WD® Offers Mac Users USB 3.0 Connectivity With New My Book® Studio™ External Hard Drive

 WD® Offers Mac Users USB 3.0 Connectivity With New My Book® Studio™ External
                                  Hard Drive

4 TB Capacity; Premium Aluminum Enclosure and Hardware-Based Encryption That
Protects Against Unauthorized Access to Valuable Content

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WD^®, a Western Digital company
(NASDAQ: WDC), and a world leader in external storage and connected life
solutions, today announced a new version of the My Book^® Studio™ external
hard drive. USB 3.0 capability is now extended to this family of My Book
Studio hard drives and provides data transfer speeds up to three times faster
than USB 2.0. WD has also introduced the addition of a massive 4 TB capacity
in a single-drive configuration making it a perfect solution for backing up
large amounts of digital content. The My Book Studio drive is designed with a
premium aluminum enclosure and will be available in 1 TB, 2 TB, 3 TB and 4 TB
capacities.

The My Book Studio drive's features and benefits have made it a favorite among
creative professionals and Mac computer enthusiasts, including working
seamlessly with Apple^® Time Machine, for protecting and backing up their
valuable professional and personal content. The My Book Studio external hard
drive includes WD Security™, which allows users to password protect their
drive along with 256-bit hardware-based encryption for added security against
unauthorized access to the drive and its contents.

"WD's My Book Studio with USB 3.0 delivers extreme transfer speeds while
maintaining the standard USB and FireWire connections computer users prefer,"
said Jim Welsh, executive vice president and general manager of WD's branded
and CE products. "Its large capacity, combined with a premium aluminum
enclosure, hardware-based encryption, and compatibility with Apple Time
Machine, provide Mac users with a fast, secure and complete system for
preserving their valuable content."

Pricing and Availability

The My Book Studio external hard drive comes with a 3-year limited warranty
and is available on the WD store at www.wdstore.com and at select retailers
and distributors. MSRP for My Book Studio 1 TB is $159.99 USD; the 2 TB is
$189.99 USD; the 3 TB is $239.99 USD and the 4 TB is $299.99. WD will continue
to offer its My Book Studio drive with USB 2.0 and FireWire^® 800 connectivity
for legacy systems.

About WD

WD, a Western Digital company, is a long-time innovator and storage industry
leader. As a storage technology pacesetter, the company produces reliable,
high-performance hard disk drives and solid state drives. These drives are
deployed by OEMs and integrators in desktop and mobile computers, enterprise
computing systems, embedded systems and consumer electronics applications, as
well as by the company in providing its own storage products. WD's leading
storage devices and systems, networking products, media players and software
solutions empower people around the world to easily save, store, protect,
shareand experience their content on multiple devices. WD was established in
1970 and is headquartered in Irvine, California. For more information, please
visit the company's website at www.wd.com.

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of
products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and
preserve digital content. Its companies design and manufacture storage
devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD,
HGST and G-Technology brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's
website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor
information.

Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, and My Book are registered trademarks in the
U.S. and other countries; My Book Studio is a trademark of Western Digital
Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other
companies. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property
of their respective companies. As used for storage capacity, one terabyte (TB)
= one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating
environment.

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SOURCE WD

Website: http://www.wd.com
Contact: Heather Skinner, WD Public Relations, 949.672.7920,
heather.skinner@wdc.com, or Bob Blair, Western Digital Investor Relations,
949.672.7834, robert.blair@wdc.com
 
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