MiniPC for Zoneminder - suggestions

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xefil
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MiniPC for Zoneminder - suggestions

Post by xefil » Wed May 26, 2021 3:17 pm

Hi to all,

I'm using my old MacMINI5.1 with a Debian to record my 6 IPCAMS (4x 720 + 2x 1080). It's extreemly under load, and I think it's normal, having a Intel Core2 Duo P8600 @ 2.40GHz processor and a 2.5HDD not SSD, 4G ram.
I would like to upgrade the hardware, but having a consideration about the costs.
I've found a mini-pc with an Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 @ 2.80GHz which seems near 8x time faster than above. I'll purchase it with 8G ram and 512GB SSD.

What do you think?

I know there are many better / powerful solutions, but would have something that does well the job without spending much.

Thanks!

Simon

xefil
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Re: MiniPC for Zoneminder - suggestions

Post by xefil » Mon May 31, 2021 8:47 am

Hello,

Any experience suggestion or best practice?

Thanks, Simon

SteveGilvarry
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Re: MiniPC for Zoneminder - suggestions

Post by SteveGilvarry » Mon May 31, 2021 12:38 pm

In terms of that same camera load yes it will be better, can always play around with fps to get more cameras working on the same hardware so going faster you should be able to process more. Could have it doing other jobs as well.
Ssd is not needed for recording, but is nice for OS. I normally use spinning disks for video storage, and big disks are so cheap now. So if you want to store a month of 24x7 recording you can.
Production Zoneminder 1.36.x
Random Selection of Cameras (Dahua and Hikvision)
More Dev VM's than I care to count.

xefil
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Re: MiniPC for Zoneminder - suggestions

Post by xefil » Mon May 31, 2021 1:25 pm

Thanks for sharing your experiences and suggestions!

Simon

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