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WD launches drives for security surveillance

Purple range designed for always-on performance

WD Purple hard drives are available in capacities from 1 TB up to 4 TB.
WD Purple hard drives are available in capacities from 1 TB up to 4 TB.

Storage specialist WD this week announced the availability of WD Purple, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch, high-capacity hard drives for surveillance applications.

Designed specifically for video surveillance units, WD Purple hard drives are targeted at existing home and small business security environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras. WD Purple hard drives are available in capacities from 1 TB up to 4 TB.

"By expanding our ‘Power of Choice' product portfolio with WD Purple, we make it simple for our VARs, integrators and consumers to select the right drive engineered for their application and validated with our industry-leading surveillance partners," said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager of WD's Storage Technology group. 

"WD optimised the WD Purple line of hard drives for surveillance applications to improve high-definition video playback, and operate in 24x7 workloads of surveillance environments."