Western Digital Introduces Storage Optimized for Public Safety, AI and Smart City Deployments
WD Purple Ultra Endurance microSD Card Brings Advanced 96-layer 3D NAND Technology to Security and Edge Storage Cameras; Expands HDD line with WD Purple 14TB HDD for Surveillance
- Artificial Intelligence-enabled video cameras and higher 4K and beyond video resolutions are driving the increased need for on-camera storage in smart city settings
- The WD Purple™ SC QD101 Ultra Endurance microSD™ card delivers a compelling combination of cost effectiveness and ultra-endurance for mainstream video capture for long, continuous recording
The WD Purple 14TB1 HDD for surveillance features
exclusive AllFrame™ technology that lets companies build security systems with improved video capture and reduced errors, pixilation, and video interruptions that could happen in a video recorder system Western Digital's
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According to IHS Markit Technology², global professional video surveillance camera shipments are expected to grow from 140 million to 224 million between 2018 and 2023, and those with onboard storage are expected to grow by an average of approximately 17 percent per year. 4K-compliant cameras are expected to grow from 3.6 percent of all network cameras shipped in 2018 to over 24 percent by 2023, and the up to 5.7X increase in bits generated by 4K vs.1080p video illustrates a fast-growing demand for more storage.3
“Customers are looking for high-endurance, high-capacity, robust, on-camera storage for a variety of public safety and AI analytics use cases,” said
Western Digital’s WD Purple portfolio of storage devices are designed with specifically-chosen 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.
WD Purple SC QD101 Ultra Endurance microSD Card
The WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card features
- Designed for security system integrators and installers
- Ideal for mainstream recording and backup/failover on-camera storage
- In compatible cameras, the card health monitor provides installers and integrators with the ability to gauge the remaining endurance and preemptively service the card if needed
- Available in capacities of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB
- Ultra endurance for long, continuous recording
WD Purple 14TB HDD Compatible with
The WD Purple 14TB drives, like
Western Digital'sother WD Purple hard drives are built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems
Western Digital'sexclusive AllFrame technology driving improved video capturing while it helps to reduce errors, pixilation, and video interruptions that could happen in a video recorder system
- WD Purple drives have an enhanced workload rating that supports systems designed for 24x7 video recording with up to 64 cameras
The 14TB WD Purple HDD is available now from select resellers. The WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2020.
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¹As used for storage capacity, 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = one trillion bytes. Actual user capacity may be less depending on operating environment.
3Based on our Surveillance Storage Capacity Estimator tool. Amount of increase can vary based on compression ratios, video formats and other factors. See tool for full details.
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including the expected growth in video surveillance camera shipments and the expected availability, benefits, capabilities, capacity, performance and/or other features of the WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card and WD Purple hard drive products. There are a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be inaccurate including, among others: changes to specifications from standards organizations, volatility in global economic conditions; business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; our development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; risks associated with acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company's filings with the
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T. Peter Andrew
Western Digital Corporation
Western Digital Corporation