WD 6TB Purple Surveillance

The WD 6TB Purple Surveillance Hard Drive (WD64PURZ) offers a balanced solution for mid-range to large-scale video surveillance systems. This drive caters to the growing need for increased storage capacity in modern security setups, providing reliable performance for continuous recording from multiple high-resolution cameras.

Key Features:

  • 6TB storage capacity
  • 3.5-inch form factor
  • 5400 RPM spindle speed
  • 64MB cache
  • SATA 6Gb/s interface
  • AllFrame™ technology

Ideal Users and Usage Scenarios

Medium-sized Businesses

  • Implementing comprehensive security systems for retail chains
  • Deploying surveillance networks for mid-sized office complexes
  • Setting up monitoring solutions for warehouses and distribution centers

Educational Institutions

  • Installing campus-wide security camera systems
  • Monitoring dormitories and common areas
  • Securing research facilities and laboratories

Healthcare Facilities

  • Implementing surveillance for hospitals and clinics
  • Monitoring pharmacy areas and drug storage
  • Securing parking structures and entrance points

The WD 6TB Purple excels in scenarios requiring continuous recording from multiple cameras at higher resolutions. Its design supports the demands of modern NVR systems and can handle the workload of AI-enhanced video analytics.

Technical Specifications


  • Sustained data transfer rate: Up to 175MB/s
  • Average latency: 5.5ms
  • Workload rate limit: 180TB/year


  • Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 1 million hours
  • Nonrecoverable read errors per bits read: 1 per 10^14
  • Power-on hours: 8760 (24/7 operation)

Power Management

  • Startup current: 2.0A
  • Operating power: 5.3W
  • Idle power: 4.9W

The WD 6TB Purple Surveillance drive is engineered to handle the rigors of always-on video recording. Its AllFrame™ technology optimizes performance for multi-bay NVR systems, ensuring smooth video capture and minimizing frame loss in demanding surveillance environments.

For organizations seeking a WD 6TB Purple Surveillance Hard Drive for their expanding security infrastructure, this model provides an excellent balance of capacity, performance, and reliability. It’s well-suited for systems requiring longer video retention times or supporting higher camera counts, offering the flexibility to scale surveillance operations as needed.

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