Any Reason Why I Can't Use an 8TB HD in the NV4108E-HS

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Z-Man
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Any Reason Why I Can't Use an 8TB HD in the NV4108E-HS

Postby Z-Man » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:39 am

I have a 4TB in there now. I'd like to bump it up to an 8TB to have more retention.
Any reason, I couldn't put an 8TB HD in there? Does the firmware limit the HD size to 6TB?

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Re: Any Reason Why I Can't Use an 8TB HD in the NV4108E-HS

Postby James.S » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:15 am

Z-Man,


The NV4108E-HS will only be able to read up to a 6TB HD. It will not be able to see a hard drive bigger than this size.


Here are the Tech Specs for this device> https://s3.amazonaws.com/amcrest-files/ ... ations.pdf
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Re: Any Reason Why I Can't Use an 8TB HD in the NV4108E-HS

Postby Z-Man » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:19 pm

I went against the grain and installed an 8TB in there. The NVR saw it and I formatted it. It's recording fine. I lost a few megabytes, as expected whenever I add a new HD. It happens to me on Windows PCs too. Nowadays with those huge Hard Drives, we lose quite a bit off the original amount. Anyway since Amcrest says the product only supports up to a 6TB, I don't recommend people do this. I'm still experimenting. So do this at your own risk. I'm not sure if data will be lost. So far the extra storage sounds awesome since I got a good deal on the hard drive. I wish I could keep the 4TB HD in there as well.
:D ;)

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Re: Any Reason Why I Can't Use an 8TB HD in the NV4108E-HS

Postby Wiley » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:52 pm

Have you had any problems since your 8TB install?


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