5G stands ready to revolutionize mobile applications and services with speeds far exceeding what’s currently available. In light of that, Western Digital has announced a new line of flash storage specifically for 5G devices.
The new iNAND® MC EU521 is designed to be fast enough to keep up with 5G speeds and ensure the device storage doesn’t create a performance bottleneck. The new storage “offers turbo sequential write speeds up to 800MB/s to better enable enhanced user experiences for applications such as downloading 4K and 8K media, large file transfers from the cloud, and gaming.”
The memory will be available in 128GB and 256GB capacities, making it ideal for smartphones and tablet.
“Smartphones now demand more performance and capacity as they often serve as the primary computing device for everything from streaming video, playing music, gaming and photography, to payments and mapping,” said senior vice president and general manager, Huibert Verhoeven, Western Digital’s Automotive, Mobile and Emerging business unit. “The SLC caching in the iNAND EU521 with Write Booster offers users several key performance improvements that when coupled with 5G are expected to bring faster movie downloads than ever before. This, and other capabilities make the EU521 a great option for today’s mobile equipment manufacturers.”
Western Digital says the new memory will be available in March. Given the performance it offers, it’s a safe bet the company will have a hit on its hands.