WD increases capacity of surveillance hard drives

New product offers 25% capacity boost, support for up to 64 HD cameras

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WD increases capacity of surveillance hard drives The WD Purple 10TB HDD is optimised for 24x7 video surveillance systems.
By  Manda Banda Published  April 13, 2017

Storage solutions vendor Western Digital Corporation, has announced the availability of the WD Purple 10TB HDD, the newest member of 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 optimised for 24x7 video surveillance systems and up to 64 high-definition (HD) cameras in home and small business security environments.

"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, 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."

Optimised to withstand the demands of always-on DVR and NVR recording environments, 10TB WD Purple hard drives offer low power consumption, exclusive WD technologies and many advanced performance features including:

AllFrame 4K technology, which is estimated at 2% of the camera network security camera market in 2017, 4K video surveillance cameras are expected to reach 29% 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.

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