03 November 2014

Western Digital Unveils Purple 6 TB Capacity

Honestly, the 1TB capacity external drive is not really enough for storing and archiving large files. When I bought WD TB, I thought I can save ALL my files including in my workplace. Sad to say, it is still not enough.

Anyway, for a heavy-user type like me, 1TB is not just for me, although price-wise, this is way cheaper than higher capacity.

With that, Western Digital, a storage-quality industry leader, unveiled its award-winning WD Purple with 3.5-inch hard drives which preferably used in video surveillance.

In a press release, the company announced its new expansion of storage drive, WD Purple, which sports with Iot Fog feature, a 6TB drive that can store up to 32 HD video cameras. It offered in different capacities too, from 1TB to 6TB.

Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager of WD’s Storage Technology group, said that WD Purple is pretty important in improving security.
“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 applications bring access and big data analytics to improve user’s security,”
WD Purple 6TB
WD Purple
WD Purple 6 TB Capacity Features

  • In conjunction with ATA streaming, AllFrame reduces video frame loss, improves playback and increases the number of drive bays supported. WD Purple includes exclusive firmware enhancements that enable improved playback and minimize interruptions within a surveillance system.
IntelliSeek™ Technology 
  • With low power consumption playing a crucial role in high-temperature always-on monitoring environments, IntelliSeek™ technology calculates the optimum seek speeds for the system workload, enabling lower power consumption and reducing noise and vibration.
Engineered for Compatibility
  • Built for seamless integration into new or existing video surveillance systems, WD Purple hard drives are designed and tested to surveillance-class standards and are compatible with industry-leading chassis and chipsets. First introduced in February 2014 with the launch of WD Purple, WD worked closely with surveillance partners to develop a proprietary benchmark to define and demonstrate performance in surveillance systems. Tests of WD Purple hard drives indicate superior performance to competitive surveillance-class brands of storage, especially as cameras, channel count and workloads increase. 

  • A particular Compatibility Selector is available to assist customers with surveillance drive selection at http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=1210.
WD Purple 6TB back
WD Purple 6TB
Price and Availability

Shipping now through select distributors and resellers, WD Purple surveillance-class hard drives are now available from 1 TB to 6 TB capacities and covered by a three-year limited warranty. 

MSRP for the 3.5-inch 6 TB drive, model #: (WD60PURX) is Php14,950 and available at Ubertech Technologies Incorporated. Additional information about WD Purple hard drives and limited warranty terms may be found on the company website at https://www.wdc.com/products/business-internal-storage/wd-purple-nv.html.
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