Do hard drives really matter? Yes they matter immensely. Western Digital Purple Security-Grade Hard Drives are the very best and most reliable hard drives on the market for surveillance DVRs and NVRs. These hard drives are specially designed to withstand the continuous movement from recording that comes with any surveillance system. Pro Video Security only uses WD Purple Drives in all of our video security DVRs and NVRs. Because of the Western Digital 3 year warranty, you can rest assured that your system is built to last and will not surprise you in a bad way when you least expect it.
We also offer a full 3 year warranty on all of our installed full sized security cameras, DVRs and NVRs.
The hard drive is the hardest moving part of a Security DVR or NVR. Even with motion activated recording, the hard drive is always moving. You see, it’s not like the hard drive sits there and awaits motion to start recording. The video is constantly streaming from all the camera channels onto the hard drive. The DVR firmware tells the hard drive when to store it and when to toss or recycle it. It’s like a stream of information that streams through a stretch of the river and if activity occurs, the DVR captures it by diverting the video into the storage section of the drive.
So you see, hard drives are crucial for your security system. If it fails, all of your video could be lost forever.