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Western Digital AV WD5000BUDT 500GB 5400 RPM 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive with 32MB Buffer

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Western Digital AV-25

24x7 reliability

Reliable performance engineered for demanding always-on multimedia streaming environments.

Low-power, compact storage

Cool, quiet 2.5-inch AV storage is the perfect solution for a variety of multimedia applications and fanless environments where the drive operates below 65 C base casting temperature.

Supports high definition video

SilkStream technology supports up to five simultaneous streams of HD video in a variety of file formats.

Advanced Format Technology (AF)

Technology being adopted by WD and other drive manufacturers as one of multiple ways to continue growing hard drive capacities. AF is a more efficient media format that enables increased areal densities.

SilkStream technology

Optimized for smooth, continuous digital video playback of up to five simultaneous HD streams. SilkStream is compatible with the ATA streaming command set so AV customers can use standard streaming management and error recovery options.


Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone* - virtually below the threshold of human hearing.

Low power consumption

The drive draws less than 2 Watts while operating and a mere 4.75 Watts during spin up.

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.
** Based upon dual tuner system operating in typical 30C air ambient environment.
1 million hours (MTBF)

Best-in-class reliability for small-form factor AV storage.**

Ultra-cool operation

A cool drives is a more reliable drive. WD continues to develop new and innovative ways to keep drives cool while they are operating.


Ideal for:

Video surveillance, DVRs/PVRs, set-top boxes, high-end audio systems, karaoke players and digital signage.

Click Model # for Full Specs.
  Model # Interface Form Factor Accoustics (Sone) Hours of HD Video  
  WD5000BUDT SATA 3 Gb/s 2.5 Inch 60500 GB < 1 60
  WD3200BUDT SATA 3 Gb/s 2.5 Inch 38320 GB < 1 38
  WD2500BUDT SATA 3 Gb/s 2.5 Inch 30250 GB < 1 30
  WD1600BUDT SATA 3 Gb/s 2.5 Inchh 19160 GB < 1 19







Figures represent the average number of photos taken with a 6 megapixel camera in high-resolution JPEG mode with an average file size of 3.5 MB per photo. The actual number of images will vary by camera model and compression setting.

The DV format, regardless of its mode (miniDV, DVCAM, DVC-Pro) has a data rate of approximately 25mb/s (mega-bits per second). In storage terms, this translates to approximately 3.5MB/s (Megabytes per second) or 13GB/hr (Gigabytes per hour)

Music capacity is based on 4 minutes per song. MP3 capacity is based on 128 kbps bit rate and 11:1 audio compression ratio. Uncompressed CD quality is based on 1:1 audio compression ratio.

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Examples of the number of photos, songs, videos and any other files that can be stored on a hard drive are provided for illustrative purposes only. Your results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors.

1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

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