08-10-2018 06:38 AM
hope one of you can spread some light on my isue .
i have the nvr 500gb model which has three unifi cameras connected , one - g3 dome recording at 1080
one - uvc g3 recording at 1080
one = unifi micro recording at 720
my issue is the hard drive fills up in just 4 days with constant recording on all three cameras .
is there any way i could connect an external hd to record to ?
can it be done ?
any help would be great , thank you
08-10-2018 03:31 PM
We have an article on how to add an external USB 3.0 drive to an NVR, which you can find here:
That said, you can also increase retention by properly configuring motion detection based recordings. Taking the time to tune motion sensitivity and using a minimum motion event trigger of 1s or 2s can significantly reduce false positive recordings.
Finally, consider enabling Adaptive Bitrate on the High channel for your G3 and G3-Dome cameras, as this will drastically reduce storage needs by reducing bitrate when the cameras are recording a relatively static scene.
08-11-2018 08:34 PM - edited 08-11-2018 08:35 PM
Like what @UBNT-Cody said tuning the motion detection is key and motion zones.
I had 8 cams going to a 500gb drive and got almost 2 months out of it