Western Digital releases embedded flash drive for high-end smartphones

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) has introduced the industry´s first 96-layer 3D NAND UFS 2.1 embedded flash drive (EFD), the Western Digital iNAND® MC EU321, accelerating the possibilities of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), multi-camera high-resolution photography, 4K video capture and other demanding applications for high-end mobile and compute devices, the company said.

Leveraging Western Digital´s 96-layer 3D NAND technology, advanced UFS 2.1 interface technologies and Western Digital´s iNAND SmartSLC 5.1 architecture, the new Western Digital iNAND® MC EU321 EFD delivers exceptional data performance for smartphone, tablet and PC notebook devices, enabling outstanding mobile experiences even as the device approaches full capacity.

The volume, velocity and variety of mobile data is predicted to skyrocket over the next few years as more data-centric capabilities come to mobile and compute devices.

Western Digital is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data.