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WD Scales Up Surveillance-Class Hard Drive Line

The new WD Purple NV 3.5-inch drives are purpose built for the demands of NVR surveillance-system environments. By ChannelPro

WD, a Western Digital company and storage technology company, has introduced WD Purple NV, a new 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.

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, which demand increased storage capacity and durability. The new drives' high capacities 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.

"The global video surveillance market is expanding with the increased accessibility to easy-to-use systems for small businesses and municipalities," says Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of HDD marketing at WD. "WD optimized the WD Purple NV line of hard drives for NVR digital surveillance systems to improve high-definition video playback for high-camera-count applications. NVR surveillance systems can produce incredible amounts of data which makes the WD Purple NV hard drives a perfect solution for NVR systems needing high quality recording and playback and high capacity storage." 

The hard drives come equipped with several exclusive WD technologies, including:

  • AllFrame - 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. WD Purple includes exclusive firmware upgrades that protect against video pixilation and interruptions within a surveillance system.
  • Harsh Environment Protection - Designed with tarnish-resistant components, WD Purple NV offers premium protection in harsh environments where surveillance systems can be installed.
  • Support for High-Camera-Count Systems - WD Purple NV hard drives are optimized to support systems utilizing high numbers of high-definition surveillance cameras, giving users the flexibility to upgrade and expand their security system in the future.

Both the 6 TB and 4 TB capacities will be shipping in volume within the quarter. More information about WD's surveillance hard drives can be found on the company's website at http://products.wd.com/wdpurple.

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