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 always-on 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.
Industry-leading storage. Surveillance you can trust.
Western Digital is a worldwide leader in the hard drive industry. With WD Purple surveillance storage, you have a drive engineered for high temperature, always-on surveillance systems so you can rely on quality video playback when you need it most. Whether you're protecting loved ones or monitoring your business, WD Purple offers performance you can trust.
Western Digital's Exclusive AllFrame Technology
All WD Purple™ drives are equipped with AllFrame technology, which improves ATA streaming to help reduce frame loss, improve overall video playback, and increase the number of hard drive bays supported within an NVR. WD Purple capacities up to 6TB⁴ feature AllFrame 4K technology enabling high-quality recording in a multitude of security systems. WD Purple 8TB, 10TB, 12TB, 14TB, and 18TB capacities feature AllFrame AI technology that enables not only recording multiple streams per camera but also supports an additional 32 streams for Deep Learning analytics within the system.
Enhanced Workload Ratings
WD Purple drives with AllFrame 4k technology feature a workload rating of up to 180TB/year - up to three times that of desktop drives - to handle the unique demands of modern video surveillance DVR and NVR systems. WD Purple drives with AllFrame AI technology feature a workload rating up to 360TB/year to support the growing use of deep learning analytics.
Multiple Cameras, Multiple Streams
Modern recorders now support multiple video streams per camera. WD Purple™ 8TB and higher capacity drives are optimized to support up to 64 HD single-stream cameras13, and can also support the latest smart cameras that transmit multiple streams. With so many options, you have the flexibility to upgrade or expand your security system in the future.
Designed for Today's and Tomorrow's Surveillance Solutions
With an MTBF of up to 1.5 million hours, WD Purple drives are engineered for mainstream surveillance DVRs and NVRs that operate 24/7. With tarnish-resistant components¹ and support for more than eight bays², WD Purple drives deliver reliable operation in large scale surveillance systems even in harsh environments.
Field-proven High Capacity
Now on its 6th generation, field-proven HelioSeal™ technology delivers trusted high-capacity WD Purple™ storage (10TB, 12TB, 14TB, and 18TB⁴) for the massive storage needs of 4K surveillance video and deep learning analytics.
Wide Compatibility. Seamless Integration.
WD Purple™ hard drives are built with compatibility in mind, so you can quickly and seamlessly add capacity to your surveillance system. With a wide range of industry-leading enclosures and chipsets supported, you're sure to find the DVR or NVR configuration that's right for you.