Can I use third party hard drives with the DSSRV/DSSRV2 recorder?

Issue

Would like to use 3rd party hard drives with the DSSRV/DSSRV2 recorder.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

  • DSSRV
  • DSSRV2
  • 3rd party hard drives

Cause

The DSSRV/DSSRV2 will physically allow any 3.5" SATA hard drive to be installed.

Resolution

Pelco strongly recommends NOT using third party hard drives, for replacement/upgrade hard drives for the DSSRV, refer to article : Digital Sentry Network Video Recorder (DSSRV) replacement hard drives For replacement/upgrade hard drives for the DSSRV2, refer to article : What is the part number for the upgrade/replacement drive on the DSSRV2?

 

Note: The hard drives used with the DSSRV/DSSRV2 have been through a qualification process and extensively tested to meet Pelco performance standards, compatibility and performance cannot be guaranteed if 3rd party drives are used. DSSRV only supports 500GB and 3TB drives and DSSRV2 only supports 500GB and 4TB drives.