Consumer DVR / Media Server

Consumer DVR’s (cable/satellite “boxes”), media servers and home theater systems are best served by reliable, ultra-quiet AV drives built to record and playback high definition audio/video streams on a 24/7 basis. These types of systems usually require the highest capacity drives. In commercial and very large residential installations, Mainstream Enterprise drives are sometimes required to achieve the expected performance and reliability, especially when using RAID technology.

 

Unique Consumer DVR / Media Server challenges for drives:

  • Small chassis sizes, small fans, sometimes even no fans
  • 24/7 operation
  • Constant sequential access

Enabling features of AV drives:

  • 24/7 rated drive platform
  • Custom, adaptive tuning
  • Custom, factory screening
  • Low spin rate, low power use
  • Enhanced spindle motor

Enabling features of Mainstream Enterprise drives:

  • 24/7 rated drive platform
  • Custom, adaptive tuning
  • Custom, factory screening
  • Enhanced recording platform
  • RV feed forward sensors
  • Fixed shaft motor

 

System builders, integrators and OEM’s in this space need a drive with the right features to enhance the system, but have to be very focused on low cost as well, since the consumer market is very competitive with a lot of hungry, low-cost manufacturers around the world with easy access to the US market.

HDSTOR personnel have helped many of the largest DVR manufacturers, home theater specialists, and custom system builders get the most out of the hard drives in their systems. If this is your business, let us be your hard drive expert.

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