Western Digital’s WD Purple Pro 22TB Hard Disks now available in Kenya

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Smart video surveillance is on the rise, bringing increased storage requirements along with it. Western Digital its innovation and technology leadership across its portfolio with new 22TB1 HDDs last year, and now businesses in Kenya are now able to experience the advanced features and increased capacity of Western Digital’s WD Purple Pro 22TB[1] CMR HDDs, which are now available in the country.

The 22TB1 WD Purple Pro CMR HDD with OptiNAND™ technology delivers the big capacity to address surveillance storage challenges in a purpose-built enterprise-class drive supporting video analytics servers, AI and deep-learning systems. With surveillance trends such as high-resolution cameras capturing multiple video, picture and metadata streams per camera, and new demands on quantity, quality and retention of video data, purpose-built storage for smart video surveillance has never been more important. These trends will be key discussion points at Securexpo East Africa, held in Nairobi from 7th-9th March.

At the event, Western Digital will be showcasing its WD Purple and WD Purple Pro ranges, which are purpose-built for smart video surveillance storage and stand up to harsh environments and 24/7 operations while minimizing frame loss to reliability capture the footage you need. The solutions available in Kenya include HDDs ranging in capacity from 1TB to 22TB1, and microSD™ cards, which offer an effective combination of endurance, high performance, and capacity options from 128GB up to 1TB1 for on-camera storage.

Ghassan Azzi, Sales Director, Africa at Western Digital, said: “Securexpo East Africa is the perfect place to showcase our smart video surveillance storage range and innovative 22TB drives to the security industry in Kenya. Our WD Purple product line is engineered specifically for smart video and surveillance and includes a range of product solutions that offer improved efficiency for overall video playback and bring reliable, surveillance-class storage that has been tested for compatibility in a wide range of smart video solutions.”

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