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WD® Expands Its Highest-Performing Desktop Hard Drives To 4 TB Capacity



   WD® Expands Its Highest-Performing Desktop Hard Drives To 4 TB Capacity

New WD Black Hard Drives Offer Uncompromising Storage Performance for
Enthusiasts, Gamers

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WD^®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:
WDC) company and a world leader in hard drives, today announced its highest
performance, highest capacity desktop hard drive, the WD Black™ 4 TB,
3.5-inch, 7200 RPM drive. Shipping immediately, the fast performance and
ultimate capacity of the award-winning WD Black drives make them perfect for
gaming, high-performance desktop systems and workstations.

WD Black hard drives combine 7200 RPM spin speed, 64 MB cache, dual stage
actuator technology, SATA 6 gigabits per second (Gb/s) interface, and an
integrated dual processor to deliver ultimate performance in a
maximum-capacity drive.

"Maximizing the features and functionality of power computing applications
such as gaming, multimedia and video editing, the new WD Black 4 TB hard
drives offer capacity and performance—without compromise," said Matt Rutledge,
vice president of WD's client storage group. "In choosing WD Black hard
drives, WD desktop customers get the best possible mix of capacity,
performance and reliability to handle intense desktop computing with ease."

WD Black 4 TB hard drives feature the following:

Dual processor – Twice the processing power to maximize performance.
Dual actuator technology – A head positioning system with two actuators that
improves positional accuracy over the data track(s). The primary actuator
provides coarse displacement using conventional electromagnetic actuator
principles. The secondary actuator uses piezoelectric motion to fine tune the
head positioning to a higher degree of accuracy.
IntelliSeek™ – Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption,
noise and vibration.
StableTrac™ – The motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced
vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write
operations.
NoTouch™ ramp load technology – The recording head never touches the disk
media ensuring significantly less wear to the recording head and media as well
as better drive protection in transit.

Price and Availability
The WD Black 4 TB GB (model WD4001FAEX) hard drives are available through
select distributors and resellers. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
(MSRP) for the WD Black 4 TB drive is $339.00 USD. More information about WD
Black 4 TB desktop hard drives may be found on the company's website at
http://www.wd.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=760. WD Black drives are
covered by a five-year limited warranty, see http://www.support.wdc.com for
details.

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 are registered trademarks in the U.S. and
other countries; WD Black. IntelliSeek, StableTrac and NoTouch are trademarks
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. As used for transfer rate or interface,
gigabit per second (Gb/s) = one billion bits per second.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121120/LA15529)

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

SOURCE WD

Website: http://www.wd.com
Contact: Heather Skinner, WD Public Relations, +1-949-672-7920,
heather.skinner@wdc.com, or Bob Blair, Western Digital Investor Relations,
+1-949-672-7834, robert.blair@wdc.com
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