Western Digital intros 18TB surveillance HDD for analytics appliances

Storage solutions major Western Digital has introduced 18TB surveillance HDD for analytics appliances and the 1TB microSD card for artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled cameras.
WD Purple 18TB HDD
The WD Purple 18TB HDD will be available in October, and the WD Purple SC QD101 1TB microSD card is expected to be available in November.

WD Purple Smart Video Solutions Portfolio with 18TB HDD and 1TB microSD card is designed to cater to the advanced needs of the smart video industry, Khalid Wani, director Sales, India, Western Digital, said.

The WD Purple 18TB HDD is designed for NVRs and video analytics appliances as well as GPU-enabled devices that can deliver both real-time and post analytics applications.

It offers 28 percent more capacity than the previous generation and also has room to spare for storing video, reference images and metadata at the edge, to support more effective AI.

The microSD card drives from 8TB to 18TB feature AllFrame AI technology that enables recording of up to 64 high-definition cameras, as well as an additional 32 streams for deep learning analytics.

The company’s 1TB microSD card is designed for AI-enabled cameras, surveillance cameras and edge devices, serving as primary or back-up data storage.

1TB microSD card is based on Western Digital’s advanced 96-layer 3D NAND technology, and delivers a combination of ultra-high endurance with up to 500 P/E cycles and comes in 1TB, 512GB, 256GB, 128GB, 64GB and 32GB capacities.