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jager122

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Mar 8, 2021
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I plan to use a 500GB SDD to serve both music and storage for the sentry cam.

I would like to devote as much possible space to music, and on the basis the dashcam over writes it's self what would be a sensible minimum for the sentry cam?

I imagine it'll only be used to store the cached video and only ever used if I honk to save etc ,l.

Does anyone have any stats on just how much storage is permanently needed?
 

Kevy Baby

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Aug 11, 2019
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I plan to use a 500GB SDD to serve both music and storage for the sentry cam.

I would like to devote as much possible space to music, and on the basis the dashcam over writes it's self what would be a sensible minimum for the sentry cam?

I imagine it'll only be used to store the cached video and only ever used if I honk to save etc ,l.

Does anyone have any stats on just how much storage is permanently needed?
You will no hard data on this. Some people can live with a 32 GB drive for Dash Cam/Sentry (the car overwrites oldest footage when space runs out). I had a dedicated 256 thumb drive for 18 month and never had an issue. You will get a multitude of answers and all are right and all are wrong.

Do you change your music often or will you keep the same stuff? Come up with an estimate of how much space you will need for music and add 10-25% and set that with the balance to cam. I recently had to get more space for music (I've ben re-ripping a lot of tracks to FLAC and been on a bit of a buying spree lately) so I got a 1TB T5 and split it down the middle.
 
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jrweiss98020

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I agree. You can always copy sentry video to another computer/drive, but your increase in music requirements may never stop. I suspect 128 GB will be more than enough for the sentry, but that's up to you.
 
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