Western Digital Corporation, a leader in the storage industry, today announced the availability of new WD Purple 10 TB mechanical hard drives , the newest member of its line of high-capacity hard drives for surveillance applications. These new hard drives are intended to cover the need for the security industry to have access to reliable and much larger capacity storage devices than has been used so far in the market.
According to IHS Markit, the anticipated growth in the use of high-resolution network cameras and compatible with the standard 4K image recording in the coming years is driving a greater demand for surveillance-type storage to support systems That present these technologies. With increased capacity and state-of-the-art technology, the 10 TB WD Purple hard drive is optimized for use in 24/7 video surveillance systems and up to 64 high definition (HD) cameras in home and small companies.
Built for easy integration into new or existing video surveillance systems, WD Purple hard drives are designed and tested to standards developed for surveillance work and are compatible with the most widely used chassis and chip sets in the industry . Since this industry currently does not maintain any standard, WD worked closely with other companies dedicated to these tasks to develop a benchmark to define and demonstrate performance in this type of high security systems.
The new 10 TB WD Purple complements Western Digital’s broad portfolio of advanced storage solutions for the surveillance market by offering a broad portfolio of solutions capable of serving customers with cloud storage and server systems.
In the words of Brendan Collins, Vice President of Product Marketing.
“Advanced technological advances in imaging technologies are expanding the value that video surveillance provides for applications that monitor both retail and public security in all cities, whether large or small. Our new 10 TB unit inherits the qualities of our WD Purple family, with maximum capacity ready to be offered to VARs, integrators and consumers with a 4K ready solution for current and next generation surveillance systems. “