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  • James N

    Some people will say you can, and some people say they do. However if you look up the specs of a SSD and a HDD you will see that it is best to keep the DVR connected to a real HDD and that is because the DVR is always spinning the HDD and a normal SSD is made for a computer that don't always read/write 24/7 like a DVR/NVR does.

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  • Chris Bazeley

    Thanks James. A good enough reason to do as I'm told!

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  • Wayne Crawford

    SSD have no movable parts and do not make noise. Most modern computers use SSD today. Are there any NVRs compatible with SSD out of the box?

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  • James N

    To be honest there are some companies that design their systems around using SLC SSD. This type of drive is very costly and so are the DVR/NVRs that they are installed in. There is one company that stands out above many others and if you were to do a Google search it will tell you that all of their recorders are compatible with their SSD drives.. 

    What is the issue? Well in a computer most times the computer is reading a drive more often then writing to it. So when you install a SSD into a recorder and lets say you bought a QLC SSD thinking that more is better.. SLC is Single and QLC cheapest type SSD is Quad. Anyway because a recorder for DVR/NVR is writing 24/7 and writes about 80% more then it ever reads it makes the SSD not last as long.. 

    Another issue, I only own 1 recorder that has a 2.5in mount and most SSD is 2.5in. So you would also need to install a 3.5in to 2.5in case. 

    Remember that some people claim they use SSD just like other claim they bought a 20tb HDD and installed it in a recorder that only supports 10tb. Just because someone says they have done something don't mean you should do it without having the idea that it isn't recommended. 

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  • Wayne Crawford

    A SSD is a about the same size as a RAM module with the connection pins on the vertical instead of the diagonal. HHD takes 3 to 6 seconds to reach full spin speed (5400rpm, 7200rpm, etc).

    Much thanks anyhow!

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