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Old 07-06-2012, 06:27 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm concidering this HDD as a extra (internal) for my 515. or should I wait till after Summer for lower price?
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Originally Posted by stevethebrain View Post

I'm concidering this HDD as a extra (internal) for my 515.

What about a Green Drive? Maybe quieter and less heat.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:19 AM
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This is the OEM MODEL that is in there
Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AVDS 500 GB Hard Drive 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.Technical Information
Platform Support: PC

General Information
Product Model: WD5000AVDS

Physical Characteristics

General Information
Product Type: Hard Drive


Green Compliance Certificate/Authority

Green Compliance

General Information
Brand Name: Western Digital


Physical Characteristics
Weight: 0.97lb

Drive Performance
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate: 300MBps

Physical Characteristics
Compatible Drive Bay Width: 3.5"
Compatible Drive Bay Height: 1/3H
Hot Swappable: Yes

Standard Warranty: 3 Year Limited

Hard Drive Interface: 1 x 7-pin Serial ATA/300 Serial ATA

Drive Performance
Rotational Speed: 7200 rpm
Buffer: 32MB

Environmental Conditions

General Information
Manufacturer: Western Digital Corporation
Manufacturer Part Number: WD5000AVDS
Product Line: AV-GP
Manufacturer Website Address: www.wdc.com


Additional Information

Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
GreenPower Technology
Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL)

Physical Characteristics
Form Factor: Internal

Power Description



General Information
Product Name: AV-GP WD5000AVDS Hard Drive


Technical Information
Storage Capacity: 500GB

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