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The Western Digital My Book AV is a storage expander for home digital video recorders.

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whisper quiet operation, generally don't ever hear it

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comes with a USB cable, no need to hunt for an appropriate cable

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setup is quick and intuitive, takes no time and you don't need instructions

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doesn't emit any noticeable heat

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setup doesn't even interrupt current recording

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frequent reports of these units failing within the first year of use

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included instructions are incomplete and cryptic

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The Western Digital My Book AV is a storage expander for home digital video recorders. It has both an eSATA and USB 2.0 interface, allowing it to connect to a wide range of devices for recording and playback of media on its 1 Terabyte capacity hard drive. The unit can be laid profile or stood up on its 1.9 inch edge, reducing the amount of room it takes up on the shelf. The hard drive uses WD GreenPower technology which is optimized for the high temperatures often found in entertainment centers. Video recording and playback is made possible with SilkStream technology through the eSATA connection, and videos from a compatible camcorder can be transferred directly without the need of a PC.

  • eSATA and USB 2.0 interface
  • Capacity: 1TB
  • Instantly adds more recording hours to your DVR
  • Transfer and store videos from your compatible camcorder without a computer
  • Can stand upright or lay horizontally
  • Video recording and playback with SilkStream technology (available via eSATA connection only)
  • Built with WD GreenPower Technology
  • USB 2.0 cable, eSATA cable, adapter cable for Sony camcorders included
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.3 x 1.9 x 6.5 in
  • Weight: 2.60 lbs
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