PVRs, DVRs, set-top boxes (STBs), and surveillance video recording.
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, NoTouch ramp load, and IntelliPower technologies, WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to competitors' drives.
Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone – virtually below the threshold of human hearing.
SATA 3 Gb/s
The industry standard and most common interface.
Tested for compatibility in a broad range of AV products including set top boxes, DVD recorders, and mainstream surveillance systems.
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.
Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
NoTouch ramp load technology
The recording head never touches the disk media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well as better drive protection in transit.
Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL)
Ensures reliability for applications that perform a high incidence of read/write operations at the same physical location on the disk.
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.