Having Troubles Reading the Hard Drive?
If your device is having difficulty reading your newly installed hard drive the hard drive and all connections are properly made, you may need to be manually formatted. Most Amcrest NVRs and DVRs require the hard drive to be formatted to FAT32 which is standard for most devices. To format the hard drive, remove it from the NVR and hook it up to your computer. Once the hard drive is installed and is being properly read by the computer, download and install the GUI Formatting Tool provided below.