How do I replace and initialize hard drives on the DVR5100.


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.


Install a replacement hard disk drive or upgrade to a higher capacity hard disk drive in a DVR5100 Series hybrid video recorder (HVR).

Product Line

Pelco Video Management


Replacement Kits:

  • DVR5KRP-250  One 250 GB hard disk drive
  • DVR5KRP-500  One 500 GB hard disk drive
  • DVR5KRP-1000  One 1 TB hard disk drive
  • DVR5KRP-1500  One 1.5 TB hard disk drive
  • DVR5KRP-2000  One 2 TB hard disk drive


  • Installation and Upgrades


To install hard drives download the Hard Drive Replacement Kit Install Manual

After assembly reconnect the power chord. If the blue Pelco badge does not illuminate after the power cord is reconnected, turn on the unit by pressing the power button on the front panel. The system will automatically set up. The startup takes a long time due to the configuration process required to initialize the hard disk drive(s). All previously recorded video will be deleted. When the logon screen appears, log on using one of the following default user names and passwords:

User Name Password

admin admin (or 23646)

manager manager (or 6232437)

operator operator (or 67372867)

guest guest (or 48378)