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WD AV


Highest capacity for
audio/video storage

WD AV SATA drives now offer unrivaled storage capacity up to 4 TB – perfect for today’s storage intensive applications.

Capacity
Reliability
24x7 reliability

These drives are designed to last in high temperature always-on streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVR, DVR and IPTV systems.

SilkStream

Optimized for smooth, continuous digital video playback of up to 16 simultaneous HD streams.* SilkStream is compatible with the ATA streaming command set so CE customers can use standard streaming management and error recovery options.

SmoothPlayback
Low power consumption

WD AV drives consume less power by up to 40 percent compared to 7200 RPM hard drives. Lower power means less heat and greater reliability.


Low Capacity and 2.5-inch Surveillance

WD AV drives offer 500 GB and lower capacities suitable for low profile entry level surveillance systems requiring reliability in always-on environments.


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. (3.5-inch models only)


Advanced Format Technology

Leading edge technology delivers improved video quality and AV performance through enhanced error correction capability. (EURS/EURX/AUDX/xxCT models only)


Ultra-cool operation

A cool drive is a more reliable drive. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating.

Quiet

Noise levels have been minimized 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.


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.


The WD advantage

WD puts our products through extensive Functional Integrity Testing (F.I.T.) prior to any product launch. This testing ensures our products consistently meet the highest quality and reliability standards of the WD brand. WD also has a detailed Knowledge Base with more than 1,000 helpful articles as well as helpful software and utilities. Our customer support lines have longer operational hours to ensure you get the help you need when you need it. Our toll-free customer support lines are here to help or you can access our WD Support site for additional details.


Recommended use

Set-top boxes (PVR, DVR, NVR and IPTV), media servers and media centers.




Click Model # for Full Specs.
 Model #InterfaceForm FactorCapacityAcoustics (Sone)Hours of HD VideoCache 
WD40EURXSATA 6 Gb/s3.5 Inch4804 TB< 148064 MB
WD30EURSSATA 3 Gb/s3.5 Inch3603 TB< 136064 MB
WD30EURXSATA 6 Gb/s3.5 Inch3603 TB< 136064 MB
WD25EURSSATA 3 Gb/s3.5 Inch3002.5 TB< 130064 MB
WD20EURSSATA 3 Gb/s3.5 Inch2402 TB< 124064 MB
WD20EURXSATA 6 Gb/s3.5 Inch2402 TB< 124064 MB
WD15EURSSATA 3 Gb/s3.5 Inch1801.5 TB< 118064 MB
WD10EURSSATA 3 Gb/s3.5 Inch1201 TB< 112064 MB
WD10EURXSATA 6 Gb/s3.5 Inch1201 TB< 112064 MB
WD7500AURSSATA 3 Gb/s3.5 Inch90750 GB< 19064 MB
WD10JUCTSATA 3 Gb/s2.5 Inch1201 TB< 112016 MB
WD5000BUCTSATA 3 Gb/s2.5 Inch60500 GB< 16016 MB
WD5000LUCTSATA 3 Gb/s2.5 Inch60500 GB< 16016 MB
WD3200BUCTSATA 3 Gb/s2.5 Inch38320 GB< 13816 MB
WD2500BUCTSATA 3 Gb/s2.5 Inch30250 GB< 13016 MB
WD1600BUCTSATA 3 Gb/s2.5 Inch19160 GB< 11916 MB

 
Mouse over each icon to see how it was calculated.

Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.

As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.

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