Commercial Surveillance

Enterprise-class video storage for your business

Robust Storage for Commercial Surveillance

Commercial surveillance requires the highest levels of trust and reliability, in a form factor that can endure intensive usage and extreme conditions. And new AI-enabled applications such as smart transportation and smart cities call for increasing capacity and performance.

Get the peace of mind that comes from surveillance-class storage that’s purpose-built for rigorous commercial use, with the performance required for smart video analytics. WD Purple drives are robust enough to handle 24/7 workloads — plus, they’re built with exclusive AllFrame technology to help reduce frame loss and improve video playback. And WD Purple microSD cards come with embedded card health monitoring (in compatible cameras) for predictive maintenance.

Typical Commercial Surveillance System

In a typical commercial surveillance system, such as the one illustrated here, video footage captured by security cameras in the field is transmitted and recorded by a gateway appliance — which could be either a network video recorder (NVR) or server. This video data can just be stored in the gateway appliance, or optionally (and additionally) be stored in the cloud. Video Management System (VMS) and video analytics software could reside on the gateway appliance and/or the cloud.1

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Western Digital’s surveillance-grade smart video storage solutions are built to withstand temperature fluctuations and equipment vibrations in harsh environments, and they’re tested for compatibility with a wide range of security systems. See below for recommendations for onboard camera storage and high-capacity gateway appliance storage.

Commercial Removable Storage


WD Purple SC QD101 Ultra Endurance microSD Card

  • Built with advanced 96-layer 3D NAND technology
  • High performance, reliability, and endurance
  • Storage up to 1TB for greater capacity and longevity as storage-intensive use cases like 4K grow
Data Center Drives


WD Purple Surveillance Hard Drive

  • Built for the 24/7 rigors of commercial surveillance
  • Workload rating of up to 180TB/year – three times that of a desktop drive
  • Support for up to 64 single-stream HD cameras (6TB and above)
Data Center Platforms


WD Purple Pro Surveillance Hard Drive

  • Designed for systems that operate 24/7
  • Up to 22TB capacity
  • Workload rating of up to 550TB/year
  • Enterprise-class storage for high-performance servers and AI systems

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1. Could be located at either the Gateway Appliance or the Cloud.