WD AV-GP 250GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, SATA 3 Gb/s Interface, 16MB Buffer Size


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The WD WD AV-GP 250GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive store more hi-def audio and video than ever before. They are optimized with SilkStream technology to capture data from up to 12 simultaneous HD video streams. And with 24x7 operation, low temperature and best-in-class reliability, WD WD AV-GP 250GB 3.5" SATA Internal Hard Drive is an ideal for DVR/PVR and video surveillance applications.

WD WD WD AV-GP 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 minimized to less than one sone - virtually below the threshold of human hearing
  • Compatible: Tested for compatibility in a broad range of AV products including set top boxes, DVD recorders and mainstream surveillance systems
  • IntelliPark: Delivers lower power consumption by automatically unloading the heads during idle to reduce aerodynamic drag
  • 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
  • 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
  • Preemptive Wear Leveling: The drive arm frequently sweeps across the disk to reduce uneven wear on the drive surface common to audio video streaming applications
  • Ideal for: PVRs, DVRs, set-top boxes (STBs) and surveillance video recording
  • Advanced Format Technology: 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

WD WD WD AV-GP Specifications

SATA 3 Gb/s
Rotational Speed
Buffer Size
16 MB
Acoustics (Sone)
< 1
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)
3 Gb/s (Max)
Formatted Capacity
251,059 MB
250 GB
User Sectors Per Drive
Operating Shock (Read): 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock: 300G, 2 ms
Idle Mode: 21 dBA (average)
Seek Mode: 22 dBA (average)
Operating 32deg. F to 140deg. F (-0deg. C to 60deg. C)
Non-operating: -40deg. F to 158deg. F (-40deg. C to 70deg. C)
Linear: 20-300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
Random: 0.004 gÂ/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation: Read/Write: 4.10 Watts
Idle: 3.70 Watts
Standby: 0.80 Watts
Sleep: 0.80 Watts
Dimensions (H x D x W)
1.02 x 5.78 x 4.00" (2.59 x 14.68 x 10.16cm)
0.97lbs (0.44kg)
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