Western Digital's campaign to delineate hard drive market segments and the accompanied colour-based branding has proved to be very popular. The Red drive lineup for the SMB / SOHO NAS market and the Black drives for the enthusiast segment have been greeted with good market acceptance. Today, Western Digital is expanding this initiative with the Purple branding for hard drives targeting the growing surveillance market (NVRs and NAS units dedicated to recording feeds from IP cameras). Background All SATA hard drives fulfill the same basic functionality of storing data on platters. Most hard drives use the same hardware circuitry (except for enterprise drives which have features such as RAFF - Rotary Accelerated Feed Forward - that require extra sensors on the drive to better handle vibrations...

Linksys Introduces 2-bay Marvell-based NVR for SMBs

The last few years have seen a rapid rise in popularity of network attached storage (NAS) systems. Coupled with the increased interest in IP cameras for surveillance, this has...

11 by Ganesh T S on 2/5/2014

Dropcam Pro Targets Improved Video Quality, Includes Connected Home Play

The consumer surveillance / home video monitoring industry is just starting to take off. Dropcam (started in 2009) seems to be in the right place at the right time...

12 by Brian Klug on 10/10/2013

LenovoEMC PX2-300D Network Video Recorder with Milestone Arcus VMS

Over the last few years, we have been working on improving our coverage of network attached storage (NAS) devices. The focus has been on performance, usability and reliability in...

16 by Ganesh T S on 7/26/2013

ZyXEL Launches Cloud-Enabled HD IP Surveillance Cameras

ZyXEL announced the retail availability of the two latest members in its IP camera lineup today. With 'cloud' being all the craze it is right now, the units carry...

4 by Ganesh T S on 3/6/2012

Dropcam HD: Cloud Based Home Surveillance Goes Mainstream in 720p

Dropcam's innovative cloud based home monitoring system was reviewed by us back in August 2010 and we came away satisfied with the innovative take of a young startup on...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2012

Compro IP 70 Network Camera Review

Surveillance cameras are increasingly moving away from the analog to the digital domain. Advances in image and video processing silicon, emergence of efficient video compression standards and abundance of...

16 by Ganesh T S on 7/28/2011

Compro Technologies IP540 PTZ Camera

There are currently many choices in IP cameras for those looking to monitor their homes and business locations. Today we are looking at an IP PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera offering...

37 by Cameron Butterfield on 10/12/2010

Dropcam Echo : Home Security Meets the Cloud

The last couple of years have seen the introduction of many security cameras aimed at the consumer market. However, mass adoption remains elusive due to complications in getting the...

24 by Ganesh T S on 8/11/2010

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