Question Are spinning HDD better than Sata SSD for at-home surveillance camera storage?

SeriousGaming101

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Hello all,

This is the main storage machine for my at-home wifi security cameras:

https://us.eufy.com/products/t80301d1

Its called the HomeBase3 and it supports up to 16TB of "Any 5V 2.5" storage drive (HDD or SSD) with a SATA interface.Note: 12V storage drives are not supported. "

1. I dont know whether (for home surveillance camera systems) is it better to have a spinning HDD or SSD with no moving parts.

If I go with the SSD, I am thinking of the Samsung 870 Evo 8TB (I am not sure whether this Samsung SSD is a "5V" or "12V" storage):

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/870-qvo-sata-iii-2-5-ssd-8tb-mz-77q8t0b-am/?cid=pla-ecomm-pfs-mms-us-google-na-03042022-170119-&ds_e=GOOGLE-cr:0-pl:267548417-&ds_c=FF~Memory+SSC_CN~Memory+SSC_ID~B0000PWD_PH~on_MK~us_BS~ms_PR~ecom_SB~memcross_FS~hqloe_CA~smp_KS~nag_MT~na-&ds_ag=AG~Memory+SSC_ID~E0001FPF_MK~us_AT~sa_MD~h_PK~roah_PB~google_AI~n_AE~oth1_TG~3mr_SA~res-&ds_k=PRODUCT_GROUP&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1ZGcBhCoARIsAGQ0kkoB4pl3xwPpX1gzKGqeporztYp8iQ7nske08l1jU_C9As8sh6RY6DsaAqT3EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

2. I need a recommendation for a 5V 2.5" HDD 16TB Storage. Any ideas?

3. Does a 16TB Sata SSD harddrive even exist?

4. What's the difference between a 5V and a 12V storage drives?

5. Are some spinning HDD hard drives better than others? (For the specific task of storing home surveillance footage.) For example:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1672770-REG/wd_wd181purp_18_tb_hard_drive.html/?ap=y&ap=y&smp=y&smp=y&lsft=BI:514&gclid=Cj0KCQiA1ZGcBhCoARIsAGQ0kkqr8mbQHLk0Qx4mDjZLOwPicxh6M6mRGbbkv9XW-bcx9TFO2pVWOq8aAmW-EALw_wcB
 

USAFRet

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3. Not at a price you can afford.

5. Seagate Skyhawk. Specifically for this use.

Why a 16TB? How much video are you planning on keeping?
For my Reolink RL-423 cameras, they each consume about 1.2TB per month of 24/7 recording. This goes straight to a drive in my NAS box.
 

SeriousGaming101

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3. Not at a price you can afford.

5. Seagate Skyhawk. Specifically for this use.

Why a 16TB? How much video are you planning on keeping?
For my Reolink RL-423 cameras, they each consume about 1.2TB per month of 24/7 recording. This goes straight to a drive in my NAS box.
Why a 16TB?
Because I want to max out the specs the most I can.
What is a NAS box?
 

USAFRet

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Why a 16TB?
Because I want to max out the specs the most I can.
What is a NAS box?
Network Attached Storage.
Basically, a little server. Specifically, this QNAP: https://www.qnap.com/en-us/product/ts-453a


I don't know what resolution your cameras are/will record.
But 16TB would save an entire year of 24/7 from one of my Reolinks.
Personally, I have no need to keep ALL of it for that long. 30 days works for me. If some event has not come to my attention in that time, I don't need it.
If something HAS come to my attention, then I would simply save that 15 minute slice of video to somewhere else.
 

kanewolf

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Why a 16TB?
Because I want to max out the specs the most I can.
What is a NAS box?
"Maxing out" is only worthwhile if you will use it. Otherwise it is wasted. Having a car with a top speed of 200MPH is not as useful when you are limited to 70MPH (or 20MPH because of traffic).
Choose storage based on what you believe you will use in 5 years. Disk failure probability goes up significantly after five years, so consider a 5 year lifespan projection. You might get much longer, but there is more risk.
A NAS is a purpose built device that is network connected and provides storage for many purposes. Look at the Synology or QNAP website for lots of info about NAS units.
 
If I go with the SSD, I am thinking of the Samsung 870 Evo 8TB (I am not sure whether this Samsung SSD is a "5V" or "12V" storage):
It's a 5V drive. See the spec on the label.

https://www.storagereview.com/review/samsung-870-qvo-sata-ssd-review-8tb

BTW, you can snip all the tracking rubbish off your URLs, as follows:

https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/870-qvo-sata-iii-2-5-ssd-8tb-mz-77q8t0b-am/
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1672770-REG/wd_wd181purp_18_tb_hard_drive.html
 

palladin9479

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Video surveillance equipment tends to be storage intensive and designed for long term archival. Those drives are for devices that tend to have multiple cameras streaming simultaneously while needing to store three to six months worth of video. Think of a typical store with one camera outside and two or three inside all streaming to a recording system in the office. That is where this massive HDD would come in handy, and where the costs would be written off as business expense.
 

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