by Thomas Sullivan

Western Digital Releases 2.5TB and 3TB AV-GP Hard Drives

Western Digital has added 2.5TB (WD25EURS) and 3TB (WD30EURS) capacities to the AV-GP line of drives aimed at the DVR and surveillance markets. To put the storage space into context, the new models support 300 and 360 hours of HD video recording capacity. These drives, based closely on the Caviar Green models, offer high uptime reliability, low power consumption, and high-capacity for AV applications. All models from the AV-GP line offer full three-year warranties.

Both drives are available now in the US. Pricing starts at $159.99 for the 2.5TB WD25EURS and goes up to $179.99 for the 3TB WD30EURS, putting these at or below the cost of current Caviar Green drives.

Update 9/2/11 - Western Digital 3TB AV-GP Review Posted

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