iPi Recorder System Requirements for Multiple PS Eye Cameras Configuration

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  • Computer (desktop or laptop):
    • CPU: x86 compatible (Intel Pentium 4 or higher, AMD Athlon or higher, 2GHz), dual- or quad- core is preferable
    • Operating system: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
    • USB: at least two USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 controllers
      For more info see USB controllers
    • ExpressCard or eSATA slot (for laptops)
      Optional, but highly recommended. It allows to install external USB controller in case of compatibility issues between cameras and built-in USB controllers, or if all USB ports are in fact connected to a single USB controller
    • Storage system: HDD or SSD or RAID with write speed:
      • For 4 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 17 MByte/sec
      • For 6 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 25 MByte/sec
      • For 8 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 35 MByte/sec
      • For 12 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 50 MByte/sec
      • For 16 cameras at 60 fps, 640 x 480 resolution: not less than 70 MByte/sec
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Note: These numbers are valid for "background subtraction" compression mode (default compression mode for PS Eye cameras in iPi Recorder). But this compression involves additional CPU load. If your CPU is a bottleneck, you can use non-compressed mode that gives 3-5 times higher required write speed, but the CPU load will be reduced.