CCTV

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Bought a kit of ebay, looks ok, wanted a SATA hard drive, ordered one 2TB, Seagate, wont work... Apparently, you have to buy a CCTV specific type of hard drive,,,, New one on me.. Eg

    Seagate SkyHawk 2 TB 3.5 inch Internal Hard Drive for 1-64 Camera Surveillance Systems (64 MB Cache up to 180 MB/s, 180 TB/Year Workload Rate)!!

    Am I missing something,,
     
  2. tonka

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    In mine i just bought and old Sky HD box, stripped it down and used a 500gb sata drive out of that.
    Cheap and does the job, the old HD plus boxes and going for very little now as people upgrade to Sky Q, Some have 1TB and 2 TB drives. :xThumb:
    A quick search and this site says they need to be AV GRADE... Guess I was lucky as the Sky boxes being a DVR would need and be the same spec..

    https://www.cctv42.co.uk/help-advice/buying-guides/dvr-buying-guide/hard-drives/
     
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    I could be wrong but are CCTV \ AV drives not just more robust to withstand their 24\7\365 continual use?
    Formatting, etc is the same as a standard computer drive.
    Stands back and awaits shooting down!:xeek:
     
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    reading a few bits online.. Yes, it seems your right and thats the answer. Designed to be run virtually non stop.
    Something been mentioned about "purple" labels / drives as well.
     
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    Purple label is the name of the Western Digital equivalent unit.
     
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