Western Digital WD AV-GP User Manual

Green power for av: cool. quiet. reliable, Wd av-gp, Power-saving hard drives

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• Long-term reliability – These drives are designed to last in high

temperature, always-on, streaming digital audio/video environments.

• Reduced power consumption – With the combination of WD’s


, IntelliPark

, and IntelliPower

technologies, WD has

reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to
competitors’ drives.

• Quiet – Noise levels have been optimized to less than one sone* – virtually

below the threshold of human hearing.

Power-conserving WD AV-GP SATA hard drives take advantage of
WD GreenPower Technology

to meet the extreme requirements of

demanding audio and video environments. With power reduction of up to
40 percent, they deliver cool and quiet operation and reliability perfect for
audio video applications such as PVRs, DVRs, set-top boxes (STBs) as
well as surveillance video recording.


Power-saving Hard Drives

24x7 Reliability

Cool Running

Whisper Quiet

Green Power for AV:
Cool. Quiet. Reliable.


Hard Drives

Ideal for set top boxes, media
servers, media centers, and
mainstream surveillance systems.

*A sone is a subjective unit of loudness as perceived by a person with normal hearing.


Hard Drives

Technology Features


– 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.

IntelliPower – A fine-tuned balance of spin speed, transfer rate, and caching algorithms
designed to deliver both significant power savings and solid performance.

IntelliPark – Delivers lower power consumption by automatically unloading the heads
during idle to reduce aerodynamic drag.

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.