Western Digital WD100PURZ 10TB Hard Disk
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Western Digital WD100PURZ 10TB Hard Drive 5.4K RPM Refurbished

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WD100PURZ Purple 10 Terabytes (TB) 5400 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabits Per Second (GBPS) 256MB Buffer 3.5 Inch Large Form Factor (LFF) Internal Surveillance Hard Disk Drive | Made by Western Digital | Refurbished
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Overview of Western Digital WD100PURZ Purple 10TB

In the fast-paced digital age, surveillance systems play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety and security of our homes, businesses, and public spaces. The Western Digital WD100PURZ Purple 10 Terabytes Surveillance Hard Disk Drive (HDD) emerges as a powerful storage solution tailored for the rigorous demands of surveillance applications. In this comprehensive review, we will delve into the key features and specifications of this cutting-edge HDD, shedding light on its performance, reliability, and suitability for various surveillance setups.

  • In the realm of digital surveillance, storage plays a pivotal role in ensuring the reliability and efficiency of security systems. One such key player in the storage industry is Western Digital, renowned for its cutting-edge solutions. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of the Western Digital WD100PURZ Purple 10TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive (HDD). From its impressive storage capacity to advanced technologies, we explore every facet of this device that makes it an ideal choice for surveillance applications.

Interface Technology: SATA 6 Gbps

The WD100PURZ Purple HDD employs Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) technology with a 6 gigabits per second (Gbps) interface. This high-speed interface facilitates rapid data transfer between the HDD and the surveillance system. The SATA 6 Gbps interface ensures that the HDD can keep up with the demands of high-definition surveillance cameras, minimizing lag and optimizing overall system performance.

Storage Capacity

At the heart of the WD100PURZ is its massive storage capacity of 10 terabytes. This abundance of space is specifically tailored to accommodate the extensive data generated by surveillance cameras, ensuring that users can store a substantial amount of high-definition video footage without the need for frequent data management or drive upgrades.

Speed and Performance: 5400 RPM

A critical factor in surveillance storage is the rotational speed of the hard disk drive. The WD100PURZ Purple operates at 5400 revolutions per minute (RPM), striking a balance between performance and energy efficiency. This rotational speed ensures smooth data retrieval and writing, essential for maintaining the integrity of surveillance footage.

Robust Buffering: 256MB Buffer

Buffering is a crucial element in storage devices, especially in surveillance applications where the constant recording of video data requires efficient handling. The WD100PURZ Purple comes equipped with a substantial 256MB buffer, enhancing its ability to handle large amounts of data seamlessly. This generous buffer size contributes to a smooth and uninterrupted surveillance recording experience.

Purpose-Built for Surveillance

Unlike generic storage solutions, the WD100PURZ Purple is purpose-built for surveillance applications. It is engineered to meet the demanding requirements of 24/7 surveillance systems, providing reliability and durability. The drive is optimized for constant read and write operations, ensuring longevity in surveillance environments where data is consistently being recorded and accessed.


The WD100PURZ Purple HDD is designed for compatibility with a wide range of surveillance systems. Its 3.5-inch form factor makes it easy to integrate into standard surveillance equipment, ensuring a seamless upgrade or replacement process. The drive is compatible with various DVRs (Digital Video Recorders) and NVRs (Network Video Recorders), making it a versatile choice for different surveillance setups.

Advanced Technologies: AllFrame™ Technology

One of the standout features of the WD100PURZ Purple HDD is its integration of Western Digital's AllFrame™ technology. This advanced technology is specifically developed to enhance the reliability and performance of surveillance storage. AllFrame™ technology reduces frame loss, improves playback quality, and ensures smooth video streaming by optimizing the HDD for surveillance workloads.

Enhanced Workload Ratings

Surveillance systems often impose heavy workloads on storage devices due to continuous recording and data access. The WD100PURZ Purple comes with enhanced workload ratings, ensuring that it can withstand the demands of a surveillance environment. This durability is reflected in its MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) rating, providing confidence in its long-term reliability.

