Desktop drives vs. surveillance-class storage
You wouldnt use a bicycle to transport cargo across the country because its not the right tool for the job. You also
shouldnt use a desktop hard drive in your surveillance security system because it wasnt designed for that application.
WD Purple surveillance-class storage has been tested to be compatible in a wide-range of security systems.
These drives are designed to replace standard desktop drives that were not designed for the harsh 24/7 always-on,
high-definition surveillance environment. Desktop drives are built to run for only short intervals and are not engineered
to withstand high-temperature fluctuations and equipment vibrations found in a typical surveillance application.
Surveillance storage for peace-of-mind
Whether youre protecting your personal assets and loved ones or monitoring the business you worked hard
to build, you can rely on surveillance-class storage built by one of the largest hard drive manufacturers in the
world. WD Purple Surveillance Storage is designed for high temperature, always-on, surveillance security systems
to ensure reliability and quality video play back when you need it most. Experience the security of knowing youre
using a surveillanceclass drive designed by a leader in the hard drive industry.
Improve performance with AllFrame
WD Purple surveillance-class hard drives are equipped with AllFrame technology which works with ATA
streaming to reduce frame loss, improve playback and increases the number of drive bays supported. AllFrame
reduces video interruptions that commonly occur when desktop hard drives are incorrectly used as storage in
security systems. Missed frames and lost footage is a serious problem when an event occurs and surveillance
footage needs to be retrieved. WD Purple with AllFrame provides the confidence you should expect when its
time to play back and review critical surveillance footage.
Engineered for compatibility
WD Purple surveillance hard drives are built for compatibility with industry-leading chassis and chip set manufacturers
for seamless integration into your new or existing video surveillance system. Check out our compatibility selector to
find out what surveillance drive is right for you.
Lower power consumption
Low power consumption is crucial in high-temperature always-on surveillance environments. With exclusive
IntelliSeek technology, WD Purple drives calculate the optimum seek speeds which lowers power consumption,
noise and vibration that can damage and cause desktop drives to wear out more quickly. When you invest in a
premium surveillance-class drive you worry less while enjoying the benefits over a longer period of time.
Optimized performance for up to 32 HD cameras
WD Purple hard drives are optimized to support up to 32 high-definition surveillance cameras, giving you the
flexibility to upgrade and expand your security system in the future.
3-year limited warranty (worldwide)
Trust a company with the confidence to stand behind their surveillance storage products with a 3-year limited
WD Purple storage is tested and recommended for use in surveillance and security systems up to 8 bays and
optimized for 32 HD cameras. For additional surveillance capacity, look at WD datacenter hard drives. WD
Purple is not recommended for use in NAS environments, please consider using WD Red hard drives for desktop
RAID and NAS environments or WD datacenter hard drives for rackmount or large RAID configurations.