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WD Purple goes to 6TB

by on28 October 2014

Designed for video surveillance

WD expanded its WD Purple line of 3.5-inch hard drives with a 6-TB monster which is apparently designed for video surveillance applications, or as we call it, extensive porn collections.

“Video surveillance” is a highly data-rich application within the "Internet of Things (IoT)" ecosystem. WD Purple hard drives can manage 32 high-definition (HD) video cameras. Available today, WD Purple hard drives are being offered in capacities from 1 TB up to 6 TB.

Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager of WD's Storage Technology group said that 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.

A WD Purple 6 TB drives enable innovation in this fast growing market, he said.

WD Purple hard drives are equipped with exclusive WD technologies, including AllFrame which 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.

It also comes with IntelliSeek Technology which calculates the optimum seek speeds for the system workload, enabling lower power consumption and reducing noise and vibration.

The drive is shipping 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 is is $329.99.

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