WD AV-GP WD5000AVDS 500 GB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - SATA - 32 MB Buffer - Hot Swappable
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  • 24x7 reliability.

    These drives are designed to last in always-on, streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVRs, DVRs and surveillance video recorders.
  • Reduced power consumption.

    With the combination of WD's IntelliSeek, IntelliPark, and IntelliPower technologies, WD has reduced power consumption by up to 40 percent compared to competitors' drives.
  • Whisper quiet.

    Noise levels have been minimized to less than one sone – virtually below the threshold of human hearing.
  • Compatible.

    Tested for compatibility in a broad range of AV products including set top boxes, DVD recorders, and mainstream surveillance systems.
  • SilkStream.

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

    Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise and vibration.
  • * A sone is a subjective unit of loudness as perceived by a person with normal hearing.
  • IntelliPark.

    Delivers lower power consumption by automatically unloading the heads during idle to reduce aerodynamic drag.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    (EURS models only)
  • Long-Term Reliability.

    These drives are designed to last in high temperature always-on streaming digital audio/video environments such as PVR/DVR, DVR recorders and surveillance video recorders.
  • Ideal for:

    PVRs, DVRs, set-top boxes (STBs), and surveillance video recording.



Performance Specifications

Rotational SpeedIntelliPower *
Buffer Size32 MB
Acoustics (Sone)< 1
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk)108 MB/s (Max)

Physical Specifications

Formatted Capacity500,107 MB
Capacity500 GB
Form Factor3.5 Inch
User Sectors Per Drive976,773,168

Physical Dimensions

Height1.028 Inches
Depth5.787 Inches
Width4.00 Inches
Weight1.39 Pounds
Height25.4 mm
Depth147 mm
Width101.6 mm
Weight0.63 kg

Environmental Specifications

Operating Shock (Read)65G, 2 ms
Non-operating Shock300G, 2 ms
Idle Mode24 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 325 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
Operating32° F to 140° F
Non-operating-40° F to 158° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating-0° C to 60° C
Non-operating-40° C to 70° C
Operating5-95% RH non-condensing
Non-operating5-95% RH non-condensing
Linear20-300 Hz, 0.75 G (0 to peak)
Random0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)

Electrical Specifications

Current Requirements
12 VDC Read/Write: 227 mA
Idle: 161 mA
Standby: 5.4 mA
Sleep: 5.4 mA
5 VDC Read/Write: 550 mA
Idle: 115 mA
Standby: 78.5 mA
Sleep: 78.5 mA
Power Dissipation Read/Write: 5.40 Watts
Idle: 2.50 Watts
Standby: 0.46 Watts
Sleep: 0.46 Watts

General Information

AV-GP WD5000AVDS Hard Drive take advantage of WD GreenPower Technology to meet the extreme requirements of demanding audio and video environments. With power reduction of up to 40 percent, 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
Storage Capacity:500 GB
Platform Supported:PC

Drive Performance
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate:300 MBps (2.3 Gbps)
Buffer:32 MB

Drive Interface:SATA
Drive Interface Standard:SATA/300
SATA Pin:7-pin

Physical Characteristics
Drive Type:Internal
Drive Width:3.5"
Drive Height:1/3H
Hot Swappable:Yes
Weight (Approximate):15.52 oz

Additional Information:


  • Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
  • GreenPower Technology
  • Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWL)
  • IntelliSeek
  • SilkStream
  • IntelliPark
  • IntelliPower
Green Compliant:Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:RoHS

Limited Warranty:3 Year

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  • UPC: 718037752433 
  • Mfr's Part #: WD5000AVDS