WD Purple PRO now available

WD Purple PRO now available.

For those who use Surveillance solutions such as Synology with AI object and smart movement detection.

With PRO type of drives, you can increase responsiveness (IOPS) that is crucial for an AI-based system.

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wd purple pro

Available capacities






Purple PRO 8TB






Engineered with advanced capabilities needed for high-end smart video solutions
High performance, reliability and workload capability for advanced AI-enabled recorders, video analytics appliances, deep-learning servers and cloud-based storage, including RAID and JBOD configurations.
Supports up to 550 TB/yr workload rate2.
Designed with tarnish-resistant components for harsh environments, and with additional robustness for multi-bay enclosures




WD Purple™ Pro drives feature a workload rating up to 550TB/year2

With an MTBF of up to 2.5 million hours3 (12TB, 14TB, and 18TB1)




  1. As used for storage capacity, 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less, depending on operating environment.
  2. Workload Rate is defined as the amount of user data transferred to or from the hard drive.  Workload Rate is annualized (TB transferred ✕ (8760 / recorded power-on hours)). Workload Rate will vary depending on your hardware and software components and configurations
  3. Projected values. When final, MTBF and AFR specifications will be based on a sample population and are estimated by statistical measurements and acceleration algorithms under typical operating conditions, workload of 220TB/year and drive temperature of 40°C.  Derating of MTBF and AFR will occur above these parameters, up to 550TB writes per year and 65°C drive temperature.  MTBF and AFR ratings do not predict an individual drive’s reliability and do not constitute a warranty.
  4. Single stream per camera @ 3.2Mbps (1080p, H.265, 25 fps).  Results may vary depending on camera resolution, file format, frames per second, software, system settings, video quality, and other factors.

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