stated any Hard drive will work. There is no difference between PC and CCTV hard drive although WD is recommended by most. I have used Samsung, Hitachi Seagate, WD and all work well.

    Set the CCTV settings to motion record and you can get about 8 times more recording hours. Also block out non relevant movement from trees and cars in a street unless you want to cover that area .

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