Western Digital Purple Pro enterprise HDDs with capacities up to 18TB launched in India

Western Digital, well known manufacturer of digital storage technologies, has announced the expansion of their WD Purple family of products, with the launch of the WD Purple Pro product line. It features specific technologies designed for AI-enabled network video recorders (NVRs), video analytics servers, storage arrays and storage/server solutions.

Some of the many capabilities of the WD Purple Pro hard drive include:

  • 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
  • High performance and workload capability, supporting up to 550TB a year workload rating
  • High reliability and capacity solutions help retain and feed thousands of hours of training video to enable effective deep-learning and AI algorithm development.
  • Enterprise-class durability to work seamlessly in large-scale, high-density video analytics servers and cloud solutions.

The WD Purple Pro HDD in 4TB is priced at Rs. 8999, 8TB at Rs. 25999, and is available in capacities up to 18TB. They are available for purchase from leading IT partners across the country, including Isha Enterprise, Ace Metro and ADI.

Commenting on the launch, Jaganathan Chelliah, Director of Marketing, India, Western Digital, said:

With the addition of WD Purple Pro product line, our WD Purple portfolio of smart video storage products are well positioned to harness the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence. Unlike the traditional CCTV cameras, smart CCTV cameras today capture and transfers multiple video streams for AI based real time and batch analytics. Our WD Purple Pro HDDs with All frames AI tech has the capability to handle intense workload and enable users to derive deep insights.