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Author Topic: D-Link DNR-202L 4 cams + more for events? Pre-purchase vetting.  (Read 3862 times)

BAMoh

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Re: D-Link DNR-202L 4 cams + more for events? Pre-purchase vetting.
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2016, 09:18:44 PM »

Thanks so much. As long as the cropping is on playback only and not on recording I'm OK with it.

Yet another question for you.. You wrote that you use a WD 3TB USB Passport Drive. And you record 4 cams with it 24x7. How long have you been using the WD? Seems reliable?
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Re: D-Link DNR-202L 4 cams + more for events? Pre-purchase vetting.
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2016, 09:56:44 PM »

Thanks so much. As long as the cropping is on playback only and not on recording I'm OK with it.

Yet another question for you.. You wrote that you use a WD 3TB USB Passport Drive. And you record 4 cams with it 24x7. How long have you been using the WD? Seems reliable?

I felt burnt by seagate years ago after some failures...(2009?)...  Only W.D. failure was a 10,000rpm raptor 150 GB...  haven't spun up

I use WD external drives, Samsung SSDs for desktops, whatever SSD they throw in my laptops (toshiba?), and WD in my Synology NAS..

The small 3TB external drives are cheap at under $120?... I usually buy 2 at a time, back up to both. 

I was surprised it is working..there's no external power source possible on the device... there was that one person who had a small 1TB WD drive that wouldn't work on his dnr202l.... I don't know how old it was.. my 3TB is a USB 3.0 drive... so maybe newer tech... it is not labeled "5400 rpm" as are the most recent 3TB box versions... Mine appears to have every description except drive speed...



Newegg has the dnr202l for $79.99..

I must correct myself earlier.. the going rate for a synology cam license is $55 @ B&H.. 4 for $200....  I have some non-dlink cams on that.



 anyways, I had 1 camera recording (2210L) from last week July through 8/21... then added 3 more...


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Anyways, my current dnr202L/dir890l/2330l/960l/2210l?, build out is for a gift...  but don't worry - I have an unboxed dnr202L waiting to be unleashed again...

 And the DNR202L will scream with a siren if there is a drive failure.... unless you turn it off.
I'll guess if you have 2 attached (not sure if that would cause too much power pull yet)... if 1 failed it should go to next one...  ???




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Re: D-Link DNR-202L 4 cams + more for events? Pre-purchase vetting.
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2016, 10:53:14 PM »

Thanks again. Yeah, I don't trust Seagate products. Never had one fail but read too many horror stories. The price difference between WD and Seagate is wide for the same number of GB so its tempting but the risk of the drive going bad makes it an unwise choice.
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Re: D-Link DNR-202L 4 cams + more for events? Pre-purchase vetting.
« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2016, 06:33:26 AM »

I was burnt by WD years ago and never went back to them, lost 60Gb of data with bad drive. Never have had any bad drives with SG or if I did, I was able to recover the data then get the drive replaced. SG's been great since then for HDD. Micron for SSD. My 2 cents.
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Re: D-Link DNR-202L 4 cams + more for events? Pre-purchase vetting.
« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2016, 09:11:08 AM »

I meant Seagate external drives. Actually I have never had problems with any brand. Have had a Seagate Hybrid used constantly without any issues.
For portable, I just happen to use WD and never had any problems. Just what I read about Seagate makes me leery. Sometimes its not the drive itself but the controller.
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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2016, 10:32:35 AM »

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