1tb external hard drive for 24/7 surveillance system

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  1. 007bond macrumors 6502a

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    hello. my dad has a surveillance system in one of his stores and he needs an external hard drive that will be able to have great performance (since the system is on 24/7) and a good price (under 120 shipped). i was wondering what drive we should buy. we dont need firewire or eSATA just a good, reliable usb hard drive. i was looking at western digital drives and they seem to be pretty good but im not sure. thanks
     
  2. MacKiddyWiddy macrumors 6502

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    western digital or lacey for reliability i would say [​IMG]
     
  3. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    I can't really recommend much in that price range for that sort of operation. Standard consumer-grade hard drives are not designed for 24/7 operation. Drives that are, such as Western Digitals's RE series, are slightly out of your budget for your desired capacity.
     
  4. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    we can stretch a little i guess. i will have to ask my dad. are you talking about the raid edition? i thought those were internal only
     
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    You can find an enclosure to put it in for little money. USB enclosures are dirt cheap.

    Edit: Make sure that the enclosure has adequate cooling for 24/7 operation as well.
     
  6. 007bond thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good idea. I am going to see what we can do. I never thought I'd get such useful info from bill gates. Thanks
     

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