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Hdd showing as uninitalized

UmplebyC

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Hi, I've been having a few issues with a hdd in a hikvision nvr showing as failed but after a reboot it clears and shows fine. Today it now displays as uninitalized. How can I initalize this but still keep the content in the drive as the drive is full with recordings?

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Chris
 

Phil

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There is no way, as far as I know, that you can initialise and keep the HDD contents.
Initialising the HDD will re-format and wipe the HDD.
 

Phil

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If it keeps failing, the HDD may need to be replaced.

You mentioned that you can sometimes get it to show-up OK after a reboot - if you can repeat that, then run the HDD diagnostics in the Configuration -> Storage section and see if it gives you any further clues.
 
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