Western Digital expands capacity of surveillance-class hard drives to 10 TB
Western Digital announced Tuesday availability of the WD Purple 10TB HDD, a latest addition to its high-capacity hard drive line for surveillance applications.
According the IHS Markit, anticipated growth of 4K-compliant and high-resolution network cameras over the next few years is driving higher demand for surveillance-class storage to support systems featuring these technologies. With increased capacity and proven technology, the WD Purple 10TB HDD is optimized for 24×7 video surveillance systems and up to 64 high-definition (HD) cameras in home and small business security environments.
Optimized to withstand the demands of always-on DVR and NVR recording environments, 10TB WD Purple hard drives offer low power consumption, WD technologies and many advanced performance features including AllFrame 4K technology, HelioSeal technology, and scalable surveillance systems.
Estimated at two percent of the camera network security camera market in 2017, 4K video surveillance cameras are expected to reach 29 percent by 2020. AllFrame 4K technology enhances ATA streaming support to help reduce video frame loss with proprietary cache policy management technology to improve overall data flow and playback. WD Purple 10TB HDDs include exclusive firmware enhancements that help protect against video pixilation and interruptions within a surveillance system.
Providing higher storage capacity and lower power consumption, the WD Purple 10TB HDD uses the third generation of HelioSeal technology, which has been shipping for over three years and on over 12 million drives as of December last year.
Designed for 24×7 operations with support for multi-bay systems with an annualized workload rating of 180 TB/year and tarnish-resistant components, WD Purple 10TB drives are ready for use in demanding high-performance, high-definition small- or large-scale surveillance systems
Built for easy integration into new or existing video surveillance systems, WD Purple hard drives are designed and tested to surveillance-class standards and are compatible with industry-leading chassis and chip-sets. Without a current industry standard, WD worked closely with surveillance partners to develop a proprietary benchmark to define and demonstrate performance in surveillance systems.
The WD Purple 10TB drive complements Western Digital’s line of advanced storage solutions for the surveillance market, offering a core-to-edge portfolio that supports customers from cloud storage and server systems out to the surveillance cameras.
“Advanced imaging technology advancements are expanding the value that video surveillance provides for applications ranging from retail and public safety monitoring to smart-city infrastructure, all of which are driving new storage needs,” said Brendan Collins, Western Digital’s vice president of product marketing. “Our new 10TB drive inherits the high performance, reliability and endurance qualities of our WD Purple family, with maximum capacity to offer VARs, integrators and consumers a 4K-ready solution for current and next-generation surveillance systems.”
WD had in 2014 expanded its WD Purple line of 3.5-inch hard drives for video surveillance applications, with the release of the 6 TB capacity. Video surveillance is a highly data-rich application within the “Internet of Things (IoT)” ecosystem.
WD Purple hard drives excel in new and existing home and small business security system environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras. Built for seamless integration into new or existing video surveillance systems, WD Purple hard drives are designed and tested to surveillance-class standards and are compatible with chassis and chip-sets.
Initially introduced in February 2014 with the launch of WD Purple, WD worked closely with surveillance partners to develop a proprietary benchmark to define and demonstrate performance in surveillance systems. Tests of WD Purple hard drives indicate superior performance to competitive surveillance-class brands of storage, especially as cameras, channel count and workloads increase.
WD Purple 10TB HDDs are shipping now. With the new 10TB drive, the surveillance-class hard drive line is available in capacities ranging from 1TB up to 10TB, all covered by a three-year limited warranty. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 3.5-inch 10TB drive is US$399.99.