Western Digital WD-AV - 80.0GB 7200RPM SATA II 3Gb/s 2MB Cache 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive - WD800AVBS


The WD800AVBS has been Discontinued. Replacement option is WD10PURZ

Warranty90 Day Warranty
AvailabilityYes - Ships in 1 to 2 Days
ManufacturerWestern Digital Corporation
SeriesWD-AV Digital Video Drives
UPC CodeDoes Not Apply

Product Specs

Product Specs
Capacity80.0 GB
Spindle Speed7200 RPM Fluid Dynamic (FDB) Motor
Cache Buffer2 MB Intelligent Caching
Advanced FormatNo
Form Factor3.5 Inch Internal Hard Drive
InterfaceSATA II 3Gb/sec (Generation 2)
Interface Speed3Gb/sec - Data Transfer Rate (max) Buffer to Host
Data Transfer Rateup to 122MB/sec Host to/from Drive (Sustained)
Interface ConnectorSATA (7-Pin Signal and 15-Pin Power Connector)
Recording TechnologyPerpendicular Magnetic Recording (PMR) Technology
Life Expectancy1 Million Hours (MTBF Mean Time Before Failures)
Workload Rating50,000 (Load/Unload Cycles)
Shock ResistanceOperating: 30Gs /readwrite (2ms) / 65Gs read (2ms) - Non Operating: 350Gs (2ms)
Rohs CompliantYes
Dimensions(L x W x H) 5.787 in. x 4.0 in. x 1.028 in.
ClassificationVideo Surveillance Drives

Key Features

  • Capacities up to 1TB
  • Built to run in 24/7 (always-on) Environments
  • SilkStream Technology
  • Native Command Queuing Technology
  • NoTouch Ramp Load Technology
  • Pre-emptive Wear Leveling (PWL) Technology
  • StableTrac Technology
  • Dual Stage Actuator Technology
  • IntelliSeek Technology
  • WhisperDrive Technology

Western Digital WD AV SATA/PATA Hard Drives

WD AV hard drives take advantage of significant design advances in WD's storage technology by incorporating SilkStream streaming with whisper quiet acoustics and thermally optimized operation. These design advances, coupled with 7200 RPM performance enable unparalleled reliability and low cost of ownership for manufacturers of digital video recording devices that require 24x7 reliability.

  • PATA or SATA Interface - Although most systems use hard drives with a SATA interface, some unique or legacy systems require drives with a PATA interface.
  • 24x7 Reliability - With a MTBF of 1 million hours, these drives are designed to last in always-on streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVR/DVR, DVR recorders, and surveillance video recorders.
  • Quiet - Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone – virtually below the threshold of human hearin.
  • SilkStream - Optimized for smooth, continuous digital video playback of up to twelve simultaneous HD streams. SilkStream is compatible with the ATA streaming command set allowing CE customers to use standard streaming management and error recovery options.
  • Ramp Load - Parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down, and when the drive is off. This ensures the recording head never touches the disk surface resulting in improved long term reliability due to less head wear, and improved non operational shock tolerance.
  • 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. WD AV SATA and PATA drives are ideal for PVR/DVR, DVD recorders, surveillance video recorders, and other video streaming applications.
  • Compatible - Tested for compatibility in a broad range of AV products including set top boxes, DVD recorders, and mainstream surveillance systems.
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