CCTV Hard drive faulty? OYN-X NVR
I wonder if anyone can help me please?
We have an OYN-X NVR 2TB with 4 Kestrel 8MP cameras.
We have motion detect set up on 2 cameras which sends an alert and records whatever triggered it.
On Tuesday morning I checked any overnight alerts as I usually do each morning.
Although the alerts showed on the log on my ‘phone, when I clicked on them to playback they just stated “buffering” and then “connect fail”.
I went to my monitor which is attached to the NVR to see if I could view them from there and when I clicked on play, it stated “no video”.
So the motion detection had set off and logged the alarm but it didn’t appear to record it.
I rebooted the NVR to see if that would solve the problem. It did not. However the hard drive did make a continuous “churning” noise (as if trying to read the disc over and over) when it was switched back on which was only stopped by switching it off and on again.
I then thought perhaps the hard drive was full and for some reason was not overwriting the old recordings so I formatted it.
It still didn’t solve the problem.
I cannot view anything by remote playback at all not just the alarms.
If I do a search for any recordings since Tuesday (when I formatted it) it says none found.
On the hard drive details it states “normal” and total space 1.81TB and free space 1.81TB. Surely it should have used up some space to record since the Tuesday formatting?
My system is set to “auto-reboot” every Tuesday at 2am. It was Tuesday morning when I was unable to view anything. Is this just a coincidence or significant?
Is there anyway I can test to see if it is a hard drive fault or if it’s something else?
The system is only 3 months old.
I can still view all 4 cameras “Live” on my ‘phone and tablet when at home or away from the house so I don’t feel it is a network issue.
Sorry for such a long post but any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you for reading.
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