WD launches the industry's largest capacity 3TB hard drives for the AV platform


5 Aug 2011
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Western Digital has launched what it calls the “industry’s largest capacity 3TB SATA hard drives for AV platforms.” It has added two new models, 2.5GB and 3TB, in its AV-GP SATA hard drive series, meant for the audio-video market. These AV-GP drives offer such features as improved reliability and low power consumption, able to withstand high-temperatures and always-on streaming environments.
Meant for storage-intensive applications, the hard drives are recommended for use in digital video recorders, video surveillance, external multimedia storage, and single-drive media servers. The WD AV-GP drives have also been field tested to have a 1.0 M hour MTBF rating.
The WD AV-GP 2.5 TB hard drives (model number WD25EURS) and 3 TB WD AV-GP hard drives (model number WD30EURS) are available now at select resellers and distributors across India, with MSRPs of Rs. 7,999 + taxes and Rs. 8,999 + taxes respectively. They come with a three-year limited warranty.
Visit the company’s site for more information on the WD AV-GP drives. Speaking on the launch of the new drives, Sushil Bandi, WD’s country manager, India, said:
“WD AV-GP drives store more hi-def audio and video than ever before with our new 2.5 TB and 3 TB versions. Combine unsurpassed capacity, power-saving WD GreenPower Technology, and performance capabilities to capture up to 12 simultaneous HD video streams with SilkStream technology and the drive choice is made clear in optimizing AV applications like PVR/DVR, IPTV and video surveillance.”

Source : Digit magazine.
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