HGST Gives Consumers The Industry's First 1TB, 7200 RPM, 2.5-inch Mobile Hard Drive

HGST Gives Consumers The Industry's First 1TB, 7200 RPM, 2.5-inch Mobile Hard

HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit and the Touro™ Mobile Pro External Storage Solution
Now Feature the New Travelstar™ Hard Drive for High Speed and Massive Capacity

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --International Consumer Electronics
Show (CES 2013), HGST (formerly Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and now a
Western Digital company, NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it's shipping the
industry's first 1TB, 9.5mm, 2.5-inch, 7,200 RPM hard disk drive (HDD). The
new Travelstar HDD is available in the HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit as well as
in the award-winning Touro Mobile Pro USB 3.0 external storage solution for
simple add-on storage and backup.


HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit
The new Travelstar™ 1TB, 2.5-inch 7,200 RPM hard drive is ideally suited for
upgrading notebooks, game consoles, and other high-capacity, high-performance
personal storage products. This standard 9.5mm drive leverages Advanced
Format, which increases the physical sector size from 512 bytes to 4,096 (4K)
bytes to improve drive capacities and error correction capabilities. With
7,200 RPM performance, 32MB cache buffer and a 6Gb/SATA interface, the drive
delivers the highest 7,200 RPM mobile HDD performance in PCMark® Vantage
benchmark testing, which results in faster downloads and better application
performance than 7,200 and 5,400 RPM 2.5-inch HDDs. Other highlights include
proven sixth-generation HDD technology, 1TB capacity, the industry's highest
shock tolerance, a halogen-free design for an eco-friendly footprint, and low
power consumption for sturdy unplugged notebook performance.

The 1TB, 2.5-inch, 7200RPM HGST Travelstar Hard Drive Retail Kit comes
complete with step-by-step instructions that allows Microsoft®, Apple® and
Linux® systems to tap into the full capacity, power and performance of the 1TB
drive. Now available, the 1TB, 2.5-inch, 7200RPM HGST Hard Drive Retail Kit
has an MSRP of $99.99.

Touro Mobile Pro External Storage Solution
Both Mac® and PC compatible, the Touro Mobile Pro portable external storage
solution provides plug-and-play simplicity and a fast USB 3.0 interface and
features a smooth black, textured body for solid good looks. Placed vertically
or horizontally, or even stacked, theTouro Mobile Pro fits perfectly into any
home or office environment. Housing the new HGST Travelstar hard drive, the
new 1TB, 7200RPM-based Touro Mobile Pro offers high-performance and massive
storage capacity for storing hours of high-definition videos, thousands of
photos, songs and movies, and tons of video games with room to spare. In
addition to increased local storage, the Touro Mobile Pro solution provides
two levels of protection with 3GB of free cloud storage from
TouroCloudBackup.com. With local and cloud backup, photos, movies, music and
documents are not only safe but available anytime, anywhere from any
smartphone or web browser. The 1TB Touro Mobile Pro solution is shipping today
with a MSRP of $109.99.

"Computers may come and go, but your personal data remains and continues to
grow exponentially, which is why you need reliable storage solutions to help
store, preserve, and manage your most valued data," said Mike Williams, vice
president and general manager, HGST Branded Business. "By including the new
HGST Travelstar drive in our Touro Mobile Pro and HGST Retail Hard Drive Kit,
we continue to give consumers multiple storage options with the best
performance, capacity and reliability for their digital lives."

About HGST
HGST (formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies or Hitachi GST), a
Western Digital company (NASDAQ: WDC), develops advanced hard disk drives,
enterprise-class solid state drives, innovative external storage solutions and
services used to store, preserve and manage the world's most valued data.
Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a
broad range of market segments, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile
Computing, Consumer Electronics and Personal Storage. HGST was established in
2003 and maintains its U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California. For more
information, please visit the company's website at http://www.hgst.com.

One GB is equal to one billion bytes, and one TB equals 1,000 GB (one trillion
bytes). Actual capacity will vary depending on operating environment and

HGST external hard drives serve as an element of an overall backup strategy.
It is recommended that users keep two or more copies of their most important
files backed up or stored on separate devices or online services.

Travelstar and Touro are registered trademarks of HGST, a Western Digital
Company. Western Digital, WD, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of
Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of
their respective owners.

Erin Hartin          Katie Watson
HGST                 Voce Communications
Office: 303-284-7790 Cell: 408-439-2002
Erin.Hartin@HGST.com kwatson@vocecomm.com

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