|WD hard drives have helped enable the digital content revolution since we
first began shipping to Microsoft® Xbox in 2001. Today WD is a leading
manufacturer of consumer electronics storage. Our drives can be found in a
multitude of digital video recording products including personal video recorders
(PVRs), digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs) as well as
surveillance video recording applications. We understand the unique requirements
of this specialized storage-enabled market and our drives deliver the
characteristics CE manufacturers seek most.
- Long-Term Reliability - With a MTBF of 1 million hours, 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
- Quiet - Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone* -
virtually below the threshold of human hearing.
- Low Power Consumption - WD AV drives deliver best-in-class low
power consumption for reduced system power requirements and increased
- Compatible - Tested for compatibility in a broad range of AV
products including set top boxes, DVD recorders, and mainstream surveillance
- 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.
- Ramp Load - 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.
Use This Product When You Want To
- DVD recorders
- Media Center PCs
- Other video streaming applications
* A sone is a subjective unit of loudness as perceived by a person with
** Assumes Host Transfer Block size of 2 MB per