Applies to: All Reolink NVRs.
If you find that the capacity of Reolink NVRs can’t meet your use, you may refer to the following 3 methods to expand the storage of your NVRs.
Note: The last method only applies to RLN16-410, as there is reserved space and plugs inside it.
Add an External HDD (up to 4TB) via eSATA Port
Step 1. Prepare an HDD and a junction cable.
Step 2. Plug the HDD into the eSATA port of NVR referring to the following instructions.
Note: As the HDD can’t be powered on by the eSATA port of Reolink NVR, it needs an additional power supply.
1. HDD with HDD enclosure. Besides plugging the HDD into the eSATA port of the NVR, you also need to plug the power in. Consult your HDD enclosure supplier for guidance if necessary.
2. HDD with junction line. Plug one end into the eSATA port, and the other end into the power supply.
Replace the Existing HDD with Another HDD with Higher Storage (up to 4TB)
Step 1. Open the NVR box with necessary tools (i.e. screwdriver).
Step 2. Find the HDD, replace it with a new one and tighten the screws.
Step 3. Place the upper plate of the NVR back on its' box.
- Reolink RLN8-410 → 2TB
- Reolink RLN16-410 → 3TB
- Reolink WiFi NVR → 1TB
Place Another HDD inside the NVR
There are enough space and reserved plugs for two 4TB-HDD in RLN16-410 PoE NVRs, which means its maximum capacity can be expanded to a total of 12TB for 5mp version RLN16-410 NVR system.
Note: The 4k version RLN16-410 NVR system doesn't have an eSATA port and only supports two 4tb internal HDDs, total capacity up to 8TB.
Step 1. Prepare an HDD, and open the NVR box gently.
Step 2. Plug the HDD into the exact port on PCB board, then fix the HDD to the base of NVR.
Step 3. Put the upper plate back on the NVR box and restore it to the original state.
Position 1 is where you can put and fix the extra HDD inside the NVR.
Position 2 is the SATA plug for the extra HDD.
Position 3 is the power supply plug for the extra HDD.
As you can see in the picture below, we provide 4 screws for the installation of an additional HDD.
Note: It is important for you to make sure that the HDD is powered on using the power supply plug. Otherwise, the extra HDD would not work at all.
Now you may log in to the NVR, then enter Menu -> Device -> HDD interface to check for the new HDD.