Western Digital introduces WD AV-GP line of hard drives


wd-sata-avgp32The name Western Digital is synonymous with quality hard drives, and over the years they have come up with different sorts of storage solutions that cater for every level, ranging from the home consumer to the enterprise. Most recently, however, Western Digital has further expanded its WD AV-GP family of hard drives that will come in varying capacities all the way to 2TB, featuring WD’s very own GreenPower Technology that offers cooler and quieter operation in addition to lower power consumption. This new line of hard drives were specially built to withstand stringent environments, especially those in the surveillance and security markets where durability is of utmost importance in order to preserve the data within for further reference should anything untoward happen.

Some of the features found in the revamped WD AV-GP line of hard drives include long term reliability, where they can last even in high temperature always-on streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVR/DVR recorders and surveillance video recorders. Despite that, it won’t make a din since noise levels have been minimized to be below the threshold of human hearing. Don’t worry about your monthly power bills, either, as the combination of WD’s IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower technologies will further reduce power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to competitors’ drives. The introduction of IntelliPark will make sure heads are unloaded automatically during idle to reduce aerodynamic drag, in addition to improving non-operating shock characteristics for enhanced robustness in environments where excessive transportation and handling occurs. SilkStream has also been included for smooth, continuous digital video playback of up to 12 simultaneous HD streams. It is also compatible with the ATA streaming command set so CE customers can use standard streaming management and error recovery options.

If your company is interested in introducing the WD AV-GP 2TB hard drive (model WD20EVDS), you can do so from selected e-tailers and distributors. It will retail for $299. Small price to pay considering the bang you get from your buck, eh?

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