Hikvision NAS storage HDD initializing returns to uninitialized state.

When using a NAS for storage of video from Hikvision surveillance cameras, you may encounter a situation where the HDD keeps returning to the uninitialized state.
The reason for this is that the camera can’t cope with large drives. I tried to attach a 33 Terra-byte share to the camera and that didn’t work.
Only when I put a quota on the share of 150 Gigabyte, the format succeeded and the status stayed normal
I guess 150 GB is not the limit, try 200 or 300.. see what works.

3 thoughts on “Hikvision NAS storage HDD initializing returns to uninitialized state.

  1. cctv_man

    2 Hikvision cameras (DS-2CD2Txxxxx series) and 3TB CIFS share worked like a charm!
    50/50 space assigned via user quota, each camera own user …
    …. until NAS has crashed and reported free space changed when cameras were offline during offline filesystem scan.
    Now it shows again: uninitialized.
    How to recover recordings?

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