WD Purple Surveillance HDD

WD Purple Surveillance HDD

Built for 24/7, Always-On Security Systems


Engineered for the Extreme Demands of 24/7 Surveillance Systems

WD Purple™ surveillance storage features Western Digital’s exclusive AllFrame™ technology, so you can confidently create a security system tailored to the needs of your business. AllFrame technology improves ATA streaming, helping to reduce errors, pixilation, and other video interruptions that could happen in a video recording system.

WD Purple drives have an enhanced workload rating that supports systems designed for 24×7 video recording with up to 64 cameras. WD Purple 10TB and 12TB capacities feature AllFrame AI™ technology that enables an additional 32 streams for Deep Learning analytics within the system.

Designed for Surveillance

High Capacity

Up to 12TB for the needs of 24/7, always on high-definition surveillance systems

Enhanced Workload Ratings

Up to 180 TB/year on capacities up to 8TB, and up to 360 TB/year on 10TB and above

Exclusive AllFrame Technology

Help reduce frame loss, improve overall video playback, and increase the number of bays supported within a NVR

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  • Engineered specifically for surveillance security systems.
  • Supports up to 360 TB/yr workload rate1
  • Tuned for write-intensive, low bit-rate, high stream-count applications typical to most surveillance applications
  • Prioritized write-operations for maximized surveillance performance
  • TLER & ATA streaming support
  • Support for more than eight bays2

Applications and Workload

  • NVR & DVR Surveillance Systems
  • Up to 64 Cameras Per HDD
  • Deep Learning/AI Capable NVR Systems (10TB & 12TB)

Capture, store and analyze surveillance data in order to extract valuable insights

Purpose built for DVR & NVR systems, WD Purple HDD creates new possibilities in video surveillance by supporting the capture of multiple high resolution video streams while simultaneously accessing recorded video to support deep learning and analytics (10TB & 12TB capacities)

WD Purple HDDs are designed for both DVR and NVR security systems, and are compatible with many of the leading surveillance and security manufacturers. We can help you find the perfect storage for your system.

 WD Purple 7200 RPMWD Purple 5400 RPM
Form Factor3.5"3.5"
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Limited Warranty3 years3 years
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