Western Digital Launches New Purple 10TB HDD Filled With Helium
Western Digital has launched a new addition to its Purple line of HDDs meant for use with surveillance cameras and related equipment. The 10TB Purple HDD is geared toward having a higher write speed than other hard disks and can also handle more incoming data streams; it will set consumers back $400, or $0,04 per GB, which is in line with the rest of the Purple series. The spindle moves at 5400RPM and the 10TB Purplkle HDD has a power draw of just 6.2W, making it ideal for semi-autonomous systems.
The Purple HDD is made up of seven perpendicular magnetic recording platters, which have a capacity of 1.4TB each and also boost its data transfer speed to 210MB/s. The helium helps move this along even quicker and also expands the total storage space. As they are aimed at use in surveillance systems, all Purple HDDs support the ATA streaming extension of the SATA standard while also boasting some proprietary Western Digital tech, such as AllFrame 4K cache management.
In the same vein, the 10TB Purple HDD also has a cache of 256 MB DRAM, making it resistant to tampering as well as other unpleasantness. The special drives Western Digital has installed allow these HDDs to interact with up to 64 cameras and are also designed with longevity in mind as they can handle a workload of up to 180TB per year. On top of that, they’re also capable of enhanced interaction with DVRs and NVRs for better recording and playback.
Anyone with a high-end security surveillance system and in need of some serious storage space for it should be happy that the 10TB Purple HDD is available: though the price tag is a little steep, the fact that it has been geared toward exactly the job it’s supposed to do should give buyers some peace of mind.
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