WD Unveils Blazing Fast 802.11ac Wireless Router And Bridge For Maximum Wi-Fi Speeds And Entertainment Streaming

WD Unveils Blazing Fast 802.11ac Wireless Router And Bridge For Maximum Wi-Fi
                      Speeds And Entertainment Streaming

World's Fastest Wireless Technology and WD's Exclusive FasTrack™ Optimization
Technology Combine to Deliver Ultimate Wi-Fi Streaming Performance and Signal
Fidelity

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WD^®, a Western Digital company
(NASDAQ:WDC), and a world leader in external storage and solutions for today's
connected life, today unveils the new My Net™ AC1300 HD Dual-Band Router and
My Net™ AC Bridge as the latest additions to the acclaimed My Net family of HD
dual-band routers. These products combine next-generation 802.11ac wireless
technology with WD's exclusive FasTrack™ technology for automatically
prioritizing high-bandwidth entertainment services like Netflix™, YouTube™,
online games and Skype™, to provide maximum streaming performance inside the
home.

A leading product testing and analysis organization, The Tolly Group,
conducted performance testing of the My Net AC1300 router and My Net Bridge
amongst comparable products on the market today. Results show that the My Net
AC1300 router is faster than leading competitive products averaged across
ranges of 30 to 75 feet, demonstrating the strongest performance in providing
stable wireless speeds over long distances, and cutting out buffering and lag
times to provide a smooth HD entertainment streaming experience throughout the
home. For additional information on the Tolly Group testing results please
visit the following link: www.tolly.com/DocDetail.aspx?DocNumber=212149.

"The recent introduction of our My Net family of routers brought several new
breakthroughs to the market, including our acclaimed FasTrack prioritization
technology, amazingly simple setup and the My Net N900 Central router with
storage," states Scott Vouri, general manager for WD's connected life
solutions group. "The My Net AC1300 and My Net AC WiFi Bridge build on those
breakthroughs, setting a new standard for wireless speeds and delivering
maximum HD streaming performance for our customers, while driving multiple
devices on the home network at the same time."

WD's exclusive FasTrack prioritization technology and next-generation AC Wi-Fi
work together in the My Net AC1300 router to deliver crystal-clear
high-definition streaming content to gaming consoles, media players, smart
TVs, tablets, smartphones, computers and other Wi-Fi connected devices at
speeds up to 3 times faster and with more reliable coverage, than wireless-N
Wi-Fi. With dual-band performance up to 450 + 1300 Megabits per second (Mbps)
and FasTrack technology, the My Net AC1300 features 802.11n wireless
technology on the 2.4 GHz band and 802.11ac wireless technology on the 5 GHz
band. Both bands work simultaneously to significantly reduce streaming delays
and interference with the multitude of Wi-Fi devices connected to the network.
The My Net AC1300 achieves its blazing throughput and exceptional signal
quality via a unique horizontal 3x3antenna array design.

The acclaimed simple setup process of the first generation of My Net routers
is even easier on the new My Net AC1300 router. No CD or installation software
is required. Setup is as easy as plugging in the new router and running the
integrated automatic setup via the web browser on any smartphone, tablet or
PC. Additionally, the My Net Dashboard makes it easy to customize, monitor or
change settings on the network, by providing access to parental controls,
Internet security settings, network name and password settings, all in one
easy view.

My Net AC1300 includes four Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired devices such as
media players or network attached storage, as well as two USB 2.0 ports to
easily add external storage such as My Book^® or My Passport^® hard drives,
shared printers and scanners. Additionally, My Net AC1300 is Universal Plug
and Play (UPnP^®) certified for easy detection and connection of Wi-Fi
devices, as well as Windows 8 certified for seamless support of the new
Microsoft operating system.

With the new My Net AC Bridge, customers can convert up to four devices like a
smart TV, game console, Blu-ray disc™ player and media player from
wired-Ethernet to wireless and get blazing-fast AC Wi-Fi speeds for the
ultimate HD entertainment experience. This reduces the amount of network
cabling needed in the home without sacrificing the throughput Ethernet
provides. The My Net AC Bridge is easily set up by simply pushing the WPS
buttons on the bridge and the My Net AC1300 router (or other brands' AC
routers).

Availability and Pricing
My Net™ AC1300 Router and My Net™ AC Bridge are available now at select U.S.
retailers and online at wdstore.com. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
(MSRP) is $189.99 USD for My Net AC1300 and $149.99 USD for My Net AC Bridge.


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,
share and 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 WD TV are registered trademarks,
FasTrack and My Net and are trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
in the U.S. and other countries; Other marks may be mentioned herein that
belong to other companies. Pictures shown may vary from actual products. Not
all products may be available in all regions of the world. All product and
packaging specifications subject to change without notice.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121114/LA12366)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000711/WDCLOGO)

SOURCE WD

Website: http://www.wd.com
Contact: Steven Johansson, WD Public Relations, +1-949-672-9940,
steven.johansson@wdc.com or Bob Blair, Western Digital Investor Relations,
+1-949-672-7834, robert.blair@wdc.com