Internal Storage

WD Purple Surveillance Hard Drive


  • 64MB
  • 128MB
  • 256MB
  • Disk Speed

  • 5400 rpm
  • 7200 rpm
  • Regular Price

    Promo Price


    Uncompromising Storage

    Built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With a supported workload rate of up to 180 TB/yr and support for up to 64 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance systems. WD Purple 8TB, 10TB & 12TB drives are designed to support Deep Learning analytics in AI capable NVRs, and feature an enhanced workload rating of up to 360TB/yr, and up to 16 AI channels for analytics within the system.

    The Right Drive for the Job

    WD Purple drives have been engineered specifically for the extreme demands of high temperature, 24/7 surveillance systems.

    Performance You Can Trust

    From a worldwide leader in the storage industry, WD Purple is engineered for quality video playback when you need it most.

    Expand Your View to 64

    WD Purple drives are optimized to support up to 64 cameras, giving you flexibility to upgrade or expand your security system.

    What capacity do you recommend for my surveillance?


    With a wide range of industry-leading enclosures and chipsets supported, you're sure to find the configuration and compatibility that's right for your NVR.


    Low power consumption is a must in a high-temperature, always-on surveillance environment. IntelliSeek technology helps reduce damaging ambient noise and vibrations.

    Designed for Surveillance

    The WD Purple drive is designed for both DVR and NVR security systems, and is compatible with many of the the leading surveillance and security manufacturers. We can help you find the perfect storage for your system.

    3-Year Limited Warranty

    Every WD Purple drive comes with a 3-year limited warranty, so you can be confident of your surveillance storage. 

    What is the difference between a desktop drive and a WD Purple drive?

    The WD Purple drive is designed specifically for 24/7 DVR and NVR surveillance solutions and is optimized with AllFrame technology for system playback and performance.

    WD Purple drives support 3x the workload rating of desktop drives, making them more capable of handling the higher demands of video surveillance systems.

    What capacity do you recommend for my surveillance?

    Higher capacity WD Purple drives allow you to store more footage, more high definition video, and more high quality frames per second. WD recommends 4TB or greater for your DVR or NVR surveillance solution.

    Easy backup and upgrade

    Acronis True Image WD Edition software, available as a free download, can clone drives and backup your operating system, applications, settings and all of your data.


    All WD Purple drives are equipped with AllFrame technology, which improves ATA streaming to reduce frame loss, improve overall video playback, and more.

    Technical Specifications

    WD Purple is built for personal, home office or small business surveillance systems using up to 64 HD cameras.

    WD Purple Surveillance Hard Drives | Tech Specs


    1TB - 12TB



    SATA 6Gb/s


    Form Factor

    3.5 Inch


    Disk Speed

    5400 rpm, 7200 rpm


    Model # Capacity Interface RPM Class Cache Shop
    WD121PURZ 12TB SATA 6Gb s 7200 rpm 256MB
    WD100PURZ 10TB SATA 6Gb s 5400 rpm 256MB
    WD101PURZ 10TB SATA 6Gb s 7200 rpm 256MB
    WD80PURZ 8TB SATA 6Gb s 5400 rpm 128MB
    WD81PURZ 8TB SATA 6Gb s 5400 rpm 256MB
    WD82PURZ 8TB SATA 6Gb s 7200 rpm 256MB
    WD60PURZ 6TB SATA 6Gb s 5400 rpm 64MB
    WD50PURX 5TB SATA 6Gb s 5400 rpm 64MB
    WD40PURZ 4TB SATA 6Gb s 5400 rpm 64MB
    WD30PURZ 3TB SATA 6Gb s 5400 rpm 64MB
    WD20PURZ 2TB SATA 6Gb s 5400 rpm 64MB
    WD10PURZ 1TB SATA 6Gb s 5400 rpm 64MB