Surveillance-class drives from WD

Surveillance-class drives from WD

May 6, 2015

WD has introduced WD Purple NV, a purpose-built line of 3,5-inch, high-capacity 4Tb and 6Tb hard drives for the greater demands of scalable network video recorder (NVR) surveillance systems.
The WD Purple NV drives are designed for larger-scale network surveillance systems utilising higher hard drive bay counts and greater numbers of attached cameras, which 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.

WD Purple NV hard drives are equipped with an array of 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.

* Premium 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 optimised to support systems utilising high numbers of high-definition surveillance cameras, giving you the flexibility to upgrade and expand your security system in the future. Higher storage capacities also allow you to store the surveillance footage for a longer period of time, especially in situations when every second counts.