Western Digital Aims Its Latest Storage Offerings at AI and IoT
Western Digital recently released some storage options that are aimed at IoT and AI applications. My first reaction was, “really?” What makes storage suitable or a specific application? I’m glad I asked because, I have since learned, there are reasons why you want your stored tuned for these potentially compute-intensive Edge-based applications.
The WD Purple SC QD101 Ultra Endurance microSD card is designed specifically for equipment makers, resellers and installers in the mainstream security camera market. It’s manufactured using advanced 96-layer 3D NAND technology. An extremely high level of endurance is one feature that makes these devices stand out, boasting 500 P/E cycles. To that end, the data that will be stored is Edge-based, high-resolution images, which can be analyzed and become actionable. This refers to cameras operating at a resolution of 4K and above. Capacities range from 32 Gbytes up to 512 Gbytes.