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What if the hard drive can't be formatted by DVR/NVR system?

2019-05-24

1. If you buy the hard drive from our company, it can be recognized by our DVR/NVR

    systembut it can't be formatted.

    Please follow up the below steps to check it:

    A.  Please disassemble the rear cover of the DVR/NVR to check if the power wire and data wire

         of the hard drive are connected well, you can re-connect them to try.


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B. If the wires are connected well, but the hard drive still can't be formatted, please remove this

       hard drive from the DVR/NVR, then install it to your other device (DVR, NVR, or computer)

       to test if it can work normally.

       If you have another working internal hard drive, you can also install it to the DVR/NVR to

       test.

  C. If these can't help you, please contact us and provide us your order number / order ID, and

       help to confirm the model number of your DVR/NVR, we will send the correct upgrade file to

       you, you can upgrade the DVR to try.

 

2. If you buy the DVR/NVR from our company, and buy the hard drive from another

    company. It can be recognized by our DVR/NVR system, but it can't be formatted.

    Please follow up the below steps to check it:

    A. Please tell us the brand, model and some specs of your hard drive.

        It will be better to take some photos of your hard drive to us, or send us the link of

        your hard drive.

    B. Please check if the power wire and data wire of the hard drive are connected well.

    C. If the wires are connected well, but the hard drive still can't be formatted, please remove

        this drive from the DVR/NVR, then install it to your other device (DVR, NVR, or computer)

        to test if it can work normally.

        If you have another working internal hard drive, you can also install it to the DVR/NVR to

        test.

    D. If these can't help you, please contact us and provide us your order number / order ID, and

        help to confirm the model number of your DVR/NVR, we will send the correct upgrade file to

        you, you can upgrade the DVR to try.

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