Western Digital WD20PURX 2TB Hard Disk Drive
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WD20PURX Western Digital Purple 2TB 7.2K RPM SATA 6GBPS Refurbished

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WD20PURX Purple 2 Terabytes (TB) 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) Internal Surveillance Hard Disk Drive | Made by Western Digital | Refurbished
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Product Overview of the Western Digital WD20PURX Purple Drive

Western Digital, often referred to as WD is a globally recognized brand when it comes to storage solutions. Over the years, the brand has developed a reputation for producing reliable storage devices that cater to various needs. One of the specialized products in their portfolio is the WD Purple line, specifically designed for surveillance solutions. One such model in this line is the WD20PURX. This drive offers 2 Terabytes (TB) of storage, operates at 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM), and uses the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) interface with a 6 Gigabytes Per Second (GBPS) data transfer rate. Let's delve deeper into the specifics and benefits of this hard disk drive.

2 Terabytes (TB) of Storage

Storage is the foremost thing anyone considers when purchasing a hard disk drive. To put it simply, 2TB is a significant amount of space. It equates to 2,000 Gigabytes (GB). For surveillance purposes, this means the WD20PURX can store hours upon hours of high-definition video footage. This extensive storage capacity ensures that users can monitor and record large areas or multiple locations without frequently running out of storage space.

The Significance of 7200 Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)

RPM, or Revolutions Per Minute, is a measure of how quickly the hard disk can read or write data. In the world of hard drives, speed is crucial. The WD20PURX operates at 7200 RPM, which is among the higher end for consumer drives. This speed ensures that data (in this case, video footage) is written to and read from the drive efficiently. For surveillance, this means smoother video playback and quicker data retrieval, essential for real-time monitoring and reviewing footage.

Understanding the SATA 6GBPS Interface

Now, let's discuss the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment, commonly known as SATA. SATA is the way in which the hard drive connects and communicates with the rest of the computer system. The WD20PURX uses the SATA interface with a speed of 6GBPS. This speed indicates the data transfer rate, showing how quickly data can move between the hard drive and the computer. 6GBPS is one of the fastest speeds available for SATA drives, ensuring that large video files from surveillance cameras are transferred swiftly, reducing lag and ensuring timely backups.

Designed Specifically for Surveillance

The "Purple" in WD20PURX Purple signifies its purpose. Western Digital's Purple range is crafted for surveillance. But what does this mean? Surveillance drives face workloads different from typical desktop drives. They need to write data continuously, 24/7, as cameras capture footage. The WD Purple range, including the WD20PURX, is engineered to handle this constant stream of data. This specialization ensures durability, longevity, and reduces the chances of data corruption.

Reliability and Durability

  • When it comes to surveillance, reliability is paramount. The WD20PURX Purple drive is built with this in mind. Western Digital conducts rigorous testing on their drives, ensuring they can handle the demands of surveillance workloads. This commitment to quality means that users can trust the drive to function seamlessly for years, capturing critical footage when it matters most.
  • The Western Digital WD20PURX is a 3.5-inch hard drive with a SATA interface and a data transfer rate of up to 6 Gbps. It should be compatible with any desktop computer or other device that has a motherboard with a SATA controller and physical space for a 3.5-inch hard drive.
  • However, it is important to note that the hard drive is part of Western Digital's "Purple" line of hard drives, which are specifically designed for use in video surveillance systems. While it may work in other systems, it may not perform to its full potential or meet the specific needs of those systems.
  • It is always important to check the documentation for the system to ensure compatibility with this hard drive and to follow proper installation procedures. It is also important to check that the system's power supply unit has enough wattage to support the hard drive, as the hard drivehas a power consumption of 8.5 watts when active and 5.8 watts when idle

General Information about this Western Digital WD20PURX

  • Manufacturer: Western Digital
  • Part Number or SKU# WD20PURX
  • Type: Hard Disk Drive(HDD)
  • Product Line: Wd Purple
  • Storage Capacity: 2TB

Technical Information of Western Digital 2TB Hard Drive

  • Interface: SATA-6GBPS(SATA/600)
  • Drive Dimensions: 3.5 Inch
  • Spindle Speed: 5400 RPM (Intellipower)
  • Buffer: 64 MB

In Summary, the Western Digital WD20PURX Purple 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6GBPS Surveillance Hard Disk Drive is a top-tier choice for surveillance needs. Its 2TB storage offers ample space for extensive video footage, the 7200 RPM ensures speedy data access, and the SATA 6GBPS interface guarantees swift data transfer rates. Designed specifically for the demands of 24/7 surveillance, its reliability and durability make it a wise investment for anyone in the surveillance sector. Whether for home security or commercial surveillance, this drive promises to deliver when it counts.

Western Digital
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