WD Purple 12TB Hard Drive Arrives With AI Capability

AI is this years buzz word and every tech company is taking steps to incorporate the feature into their products. With deep learning and data analytics becoming mainstream the gathering of information and converting them vital useful stats reduces the need for end users to do the heavy work.

In the field of surveillance where terabytes of video content is recorded this need to only have the right content stored could save organisations vast amount of resources, the evolution to increasingly higher resolution cameras and new applications requiring real-time edge analytics has also gotten storage providers to rethink their products. Western Digital in this sense has expanded its surveillance portfolio with the introduction of the industry’s highest capacity, deep-learning-capable, surveillance-class drive WD Purple 12TB drive with AllFrame AI technology. This drive now supports the capture of multi high resolution video streams while simultaneously accessing recorded video to support deep learning and analytics. This capability has been purpose-built for emerging DVR and NVR systems with Artificial Intelligence capabilities, it can support real-time detection of AI-triggered events at the point of capture while continuous background learning.

     In addition, deep-learning algorithms go beyond simple movement detection to enable advanced capabilities such as facial recognition and behavior prediction to drive advancements in the retail and entertainment industries.

 NVRs with deep learning require greater storage capacity and more sophisticated processing, versus individual cameras, to perform more advanced analytics, such as location of an individual face image from weeks or months of stored video, or creation of traffic heat maps from hours of retail surveillance video.

Western Digital Purple surveillance-class drives are available through Western Digital’s authorised reseller network worldwide. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) in Malaysia is RM 1,699.00 for the 10TB (model #WD101PURZ) and RM 1,999.00 for the 12TB (model #WD121PURZ) from October this year.

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