Following on from the announcement of the new Micron Edge Storage MicroSDXC cards specifically designed for surveillance applications, Western Digital has now introduced their WD Purple microSD Card which is also being created for the demands of modern surveillance cameras and edge systems. The new WD Purple microSD Card will be available worldwide later this month in both 32GB and 64GB capacities for $18.99 and $31.99 respectively and is available in single and 25-packs for surveillance system installers.
Features of the WD Purple microSD Card include support for up to 1,000 PE cycles, a unique health monitor offers reporting capabilities to provide users and system installers valuable information, including the card’s endurance and capacity status. While offering speeds of up to 80 MB/s sequential read and 50 MB/s sequential write together with support four Speed Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 1. Christopher Bergey, vice president of embedded and integrated solutions at Western Digital explains.
“From Big Data, to Fast Data, to data-centric applications such as surveillance, the volume, speed, variety and value of data continues to exponentially grow and transform. Leveraging our proven capabilities in consumer and industrial memory card innovation, the Western Digital Purple microSD card is the ideal solution for mainstream commercial surveillance data at the edge,” said “Whether capturing 4K video, used in AI-enabled cameras, or part of a larger data system supporting ‘smart surveillance’ applications, this rugged and intelligent card delivers ‘surveillance-class’ endurance and tremendous performance to enable trusted video capture in some of the harshest conditions. When combined with our popular Purple and Ultrastar hard disk drives (HDDs) to support data preservation and real-time analytics, Western Digital now provides the industry’s most comprehensive offering for surveillance data, from the edge to the core.” For more information jump over to the official Western Digital website.