Western Digital (WD) has announced the launch of 2.5 TB and 3 TB versions of WD AV-GP SATA hard drives in India. This series of HDDs designed specifically for AV (Audio-Video) market.
The 3.5-inch WD AV-GP series of SATA hard drives are claimed for reliability, low power consumption along with high storage capacity for AV applications including digital video recorders, video surveillance, single-drive media servers and external multimedia storage. This Western Digital Series of HDDs features WD GreenPower Technology for energy-saving, and company also mentioned that these drives are tested to have a 1.0 M hour MTBF rating.
“Designed to go the distance in high-temperature, always-on streaming digital AV environments, WD AV-GP drives store more hi-def audio and video than ever before with our new 2.5 TB and 3 TB versions,” says Sushil Bandi, WD’s country manager, India. “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.”
The hard drives larger than 2.19 TB has certain limits, i.e. the HDDs which are larger than 2.19 TB storage capacity, are not supported by Windows XP and latest 32-bit operating systems including Windows Vista and Windows 7 recognize the drives to be used as secondary drives. So, you should check the specifications of your PC before installation of 2.5 TB or 3 TB WD AV-GP and other hard drives. The hard drives are backed by three-year limited warranty and look at the price details for these hard drives:
WD AV-GP 2.5 TB hard drive (WD25EURS): Rs. 7,999 (Taxes Extra)
WD AV-GP 3 TB hard drive (WD30EURS): Rs. 8,999 (Taxes Extra)
Both the Western Digital (AV-GP) hard disk drives are available starting immediately.