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18TB WD Purple Pro WD181PURP

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  • Capacity up to 18TB
  • Support for up to 64 cameras per drive
  • AllFrame Technology
  • Up to 16 channels of deep learning analytics
  • 5 year limited warranty
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Product Description WD181PURP

WD Purple Pro drives are designed for advanced AI-enabled recorders, video analytics servers, and deep learning solutions that require additional capacity, performance, and workload capabilities.


  • Designed with advanced capabilities required for high-end Smart Video solutions
  • Powerful performance, high reliability and extensive workload capabilities for advanced AI-enabled recorders, video analytics devices, deep learning servers, and cloud storage, including RAID and JBOD configurations.
  • Supports workloads up to 550 TB per year2.
  • Designed with corrosion-resistant parts for harsh environments and with added toughness for multi-position housings

Storage for Advanced Smart Video Solutions
WD Purple Pro drives are designed for new generations of AI-enabled high-end records, video analytics devices, deep learning server, and cloud solutions that benefit from high-capacity storage with powerful performance and additional workload capabilities. WD Purple Pro drives feature AllFrame™ AI technology, which helps reduce frame loss and improve overall video playback. Not only do they allow recording of multiple streams per camera, but also support up to 32 AI streams per drive for deep learning analytics within the system. WD Purple Pro drives also provide enterprise-class performance, data integrity and drive reliability, especially in larger scale systems and enclosures where operational vibrations are present.

Empower your Smart Video solution.
Western Digital is a global leader in the hard drive industry. With WD Purple Pro Smart Video Storage, you get a drive designed for powerful performance, durability, and workload capabilities for advanced, always-on Smart Video recorders, devices, and servers that support AI. Efficiently and effectively derive value and insights from streamed and stored video, and help deliver a smarter world with advanced WD Purple Pro Smart Video storage.

Western Digital's exclusive AllFrame AI technology
All WD Purple Pro drives are equipped with AllFrame AI technology, which not only improves ATA streaming to reduce frame loss and improve the overall quality of video playback, but also supports up to 32 AI streams for Deep Learning analysis within the system.

Multiple cameras, multiple streams
Modern recorders now support multiple video streams per camera. WD Purple Pro drives are optimized to support up to 64 HD cameras with single stream4 and can also support the very latest smart cameras that broadcast multiple streams. With this flexibility, you can upgrade or scale your security or Smart Video solution in the future.

Advanced workload capabilities for advanced systems
WD Purple Pro drives offer a workload of up to 550 TB/year to support the intensive video capture and analysis found in advanced AI-enabled recorders, video analytics devices, Deep Learning analytics servers, and cloud storage. The combination of streaming optimizations and improved durability and reliability make WD Purple Pro Smart Video Storage ideal for all analytics servers, whether processing video streamed directly from cameras or containing large-scale sets of captured video data.

Designed for reliable operation in advanced high-performance Smart Video solutions
With an MTBF of up to 2.5 million hours3 (12TB, 14TB and 18TB), WD Purple Pro drives are designed for advanced Smart Video solutions that run 24/7. With anti-corrosion components and multi-position support, WD Purple Pro drives deliver reliable performance even under the harsh conditions of large security systems.

Field-proven high capacity
Entering the sixth generation and field-proven, HelioSeal™ technology delivers trusted, high-capacity WD Purple™ Pro hard drives (12 TB, 14 TB, and 18 TB1) for the heavy storage needs of Smart Video with AI support and Deep Learning analytics.

Proactive storage management with WDDA
Western Digital Device Analytics (WDDA) provides a variety of parametric operational and diagnostic data for storage devices to compatible systems; algorithms interpret the data and instruct the system to alert system administrators to take specific recommended actions when addressing potential problems. WDDA is intended to enable OEMs, system integration specialists, and IT professionals to better monitor and proactively manage supported storage devices to maintain optimal operation.

Five-year limited warranty
Western Digital, a leading hard drive manufacturer, backs WD Purple™ Pro Smart Video Storage with a five-year limited warranty.

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Size 3,5"
Capacity 18 TB
Type of usage Surveillance
Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
Cache 512 MB
Rotations 7200 RPM
Warranty 5 year
EAN Code 0718037889481

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Model Number
Capacity 18TB
Size 3.5 inch
Advanced Format (AF) Yes
Recording technology CMR
RoHS Compliant Yes
Product Features
Supported Cameras Up to 64 HD
AI streams 32
Firmware function name AllFrame AI
Anti-corrosion parts Yes
Interface 6 Gb/s
Transfer rate 255 MB/s
cache 512
RPM 7200
Reliability/Data Integrity
Load/unload cycles 600,000
Annual Load Up to 550 TB/year
Non-recoverable read errors per number of bits read less than 1 per 1015
MTBF 2,500,000
Limited Warranty (Years) 5
Power management
Read/Write 6.0
Inactive 5.7
Standby and sleep mode 0.8
Environmental Specifications
Operating temperature 0 to 65
Temperature Non-operating -40 to 70
Physical Dimensions
Height 26.1
Length 147
Width 101.6
Weight 0.690

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