Western Digital releases 10TB high-capacity hard drives for advanced surveillance systems and cameras

By Team Feedbaac

PC storage solution leader, Western Digital Corporation has announced the availability of their newest high-capacity hard drive line for surveillance applications, called the WD Purple10TB HDD. According to the IHS Markit, the anticipated growth of 4K network cameras is driving higher demand for surveillance-class storage to support systems featuring these technologies, over the next few years. The new WD Purple 10TB HDD is optimized for 24x7 video surveillance systems and support for up to 64 high-definition (HD) cameras, whether for home or small business establishments.

“Advanced imaging technology advancements are expanding the value that video surveillance provides for applications ranging from retail and public safety monitoring to smart-city infrastructure, all of which are driving new storage needs,” said Brendan Collins, vice president of product marketing. “Our new 10TB drive inherits the high performance, reliability and endurance qualities of our WD Purple family, with maximum capacity to offer VARs, integrators and consumers a 4K-ready solution for current and next-generation surveillance systems.”

“All of us at 45 Drives are excited about the new WD Purple 10TB hard drive,” said Doug Milburn, vice president and Cofounder of 45 Drives/Protocase, Inc. “With so many of our customers in the surveillance industry, it’s important for us as a company to have the right products to for their needs. WD Purple hard drives provide the two critical elements to our customers – density and enhanced reliability – all at a reasonable price point.

The 10TB WD Purple hard drives are offer low power consumption and are optimized to withstand the requirements of always-on DVR and NVR recording environments Some of the exclusive WD® technologies and many advanced performance features includes:

AllFrame 4K™ Technology – While the estimated camera network security camera market is 2% in 2017, the 4K video surveillance camera market is expected to reach 29% by 2020. The AllFrame 4K technology enhances ATA streaming support, that helps to reduce video frame loss, with the support of proprietary cache policy management technology that improves the overall data flow and playback.

HelioSeal™ Technology enables the new WD drives with higher storage capacity and lower power consumption.

Scalable Surveillance Systems are designed to provide for 24x7 operations with support for multi-bay systems with an annualized workload rating of 180 TB/year and tarnish-resistant components. The WD Purple 10TB drives are ready for use for such demanding high-performance and high-definition small- or large-scale surveillance systems


The new WD Purple drives for easy integration into new or existing video surveillance system models.

Price and Availability

The new WD Purple 10TB HDDs are shipping now, ranging from 1TB up to 10TB capacities, and are all covered by a three-year limited warranty. The suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 3.5-inch 10TB drive, model: (WD100PURZ) is $399.99 (AED 1469). Additional information about WD Purple hard drives may be found on the company website at