November 5, 2013
I'm curious if the limitation of 8TB is still there with this NVR or if a firmware update has allowed it to use bigger harddrives. I'm looking for an NVR that can do 14 channels of 720p recording but the issue I have with the 16 channel NVR is it can only do D1 with 16 channels and I need 720p. I'm looking for at least 30 days of motion recording which I could probably tweak with 8TB of storage but the ability to have more than 8TB would solidify getting to that 30 day point. If you have any update on this NVR it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for the inquiry. Our NVR-EL-16 and our NVR-EL-32 will both supports up to 8 hard drives internally and we have tested up to 3TB drives in each SATA port, but it is possible that they will support 4TB in each port. So even at 3TB in each, you can get up to 24TB internal storage in either of these NVRs. Also, they have an E-SATA port which would allow you to add one of our E-SATA storage devices and 4 more hard drives. So storage should not be an issue at all.
As for resolutions that are supported, you can connect 16 IP cameras to the NVR-EL-16 or 32 IP cameras to the NVR-EL-32 and they can be D1, 1.3MP (720p) or 2MP (1080p). The only thing you have to do is modify the frame rate. Both NVRs support the following:
D1@480fps, 1.3MP (480fps) and 2MP@(240fps) You also need to pay attention to the total throughput. The total available throughput is 128mbps. This means you should divide the total throughput by the number of cameras you are using. So your question was about connecting 14 IP cameras configured at 720p (1.3MP) resolution. You should have no problem with this at all. As a matter of fact you would not be able to use all the frame rate and throughput with 14 cameras if you tried.
November 5, 2013