Forum Accessories What's everyone using as an external ESATA hard drive?

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    Glenn
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    Now that I my system setup, I was looking to add more external hard drive space. Searching around on Amazon, I see a few ESATA external hard drives, but am not sure if they're designed for surveillance use. Would appreciate any make of models that are well known to work. Thanks.

    #68626

    Quella
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    I picked up a 3TB internal surveillance drive from Amazon that went in the second bay of the 16 Channel NVR. It was a WD model here:

    WD Purple 3TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive – 5400 RPM Class SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch – WD30PURX

    It was nearly a year ago so I'm sure the 4TB is the same if not better price.

    Currently deployed covering horse stables and home
    (01) - 16-port POE NVR
    (14) - RLC-410B POE
    (01) - RLC-423 POE
    (01) - RLC-C2
    (01) - RLC-Keen
    (01) - Argus

    #68701

    Bob
    Moderator

    You can purchase SATA HDD and SATA-to-eSATA conversion cable for connection.
    You don't necessarily need to purchase eSATA HDD which has less options available on Amazon.

    #68704

    Glenn
    Participant

    Could you please attach a link were I might find this type of adapter? I was hoping to use it with a WD purple 4k drive setup outside the case..

    You can purchase SATA HDD and SATA-to-eSATA conversion cable for connection.
    You don't necessarily need to purchase eSATA HDD which has less options available on Amazon.

    #68706

    Bob
    Moderator

    The cable? Well, there r plenty of them, like this one-https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_1_13?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=sata+to+esata&sprefix=SATA+to+eSATA%2Celectronics%2C485&crid=3FNWYX92PCXOI

    Also keep in mind that the HDD needs to be powered up with external power adapter. Because the NVR will not power it.

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