How to set hard drive partition size on the DX4700/DX4800/DX4700HD/DX4800HD series HVR(s).


The steps detailed in the resolution of this article may result in a loss of critical data if not performed properly. Before beginning these steps, make sure all important data is backed up in the event of data loss. If you are unsure, please contact Product Support Services prior to attempting the procedure below.


Partitioning available storage based on recording schedule type configured on the DX4700/4800/DX4700HD/DX4800HD series HVR(s).

Format Hard Drive.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


  • DX4700
  • DX4700HD
  • DX4800
  • DX4800HD


Replacing a failed hard drive or first time setup of the DX4700/4800/DX4700HD/DX4800HD series of HVR(s).


Format Hard Drive.

  1. Login to the HVR with a user with Setup permissions.
  2. Select  Setup  from the toolbar.
  3. In Setup select  Camera
  4. n Camera select Storage
  5. In Storage adjust the Event Partition

If the DX4700/DX4800/DX4700HD/DX4800HD series HVR(s) will be set to event based record only then set the event partition to 100%. In the case of using both normal and event based recording then the event partition should be set to 50%.

*Note If you change the event partition setting at the server, the system will reformat all of the hard drives. All recorded video will be erased.