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WD Purple Hard Drive Aims at Video Surveillance Market (Updated with Price)

By Lionell Go Macahilig & Kenny Yeo - on 28 Feb 2014, 11:11am

WD Purple Hard Drive Aims at Video Surveillance Market (Updated with Price)

Update: Shipping now through select resellers and are distributed by Techtron Systems Corp. and Ubertech Inc. in the Philippines, MSRP for the 3.5-inch 1TB drive, model #: (WD10PURX) is PhP 3,280; the 2TB drive, model #: (WD20PURX) is PhP 4,700; the 3TB drive, model #: (WD30PURX) is PhP 6,250, and the 4TB drive, model #: (WD40PURX) is PhP 8,995.

Our appetite for storage is insatiable and a particular market that has been targeted for growth is that of video surveillance. Thanks to falling prices of HD video camera recording equipment, more than ever, users are seeking solutions to store their recorded surveillance footage. In fact, analyst expect the video surveillance market to grow by US$10.4 billion in 2018.

To address this, Western Digital has just announced the WD Purple, a drive designed specifically for video surveillance storage purposes. To suit its intended needs, the drive has been engineered for constant operation round the clock by employing technologies to help regulate heat and power consumption. The drive also benefits from Western Digital's AllFrame software technology for better ATA utilization and caching.

Source: Storage Newsletter