Energy Efficiency

In addition to its high performance, the WD100PURZ Purple HDD is designed with energy efficiency in mind. The 5400 RPM rotational speed contributes to lower power consumption, making it an eco-friendly choice for surveillance applications. The drive's ability to operate efficiently while maintaining high storage capacity aligns with Western Digital's commitment to sustainability.

Warranty and Support

To instill confidence in users, Western Digital offers a warranty period for the WD100PURZ Purple HDD. Details of the warranty, including its duration and terms, provide users with assurance regarding the reliability and quality of the product. Additionally, Western Digital's customer support ensures that users can easily seek assistance or clarification on any issues that may arise during the usage of the HDD.


The Western Digital Purple 10TB 5.4K RPM SATA Internal Hard Drive (WD100PURZ) is designed for use in surveillance systems and other high-definition video applications. Its 5,400 RPM spindle speed is slower than some other hard drives, which can affect the overall performance, especially in high-performance applications. However, the 10TB of storage capacity allows for large amounts of video footage to be stored, which can be beneficial for high-definition video applications.

The drive utilizes AllFrame 4K technology which helps to improve video playback and reduce errors. It also has support for RAID configurations, which can improve data security and performance. RAID allows for data to be spread across multiple hard drives, which can improve performance by allowing for parallel read and write operations.

The drive is also built to handle high write workloads, which is common in surveillance systems. It also supports Advanced Format technology, which improves the drive's efficiency and performance by increasing the physical sector size from 512 bytes to 4,096 bytes.

However, it's important to note that the performance of the drive will also depend on the usage conditions, the workload, and other factors such as the system's configuration, cooling, and regular maintenance practices.

Durability and Reliability

Durability is a critical aspect of any surveillance storage solution, and the WD100PURZ excels in this regard. Engineered for always-on surveillance systems, this hard disk drive is built to withstand the rigors of constant read and write operations. With a focus on durability, Western Digital aims to provide users with a reliable storage solution for their surveillance needs.

The Western Digital Purple 10TB 5.4K RPM SATA Internal Hard Drive (WD100PURZ) is compatible with any device that supports the SATA interface. This includes desktop and laptop computers, as well as some gaming consoles and external hard drive enclosures. However, it's specifically designed for use in surveillance systems and other high-definition video applications, it has features like AllFrame 4K technology that helps to improve video playback and reduce errors.

It's recommended to check the device's manual or specifications to ensure compatibility before installing the drive. Some other factors to consider when using the drive are power consumption, cooling, and vibration, since the drive is designed for use in surveillance systems, it may require more power and cooling than a typical hard drive. Additionally, if the device is installed in an environment with significant vibration, it could affect the drive's performance and reliability.

It's also important to note that the drive is designed for use in systems with a SAS-compatible host bus adapter (HBA), and it may not be compatible with all systems.

Product Information about this Western Digital WD100PURZ

  • Manufacturer: Western Digital
  • Part Number or SKU# WD100PURZ
  • Product Type: Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
  • Interface: SATA-6GBPS
  • Product Line: WD Purple

Key Features of SATA-6GBPS HDD

  • Capacity: 10 TB
  • Spindle Speed: 5400 RPM
  • Buffer: 256 MB

In summary, the Western Digital WD100PURZ Purple 10TB Surveillance Hard Disk Drive stands as a formidable solution for surveillance storage needs. From its impressive storage capacity and efficient RPM to advanced technologies like AllFrame™, this HDD is purpose-built to meet the demanding requirements of modern surveillance systems. Its compatibility, reliability, and energy efficiency make it a standout choice for those seeking a robust storage solution for 24/7 surveillance applications. Whether you are upgrading an existing system or building a new one, the WD100PURZ Purple HDD offers the performance and features necessary to ensure a reliable and efficient surveillance experience.

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