WD Purple

Engineered for the Extreme Demands of 24/7 Surveillance Systems

WD Purple™ surveillance storage features Western Digital’s exclusive AllFrame™ technology, so you can confidently create a security system tailored to the needs of your business. AllFrame technology improves ATA streaming, helping to reduce errors, pixelation, and other video interruptions that could happen in a video recording system.

WD Purple drives have an enhanced workload rating that supports systems designed for 24×7 video recording with up to 64 cameras. WD Purple 8TB, 10TB and 12TB capacities feature AllFrame AI™ technology that enables an additional 32 streams for Deep Learning analytics within the system.

High Capacity

• Up to 12TB for the needs of 24/7, always on high-definition surveillance systems

Enhanced Workload Ratings

• Up to 180 TB/year on capacities up to 8TB, and up to 360 TB/year on 8TB and above

Exclusive AllFrame Technology

• Help reduce frame loss, improve overall video playback, and increase the number of bays supported within a NVR


• Engineered specifically for surveillance security systems.

• Supports up to 360 TB/yr workload rate

• Tuned for write-intensive, low bit-rate, high stream-count applications typical to most surveillance applications

• Prioritized write-operations for maximized surveillance performance

• TLER & ATA streaming support

• Support for more than eight bays

Applications and Workload

• NVR & DVR Surveillance Systems

• Up to 64 Cameras Per HDD

• Deep Learning/AI Capable NVR Systems (8TB, 10TB & 12TB)

Surveillance Storage Capacity Estimator

Help choose the right number and capacity of WD Purple HDD by using this Surveillance Storage Capacity Estimator tool. Enter the details of your surveillance solution – such as number of cameras, camera resolution, frame rate, and video retention requirements – and this tool will help estimate the total amount of storage needed for your system. With this estimate, you can then choose the quantity and capacity points of WD Purple HDDs to meet the storage capacity requirements of your system.

Surveillance DVR & NVR Compatibility Selector for WD Purple HDDs

Use this convenient Surveillance DVR & NVR Compatibility Selector to find which WD Purple HDD has been tested in your surveillance system. Note: This list is updated periodically, and may not have the latest compatibility information. The most up-to-date compatibility information should come directly from your DVR or NVR manufacturer; contact your DVR / NVR manufacturer if you don’t see a particular WD Purple HDD listed as having been tested in your surveillance system.

Capture, store and analyze surveillance data in order to extract valuable insights

Purpose built for DVR & NVR systems, WD Purple HDD creates new possibilities in video surveillance by supporting the capture of multiple high resolution video streams while simultaneously accessing recorded video to support deep learning and analytics (8TB, 10TB & 12TB capacities)

WD Purple HDDs are designed for both DVR and NVR security systems, and are compatible with many of the leading surveillance and security manufacturers. We can help you find the perfect storage for your system.

Available in: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB

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