Details Hikvision h99

Hikvision h99 storage cloud DISK box support HDD SSD

Details Hikvision h99

Hikvision H99 Series NAS (Network Attached Storage) is designed for storing personal private data, which delivers multiple capacities for customers.

Components Hikvision h99
Components Hikvision h99

It comes with one slot of 2.5/3.5-inch HDD/SSD. It can support the function of uploading personal and family photos or videos, classified storage, sharing with family members. Users can access and share files via APP anywhere anytime.

Hikvision h99 Overview

In this age of high-resolution photos and near-constant video capture, Hikvision h99 new the storage space in your PCs and mobile devices fills up faster than ever. While you can certainly use an external hard drive for offloading and backing up files from your PC (and by extension, from your phone), if you disconnect the hard drive and leave it in your office, you won’t be able to get to those files from another location, and neither will anyone else. There are ways to allow other users to share and access the files on your hard drive, however these can not only be challenging, but also carry security risks.

Instead, consider a good network-attached storage (NAS) device. As its name implies, a NAS is high-capacity storage that connects to your home or office network so that you and other users you designate can access your files from mobile devices and PCs without plugging in to the drive. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right NAS.

Once you decide that you need to store files on a network drive, you then need to figure out what you mean to do with them, in order to determine what kind of NAS you need.

For example, a typical business scenario might be sharing access to Office files, like spreadsheets and Word documents, with your coworkers and perhaps backing up select office devices on a regular basis. All of that is relatively simple for a NAS. Additional layers of data security and serving files to a relatively large number of users is typically where businesses need to be careful about NAS storage.

Hikvision h99 quality
Hikvision h99 quality

Home users may not need to worry about large numbers of users, these days it’s the number of simultaneous devices that make a difference. If you’re using the NAS to back up your laptops overnight, that’s pretty straightforward.

But if you’re serving HD videos over your home network to two tablets, a laptop, and your smart TV, all at the same time, you’ll want a NAS with higher specifications for memory, processor, and network capabilities. You’ll also need a more powerful NAS if you want to store big media libraries, like a collection of 100,000 stock photos, for your graphic arts studio, for example.

Like any computer peripheral, the features offered by the various NAS units vary greatly to meet these different demands. So you’ll need to understand the terms and features before you go shopping.

Since a NAS device is, at the simplest level, just a container for a hard drive or drives (with some added intelligence), the number one spec for any NAS unit is its maximum potential storage capacity. That’s determined by the number of drive bays it includes and to a lesser extent what kinds of drives it can carry.

Hikvision h99
Hikvision h99

Most consumer-grade and home-office NAS units have one or two bays, while models designed for the office have four or more. But that’s not an absolute guideline, especially now that newer NAS devices are showing up with support for 2.5-inch laptop-style drives, both platter-based and solid state. These drives will allow NAS makers to fit more drives into their chassis, which means more long-term storage capacity.

We don’t generally recommend NAS Hikvision h99 drives with just a single bay, unless they are to be used strictly for backing up data that will also reside on computers on the network. That’s because of the lack of redundancy out-of-the-box. (Some single-bay NAS drives will allow you to attach a second NAS device or an external hard drive, to that end.) You don’t want the only copy of your data residing on just one drive on the network.

The beauty of a NAS device is that it can use some version of a technology called Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID). This tech allows the software that manages the NAS devices to distribute and duplicate the data it stores across multiple hard disks.

Setup Hikvision h99
Setup Hikvision h99

That means even if one of the drives fails completely, the RAID system can simply take in a new, completely empty drive and repopulate it with the data the failed drive was carrying. There are different levels of RAID that perform this function in different ways depending on exactly what users need. Check out our RAID explainer for more information.

Still, for most home users who aren’t rabid video-file hoarders, a two-bay NAS should be sufficient, provided that you buy big enough drives from the outset if you’ll be mirroring them, meaning simply making one drive an exact duplicate of the other. Err on the high side of capacity, though; it’ll cost more now, but you don’t want to have to rebuy two hard drives for your NAS to get a higher effective mirrored capacity. Remember: Mirroring takes two physical drives. More on redundancy below.

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