Western Digital Corp. introduced the WD Purple SC QD101 Ultra Endurance microSD card designed for equipment makers, resellers and installers in the mainstream security camera market. In addition, the company announced a new addition to the hard disk drive portfolio, WD Purple 14 TB HDD for surveillance.
Western Digital's WD Purple portfolio of storage devices are designed with attributes to deliver reliable performance in mainstream security video systems that operate 24/7. These purpose-built solutions offer high quality and long-lasting storage for workloads that consumer microSD cards and desktop-grade hard drives are not specifically designed for.
The WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card features Western Digital's 96-layer 3D NAND technology. Designed for mainstream recording and backup/failover on-camera storage, the card features a health monitor to provide installers and integrators with the ability to gauge the remaining endurance and preemptively service the card if needed. The microSD is available in capacities of 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB.
The WD Purple 14 TB drives, like Western Digital's other WD Purple hard drives are built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. They feature Western Digital's AllFrame technology to drive improved video capturing while it helps to reduce errors, pixilation, and video interruptions that could happen in a video recorder system. The HDDs have an enhanced workload rating that support systems designed for 24x7 video recording with up to 64 cameras.The 3.5", 14TB HDD has a SATA 6Gb/s interface and it is spinning at 7,200 RPM. Available now, it is backed by a 3-year limited warranty.
The WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2020.