Western Digital unveils ‘smart’ iNAND storage solution
Company enhances its SanDisk-branded mobile storage portfolio
Western Digital Corp has introduced the iNAND 7350 storage solution, the company's most advanced and highest capacity embedded flash drive (EFD) to date.
Leveraging Western Digital's 3D NAND and highly intelligent, fourth-generation SmartSLC technology, iNAND 7350 delivers up to 256 gigabytes (GB) of reliable and responsive embedded storage that is ideal for data-rich applications and next-generation mobile experiences.
"Our new 256GB iNAND 7350 is the highest capacity embedded storage device available today on e.MMC, the industry's most proven interface," said Christopher Bergey, vice president of Embedded and Integrated Solutions with Western Digital. "By combining our 3D NAND technology and latest application-aware architecture, we have built the iNAND 7350 storage device to deliver an exceptional balance of performance, capacity and cost-efficiency. This can enable smartphone manufacturers to introduce mainstream devices that offer the high capacity consumers crave and deliver outstanding application experiences - from high-quality 4K Ultra HD video playback to next-generation augmented reality (AR)."
Designed with smartphone original equipment manufacturers' (OEMs) needs in mind, the iNAND 7350 is the first Western Digital embedded storage solution to leverage the company's 3D NAND technology, which helps enhance the device's performance, capacity and data retention.
The new addition to the SanDisk-branded iNAND family of solutions is the vendor's best performing embedded mobile storage device to date. The enhanced SmartSLC technology inside iNAND 7350 enables it to quickly and intelligently respond on-demand to deliver the ideal level of application performance needed.
In addition, the iNAND 7350 also delivers outstanding random read performance, offering speeds of up to 22,000 IOPs4 - the fastest random read performance of any eMMC device.