WD AV-25 WD1600BUCT 160 GB 2.5" Internal Hard Drive - SATA - 5400 rpm - 16 MB Buffer
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  • 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.
  • Quiet.

    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 30°C 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.



Performance Specifications

Rotational Speed5,400 RPM (nominal)
Buffer Size16 MB
Average Latency5.50 ms (nominal)
Load/unload Cycles300,000 minimum
Acoustics (Sone)< 1
Transfer Rates
Buffer To Host (Serial ATA)3 Gb/s (Max)
Transfer Rate (Buffer To Disk)106 MB/s (Sustained)

Physical Specifications

Formatted Capacity160,041 MB
Capacity160 GB
Form Factor2.5 Inch
User Sectors Per Drive312,581,808

Physical Dimensions

Height0.374 Inches
Depth3.94 Inches
Width2.75 Inches
Weight0.22 Pounds
Height9.5 mm
Depth100.2 mm
Width69.85 mm
Weight0.10 kg

Environmental Specifications

Operating Shock (Read)350G, 2ms
Non-operating Shock1000G, 2 ms
Idle Mode23 dBA (average)
Seek Mode 025 dBA (average)
Temperature (English)
Operating32° F to 140° F
Non-operating-40° F to 149° F
Temperature (Metric)
Operating-0° C to 60° C
Non-operating-40° C to 65° C

Electrical Specifications

Current Requirements
Power Dissipation Read/Write: 2.50 Watts
Idle: 0.85 Watts
Standby: 0.20 Watts
Sleep: 0.20 Watts

General Information

WD AV-25 2.5-inch SATA hard drives are specially engineered to offer cool quiet operation while providing maximum reliability in 24x7 always-on environments. With support for up to five simultaneous HD video streams, these drives are perfect for DVRs, set-top boxes and digital video surveillance.

Technical Information
Storage Capacity:160 GB
Platform Supported:Mac
Platform Supported:PC
Features:Advanced Format
Features:Cool and Quiet

Drive Performance
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate:300 MBps (2.3 Gbps)
Rotational Speed:5400 rpm
Buffer:16 MB

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

Physical Characteristics
Drive Type:Internal
Drive Width:2.5"
Weight (Approximate):3.52 oz

System Requirements:

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Mac OS
Certifications & Standards:


Green Compliant:Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:RoHS
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority:WEEE

Limited Warranty:3 Year

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  • This item can be shipped only within the U.S.

  • UPC: 718037780085 
  • Mfr's Part #: WD1600BUCT