WD Purple™ drives are engineered specifically for surveillance to help withstand the elevated heat fluctuations and equipment vibrations within NVR environments. An average desktop drive is built to run for only short intervals, not the harsh 24/7 alwayson environment of a high-definition surveillance system. With WD Purple, you get reliable, surveillance-class storage that’s tested for compatibility in a wide range of security systems. Exclusive AllFrame™ technology helps reduce frame loss and improve overall video playback. WD Purple 8TB4 and higher drives have additional performance headroom to support a new generation of AI-enabled NVRs, video analytics appliances, and deep-learning servers.
Capacity up to 18TB
Engineered specifically for surveillance security systems.
Tuned for write-intensive, low bit-rate, high stream-count workloads typical to most surveillance applications.
8TB and above have additional enhancements and higher workload rate for AI-enabled recorders, systems and solutions
Supports up to 180 TB/yr workload rate (Up to 360 TB/yr workload rate on 8TB, 10TB, 12TB, 14TB and 18TB drives).
Support for more than eight bays.
3-years limited Warranty
Up to 64 HD
Drive Bays Supported
Firmware Feature Name
Tarnish resistant components
Interface transfer rate (max) Buffer to host Host to/from drive (sustained)