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Can I use a Surveillance HDD as General Storage Device


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#1 Hareen

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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:46 PM

Hi there fellas,

 

I have got a 1 TB surveillance HDD which I am not using for surveillance purposes (It is replaced with a 4 TB now).

 

Now my question is

 

"Can I use the 1 TB surveillance HDD as a external portable HDD purely for storage of old pictures and videos?"

 

Will there be any dis-advantages? This 1 TB HDD has no other significant usage in surveillance way as of now expect for keeping aside; I just wanted to  keep the HDD in usage. 

 

Any suggestions and critiques are welcome.



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 10:55 PM

Can I assume this 1 TB surveillance HDD has similar platter-drive/spindles/pcb construction as the 4TB HDD?  If so, as far as I can see, you are doing a very good and cool thing!


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 02:06 AM

Should`nt be an issue , just format the drive and use as an external Backup for your Data etc.



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Posted 03 April 2017 - 07:40 AM

Google Says...

 

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

Google Says...   Louis

The article warns against using a normal HD for surveillance purposes; using a surveillance HD in a normal computer wasn't mentioned -- unless I missed that part.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 10:34 AM

Roland,

 

         I think that was the point with regard to the Google search results.  There seems to be not a single warning against using a surveillance drive like you would a regular backup drive, but there are many warnings that using a regular drive for the purpose of surveillance will likely lead to early failure.

 

         The green light is on, and bright, as far as using a drive designed for surveillance purposes as a regular backup drive.


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Posted 03 April 2017 - 11:42 AM

Britechguy, if the thread starter uses a surveillance HD as a computer backup HD, I'll bet he won't posting any time soon about a HD failure -- those are tough HDs.


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