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  • CameraMan
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    Originally posted by SIW Editor View Post
    I talk sometimes with the folks that make components that go inside DVRs like drives and electronics and such. I'm not super knowledgeable about the individual guts and parts, but it's been interesting to learn more about this side of the technology.

    What I wanted to ask those of you on our forums was whether or not you pay attention to the manufacturers of the hard drives in a DVR or in a network storage system for video surveillance? Why/why not?

    This is what I'm hearing: there are a couple different "grades" of hard drives, and some can be engineered for more continual usage (like writing data all day as in video surveillance recorders) or for stop-start usage (like in a standard home PC, where it may sit idle for times and then work for other times). Does this kind of information interest you, and do you pay attention to that level of the storage system?

    Do you think your clients -- those people paying you to put these DVRs in their businesses -- are interested in the quality of internal components?

    Just some food for thought -- I'd love to get your input...

    Regards,
    Geoff Kohl
    SecurityInfoWatch.com
    To be honest with you, I don't really give much thought to DVR components. As long as it has a Seagate drive, and the manufacturer has a good reputation, I'll buy it. Besides, when it comes to computer components, one company is pretty much like another.

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    Question - Re: DVR Components

    I talk sometimes with the folks that make components that go inside DVRs like drives and electronics and such. I'm not super knowledgeable about the individual guts and parts, but it's been interesting to learn more about this side of the technology.

    What I wanted to ask those of you on our forums was whether or not you pay attention to the manufacturers of the hard drives in a DVR or in a network storage system for video surveillance? Why/why not?

    This is what I'm hearing: there are a couple different "grades" of hard drives, and some can be engineered for more continual usage (like writing data all day as in video surveillance recorders) or for stop-start usage (like in a standard home PC, where it may sit idle for times and then work for other times). Does this kind of information interest you, and do you pay attention to that level of the storage system?

    Do you think your clients -- those people paying you to put these DVRs in their businesses -- are interested in the quality of internal components?

    Just some food for thought -- I'd love to get your input...

    Regards,
    Geoff Kohl
    SecurityInfoWatch.com

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