Please check compatibility when installing the drive into the following devices :
Sky+, Sky plus, Humax, Tivo, replayTV, DVR, PVR, Digital Video Recorder, Personal Video Recorder,
AV Hard Drives
500 GB, Up to 60 Hours HD Video
Green Power for AV: Cool, quiet, reliable.
Power-conserving WD AV-GP drives offer significant power savings and thermally optimized operation resulting in lower cost of ownership and unsurpassed reliability for PVR/DVR, IPTV boxes and media server manufacturers. Now with a broad range of capacity points from 160GB all the way up to 2TB.
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%, 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.
Long-Term Reliability - 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.
Quiet - Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone* - virtually below the threshold of human hearing.
Reduced Power Consumption - WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to competitors' drives with the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower technologies.
Compatible - Tested for compatibility in a broad range of AV products including set top boxes, DVD recorders, and mainstream surveillance systems.
SilkStream - 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.
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.
* A sone is a subjective unit of loudness as perceived by a person with normal hearing.
Set-top boxes (PVR, DVR and IPTV)
Rotational Speed IntelliPower *
Buffer Size 32 MB
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA) 3 Gb/s (Max)
Formatted Capacity 500,107 MB
Capacity 500 GB
Interface SATA 3 Gb/s
User Sectors Per Drive 976,773,168
Height 1.028 Inches
Length 5.787 Inches
Width 4.00 Inches
Weight 1.39 Pounds
Height 25.4 mm
Length 147 mm
Width 101.6 mm
Weight 0.63 kg
Operating Shock (Read) 65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock 300G, 2 ms
Idle Mode 24 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 3 25 dBA (average)
Operating 32° F to 140° F
Non-operating -40° F to 158° F
Operating -0° C to 60° C
Non-operating -40° C to 70° C
Operating 5-95% RH non-condensing
Non-operating 5-95% RH non-condensing
Linear 20-300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
Random 0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
Read/Write 227 mA
Idle 161 mA
Standby 5.4 mA
Sleep 5.4 mA
Read/Write 550 mA
Idle 115 mA
Standby 78.5 mA
Sleep 78.5 mA
Read/Write 5.4 Watts
Idle 2.5 Watts
Standby 0.46 Watts
Sleep 0.46 Watts
As used for storage capacity, one megabyte (MB) = one million bytes, one gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes, and one terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. As used for buffer or cache, one megabyte (MB) = 1,048,576 bytes. As used for transfer rate or interface, megabyte per second (MB/s) = one million bytes per second, megabit per second (Mb/s) = one million bits per second, and gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.
| Stock code || ISwgcx500|
| Brand || WD|
| Series || Caviar AV-GP|
| Model || WD5000AVDS|
| Type || 3.5" SATA 3Gb/s|
| UPC || 718037752433|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 26/10/2009|
WD5000AVDS Spec Information
| Capacity || 500GB|
| Form Factor / Drive Height || 26mm|
| RPM || 5400-7200rpm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Access Time || ?|
| RAM/Cache || 32MB|
| Guarantee || 3yr|
| Weight (kg) || 0.71kg|
| Watts || 4.1W|
| Watts (Idle) || 3.7W|
| Watts (Sleep) || 0.8W|
| Watts (Startup) || 20W|
| Decibels (Idle) || 2.4dB|
| Decibels (Seek) || 2.5dB|
| Shock (Operating) || 65g/2ms|
| Shock (Non-Operating) || 350g/2ms|
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