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Western Digital's new WD Purple microSD card is perfect for in-car video recorders

By Kenny Yeo - on 23 Apr 2018, 10:21am

Western Digital's new WD Purple microSD card is perfect for in-car video recorders

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Western Digital has just announced a high-endurance microSD card that was designed specifically for use in video surveillance devices.

The new WD Purple microSD is the latest addition to Western Digital's WD Purple line for video surveillance memory products.

To make them suitable for video surveillance, storage drives and devices in the WD Purple lineup have high endurance and are optimized for 24/7 operation.

The WD Purple microSD card is available in 32GB and 64GB capacities and has a write cycle of 1,000 program-erase cycles.

According to WD, that's enough to enable continuous Full-HD recording for up to 2 years!

The WD Purple microSD card also supports sequential read and write speeds of 80MB/s and 50MB/s respectively.

It is also Speed Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 1 certified.

The WD Purple microSD card will come with a 2-year warranty and will be available from mid-May onwards. The 32GB version is priced at S$34, while the 64GB version is $57.

Source: Western Digital