Highest capacity for audio/video storage
WD AV-GP SATA drives now offer unrivaled storage capacity up to 3 TB – perfect for today’s storage intensive applications.
These drives are designed to last in high temperature alwayson streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVR/DVR, IPTV, and video surveillance systems.
Tested for compatibility in a broad range of AV products including set top boxes, DVR/PVR, and mainstream video surveillance systems. For drives with greater than 2.19 TB capacity, compatibility is selective to PVRs and surveillance systems that are compatible with hard drives exceeding 2.19 TB. For more information on large capacity drive compatibility, go to http://avlargecapacitydrives.com.
Reduced power consumption
WD AV-GP drives consume less power by up to 40 percent compared to 7200 RPM hard drives. Lower power means less heat and greater reliability
Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone* – virtually below the threshold of human hearing.
Optimized for smooth, continuous digital video playback of up to twelve simultaneous HD streams. SilkStream is compatible with the ATA streaming command set so CE customers can use standard streaming management and error recovery options.
Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and vibration.
A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.
NoTouch™ ramp load technology
The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL)
The drive arm frequently sweeps across the disk to reduce uneven wear on the drive surface common to audio video streaming applications.
Advanced Format (AF)
Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities. (EURS/EURX/AUDX models only)
1 million hours MTBF
Best-in-class reliability for mainstream 3.5-inch form-factor AV storage.