WD scales up surveillance-class hard drive line
New 4 TB and 6 TB WD PurpleNV 3.5-inch drives equipped for NVR surveillance-system environments
WD has introduced WD Purple NV, a purpose-built line of 3.5-inch, high-capacity 4 TB and 6 TB hard drives for the greater demands of scalable network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems.
Compared with standard WD Purple drives, the new member of the WD's surveillance video recording family of drives, WD Purple NV, is designed for larger-scale network surveillance systems utilizing higher hard drive bay counts and greater numbers of attached cameras, with demand increased storage capacity and durability. The new drives' high capacities also enable long video retention periods for analysis and reference. WD Purple NV is also designed to withstand the demands of always-on digital NVR recording environments. It offers low power consumption and many advanced performance features typically reserved for higher end surveillance storage.
"With the Middle East region working towards establishing smarter city and service initiatives, the region has witnessed a surge in the adoption of large scale surveillance systems to enable better safety and security for both individuals and enterprises. WD Purple NV, is designed for higher end surveillance systems utilizing higher hard drive bay counts and greater numbers of attached cameras, with demand increased storage capacity and durability to withstand the demands of always-on digital NVR recording environments.
"The solution is aimed at helping enterprises enable long video retention periods for analysis and reference without adding power consumption costs or administrative complexity," said Saifuddin Khwaja, sales director, South Asia, Middle East and Africa at Western Digital.
- When combined with ATA streaming support, AllFrame technology helps to reduce video footage loss with a proprietary cache policy management technology to help improve data flow and playback.
- Designed with tarnish-resistant components, WD Purple NV offers premium protection in harsh environments where surveillance systems can be installed.
- WD Purple NV hard drives are optimized to support systems utilizing high numbers of high-definition surveillance cameras, giving you the flexibility to upgrade and expand your security system in the future.
WD Purple NV 6 TB surveillance hard drives are shipping immediately to customers for qualification and are covered by a three-year limited warranty. WD Purple NV 4 TB hard drives will be available for qualification later this quarter.