Western Digital introduced the WD AV-GP 2TB hard drive, this model is designed for the AV and surveillance markets. It will soon be available for around $299.
Designed to withstand the stringent environment of the surveillance and security markets, the WD AV-GP line of hard drives for audio and video applications reduces power consumption by as much as 40 percent over standard drives in their respective classes. The new WD AV-GP 2 TB hard drive is perfect for applications such as DVRs (digital video recorders), media centers, media servers, as well as surveillance video recording that demand a higher capacity hard drive and exceptional reliability.
“Our consumer electronics customers require hard drives that consume less power, generate less heat and operate quietly,” said Jim Welsh, senior vice president and general manager of WD’s branded products and consumer electronics groups. “Audio and video recording applications, such as DVRs, media servers, media centers and mainstream surveillance systems, often demand 24x7 operation from hard drives. Our drives meet the demanding requirements of these markets including higher reliability, universal compatibility, low power consumption and the ability to simultaneously record multiple audio and/or high-definition video streams.”