What are some good storage options for footage?

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mclld
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What are some good storage options for footage?

Postby mclld » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:52 pm

I was thinking about buy some kind of nas but was wondering if that is the best option for the money

Roy
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Re: What are some good storage options for footage?

Postby Roy » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:36 am

I use a WD Mycloud. It works well for some of us. If you record your footage on a NAS, viewing the recordings through the timeline will not work. You won't be able to use Amcrest apps to view any of your files. I view through using windows.

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Z-Man
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Re: What are some good storage options for footage?

Postby Z-Man » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:13 pm

Why use a NAS for this? Why not a regular Hard Drive?
Are you trying to retain weeks/months of footage?
I use a 4TB internal Hard Drive. It allows me to record 8 cameras at HD quality for some and Ultra HD for other cameras. It records 24x7. It takes 2 weeks for the footage to rollover.

If you only record on motion, like many do, the rollover will be even longer.

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Re: What are some good storage options for footage?

Postby longedge » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:47 am

Why use a NAS for this? - Because they are designed specifically for network storage i.e. availability 24/7. Not everyone leaves their computer switched on all the time.

Why not a regular Hard Drive? - Because the drives used in an NAS are better spec. also my NAS is set up as a RAID 1 array i.e. 2 hard drives mirrored so if a drive fails I still have 100% of my data intact.

In the end it comes down to what you can afford I suppose balanced against how important your data is to you.
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Z-Man
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Re: What are some good storage options for footage?

Postby Z-Man » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:18 am

longedge, got it.


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