| | Standard Resolution (360 x 240)
Maximum recording speed 120 images per second (ips) system-wide:
| | High Resolution (704 x 240)
Maximum recording speed 60 images per second (ips) system-wide:
- The RVS system also records in Low and Very High quality settings– please refer to the HDD calculator for complete recording duration estimates.
- NOTE: To determine the number of days the system will record, simply divide the total hours from the chart above by the hours per day you estimate the system will be recording.
- For example: 1 Camera, 30 ips system will record for 1.503 hours on 500GB. If you are recording 8 hours per day, the total number of recording days is 188. (1,503/8 = 188)
FAQ: Solid-State Hard Drives
The RVS Digital Video Recorder (DVR) includes a removable hard disk drive enclosed in a protected
housing with shock dampeners. RVS provides the option of a standard SATA or solid-state drive (SSD).
Listed below are some frequently asked questions to assist in the hard drive selection for your RVS DVR
What are the benefits of solid-state drives?
A solid-state drive has no moving parts and will last
longer than traditional rotating disk hard disk drives.
Solid-state drives are also more tolerant of shock.
What is the difference in the shock rating?
Standard SATA hard disk drives have a shock rating of
up to 70Gs; Solid-state drives feature a shock rating of
up to 1,500Gs. Protection against shock is vital in a
severe crash or explosion when important data might be
damaged or lost. While the RVS DVR is designed to
withstand these external forces and protect the hard
drive; in severe cases the HDD can experience extreme
shock and lose data. Utilizing solid-state drives in this
instance will reduce the risk of data loss.
How long should I expect a SSD to last?
Solid-state drives support over 100,000 write cycles and
feature wear-out reduction algorithms to prolong life
span. In DVR applications, when capturing video at a
rate of about 1GB per hour (120ips at standard quality),
one write-cycle on a 60GB SSD will last for 60 hours.
That equates to 6 million hours of video recording before
the SSD reaches the end of the rated lifespan.
Can I upgrade my existing system?
Yes, all existing RVS systems can be upgraded by
simply replacing the existing HDD with a new SSD.
What sizes are available?
Currently, solid-state drives are available in 60GB,
120GB and 250GB. RVS will continue to offer larger
capacities as they become available.
Is there a difference in recording duration?
No, there is no difference in recording duration of equal
sizes. For recording durations based on each size
available, please utilize the hard drive recording chart.