H/D going in security DVR


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Old 12-24-16, 08:37 PM
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H/D going in security DVR

I have a security DVR.It is working OK but lately it make a lot of noise.It has a hard drive in the machine.How hard would it be to change the hard drive for a new one.
 
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Old 12-24-16, 09:36 PM
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Are you sure it's not the cooling fan ? Those can really make a racket.

If it's the HD it should be replaceable. Nothing will be transferred from the old one to the new one. The recorder should be able to format the new drive.

Leave the make and model number if you want more detailed information.

With the price of machines today it may be less costly to replace the entire unit.
 
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Old 12-25-16, 08:17 AM
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Some models have space for a second hard drive; which can often be configured to backup the primary drive or simply be additional storage. In general, though, those drives are replaceable.

It wouldn't hurt to pop the case and take a can of air to the various fans and ports, and boards.
 
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OK how do you tell if cooling fan or not.Machine starts and stop and just keep on doing this.I do not hear the noise any more.
DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER
MODEL HCVR5108H-S2
 
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Old 12-26-16, 04:42 PM
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Apparently that DVR came without a HD.

"Supports 1 SATA HDD up to 4TB (HDD not included)"

Here's the manual for your DVR. HDD replacement is addressed on actual page 86 of the manual. It looks like the drive is installed into a type of carrier that goes into the unit.

DVR_HCVR5108H-V2-Manual.pdf

I would remove the cover....... locate and visually inspect the fan. If it's full of dust it may be able to be blown out.
 
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Old 12-26-16, 04:44 PM
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In general, by observation. On a DVR, the drive is generally running constantly. The fan will often cut in and out with the temperature of the system enclosure.
 
 

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