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WD 500GB AV-GP Green Power 3.5" 16MB SATA-III 6Gb/S Internal Hard Drive WD5000AUDX

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WD 500GB AV-GP Green Power 3.5" 16MB SATA-III 6Gb/S Internal Hard Drive

The Western Digital WD5000AUDX AV-GP hard drive delivers 24x7 quiet operation, low temperature, high reliability, and optimised streaming with capacities reaching 3 TBs for storage intensive AV applications such as PVRs, DVRs, set top boxes, and surveillance video recording. Furthermore with the combination of Western Digital's IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower technologies, they have reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to competitors' drives.

Vital Statistics:

  • Model Number: WD5000AUDX
  • Capacity: 500GB
  • Speed: IntelliPower
  • Cache: 32MB
  • Interface: SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch

Key Features

  • 24x7 reliability: These drives are designed to last in always-on, streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVRs, DVRs and surveillance video recorders.
  • Reduced power consumption: With the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower technologies, WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to competitors' drives.
  • Whisper quiet: Noise levels have been minimised to less than one sone – virtually below the threshold of human hearing.
  • IntelliPark: Delivers lower power consumption by automatically unloading the heads during idle to reduce aerodynamic drag.
  • Compatible: Tested for compatibility in a broad range of AV products including set top boxes, DVD recorders, and mainstream surveillance systems.
  • SilkStream: Optimised 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.
  • Advanced Format Technology (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.

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