Use 5900 rpm not 7200 rpm hard drives for stand alone DVR 5900 rpm vs 7200 rpm

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5900 rpm vs 7200 rpm

 

Use 5900 rpm not 7200 rpm hard drives for stand alone DVR 5900 rpm vs 7200 rpm

 

Both Western Digital and Seagate came up with hard drives for recording purpose on Stand Alone DVR, The hard from western Digital is AV drive ( Audio Video Drive) It’s actually beneficial to use the lower-RPM drives for storage, since they generate less heat. Looks more than adequate for your purposes:

Spin Speed (RPM) 5900 RPM
Sustained data transfer rate 144Mb/s
Average latency 4.16ms
Random read seek time <12.0ms
Random write seek time <13.0ms
I/O data transfer rate 600MB/s

5900 rpm vs 7200 rpm5900 rpm vs 7200 rpm5900 rpm vs 7200 rpm

It is recommended to use 5900 rpm hard drive for recording because it will last longer