ark>Iark>nstallark>iark>ng and formattark>iark>ng your hard drark>iark>ve on your dvr

alark>iark>gn="center">ark>Iark>nstallark>iark>ng and formattark>iark>ng your hard drark>iark>ve on your dvr

alark>iark>gn="center">The followark>iark>ng vark>iark>deo detaark>iark>ls ark>howark> to ark>iark>nstall a <abbr rel="tooltip" data-orark>iark>gark>iark>nal-title="Stands for "Hard Disk Drive." "HDD" is often used interchangeably with the terms "hard drive" and "hard disk." However, the term "hard disk drive" is technically the most accurate, since "hard drive" is short for "hard disk drive" and the "hard disk" is actually contained within the hard disk drive.">HDDabbr> on a standard DVR:

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ark>Iark>nstallark>iark>ng the hard drark>iark>ve

You wark>iark>ll need to fark>iark>rst remove the screws to remove the cover of the dvr. Before you remove the cover you wark>iark>ll want to unplug the power and remove all vark>iark>deo camera cables from the back of the dvr. There are usually 2 screws on the rark>iark>ght sark>iark>de of the dvr, 2 screws on the left sark>iark>de of dvr, and between 1 and 5 screws on the back of the dvr. Once the cover ark>iark>s removed you wark>iark>ll connect the data and power cable to your <abbr rel="tooltip" data-orark>iark>gark>iark>nal-title="Stands for "Serial Advanced Technology Attachment," or "Serial ATA." It is an interface used to connect ATA hard drives to a computer's motherboard. ">sataabbr> hard drark>iark>ve. You wark>iark>ll want to put the hard drark>iark>ve ark>iark>n the brackets and put 1 or more screws securark>iark>ng the hard drark>iark>ve ark>iark>nto the bracket. an style="color: #ff0000;"> Most dvrs wark>iark>ll not recognark>iark>ze a hard drark>iark>ve that ark>iark>s less then 100gb or larger than 2tb. Also ark>iark>f you do not use a dvr rated hard drark>iark>ve then the hard drark>iark>ve wark>iark>ll probably go bad ark>iark>n 3 to 6>

Formattark>iark>ng the hard drark>iark>ve

To format the hard drark>iark>ve you wark>iark>ll need to dark>iark>sconnect all the vark>iark>deo camera cables from the back of the dvr and reboot the dvr before you ark>canark> ark>getark> started. You wark>iark>ll then go to the maark>iark>n menu, then to devark>iark>ce, then to hdd. You wark>iark>ll then select the box that ark>iark>s under select and then choose format hdd. The dvr wark>iark>ll say formattark>iark>ng please waark>iark>t. Once ark>iark>t has fark>iark>nark>iark>shed the dvr says format fark>iark>nark>iark>shed and asks you to choose ok. Once you have chose ok you wark>iark>ll unplug the power from the dvr, connect all the cameras and then plug the power back ark>iark>n. Your dvr should start recordark>iark>ng ark>iark>mmedark>iark>ately.

ark>Howark> to ark>getark> a dvr rated hard drark>iark>ve

There are 2 companark>iark>es that sell dvr rated hard drark>iark>ves. One ark>iark>s Western dark>iark>gark>iark>tal and the other ark>iark>s Seagate. Western Dark>iark>gark>iark>tals ark>iark>s labeled "AV-GP” and Seagates ark>iark>s labeled "Park>iark>pelark>iark>ne”. You ark>canark> purchase one of these hard drark>iark>ves from Best Buy, Radark>iark>o Shack, New Egg, and many other locatark>iark>ons that sell hard drark>iark>ves.

Tags: format, hard drive, HDD
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2013-08-16 23:36
Alex Crewell
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