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Samsung surveillance camera system

robintrade 1,130 887 July 24, 2014 at 06:53 PM
My friend has a samsung model SDR-5100n. She thinks the hard drive has failed.
I opened it up and found a seagate 2TB drive inside.

Does anyone know can I just simply remove the old drive and install a new one?
Is there any software that needs to be loaded?

Samsung wanted $200 to do the repair.

TIA

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My friend has a samsung model SDR-5100n. She thinks the hard drive has failed.
I opened it up and found a seagate 2TB drive inside.

Does anyone know can I just simply remove the old drive and install a new one?
Is there any software that needs to be loaded?

Samsung wanted $200 to do the repair.

TIA
You can swap it no problem, the firmware is not on the drive. In fact, if you want to test it, just pull the drive most units will just work and not record. I would suggest this purple drive as its designed for NVR/DVR recording http://www.amazon.com/Intellipowe...rple+drive
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You can swap it no problem, the firmware is not on the drive. In fact, if you want to test it, just pull the drive most units will just work and not record. I would suggest this purple drive as its designed for NVR/DVR recording http://www.amazon.com/Intellipowe...rple+drive
No idea they had a purple line. I knew they had Blue, Black, Green, and Red. Now purple too.
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No idea they had a purple line. I knew they had Blue, Black, Green, and Red. Now purple too.
Yup and if seen reviews claiming smooth playback on HD cam recordings. I know OP is using analog cams, but it cant hurt to have a good drive in there.
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Yup and if seen reviews claiming smooth playback on HD cam recordings. I know OP is using analog cams, but it cant hurt to have a good drive in there.
Any other colors LOL
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No idea they had a purple line. I knew they had Blue, Black, Green, and Red. Now purple too.
I am curious to see if all of these different color lines actually improve reliability and performance overall compared to the old days of one HDD for everything.
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I am curious to see if all of these different color lines actually improve reliability and performance overall compared to the old days of one HDD for everything.
For hd camera's some are saying they can see improvement.. The price premium is not significant..
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You could also try to reformat the old drive to see if it still works.
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Yup and if seen reviews claiming smooth playback on HD cam recordings. I know OP is using analog cams, but it cant hurt to have a good drive in there.
Purple = RED with tweaked firmware. RED, Purple, or seagate NAS. Just buy the one that is cheaper.

For the OP with a DVR, just about any drive except GREEN will work fine. AV-GP or seagate SV drives will work. They will be cheaper but consume more power.
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For hd camera's some are saying they can see improvement.. The price premium is not significant..
Or just buy RED and not give more profit to WD.

Would love to see actual proof that purple works better.
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Or just buy RED and not give more profit to WD.

Would love to see actual proof that purple works better.
Currently the 2tb purple is 4 dollars cheaper than the red on amazon. So purple makes most sense.
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Currently the 2tb purple is 4 dollars cheaper than the red on amazon. So purple makes most sense.
2TB

Purple $95
RED $89 @ newegg
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2TB

Purple $95
RED $89 @ newegg
wrong again, its 99 for the red. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...-_-Product
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wrong again, its 99 for the red. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...-_-Product
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Anything else?
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Anything else?
yes, they are not the same drives with different firmware. Look up the spec sheets. OP should spend the extra 5 buxs on a drive the is designed for surveillance. If op has prime and needs the drive sooner then amazon is the way to go anyways.
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