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What is local storage? Local storage usually refers to anything that is “on-premise” like HDD, flash drive, SD card, local file server, or Network Attached Storage drive (NAS).With hands-off equipment as a storage backup, local storage can be a great data storage solution. You don’t need to access your files with an Internet.There are many advantages to having local storage.1. No need for an Internet connection2. Reliable and Accessible:You can control all of your data locally anytime without limitation.3. Offers far more options for customization4. Faster data transfer5. No hidden fees6. Secure and local managementThere are also some disadvantages:1. Physical space required2. Need IT management skills3. Susceptible to external damageIf you use the Reolink devices, the most common local storage options are NVR HDD and SD card.
Local management & Local detection:Using the NVR, you can manage your data locally and it is built-in local detection. Without the Internet and extra fee, you can also control your camera stored videos in your HDD, and receive notifications in your monitoring area.Flexible connection of different types of cameras for your videos storageMany users may not find that both PoE and WiFi wired cameras can connect to the NVR flexibly. You can control the data for most types of Reolink cameras.External HDD is AvailableYou can add the external HDD according to your needs. NVR HDD can record up to 291 days of 24/7 recording for 1 camera and 4096 bit-rate setting.FYI:Different models and hardware versions have different HDD capacity recommendations. You can find the capacity parameter here.If you would like to know how long can your NVR record, you can refer to this article.
SD card is a very convenient set-up of local storage.When choosing the SD card, it is also important to think of the endurance especially if you record 24/7. You can choose high endurance cards if you record 24/7. If the camera only records motion videos, 32GB would be ok.Advantages:(1) Cheaper than hard drive(2) Small and easy set-up(3) Record both continuous and alarm videos(4) Able to playback in the APP and Client(5) Time-lapse video can record on the SD card.(6) Work with the battery camerasTips:Capacity: Up to 256GB, but it may depend on your camera model.Requirements: FAT32 and Class 10 or later read and write speedWhat do you think of the local storage? Any thoughts or tips are welcome.#ReolinkLocalSecurity #LocalStorage #Reolinknvr
@reolink-fiona Any plans to have SDXC 512GB?
@joseph_1979 NO plan in a short time. I will collect your suggestion and I will let you know when there is good news.
Can we use a local HDD with the Argus 3 pro? If yes, what is the process?Thanks
@f-pierresteguy_441320730525874 Due to battery constraint none of the battery operated cameras can be added to the NVR.
As i know one of the significant advantages of local storage is that it enables applications to function offline. Users can continue using the application and access stored data even when there is no internet connectivity. Local storage allows for quick retrieval and storage of data on the user's device. It eliminates the need to fetch data from a remote server, resulting in faster load times and smoother user experiences.
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