Western Digital expands 2.5-inch SATA line

AV-25 drives boast a mean time between failure of 1 million hours and are designed for 24x7 operation

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Western Digital expands 2.5-inch SATA line The AV-25 drives target AV, DVR and surveillance applications
By  Jason Saundalkar Published  May 18, 2010

Western Digital has expanded its 2.5-inch Serial ATA hard drive line with the launch of its WD AV-25 drives. The drives are designed primarily for audio video (AV), digital video recorders (DVR) and surveillance applications.

The storage titan says these new drives are geared for reliability, with a quoted mean time between failure (MTBF) of 1 million hours. The AV-25 drives are also designed to run cool - despite extended use - and with minimal noise levels.

"Customers that market audio and video recording applications, such as DVRs, media centers and mainstream surveillance systems, often require 24x7 operation from hard drives," said Saif Khwaja, Sales Director for Western Digital, Middle East, Africa & South Asia. "WD AV-25 hard drives are designed to withstand these demanding environments and offer consumers a small form factor solution that consumes less power, generates less heat, and operates quietly and, most importantly, reliably."

The WD AV-25 hard drive is offered in capacities of 160GB, 250GB, 320GB and 500GB and is covered by a three year limited warranty. Of the capacities offered drives with 160GB, 250GB and 320GB are already available in the local market. Western Digital expects the 500GB variant to become available next month.

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