WD® Makes It Easy To Discover, Enjoy And Protect Digital Content On Windows 8

WD® Makes It Easy To Discover, Enjoy And Protect Digital Content On Windows 8

New WD App Provides Easy Access and Sharing of Videos, Photos and Music for
Windows 8 Devices

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --WD^®, a Western Digital (NASDAQ:
WDC) company, and a world leader in external storage and solutions for today's
connected life, announced today comprehensive support for new storage features
in Windows 8 and an app for the new Windows user interface that makes it easy
to discover, enjoy and backup digital media and files.

The WD app for Windows 8 automatically discovers digital content on connected
WD direct attached storage solutions and showcases those photos, videos and
music on a live tile on the Start screen. Within the app, customers can easily
find and enjoy their digital content as well as share their media via email
and social media sites with the Share charm. Windows 8 automatically installs
the WD app for certified WD products or it can be downloaded from the Windows

Additionally, WD products simplify the process of computer backup through
support of the new File History feature within Windows 8. File History is a
file backup application that makes it easy to schedule automatic backups to
any hard drive attached to the computer or on the network, such as WD's My
Passport^® and My Book^® Live™ products. This simplified process of performing
automatic, periodical back up of personal files stored in Libraries, Desktop,
Favorites, and Contacts folders ensures peace of mind that important files are
backed up.

WD drives also fully support the new Windows 8 Storage Spaces feature, which
allows customers to make multiple external hard drives appear as a single
storage volume. Customers can use Storage Spaces in conjunction with File
History to create redundant backups for enhanced security.

"From our cool new WD app for Windows 8 and our comprehensive products for
easy Windows 8 backup, to our recent addition of SkyDrive cloud storage into
our WD 2go mobile app, we are excited about delivering a seamless storage
experience across the Windows 8 ecosystem to help customers easily protect and
enjoy their precious digital content," states Scott Vouri, general manager for
WD's connected life solutions group. 

Availability and Pricing

The WD app for Windows 8 is currently available in the Windows Store. WD
products included above are currently available at select U.S. retailers and
online at wdstore.com. 

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

Western Digital, WD, the WD logo, My Book and My Passport are registered
trademarks, and My Book Live is a trademark 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.

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Website: http://www.wd.com
Contact: Steven Johansson, WD Public Relations, 949.672.9940,
steven.johansson@wdc.com, or Bob Blair, Western Digital Investor Relations,
949.672.7834, robert.blair@wdc.com
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