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IP Camera File Store £700 (paranoid)

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Retow, 15 Aug 2006.

  1. Retow

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    Basically I want a machine that will record from the cameras around my home, prerequisites are conroe duo, 320GB SATA raid with redundancy 2GB RAM the graphics card isnt really important it will also need about 1GBit NIC.

    So far ive got:

    Intel Core 2 DUO E6300 "LGA775 Allendale" 1.86GHz (1066FSB) - OEM (CP-135-IN)
    3 * Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 10 NCQ 320GB 6V320F0 SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-113-MD)
    Abit AB9 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-106-AB)
    BFG 3DFuzion GeForce 7300 LE Turbo Cache 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-028-BG)
    Antec SLK3000B Midi Tower Case - No PSU (CA-027-AN)

    already have

    2GB 667MHz DDR2 RAM
    Antec 1650 chassis I have spare
    Windows XP

    Which came out at about £610.

    Raid is needed,
    Is that all ok compatability wise or can anyone come up with a better solution I'm a tad blonde when it comes to Intels stuff.
     
  2. Pajeh

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    Location: Manchester, UK

    Is it necessary to get such an expensive setup? Surely a £300 pc would do the job?
     
  3. fini

    Sgarrista

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    Agreed, why all the PoWERRRRR?

    I'd spend £200 buying something second hand not in this context sorry, local paper or (when you get access to it) the MM.

    EDIT: You also don't have a PSU in that spec

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  4. Explicit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Feb 2006

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    Agree with above, but if you insist on the above spec, please change the HDDs from Maxtor to Seagate .10s
     
  5. kitten

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    How many simultaneous feeds and at what rate to you intend to capture?
    If just a couple of cameras taking a shot every few seconds then you only need a cheap machine with a pair of mirrored drives

    If you want to record streaming video from several cameras simultaneously then you may want to think about a dedicated solution, especially if you want to record in any kind of quality.

    Just a thought..
    I would calculate how much data is going to hit the recording PC and at what rate, then design the networking and RAID system around that. :)
     
    Last edited: 15 Aug 2006
  6. Hxc

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    Change the Maxtors to Seagate 7200.10s.
     
  7. Retow

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    ...

    Future proofing.

    The system will be running 24x7 and scheduled to re-encode a days worth of captured footage from 6 Sony IP cameras, obviously i want this done as quickly as possible.

    The camera management and control application is also resource heavy when set to monitor activity / record automatically so this was another consideration.

    This is really a test bed, if it works then itll be installed on my business premises and monitor there, so its worth noting all costs should be ex-VAT.
     
  8. Combat squirrel

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    WELL THEN

    Go for:

    ntel Core 2 DUO E6400
    Seagate Barracuda ES 750GB ST3750640NS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM x4
    Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi
    Any old graphics card, consider ATI as it may help in converting Vids
    CoolerMaster Stacker 830

    Expensive but will do exactly what you want - YOU NEED those Seagate drives as there designed exactly for this purpose, anything else would probably fail fairly quickly, if its out of budget get the normal seagate drives, STAY AWAY FROM MAXTOR
     
  9. Datamonkey

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    A note for you,


    i have heard from a frend of a friend who has a print business who did just this, problem is.

    the gits who broke in stole the recording machine, and smashed what they couldnt take.

    He has a new system in place, which also uploads to a storage spot on the web.

    Not sure how this is run, it doesnt upload the whole lot obviously, but a frame every now and then when its picked up some motion.

    Would be worth looking into this solution also.

    Wouldnt want you spending and installing only to have it nicked or smashed wiht no evidence.
     
  10. smckay

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    the MM?
     
  11. fini

    Sgarrista

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    Members Market

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  12. Retow

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    Good point on the theft of the machine there is a server room but thats not very secure, i suppose i could get some sort of enclosure.
     
  13. Yewen

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    Members market, you need 90 days signup time with 250 non spammed posts to gain access. It is the user second hand section of OcUK.
     
  14. turboshed

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    Location: Surrey

    this might sound silly but could'nt you put the computer tower in a safe, and have the safe secured to the floor
     
  15. Yewen

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    That may be hard unless the safe was designed for it, due to heat / power etc.

    You could bolt the PC to the floor and put the hard drives in decent enclosures, although it still may get stolen.
     
  16. fini

    Sgarrista

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    1) Install tracker in PC (like in cars)
    2) get tracker remote control thing so you don't have to rely on police
    3) run down road after burglar
    4)find your keyboard in their house
    5)show off keyboard warrior skills
    6)post thread about it on OcUK

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