WD Purple 3.5-inch drives for home and small business surveillance systems

Storage maker WD has announced the availability of WD Purple, a 3.5-inch high-capacity hard drives for surveillance applications.

Designed specifically for video surveillance units, WD Purple hard drives are targeted for use in existing home and small business security environments that require up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras.

The WD Purple hard drives are available in capacities from 1 TB up to 4 TB.
Surveillance solutions, which require a hard drive from which camera recordings are saved, are gaining popularity in use.

The WD Purple hard drives, according to WD officials, are optimized hard drives for surveillance applications to improve high-definition playback and operate in 24×7 workloads of surveillance environments.

WD Purple drives, as differentiated from ordinary desktop hard drives, have the built-in reliability to operate in Hikvision home and small business system installations. As an additional benefit, WD Purple drives can support up to eight drives and 32 HD cameras so there is the flexibility to expand for future system coverage.

“The biggest trend impacting the video surveillance market in recent years has been the transition from analog cameras to network cameras,” said Jon Cropley, principal analyst for video surveillance at IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS).

“With enhanced resolution, wide dynamic range and day/night functionality in cameras increasing, demand for storage solutions capable of accommodating large volumes of video will also increase.”
WD Purple hard drives offer low power consumption and many advanced performance features typically reserved for enterprise-level storage.

Price and Availability
The WD Purple hard drives have begun shipping in the Philippines and are distributed by Techtron Systems Corp. and Ubertech Inc.

SRP for the 3.5-inch 1 TB drive, model No.: (WD10PURX) is PhP 3,280.00; the 2 TB drive, model No.: (WD20PURX) is PhP 4,700.00; the 3 TB drive, model No.: (WD30PURX) is PhP 6,250.00 and the 4 TB drive, model No.: (WD40PURX) is PhP 8,995.00.

Additional information about WD Purple hard drives and limited warranty terms may be found on the company website at http://products.wd.com/wdpurple.