Western Digital have just launched a new family of 3.5" hard drives with ultra quiet operation being the main characteristic. These new AV series drives are aimed for use in devices like digital set-top boxes, personal video recorders, IP gateways and surveillance systems.
For full details have a read of the official PR here folks.
LAKE FOREST, Calif. - April 9, 2007 -Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today announced a new family of hard drives for audio and video recording products, one of today's fastest growing digital storage markets. Drawing on its expertise as a leading supplier to major consumer electronics and surveillance manufacturers worldwide, WD has designed its new 3.5-inch WD AV hard drives with technologies that provide the increased reliability, cooler and quieter operation and low power consumption required for these demanding environments. The WD AV drives in capacities ranging from 80 GB to 500 GB are available through the company's distribution network.