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Western Digital WD Purple Pro 18TB Surveillance Hard Drive

Western Digital WD181PURP

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Purple Pro Model WD181PURP

UPC Code: 718037889481

Provantage Code:  WNDO1K7

Condition:  Factory New

  • Product Type: Hard Drive
  • Storage Capacity: 18 TB
  • Drive Interface: SATA
  • Spindle Speed (rpm): 7200
  • Buffer: 512 MB

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Western Digital WD181PURP Specifications

    WD Purple Pro 18TB Surveillance Hard Drive

At a Glance

    • Engineered with advanced capabilities needed for high-end smart video solutions
    • High performance, reliability and workload capability for advanced AI-enabled recorders, video analytics appliances, deep-learning servers and cloud-based storage, including RAID and JBOD configurations.
    • Supports up to 550 TB/yr workload rate.
    • Designed with tarnish-resistant components for harsh environments, and with additional robustness for multi-bay enclosures


    Storage for advanced smart video solutions

    WD Purple™ Pro drives are designed for new generations of high-end AI-enabled recorders, video analytics appliances, deep-learning servers and cloud solutions that can benefit from high-capacity storage with high performance and additional workload capability. WD Purple Pro drives feature AllFrame™ AI technology, which helps reduce frame loss, improve overall video playback, and not only enables recording of multiple streams per camera but also supports up to 32 AI streams per drive for deep learning analytics within the system. WD Purple Pro drives also feature enterprise-class performance, data integrity and drive reliability, especially in larger-scale systems and enclosures where operational vibration is present

    Empower your smart video solution.

    Western Digital is a worldwide leader in the hard drive industry. With WD Purple™ Pro smart video storage, you have a drive engineered for high performance, durability and workload capability for advanced always-on AI-enabled smart video recorders, appliances, and servers. Efficiently and effectively extract 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 help reduce frame loss and improve overall video playback, but supports up to 32 AI streams for Deep Learning analytics 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 single-stream cameras12, and can also sup-port the latest smart cameras that transmit multiple streams. With this flexibility, you can upgrade or scale your security or smart video solution in the future.

    Advanced workload capability for advanced systems

    WD Purple™ Pro drives feature a workload rating up to 550TB/year to support the heavy video data capture and analysis found in advanced AI-enabled recorders, video analytics appliances, deep learning analytics servers and cloud-based storage. The combination of streaming optimizations and enhanced durability and reliability make WD Purple Pro smart video storage ideal for all analytics servers, whether processing video streamed directly from cameras or large-scale captured video data sets

    Designed for reliable operation in advanced high-performance smart video solutions

    With an MTBF of up to 2.5 million hours (12TB, 14TB and 18TB), WD Purple™ Pro drives are engineered for advanced smart video solutions that operate 24/7. With tarnish-resistant components and full multi-bay support, WD Purple Pro drives deliver reliable operation in large scale surveillance systems even in harsh environments.

    Field-proven high capacity

    Now on its 6th generation, field-proven HelioSeal™ technology delivers trusted high-capacity WD Purple™ Pro hard drives (12TB, 14TB and 18TB³) for the massive storage needs of AI-driven smart video and deep learning analytics

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Device Supported


Product NameWD Purple Pro 18TB Surveillance Hard Drive
Product TypeHard Drive
Buffer512 MB
Wireless LANNo
Product FamilyPurple Pro
Drive InterfaceSATA
Drive Interface StandardSATA/600
Spindle Speed (rpm)7200
Drive TypeInternal
Form Factor3.5"
Storage Capacity18 TB
Environmentally FriendlyYes
Environmental CertificationRoHS
Endurance (TBW)550 TB
Recording TechnologyConventional Magnetic Recording (CMR)
DurabilityTarnish Resistant
Product ModelWD181PURP
Product LinePurple Pro
Limited Warranty5 Year
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