Hard Drive recommendations?

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designatedduff
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Hard Drive recommendations?

Post by designatedduff » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:47 am

What hard drives do you recommend? I was looking to get a WD purple used from ebay I saw there is an X and a Z model?

burger
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Re: Hard Drive recommendations?

Post by burger » Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:24 am

Not SSD. There are only three spinning HDD manufacturers. Take your pick.
fastest way to test streams:
ffmpeg -i rtsp://<ipaddress>:554/path output.mp4
from terminal, and run through paths on ispydb or in zm hcl

If you are new to cctv, read this:
https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Dummies_Guide

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