Question hard drive not working in my dvr

corvairbob

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if this is the correct spot. if not can you tell me the place to post this on toms guide?

i have a dvr that i do not know the model but on my tiny cam app it comes up as a zmodo dvr. anyway the hard drive quit all of a sudden and i put in another one and it was working and then it quit. so to test the unit i put in a 16gb ssd drive and it works.

i took the drives up to the pc and hooked them up with a usb system i have to test hard drives and the pc see them and lets me put data on them. i take them to the dvr and it fails to see them. so is there a special format or other type the drives need to be at for dvr to see them? i format it to mbr and ntfs system and the dvr is not finding it. the ssd drive is the same thing only 16gb not 1tb. also i do not feel one drive spin up can't tell about the other drive, it may not be spinning up either. i also tried powering the drives from the same power supply i sue to test them with so the dvr does not have to power them. that failed also.

thanks for any help. i hate to now have to get another 16 ch dvr. i have an 8 channel this is a 16 channel i need 12 channels. thanks bp.
 

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