Drive Control Corporation (DCC) together with CCTV specialist company Frank Street displayed Western Digital's (WD's) latest in eco-friendly green drive technology as well as AV and surveillance products at this year's IFSEC South Africa Securex 2009.
The display and demonstrations took place last week in Johannesburg. Demonstrations revealed that Western Digital's green hard drives provide industry players with tangible and workable solutions in an era where optimal power consumption is key.
The Caviar green desktop drives, for example, incorporate company's GreenPower technology to reduce power consumption, compared with standard hard drives.
The platform is based on WD's 333 GB/platter technology with 32 MB cache, producing capacity ranging from 500 GB to 1 TB. "The green drives are ideal for the security surveillance industry as they enable users to proactively and effectively monitor their environments while knowing that the enabling equipment such as their desktops are still running at an eco-friendly level," comments Vassen Naicker, WD product specialist at DCC.
The Western Digital AV-GP line of hard drives that includes 2TB capacity also incorporates WD GreenPower Technology to provide cooler and quieter operation and lower power consumption.
Designed to withstand the stringent environment of the surveillance and security markets, the WD AV-GP line of hard drives for audio and video applications reduces power consumption by as much as 40 percent over standard drives in their respective classes.
"The Western Digital AV-GP 2 TB hard drive is ideal for applications such as DVRs (digital video recorders), media centres, media servers, as well as surveillance video recording that demand a higher capacity hard drive and exceptional reliability," he adds.
Western Digital green drive External Drives were also on display, these included: My Book Home Edition; My Book Studio Edition; My Book World Edition; and My Book ShareSpace Network Attached Storage (NAS.