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Hi, I am using a Hikvision DVR 8 channel and recently employed a CCTV company to check the system over, tidy up cables in attic etc.

In doing so they took the DVR which had been a considerable length of time running in a sitting in a horizontal position on the  floor of the attic and repositioned it by strapping it in a vertical position to an upper beam.

When they had finished the internal drive (3 TB Toshiba) showed up as abnormal..they initialized it on the DVR and it still showed up as abnormal resulting in having to change the HDD.

I’m wondering would it be possible the moving of the DVR caused this failure or would it have been purely coincidental.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

Jose Malave
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I would have the recorder installed horizontally, the drives heads are working harder to move into position. You have multiple Heads and the drive is spinning at let’s say 7200 RPM, the heads then move into position and wait for the data sectors to show up then the controller sends this data to the recorder, its the same with computer hard drives. If the hard drive is installed upside down its working harder, it may not be a big issue with a newer drive but when the drive is old it is an issue as the drive has been working non-stop for years. 

If you need a drive, consider getting one of our drives as a replacement and see if you can make a shelf for the recorder rather than mounting it onto a beam, also the recorder should be in a cool and well-ventilated area if the recorder is not in a location like this the life of the recorder and its components such as the drives will deteriorate quicker. 

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