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  • How long will it record for?

     

    This guide is designed to give you a rough indication of how long various hard drives will record for at different frame rates using the maximum number of cameras.

    Please note other factors that will affect the recording time are the recording mode and the compression type used.

    4 Channel:  
    Recording Quality (Various other modes are available)
    Appr. Recording Time with 160GB Hard Drive
    Appr. Recording Time with 250GB Hard Drive
    Appr. Recording Time with 500GB Hard Drive
    Best Quality (100FPS)
    6 days
    9.2 days
    18.4 days
    Best Quality (50FPS)
    10.4 days
    16 days
    32 days
    Basic Quality (100FPS)
    15.6 days
    24.4 days
    48.8 days
    Basic Quality (50 FPS)
    27.6 days
    43 days
    86 days

     

    8 Channel:  
    Recording Quality (Various other modes are available)
    Appr. Recording Time with 160GB Hard Drive
    Appr. Recording Time with 250GB Hard Drive
    Appr. Recording Time with 500GB Hard Drive
    Best Quality (100FPS)
    3 days
    4.6 days
    9.2 days
    Best Quality (50FPS)
    5.2 days
    8 days
    16 days
    Basic Quality (100FPS)
    7.8 days
    12.2 days
    24.4 days
    Basic Quality (50 FPS)
    13.8 days
    21.5 days
    43 days

     

    16 Channel:  
    Recording Quality (Various other modes are available)
    Appr. Recording Time with 160GB Hard Drive
    Appr. Recording Time with 250GB Hard Drive
    Appr. Recording Time with 500GB Hard Drive
    Best Quality (100FPS)
    4 days
    7.6 days
    12.2 days
    Best Quality (50FPS)
    5.2 days
    8 days
    16 days
    Basic Quality (100FPS)
    7.8 days
    12.2 days
    24.4 days
    Basic Quality (50 FPS)
    13.8 days
    21.5 days
    43 days

     

     
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