Western Digital is expanding its portfolio of data storage devices purpose-built for the surveillance market introducing a 3D NAND UFS embedded flash drive (EFD) for surveillance, the WD Purple microSD card series and the Western Digital Device Analytics.
Built on the company's 3D NAND architecture, the Western Digital iNAND IX EU312 UFS EFD brings UFS speeds combined with high endurance and high capacities to cameras and smart video applications at the edge. The new device delivers read speeds of up to 750 MB/s and write speeds of up to 320 MB/s, which support read- and write-intensive use cases, including AI-enabled video cameras and edge devices. Support for up to 768 TBW provides the endurance levels required for the continuous recording conditions. The EFD features NAND flash management firmware, including error correction code (ECC), read refresh, wear-leveling and bad block management.
In April 2018, Western Digital introduced the WD Purple microSD card designed specifically for surveillance cameras. Leveraging 3D NAND technology, the microSD cardis now available in capacities ranging up to 256GB with support for up to 1,000 P/E cycles.
The microSD card supports operating temperatures ranging from -25°C to 85°C and is humidity resistant to support continuous operation in both indoor and outdoor environments.
The Western Digital Device Analytics provides system integrators and end users ability to proactively manage storage on their surveillance systems. The platform provides a set of parametric operational and environmental data to the host system. Through its deep analytics capability, device analytics can extract insights and provide integrators and users with recommended actions that will allow improved monitoring and proactive management of their systems.