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August 24, 2012 4:38:29 PM

I need to replace a Western Digital AV WD3200AVJB 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive for an American Dynamics EDVR that is connected to a security camera. This HD is no longer made. Can someone point me to a HD that would be compatible? I found a Western Digital AV-GP WD3200AVVS 320GB 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal AV Hard Drive -Bare Drive. Would that work? I also found Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJB 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" Internal Hard Drive but does it need to be an AV?I contacted Western Digital but they said that I needed to contact the motherboard manufacturer. I just need a replacement for the existing drive. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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August 24, 2012 5:31:28 PM
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SATA drives will not work on an IDE (ATA-100) controller. You will need a 3.5" drive with and IDE interface. It doesn't appear that WD makes A/V drives with an IDE interface anymore.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/catalog/#jump5
August 24, 2012 5:55:42 PM

I guess I will have try the WD3200AAJB. Thanks for your help
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August 24, 2012 5:56:12 PM

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August 24, 2012 6:05:29 PM

AV hard drives have larger caches to help with large data reads and writes.

And the Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJB 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" is the one you need.

If you want the SATA HD, you need buy one like this SATA to IDE Adapter. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




August 26, 2012 3:36:29 PM

cin19 said:
AV hard drives have larger caches to help with large data reads and writes.

And the Western Digital Caviar Blue WD3200AAJB 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5" is the one you need.

If you want the SATA HD, you need buy one like this SATA to IDE Adapter. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thank you very much for replying even after I chose best answer. I really appreciate it.
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