Power-conserving wd av-gp drives offer significant power savings and thermally optimized operation resulting in lower cost of ownership and unsurpassed reliability for pvr/dvr, iptv boxes and media server manufacturers
Silkstream - 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
Ideal for set-top boxes (pvr, dvr and iptv), media servers, media centers and surveillance applications
500 GB capacity holds up to 100,000 digital photos, 125,000 mp3 files and 60 hours of hd video
3 year limited warranty
Power-conserving wd av-gp hard drives are based on the wd greenpower technology platform designed to deliver power savings as the primary attribute. These sata drive are equipped with intellipower technology, fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rateand caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance. With power reduction of up to 40 percent, they deliver cool and quiet operation and reliability that is perfect for audio video applications such as pvrs, dvrs, set-top boxes (sTBs) as well as surveillance video recording.
From the Manufacturer
Surveillance Storage Solutions from WD.
WD hard drives designed for digital video surveillance.
Life in a desktop computer doesn't compare to the extreme environment in today's always-on, capacity-consuming digital video surveillance systems. What's needed is a hard drive engineered to thrive in a system that's running 24x7 while still offering exceptional dollars-per-gigabyte value. That's why WD has designed a line of hard drives perfect for digital video surveillance and its many unique environments and application sets.
WD's surveillance hard drives enable SDVR , CCTV , IPTV, and other digital video surveillance systems to deliver a comprehensive range of features and capabilities such as high resolution image quality, streaming video from multiple cameras, and video archiving with ultra-fast data access and on-demand video playback. Regardless of the surveillance environment, whether it's banking, casino, retail, commercial, corporate, government, or law enforcement, WD surveillance-based hard drives deliver the performance, added capacity, and enhanced reliability that surveillance applications require.
High capacity enables higher resolution
WD offers drives with up to 2 TB capacity designed for surveillance. This ground breaking capacity point enables surveillance systems with two or more cameras to record high levels of clarity (30 frames per second) at a broad range of resolution settings and still store 30 days or more of video footage.
High resolution video provides far greater detail when compared with standard low resolution video. This table illustrates the ideal capacity hard drive for a surveillance system based on resolution, video standards, recording hours, and the number of cameras being used.
Lower temperature means greater reliability
In addition to high levels of clarity, long term reliability and low power consumption are equally critical to surveillance systems. Designed for 24x7 operation, WD drives with WD GreenPower Technology™ consume less power during spin-up and operation, minimize heat dissipation and vibration, and operate reliably without compromising performance. Reducing heat, noise, and vibration enables surveillance applications to operate more reliably over longer periods of time.
The right drive for the right application.
WD AV-GP is the perfect choice for mainstream surveillance for small businesses. Using these high-capacity drives optimized for video streaming with low power consumption and cool quiet operation enables 24x7 reliability for surveillance systems.
| Features at a glance |
- 24x7 reliability
- Cool running
- Whisper quiet
WD AV-GP is ideal for set top boxes, media servers, media centers, and mainstream surveillance systems.
Long-term reliability- these drives are designed to last in high temperature always-on streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVR/DVR, DVR recorders and surveillance video recorders.
Quiet - Noise levels have been optimized to less than one sone* - virtually below the threshold of human hearing.
* A sone is a subjective unit of loudness as perceived by a person with normal hearing.
Reduced power consumption - WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to competitors’ drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower technologies.
Compatible - Tested for compatibility in a broad range of AV products including set top boxes, recorders, and mainstream surveillance systems.
View IntelliSeek demo here.
SilkStream™ - 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.
IntelliSeek™ - Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
IntelliPower™ - A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.
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.
Set-top boxes (PVR, DVR and IPTV), media servers, media centers, surveilance.
Western Digital 500 GB 3.5-Inch SATA II 32 MB Cache AV-GP Hard Drive WD5000AVDS - B002P3KO7O