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Western Digital AV Series - 25 HDD | 500GB | 2.5" | SATA II | 5400rpm

Our Price: $83.63
Retail: $88.21
In Stock: No
Vendor: Western Digital
Rating: unrated

Advanced Format Technology (AF).
Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities.

24x7 reliability.

Reliable performance engineered for demanding always-on multimedia streaming environments.
SilkStream technology.
Optimized for smooth, continuous digital video playback of up to five simultaneous HD streams. SilkStream is compatible with the ATA streaming command set so AV customers can use standard streaming management and error recovery options.

Low-power, compact storage.

Cool, quiet 2.5-inch AV storage is the perfect solution for a variety of multimedia applications and fanless environments where the drive operates below 65° C base casting temperature.


Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone* - virtually below the threshold of human hearing.
Low power consumption.
The drive draws less than 2 Watts while operating and a mere 4.75 Watts during spin up.
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.
Supports high definition video.
SilkStream technology supports up to five simultaneous streams of HD video in a variety of file formats.
1 million hours (MTBF).
Best-in-class reliability for small-form factor AV storage.**
Ultra-cool operation.
A cool drives is a more reliable drive. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating.
Ideal for:
Video surveillance, DVRs/PVRs, set-top boxes, high-end audio systems, karaoke players and digital signage.

Product Specifications
Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
Performance Specifications
Rotational Speed 5,400 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size 16 MB
Load/unload Cycles 600,000 minimum
Acoustics (Sone) < 1
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)
Physical Specifications
Formatted Capacity 500,107 MB
Capacity 500 GB
Form Factor 2.5 Inch
User Sectors Per Drive 976,773,168
Physical Dimensions
Height 0.27 Inches
Depth 3.94 Inches
Width 2.75 Inches
Weight 0.20 Pounds
Height 6.8 mm
Depth 100.2 mm
Width 69.85 mm
Weight 0.92 kg
Environmental Specifications
Operating Shock (Read) 400G, 2ms
Non-operating Shock 1000G, 2 ms
Idle Mode 17 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 0 22 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
Operating 32 F to 140 F
Non-operating -40 F to 149 F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating -0 C to 60 C
Non-operating -40 C to 65 C
Electrical Specifications
Current Requirements
Power Dissipation
Read/Write 1.4 Watts
Idle 0.80 Watts
Standby 0.10 Watts
Sleep 0.10 Watts

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