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WD introduces new line of surveillance-class hard drives: WD Purple

With their new line of Purple HDD's, WD aims to better address the ever growing surveillance market.

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Published Tue, Feb 25 2014 3:43 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Irvine, Ca. based WD, a Western Digital company, launched its entrance into the surveillance specific drive market today with a new line of HDDs named WD Purple. These 3.5" drives are designed specifically to address the unique requirement of CCTV applications that are always-on and write intensive. With capacities up to 4TB they are capable of supporting 32 high definition cameras.

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WD Purple drives can be stacked in an eight bay array, which according to Ying Yang, director of testing, Hikvision, adds "flexibility to expand for future system coverage". In addition to increased flexibility, the company's proprietary AllFrame technology implemented in WD Purple protects against pixilation and dropped frames.

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Pricing for these drives range from an MSRP of $89.99 for a 1TB to $199.99 for 4TB. With several options to choose from, WD has launched a compatibility selector tool to assist customers with their drive selection at: http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1210.

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Kalen has been working in the computer industry for the past 20 years in a variety of roles ranging from his early days as a hands on tech, to starting an internet cafe in the 90’s. For the past decade, he has been focused on the data storage market, helping large data centers more efficiently achieve greater scale. Having worked with the largest enterprises, vendors, and resellers in the world, Kalen contributes a unique perspective on all things related to large datacenters and distributed enterprises – hardware, software, and the human factor. His stories reflect his split personality of part businessman, part technologist. Away from the computer, you will find him in the kitchen or at the grill, cooking up something delicious for his family and friends. His dream come true will be when 3D printers can really be trusted as a kitchen appliance.

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