Press release
QNAP VioStor NVR Now Supports New WD Purple™ 3.5-inch 5/6 TB Surveillance Hard Drives

Taipei, Taiwan, November 4, 2014 – QNAP® Security today announced that VioStor NVR products now support the new WD Purple™ 5 TB (WD50PURX) & 6 TB (WD60PURX) surveillance hard drives, allowing them to take advantage of the vast storage capacities offered by drives optimized for 24/7 surveillance environments.

The new WD Purple 5/6 TB surveillance hard drives are designed for tower NVR systems with up to 8 drive bays. Made specifically for surveillance applications, WD Purple drives now support larger capacities to meet the growing storage needs for high-resolution videos.

“By expanding WD Purple to 6 TB, we make it simple for QNAP users to enjoy higher capacities of hard drives for surveillance applications to improve high-definition 4K video playback, and operate in 24x7 workloads of surveillance environments,” said Darrin Bulik, director of product marketing of WD’s Storage Technology group.

“As the surveillance market extends to monitoring with 4K displays, we envision that many users will start adopting 4K IP cameras that record videos which are four times larger than videos from 1080p IP cameras,” said Kent Chung, product manager of QNAP Security. “QNAP’s comprehensive NVR solutions coupled with WD Purple 5/6 TB surveillance hard drives can fulfill the storage needs for high-resolution video recording and long-term video retention.”

For more information about WD Purple surveillance hard drives, visit

To discover the full lineup of VioStor NVR-compatible hardware, go to To learn more about QNAP VioStor NVR products, please visit

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable, high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD's leading storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect, share and experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in 1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please visit the company's website at


About QNAP Security

QNAP Security, headquartered in Taiwan, is the world's first Linux-embedded NVR developer that has leveraged its award-winning storage and RAID technologies to offer the reliable and high performance NVR (VioStor NVR). QNAP Security’s spirit of continuous innovation makes it provide professional surveillance solutions with various market-fresh applications, such as HD local display, browser-based multi-server remote monitoring and Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA).

To fulfill the market’s growing surveillance needs, in 2013 QNAP Security launched its easy turnkey Central Management System solution (VioStor CMS) that is designed for centralized event & device management and flexible central monitoring with large-scale VioStor NVR deployment.

QNAP surveillance solutions are widely applied in various industries such as retail, home offices, banking, hotels, industrial, government and educational institutions. To provide better services globally, QNAP Security has sales representatives, regional offices, support centers and warehouses in more than 10 countries.

Media Contacts

Western Digital, WD, the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries; WD Purple is a trademark of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

Media contact
Asia - Taiwan QNAP Systems, Inc.
3F., No.22, Zhongxing Road, Xizhi District, New Taipei City, 221, Taiwan
TEL: +886-2-2641-2000
FAX: +886-2-2641-0555