Built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr and support for up to 64 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems.
The Right Drive for the Job
WD Purple drives have been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems.
Performance You Can Trust
From a worldwide leader in the storage industry, WD Purple is engineered for quality video playback when you need it most.
Expand Your View to 64
WD Purple drives are optimized to support up to 64 cameras, giving you flexibility to upgrade or expand your security system.
What capacity do you recommend for my surveillance?
Workload Rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive. Annualized workload rate = TB transferred ✕ (8760 / recorded power-on hours). Workload Rate will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.
SURVEILLANCE: GET THE RIGHT DRIVE FOR THE JOB
WD Purple drives have been engineered specifically for surveillance, so they're able to withstand the extreme heat fluctuations and equipment vibrations within a DVR environment.
An average desktop drive is built to run for only short intervals, not the harsh 24/7 always-on environment of a high-definition surveillance system. A disruption to a drive could result in a failure that impacts multiple users, your security archive, or even the entire system.
With a WD Purple drive, you get reliable, surveillance-class storage that's tested for compatibility in a wide-range of security systems.
Trust your view with AllFrame 4K™
Missed frames and lost footage could be a serious problem when video surveillance needs to be retrieved. All WD Purple™ drives are equipped with AllFrame 4K™ technology, which improves ATA streaming to help reduce frame loss, improve overall video playback, and increase the number of hard drive bays supported within a NVR.
Engineered specifically for surveillance security systems.
Three times the workload rating of our desktop hard drives3.
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 up to eight bays.*
3Workload Rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive. Workload Rate is annualized (TB transferred ✕ (8760 / recorded power-on hours)). Workload Rate will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations.
*For capacities 4TB and higher.
With a wide range of industry-leading enclosures and chipsets supported, you're sure to find the configuration and compatibility that's right for your NVR.
LESS IS MORE
Low power consumption is a must in a high-temperature, always-on surveillance environment. IntelliSeek technology helps reduce damaging ambient noise and vibrations.
DESIGNED FOR SURVEILLANCE
The WD Purple drive is designed for both DVR and NVR security systems, and is compatible with many of the the leading surveillance and security manufacturers. We can help you find the perfect storage for your system.
What is the difference between a desktop drive and a WD Purple drive?
The WD Purple drive is designed specifically for 24/7 DVR and NVR surveillance solutions and is optimized with AllFrame 4K™ technology for system playback and performance.
WD Purple drives support 3x the workload rating of desktop drives, making them more capable of handling the higher demands of video surveillance systems.
What capacity do you recommend for my surveillance?
Higher capacity WD Purple drives allow you to store more footage, more high definition video, and more high quality frames per second. WD recommends 4TB or greater for your DVR or NVR surveillance solution.
What types of systems is a WD Purple drive compatible with?
The WD Purple drive is designed for both DVR and NVR security systems and is compatible with many of the leading surveillance and security manufacturers. We can help you find the perfect storage for your system.
Easy backup and upgrade
Acronis True Image WD Edition software, available as a free download, can clone drives and backup your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data.
TRUST YOUR VIEW
All WD Purple drives are equipped with AllFrame 4K™ technology, which improves ATA streaming to reduce frame loss, improve overall video playback, and more.
WD Purple is built for personal, home office or small business surveillance systems using up to 64 HD cameras.
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