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The WD AV-GP 500GB 3.5" SATA Power Saving OEM Hard Drive consumes 40% less power compared to standard desktop drives, providing optimal system performance and ensured reliability. AF (Advanced Format) offers increased areal densities, allowing the 3.5" SATA drive to store photos, music, and videos. Defined by its Green Power technology, the 500GB power-saving hard drive keeps the system cool during operation, protecting the drive and the data from excess heat. In addition, the ultra-cool feature eliminates the need for a fan in external drives. Built-in IntelliPower technology maintains proper balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms, thereby offering reduced power consumption and solid performance. IntelliSeek function calculates optimum seek speeds to minimize power consumption, noise, and vibration.
Highest Capacity for Audio/Video Storage
WD AV-GP SATA drives now offer unrivaled storage capacity - perfect for today's storage intensive applications
24 x 7 Reliability
These drives are designed to last in high temperature always-on 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
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
Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non-operational shock tolerance
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
1 Million Hours MTBF
Best-in-class reliability for mainstream 3.5" form factor AV storage
In the Box
WD AV-GP 500GB 3.5" SATA Power Saving OEM Hard Drive