Western Digital Launches Memory Card and Hard Drive, “Optimized for Public Safety, AI, and Smart Cities”

Western Digital, in her words, “solved the problem of optimizing storage for video and AI analytics at the network edge.” If we switch from the language of press releases to regular, the manufacturer introduced a WD Purple SC QD101 Ultra Endurance microSD memory card and a 14 TB WD Purple hard drive. Both new products are designed specifically for use in cameras and video surveillance systems.

The WD Purple SC QD101 Ultra Endurance microSD memory card uses a 96-layer 3D NAND flash memory. Cards are available in volumes from 32 GB to 512 GB. In their description, the manufacturer identifies “great endurance” and the ability to evaluate the remaining resource.

As for the 14 TB WD Purple drive, it is compatible with a wide range of security systems and is designed for round-the-clock operation. It uses the exclusive proprietary AllFrame technology, which improves video capture and helps reduce video outages and distortions that may occur in a video recording system.

A 14 TB WD Purple hard drive is now available. WD Purple SC QD101 Ultra Endurance microSD cards are expected to go on sale in the first quarter of 2020.

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