WD has announced the expansion of its WD Purple line of 3.5-inch hard drives for surveillance applications, with the release of the 6 TB capacity. Designed for video surveillance, a data-rich category within the “Internet of Things (IoT),” WD Purple hard drives are aimed at new and existing home and small business security system environments with up to eight hard drives and up to 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras. WD Purple hard drives are now being offered in capacities from 1 TB up to 6 TB.
“Video surveillance has long been a pioneering Internet-of-Things application. Driven by machine-to-machine interaction between high-resolution, high bit-rate video cameras and high-capacity surveillance video recorders, IoT brings access and big data analytics to improve user’s security,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager of WD’s Storage Technology group.
Built for seamless integration into new or existing video surveillance systems, WD Purple hard drives are designed and tested to surveillance-class standards. First introduced in early 2014 (see “Inside Story” PSI April 2014) with the launch of WD Purple, WD worked with surveillance partners to develop a proprietary benchmark to define and demonstrate performance in surveillance systems.