WD Purple Surveillance HD

WD Purple Surveillance HD
Western Digital Hard Drive Solution

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 a NVR. Help make your surveillance solution future-ready knowing that WD Purple drives are ready for ultra high definition cameras. WD Purple capacities up to 8TB feature AllFrame 4K technology enabling high quality recording for up to 64 cameras.

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.

Expand your view to 64

Each WD Purple drive is optimized to support up to 64 cameras. 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 hours¹, WD Purple drives are engineered for mainstream surveillance DVRs and NVRs that operate 24/7. With support for more than eight bays² and tarnish resistant components², WD Purple drives deliver reliable operation in large scale surveillance systems in harsh environments.

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

Low Power. High efficiency.

With our exclusive IntelliSeek™ technology, WD Purple drives are able to calculate optimum seek speeds. This keeps power consumption low so ambient noise and vibrations are at a minimum.

Three year limited warranty

As an industry-leading hard drive manufacturer, WD stands behind their surveillance storage solutions with a 3-year limited warranty included with every WD Purple drive.

Please visit https://www.westerndigital.com/ for more info.


1 Up to 1.0M MTBF for 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, and 6TB. MTBF specifications are based upon internal testing using a 40°C base casting temperature. MTBF is based on a sample population and is estimated by statistical measurements and acceleration algorithms. MTBF does not predict an individual drive’s reliability and does not constitute a warranty.

2 For capacities 4TB and higher.

3 As of April 2018

Spec Sheet WD_Purple_Surveillance_HD Spec Sheet 0520_v1.pdf
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Outdoor Housing

Corner Mount Adapter

Pendant Mount

Pole Mount Adapter

Wall Mount

Wall / Pendant Mount Kit

Pendant Mount
Wall Mount
Drop Ceiling Support
Junction Box
Pendant Mount, Indoor

Pole Mount

Wall Bracket
Wall Mount Kit
Junction Box
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1 Channel

UTP Video Balun

1 Channel, 20 VA
1 Channel, 40 VA