Western Digital has announced the expansion of the WD Purple family with the WD Purple Pro HDD for a new generation of advanced AI-enabled recorders and back-end servers. This HDD is available in capacities 4TB, 8TB to upto 18TB.
According to Western Digital, the worldwide video surveillance camera market is estimated to grow to $44 billion by 2025, up from $23.6 billion in 2019, according to IDC. Emerging smart video architectures that capture, store and analyze massive amounts of video data, and perform heavy deep-learning video analytics, are putting an unprecedented level of stress on storage subsystems. The new WD Purple Pro line is designed to handle these workloads with optimized storage performance, capacity, workload capability and reliability for a myriad of devices, including AI-enabled network video recorders (NVRs), video analytics servers, storage arrays and storage/server solutions, including those that perform deep-learning analytics.
Key Features of WD Purple Pro hard drive:
- Enhanced AllFrame AI technology enabling video streams from up to 64 HD cameras to be recorded concurrently, while simultaneously handling up to an additional 32 AI streams for AI functions, whether cameras are directly connected to advanced recorders or to cloud-based servers.
- High performance and workload capability, supporting up to 550TB a year workload rating, provides for the additional demands of AI functionality, including pattern matching and object/event recognition, while writing a multitude of video streams.
- High reliability and capacity solutions help retain and feed thousands of hours of training video to enable effective deep-learning and AI algorithm development. Capacities range from 8TB to 18TB with a five-year limited warranty.
- Enterprise-class durability to work seamlessly in large-scale, high-density video analytics servers and cloud solutions. Offers ongoing HDD health monitoring in compatible systems with Western Digital Device Analytics support.
The WD Purple Pro HDD in 4TB is priced at INR 8999, 8TB at INR 25999, and is available in capacities up to 18TB. The current range of Western Digital Purple Pro HDDs are available at Isha Enterprise, Ace Metro, ADI and other leading IT partners across the country.