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Will this drive work?
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October 18, 2013 - 11:25 am
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I recently purchased a WD Green 3TB drive to add to my DVR-LT16480MHD. After coming to the forum to figure out how to format the drive to make it work, I see that the green drives are not recommended, and has been returned.

 

Not wanting to make the same mistake again, I'm posting here to ask if this drive will work:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6822148901

Seagate SV35 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

 

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Mike

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October 18, 2013 - 11:32 am
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That one will work.

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October 18, 2013 - 11:39 am
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Thanks!

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I have a 32 channel Ultimate Series H.246 with a 4 TB drive. I want to add an additional drive. Any drive recommendations for a 3TB or 4TB drive. Can you simply install the new drive or do you have do something to the drive prior to installing.

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Hello, 

 

In reality I can't recommend any 4TB at this time, I can definitely recommend 3TB seagate SV35 series. This are design to be utilized with Surveillance systems. Also it is recommended that when you add any additional drive the first derive will need to be formatted so when it gets full the next drive will kick in.

 

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November 19, 2013 - 12:33 pm
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How do you format the original drive to allow the new drive to kick in?  Do you need to format the new drive before installing?

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ADVANCE>HDD MANAGEMENT and select the drive you want to format. click on set to "Format and click execute. Do the same for the new drive then click OK when done. It will as you to reboot the unit. 

 

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You have to format both the original drive and the new drive?  Does the format erase the data from the original drive? If there are no 4TB drives available then what is the drive configuration of the unit I have which has 4TB drive capacity?  Is there already more than 1 drive in the unit?

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November 19, 2013 - 2:56 pm
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You do not neet to format the new drive the DVR will start using it as soons as the old one if full. 

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When you have more than one drive, does each continue to record once both are full? Such as, the first drive fills up and and then the second drive fills up. Does the first drive kick back in and start recording again, and then when it's full the second drive kicks in- repeating this cycle? I've read somewhere that once both drives are full, only the second drive will overwrite itself, never returning to the first drive. Or that multiple drives are really for allocating certain cameras to. I wouldn't want that. I would want overwriting 'round robin' of both drives, so to speak. Possible?

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL982C7D74AC3D380C
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It will override the last drive when it gets full. It does not due round robin. 

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November 19, 2013 - 4:49 pm
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Huh. That kinda stinks though. I would think what I described is the most common need. Otherwise the first drive sits idle for good. I guess it's like I thought, you dedicate certain cameras to each drive and that keeps each one active full time?

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL982C7D74AC3D380C
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Correct, now you will be explicitly assigning drives to channels

 

 

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